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Run With The Hunted: A Charles Bukowski Reader
by Charles Bukowski
The best of Bukowski's novels, stories, and poems, this collection reads like an autobiography, relating the extraordinary story of his life and offering a sometimes harrowing, invariably exhilarating reading experience. A must for this counterculture idol's legion of fans.
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction; Poetry
Ham On Rye: A Novel
by Charles Bukowski
In what is widely hailed as the best of his many novels, Charles Bukowski details the long, lonely years of his own hardscrabble youth in the raw voice of alter ego Henry Chinaski. From a harrowingly cheerless childhood in Germany through acne-riddled high school years and his adolescent discoveries of alcohol, women, and the Los...
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Categories: Literary Fiction
Women: A Novel
by Charles Bukowski
Low-life writer and unrepentant alcoholic Henry Chinaski was born to survive. After decades of slacking off at low-paying dead-end jobs, blowing his cash on booze and women, and scrimping by in flea-bitten apartments, Chinaski sees his poetic star rising at last. Now, at fifty, he is reveling in his sudden rock-star life, running three...
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Categories: Unknown
The Last Night of the Earth Poems
by Charles Bukowski
Poems deal with writing, death and immortality, literature, city life, illness, war, and the past.
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Categories: Poetry
Factotum
by Charles Bukowski
One of Charles Bukowski's best, this beer-soaked, deliciously degenerate novel follows the wanderings of aspiring writer Henry Chinaski across World War II-era America. Deferred from military service, Chinaski travels from city to city, moving listlessly from one odd job to another, always needing money but never badly enough to keep a...
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Categories: Unknown
You Get So Alone at Times
by Charles Bukowski
Charles Bukowski examines cats and his childhood in You Get So Alone at Times , a book of poetry that reveals his tender side. He delves into his youth to analyze its repercussions.
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Categories: Poetry
Mockingbird Wish Me Luck
by Charles Bukowski
Mockingbird Wish Me Luck captures glimpses of Charles Bukowski's view on life through his poignant poetry: the pain, the hate, the love, and the beauty. He writes of lechery and pain while finding still being able to find its beauty.
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction; Poetry
Dangling in the Tournefortia
by Charles Bukowski
There is not a wasted word in Dangling in the Tournefortia, a selection of poems full of wit, struggles, perception, and simplicity. Charles Bukowski writes of women, gambling and booze while his words remain honest and pure.
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Categories: Poetry
Shakespeare Never Did This
by Charles Bukowski
An account of Charles Bukowski's 1978 European trip. In 1978 Europe was new territory for Bukowski holding the secrets of his own personal ancestry and origins. En route to his birthplace in Andernach, Germany, he is trailed by celebrity-hunters and paparazzi, appears drunk on French television, blows a small fortune at a Dusseldorf...
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Categories: Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs; Travel
Septuagenarian Stew
by Charles Bukowski
Septuagenarian Stew is a combination of poetry and stories written by Charles Bukowski that delve into the lives of different people on the backstreets of Los Angeles. He writes of the housewife, the bum, the gambler and the celebrity to evoke a portrait of Los Angeles
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Categories: Poetry
Love is a Dog From Hell
by Charles Bukowski
First published in 1977, Love Is a Dog from Hell is a collection of Bukowski's poetry from the mid-seventies. A classic in the Bukowski canon, Love Is a Dog from Hell is a raw, lyrical, exploration of the exigencies, heartbreaks, and limits of love.
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Categories: Poetry
Notes of a Dirty Old Man
by Charles Bukowski
A compilation of Charles Bukowski's underground articles from his column "Notes of a Dirty Old Man" appears here in book form. Bukowski's reasoning for self-describing himself as a 'dirty old man' rings true in this book. "People come to my door—too many of them really—and knock to tell me Notes of a Dirty Old Man turns them on....
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Categories: All Sex & Erotica; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
The Roominghouse Madrigals: Early Selected Poems 1946-1966
by Charles Bukowski
The Roominghouse Madrigals is a selection of poetry from Charles Bukowski's early work. It shows a slightly softer side to the beloved barfly.
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Categories: Poetry
The Continual Condition: Poems
by Charles Bukowski
“The Walt Whitman of Los Angeles .” —Joyce Carol Oates   “He brought everybody down to earth, even the angels.” —Leonard Cohen, songwriter   Arguably the most imitated and influential American poet of the previous half-century, Charles Bukowski remains a counter-culture icon more than a decade after his...
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Categories: Poetry
The Flash of Lightning Behind the Mountain: New Poems
by Charles Bukowski
The second of five new books of unpublished poems from the late, great, Charles Bukowski, America's most imitated and influential poet –– 143 never–before–seen works of gritty, amusing, and inspiring verse.
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Categories: Poetry
South of No North
by Charles Bukowski
South of No North is a collection of short stories written by Charles Bukowski that explore loneliness and struggles on the fringes of society.
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction
What Matters Most is How Well You
by Charles Bukowski
This second posthumous collection from Charles Bukowski takes readers deep into the raw, wild vein of writing that extends from the early 70s to the 1990s.
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Categories: Classic Fiction; Literary Fiction; Poetry
Play the Piano
by Charles Bukowski
Play the Piano introduces Charles Bukowski's poetry from the 1970s. He leads a life full of gambling and booze but also finds love. These poems are full of lechery and romance as he struggles to mature.
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Categories: Poetry
The Captain is Out to Lunch
by Charles Bukowski
A book length collaboration between two underground legends, Charles Bukowski and Robert Crumb. Bukowski's last journals candidly and humorously reveal the events in the writer's life as death draws inexorably nearer, thereby illuminating our own lives and natures, and to give new meaning to what was once only familiar. Crumb has...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs; Contemporary Fiction; Historical Bios & Memoirs
The Night Torn Mad With Footsteps
by Charles Bukowski
This collection of previously unpublished poems offers the author's take on squabbling neighbours, off-kilter lovers, would-be hangers-on, and the loneliness of a man afflicted with acute powers of observation. The tone is gritty and amusing, spiralling out towards a cock-eyed wisdom.
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Categories: Poetry
Tales of Ordinary Madness
by Charles Bukowski
With Bukowski, the votes are still coming in. There seems to be no middle ground—people seem either to love him or hate him. Tales of his own life and doings are as wild and weird as the very stories he writes. In a sense, Bukowski was a legend in his time . . . a madman, a recluse, a lover . . . tender, vicious . . . never the same...
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Categories: Literary Fiction
New Poems Book One: Bk. 1
by Charles Bukowski
Charles Bukowski was one of America's best-known writers and one of its most influential and imitated poets. Although he published over 45 books of poetry, hundreds of his poems were kept by him and his publisher for posthumous publication, This is the first collection of these unique poems.
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Poetry
Beerspit Night and Cursing
by Charles Bukowski
Unmasks the tough, street-smart persona of Charles Bukowski—America's "Ultimate Outsider" Amazing letters filled with passionate, literary, and personal observation Insights into the author of Tales of Ordinary Madness , Notes of a Dirty Old Man , and Run with the Hunted Insights into Sheri Martinelli: the protege of Anais...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs; Historical Bios & Memoirs
The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses
by Charles Bukowski
The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses is a book of poems written by Charles Bukowski for Jane, his first love. These poems explore a more emotional side to Charles Bukowski.
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Categories: Poetry
The Most Beautiful Woman in Town
by Charles Bukowski
These mad immortal stories, now surfaced from the literary underground, have addicted legions of American readers, even though the high literary establishment continues to ignore them. In Europe, however (particularly in Germany, Italy, and France where he is published by the great publishing houses), he is critically recognized as one...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame
by Charles Bukowski
Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame is poetry full of gambling, drinking and women. Charles Bukowski writes realistically about the seedy underbelly of life.
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Categories: Poetry
Hot Water Music
by Charles Bukowski
Hot Water Music is a collection of short stories by Charles Bukowski, published in 1983. The collection deals largely with: drinking, women, gambling, and writing. It is an important collection that establishes Bukowski's minimalist style and his thematic oeuvre.
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction
Bone Palace Ballet
by Charles Bukowski
This is a collection of 175 previously unpublished works by Bukowski. It contains yarns about his childhood in the Depression and his early literary passions, his apprentice days as a hard-drinking, starving poetic aspirant, and his later years when he looks back at fate with defiance.
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Categories: Poetry
The People Look Like Flowers At Last: New Poems
by Charles Bukowski
the gas line is leaking, the bird is gone from the cage, the skyline is dotted with vultures; Benny finally got off the stuff and Betty now has a job as a waitress; and the chimney sweep was quite delicate as he giggled up through the soot. I walked miles through the city and recognized nothing as a giant claw ate at my stomach while...
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Categories: All Sex & Erotica; Poetry
Betting on the Muse
by Charles Bukowski
Betting on the Muse is a combination of hilarious poetry and stories. Charles Bukowski writes about the real life of a working man and all that comes with it.
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Categories: Poetry
More Notes of a Dirty Old Man: The Uncollected Columns
by Charles Bukowski
After toiling in obscurity for years, Charles Bukowski suddenly found fame in 1967 with his autobiographical newspaper column, "Notes of a Dirty Old Man," and a book of that name in 1969. He continued writing this column, in one form or another, through the mid-1980s. More Notes of a Dirty Old Man gathers many uncollected gems from...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
Screams from the Balcony
by Charles Bukowski
Screams from the Balcony is a collection of letters chronicling Charles Bukowski's life as he tries to get published and work at a postal office, all while drinking and gambling.
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs; Contemporary Fiction
Barfly - The Movie
by Charles Bukowski
The screenplay of the 1987 movie, as written by Charles Bukowski.
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Categories: All Humor; All Nonfiction; Drama
Slouching Toward Nirvana: New Poems
by Charles Bukowski
in this place there are the dead, the deadly and the dying. there is the cross, the builders of the cross and the burners of the cross. the pattern of my life forms like a cheap shadow on the wall before me. my love what is left of it now must crawl to wherever it can crawl. the strongest know that death is final...
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Categories: Poetry
sifting through the madness for the word, the line, the way: New Poems
by Charles Bukowski
from "neither Shakespeare nor Mickey Spillane" young young young, only wanting the Word, going mad in the streets and in the bars, brutal fights, broken glass, crazy women screaming in your cheap room, you a familiar guest at the drunk tank, North Avenue 21, Lincoln Heights sifting through the madness for the Word, the line the...
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Categories: All Sex & Erotica; Poetry
Living On Luck: 2
by Charles Bukowski
Living on Luck is a collection of letters from the 1960s mixed in with poems and drawings. The ever clever Charles Bukowski fills the pages with his rough exterior and juicy center.
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Categories: All Nonfiction
Charles Bukowski: Laughing with the Gods
by Charles Bukowski
A PUBLISHING FIRST In 1980 Fernanda Pivano, noted Italian critic, translator, and author, came to the United States to interview one of the world's singular writers, Charles Bukowski. Bukowski had become famous for his lower-depths fiction and poetry. Who was this man? What made him write the way he did? How did he live? How did he...
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Categories: All Nonfiction
War All the Time (Poems 1981-1984)
by Charles Bukowski
War All the Time is a selection of poetry from the early 1980s. Charles Bukowski shows that he is still as pure as ever but he has evolved into a slightly happier man that has found some fame and love. These poems show how he grapples with his past and future colliding.
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Categories: Poetry
Absence of the Hero: 2
by Charles Bukowski
Everyone’s favorite Dirty Old Man returns with a new volume of uncollected work. Charles Bukowski (1920–1994), one of the most outrageous figures of twentieth-century American literature, was so prolific that many significant pieces never found their way into his books. Absence of the Hero contains much of his earliest fiction...
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Categories: Literary Fiction
On Love
by Charles Bukowski
A companion to On Writing and On Cats : A raw and tender poetry collection that captures the Dirty Old Man of American letters at his fiercest and most vulnerable, on a subject that hits home with all of us. Charles Bukowski was a man of intense emotions, someone an editor once called a “passionate madman.” In On Love , we see...
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Categories: All Sex & Erotica; Poetry
Post Office: A Novel
by Charles Bukowski
"It began as a mistake." By middle age, Henry Chinaski has lost more than twelve years of his life to the U.S. Postal Service. In a world where his three true, bitter pleasures are women, booze, and racetrack betting, he somehow drags his hangover out of bed every dawn to lug waterlogged mailbags up mud-soaked mountains, outsmart...
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Categories: Literary Fiction
The Pleasures of the Damned: Poems, 1951-1993
by Charles Bukowski
To his legions of fans, Charles Bukowski was—and remains—the quintessential counterculture icon. A hard-drinking wild man of literature and a stubborn outsider to the poetry world, he wrote unflinchingly about booze, work, and women, in raw, street-tough poems whose truth has struck a chord with generations of readers. Edited by...
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Categories: Poetry
Pulp
by Charles Bukowski
Opening with the exotic Lady Death entering the gumshoe-writer's seedy office in pursuit of a writer named Celine, this novel demonstrates Bukowski's own brand of humour and realism, opening up a landscape of seamy Los Angeles.
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Categories: Bestsellers; Contemporary Fiction
Hollywood
by Charles Bukowski
Hank and his wife, Sarah, agree to write a screenplay, and encounter the strange world of the movie industry.
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Categories: Bestsellers; Contemporary Fiction
On Cats
by Charles Bukowski
A raw and tenderly funny look at the human-cat relationship, from one of our most treasured and transgressive writers. “The cat is the beautiful devil.” Felines touched a vulnerable spot in Charles Bukowski’s crusty soul. For the writer, there was something majestic and elemental about these inscrutable creatures he admired...
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Categories: All Advice and How-To; All Nonfiction
Essential Bukowski: Poetry
by Charles Bukowski
Edited by Abel Debritto, the definitive collection of poems from an influential writer whose transgressive legacy and raw, funny, and acutely observant writing has left an enduring mark on modern culture. Few writers have so brilliantly and poignantly conjured the desperation and absurdity of ordinary life as Charles Bukowski. Resonant...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction; Poetry
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