Love is a Dog From Hell

Author: Charles Bukowski

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061847011

Category: Poetry

Page: 320

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First published in 1977, Love Is a Dog from Hell is a collection of Bukowski's poetry from the mid-seventies. A classic in the Bukowski canon, Love Is a Dog from Hell is a raw, lyrical, exploration of the exigencies, heartbreaks, and limits of love.
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Love is a Dog from Hell

Poems, 1974-1977

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780876853634

Category: Poetry

Page: 307

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Poems rising from and returning to Bukowski's personal experiences reflect people, objects, places, and events of the external world, and reflects on them, on their way out and back
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The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses

Author: Charles Bukowski

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061857294

Category: Poetry

Page: 208

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The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses is a book of poems written by Charles Bukowski for Jane, his first love. These poems explore a more emotional side to Charles Bukowski.
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You Get So Alone at Times

Author: Charles Bukowski

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061873041

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Charles Bukowski examines cats and his childhood in You Get So Alone at Times, a book of poetry that reveals his tender side. He delves into his youth to analyze its repercussions.
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Betting on the Muse

Author: Charles Bukowski

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061860690

Category: Poetry

Page: 416

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Betting on the Muse is a combination of hilarious poetry and stories. Charles Bukowski writes about the real life of a working man and all that comes with it.
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Essential Bukowski

Poetry

Author: Charles Bukowski

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062565303

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 240

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Edited by Abel Debritto, the definitive collection of poems from an influential writer whose transgressive legacy and raw, funny, and acutely observant writing has left an enduring mark on modern culture. Few writers have so brilliantly and poignantly conjured the desperation and absurdity of ordinary life as Charles Bukowski. Resonant with his powerful, perceptive voice, his visceral, hilarious, and transcendent poetry speaks to us as forcefully today as when it was written. Encompassing a wide range of subjects—from love to death and sex to writing—Bukowski’s unvarnished and self-deprecating verse illuminates the deepest and most enduring concerns of the human condition while remaining sharply aware of the day to day. With his acute eye for the ridiculous and the troubled, Bukowski speaks to the deepest longings and strangest predilections of the human experience. Gloomy yet hopeful, this is tough, unrelenting poetry touched by grace. This is Essential Bukowski.
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The People Look Like Flowers At Last

New Poems

Author: Charles Bukowski

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061749249

Category: Poetry

Page: 320

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the gas line is leaking, the bird is gone from the cage, the skyline is dotted with vultures; Benny finally got off the stuff and Betty now has a job as a waitress; and the chimney sweep was quite delicate as he giggled up through the soot. I walked miles through the city and recognized nothing as a giant claw ate at my stomach while the inside of my head felt airy as if I was about to go mad. it’s not so much that nothing means anything but more that it keeps meaning nothing, there’s no release, just gurus and self- appointed gods and hucksters. the more people say, the less there is to say. even the best books are dry sawdust. —from "fingernails; nostrils; shoelaces"
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sifting through the madness for the word, the line, the way

New Poems

Author: Charles Bukowski

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780061979972

Category: Poetry

Page: 416

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from "neither Shakespeare nor Mickey Spillane" young young young, only wanting the Word, going mad in the streets and in the bars, brutal fights, broken glass, crazy women screaming in your cheap room, you a familiar guest at the drunk tank, North Avenue 21, Lincoln Heights sifting through the madness for the Word, the line the way, hoping for a check from somewhere, dreaming of a letter from a great editor: "Chinaski, you don't know how long we've beenwaiting for you!" no chance at all.
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Dangling in the Tournefortia

Author: Charles Bukowski

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061881848

Category: Poetry

Page: 288

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There is not a wasted word in Dangling in the Tournefortia, a selection of poems full of wit, struggles, perception, and simplicity. Charles Bukowski writes of women, gambling and booze while his words remain honest and pure.
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Septuagenarian Stew

Author: Charles Bukowski

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061882054

Category: Poetry

Page: 384

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Septuagenarian Stew is a combination of poetry and stories written by Charles Bukowski that delve into the lives of different people on the backstreets of Los Angeles. He writes of the housewife, the bum, the gambler and the celebrity to evoke a portrait of Los Angeles
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The Pleasures of the Damned

Poems, 1951-1993

Author: Charles Bukowski

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061749524

Category: Poetry

Page: 576

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To his legions of fans, Charles Bukowski was—and remains—the quintessential counterculture icon. A hard-drinking wild man of literature and a stubborn outsider to the poetry world, he wrote unflinchingly about booze, work, and women, in raw, street-tough poems whose truth has struck a chord with generations of readers. Edited by John Martin, the legendary publisher of Black Sparrow Press and a close friend of Bukowski's, The Pleasures of the Damned is a selection of the best works from Bukowski's long poetic career, including the last of his never-before-collected poems. Celebrating the full range of the poet's extraordinary and surprising sensibility, and his uncompromising linguistic brilliance, these poems cover a rich lifetime of experiences and speak to Bukowski's “immense intelligence, the caring heart that saw through the sham of our pretenses and had pity on our human condition” (New York Quarterly). The Pleasures of the Damned is an astonishing poetic treasure trove, essential reading for both longtime fans and those just discovering this unique and legendary American voice.
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The Last Night of the Earth Poems

Author: Charles Bukowski

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061857173

Category: Poetry

Page: 408

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Poems deal with writing, death and immortality, literature, city life, illness, war, and the past.
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Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame

Author: Charles Bukowski

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061860744

Category: Poetry

Page: 240

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Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame is poetry full of gambling, drinking and women. Charles Bukowski writes realistically about the seedy underbelly of life.
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On Love

Author: Charles Bukowski

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062396021

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 224

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A companion to On Writing and On Cats: A raw and tender poetry collection that captures the Dirty Old Man of American letters at his fiercest and most vulnerable, on a subject that hits home with all of us. Charles Bukowski was a man of intense emotions, someone an editor once called a “passionate madman.” In On Love, we see Bukowski reckoning with the complications and exaltations of love, lust, and desire. Alternating between tough and gentle, sensitive and gritty, Bukowski lays bare the myriad facets of love—its selfishness and its narcissism, its randomness, its mystery and its misery, and, ultimately, its true joyfulness, endurance, and redemptive power. Bukowski is brilliant on love—often amusing, sometimes playful, and fleetingly sweet. On Love offers deep insight into Bukowski the man and the artist; whether writing about his daughter, his lover, his friends, or his work, he is piercingly honest and poignantly reflective, using love as a prism to see the world in all its beauty and cruelty, and his own fragile place in it. “My love is a hummingbird sitting that quiet moment on the bough,” he writes, “as the same cat crouches.” Brutally honest, flecked with humor and pathos, On Love reveals Bukowski at his most candid and affecting.
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War All the Time

Author: Charles Bukowski

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061882067

Category: Poetry

Page: 288

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War All the Time is a selection of poetry from the early 1980s. Charles Bukowski shows that he is still as pure as ever but he has evolved into a slightly happier man that has found some fame and love. These poems show how he grapples with his past and future colliding.
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Charles Bukowski

Locked in the Arms of a Crazy Life

Author: Howard Sounes

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 9780802199300

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 9488

“A lively portrait of American literature’s ‘Dirty Old Man’” (Library Journal). A former postman and long-term alcoholic who did not become a full-time writer until middle age, Charles Bukowski was the author of autobiographical novels that captured the low life—including Post Office, Factotum, and Women—and made him a literary celebrity, with a major Hollywood film (Barfly) based on his life. Drawing on new interviews with virtually all of Bukowski’s friends, family, and many lovers; unprecedented access to his private letters and unpublished writing; and commentary from Norman Mailer, Allen Ginsberg, Sean Penn, Mickey Rourke, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, R. Crumb, and Harry Dean Stanton, Howard Sounes has uncovered the extraordinary true story of the Dirty Old Man of American literature. Illustrated with drawings by Bukowski and over sixty photographs, Charles Bukowski is a must for Bukowski devotees and new readers alike. “Bukowski is one of those writers people remember more for the legend than for the work . . . but, as Howard Sounes shows in this exhaustively researched biography, it wasn’t the whole story.” —Los Angeles Times “Engaging . . . Adroit . . . revealing.” —The New York Times Book Review “A must-read for anybody who is a fan of Bukowski’s writing.” —The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
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Slouching Toward Nirvana

New Poems

Author: Charles Bukowski

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061979988

Category: Poetry

Page: 288

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in this place there are the dead, the deadly and the dying. there is the cross, the builders of the cross and the burners of the cross. the pattern of my life forms like a cheap shadow on the wall before me. my love what is left of it now must crawl to wherever it can crawl. the strongest know that death is final and the happiest are those gifted with the shortest journey.
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The Anatomy of Being

Author: Shinji Moon

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1300631759

Category: Photography

Page: 104

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This is the anatomy of our being. This is our flesh, our muscles, our sinews and our limbs all tangled up beside each other. And this, is what they found when we left it all behind.
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