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Product details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Ecco; 01 edition (17 Aug. 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0876855966
  • ISBN-13: 978-0876855966
  • Product Dimensions: 14.9 x 1.4 x 22.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 222,323 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Publisher

In this book of short stories, the unstoppable Henry Chinaski is back--along with a crazy assembly of partners-without-portfolio, ranging from down-and-out poets holed up in sleazy rented rooms to libidinous matrons languishing in ritzy canyon hideaways.

About the Author

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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My shelf of Bukowski's poetry and prose is testament to the tremendous pleasure I've taken over the last twenty-five years reading his work. He's unique, and although at first he may strike you as a guilty pleasure at best, he's profound. He's also detested by some -- especially women who consider him misogynistic. Decide for yourself, but don't judge him by this book, which is about as close to hack work as he's come -- although Bukowski's hack work beats a lots of others' best. Try Women, The Most Beautiful Woman in Town, or Mockingbird Wish Me Luck.
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As an ardent fan of Bukowski and Henry Chinaski, this by far is my favorite book by Buk. If you haven't read any Bukowski but always wanted to, this is perhaps a great place to start. It's a series of short stories that give you a taste for Buk's writing. You'll either love him or hate him. There's no in between. But if you love this book, then you can look forward to many other fictional pieces by Buk that will delight you. Either that or after about three chapters you will want to go out and get drunk, or get laid! Enjoy! Buk is a God!
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Some great studies in "lowly" characters. Short pieces so easy to drop in and out. Plus if your find yourself in a story you don't really dig then at least it'll be over soon.
Some moments of greatness, some less so.
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If do not know about Bukowski, this is a good book to start. And if you know, well, you will get more of his tough writing. I read it more than thirty years ago and it still my favourite of the author. You can really say that it is hard to stop once you start moving through the seedy LA with him. Sometimes realistic and sometimes kind of "Pulp Science Fiction", his direct and honest style will surely make his legend last.
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This collection of short stories is full of colour and brio.

Bukowski's tone is warm and loving as he guides the reader around the underbelly of L.A.'s suburbs and some of the people who live there.
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