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The Last Night of the Earth Poems [Kindle Edition]

Charles Bukowski
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Poems deal with writing, death and immortality, literature, city life, illness, war, and the past.

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Poems deal with writing, death and immortality, literature, city life, illness, war, and the past.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 139 KB
  • Print Length: 410 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0876858639
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books (17 Mar 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000V5077A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #232,507 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Charles Bukowski is one of America's best-known contemporary writers of poetry and prose, and, many would claim, its most influential and imitated poet. He was born in Andernach, Germany, and raised in Los Angeles, where he lived for fifty years. He published his first story in 1944, when he was twenty-four, and began writing poetry at the age of thirty-five. He died in San Pedro, California, on March 9, 1994, at the age of seventy-three, shortly after completing his last novel, Pulp (1994).

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant late-period Bukowski 7 April 1999
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Format:Paperback
This is a book for the ages, and one of Bukowski's best. He alternately looks back on his drunken youth ("Young in New Orleans," Days Like Razors, Nights Full of Rats") and evaluates his painful present ("Ill," "8 count") with an unwavering honesty. At times, the writing has an almost effortless quality that is rare even for Bukowski. Still, his insights remain tough ("Hand-outs"), startling ("Dinosauria, we"), and in places, surprisingly beautiful ("The Bluebird"). This is a richer Bukowski than is available in many of his earler works; the bravado is still there, but it is infused with a new self-awareness. As always with Bukowski, there are obvious throw-aways (what is "My Uncle Jack" about?!), but overall, the effect is that of a fine wine (Bukowskian pun FULLY intended!) aged to perfection. Drink up!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Gettin' old, Chuck 8 Dec 1996
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Like any Bukowski there are nuggets of brilliance in this
work, but I found myself wearying of the mass of the
volume: notations and ruminations on the daily events
of a terminally old writer. Worth reading if you've read
everything else by Bukowski.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Read his novels first. 8 July 1996
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Though LNOTEP has a couple of poems that are so good that they
make the whole book worth reading, most of the poems are completely
empty-- they just account meaningless little events observed by
the author. Try Run With the Hunted:A Charles Bukowski Reader for
the best of his poetry ,and novels, too!
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5.0 out of 5 stars His best? 4 April 2014
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This is one of his best, if not his best poetry book. I wouldn't recommend it as a first work to readd by him, but it is definitely essential.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Charles B never ceases to deliver! 31 Mar 2014
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Great Chalres Bukowski at it again! I read plenty of his novels (ham on rye, hollywood, the post office and others) whi are grittier, sometimes interwoven with slapstick and a hefty dose of sarcasm, one of his other poetry books (you get so alone at times that it just makes sense) and I did like this one as well!

The style of the poems in this collection seems a bit more 'real' and 'to the point' like pages of a diary and personal introspections rather than other types of white poetry, even in the other poetry book (you get so alone...) of C.B. I read.

Good read, definitely recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cannot go wrong with Bukowski's poetry 7 Sep 2013
By Rudi
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Am a great fam of Bukowski's poetry; much less about his novels but I really enjoy his poetry. Unique as far as my limited knowledge goes.
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