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I love Charles Bukowski's poetry
on 5 October 2014
I love Charles Bukowski's poetry, and so was really pleased that there was this fresh influx of material. Except these poems appear to be heavily edited posthumously, so maybe what were getting isn't the real deal? I've compared the versions in this book with manuscripts found on a Bukowski website and whilst some edits are minor, others change the whole feel of the poems. And as these changes happened after Bukowskis death, I don't know, it doesn't sit well with me. I think from now on I'll stick with the collections published before his death, at least that way I'll know any edits he at least approved.