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Jan bukowskki, Elle rated it did not like it Shelves: On to the subject matter itself, Bukowski comes across as a leering, bitter old man. He was a champion of the underdog, an anti-elitist in the best possible sense of the word. Woman on the Street her shoes themselves would light my room thee many candles. Ecco; 1st edition December 2, Language: Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

Books by Charles Bukowski. This collection of poetry is simply wonderful. I understand that there is a recent shift toward multiculturalism, but this has not aged well at all.

I’m not sure whether that was because I read sections of this rather quickly without a pause, or maybe, he just happens to have that effect on his readers. He saw the irony in working hard for money to live to the point of death. May 14, Ryan rated it did not like it. And my favourites are not only the ones that reflect his love of cats I am a cat lady at heart but those where he is convinced that damed is somehow cheating life by making a living from pleasure poetry, he is astounded that he can actually live a good life just by writing poems.

The Pleasures of the Damned Quotes by Charles Bukowski

Reality is not pretty or kind. Maybe he finds a whore with a heart of gold but probably not. I am glad that beings like you have existed and have breathed a breath of fresh air into verse. Bukowski lives his life; he drinks, he smokes, he has sex with ugly whores, he pays his rent, and he feels sorry Charles Bukowski, where to begin. To his legions of fans, Charles Bukowski was—and remains—the quintessential counterculture charled.


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Jan 01, Lisa rated it it was pleasurs Shelves: Also I found the words to his dead love in the poems “for Jane: I enjoyed many of these poems, but some, not so much.

Mar 17, Kevin Hosein rated it it was amazing. That isn’t to say that he doesn’t have a heart or that he’s a bad person. Point of view Tips on technique 4: Trivia About The Pleasures of Nov 25, Craven rated it it was ok.

Learn more about Kindle MatchBook. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Tense Tips on technique 7: As a writer he used his home city of Los Angeles as his muse, writing poetry from the viewpoint of the poor, the homeless, the bums on skid row and the bar flies strung out on booze.

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If only I had read this 30 years ago. A poem in this category that stood out to me was “My last winter”: 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.

It is poetry that’ll grab you by the throat and knock you around a bit. A selection of the best poetry from America’s most iconic and imitated poet, Charles Bukowski.

The Pleasures of the Damned

Even though I own everything Bukowski ever didi still bought this book because it gives such a good panarama of his very prolific career. I can’t express in a review what he means to me, other than that he inspired me to make my writing more real, with less contrivance and more heart, to write about where I am and what I feel even if I have to say something vulgar in order to coax the beauty out of it.


Mar 31, Wanda rated it it was amazing. His first book of poetry was published in ; he went on to publish more than forty-five books of poetry and prose, including PulpTye from the Balconyand The Plesaures Night of the Earth Poems Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind a little enjambment, when it’s in service to an established rhythm. I’ve read many of Bukowski’s poems, It wasn’t until I read an entire volume by him that I truly got the bitter dissatisfaction he has with most everything, except cigarettes which are a prominent or passive fixation in his poetry.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. And it keeps knocking you in the teeth on nearly every page. He never put danmed out to be better than he was. There is only one other author who can do the things to my head and heart that Bukowski does, and that is Raymond Carver. So poetry that cuts to the quick about regret, loss, failure, rejection.

Edited by John Martin, the legendary publisher of Black To his legions damend fans, Charles Bukowski was—and remains—the quintessential counterculture icon. I’ve been reading Charles Bukowski ever since I was a teen.

He also worked in a dog biscuit factory, a slaughterhouse, a cake and cookie factory, and he hung posters in New York City subways. His work truly appeals to poetry bukpwski who think that they hate poetry.