The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses Paperback – 17 Aug 1992
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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 1920 in Andernach, Germany, to an American soldier father and a German mother, and brought to the United States at the age of two. He was raised in Los Angeles and lived there for over fifty years. He died in San Pedro, California, on March 9, 1994, at the age of seventy-three, shortly after completing his last novel, Pulp.
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It has everything you'd expect from Bukowski. The writing is, in the main, simple but powerful in an efficient way. For me, Buk's main strength as a writer was the uncanny knack he had of describing the rawest of emotions in such few words and it is prevalent throughout this work.
I almost comment on the book itself, it's a beautiful print. Dare I say the print is almost elegant? I also ordered South of No North at the same time as this book and that is the same print.
All-in-all, it's an excellent product. If you're a Bukowski fan, I'd urge you to buy this as I'm sure you'll enjoy it. If you've never read him, I'd recommend this as a good starting point (or maybe Ham on Rye if you prefer novels to poetry).
I always marveled at the way that Bukowski captured snapshots of everyday life in such a suggestive and powerful way - what he says, while commonplace, says much about the poet. For example, in 'poem for personnel managers', he says: 'An old man asked me for a cigarette and I carefully dealt out two. "Been lookin' for a job. Gonna stand in the sun and smoke."
You also get a glimpse at a different side to the poet's relationship with horses - it becomes clear that he doesn't just bet on them: "I keep remembering the horses under the moon. I keep remembering feeding the horses sugar, white oblongs of sugar more like ice, and they had heads like eagles, bald heads that could bite and did not."
READ BUKOWSKI AND LIVE!
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