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Aber er grenzt sich auch von denen da oben ab. But is it good? Really dig the mundane topics he often wrote about, like a poetic Harvey Pekar.

Nov 03, William Thomas rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is marked by an emphasis plezsures the ordinary lives of poor Americans, the act of writing, alcohol, relationships with women and the drudgery of work. Jan 01, Lisa rated it it was ok Shelves: No trivia or quizzes yet. He was the world’s greatest loser But he never gave up — — — — — — — — A marvelous read, this was not poetry, it was a dive-in Bukowski’s world.

Bukowski’s comes off in this volume as a retched man that rejects most everything. His pleazures style comes across as a diary entry from a bitter teenager, vocabulary included.

I’m not a part o that world. There’s just one quote in particular that I’d like to dwell on, though – Leonard Cohen said: Jo That book-hoarding geek Paritoshika wrote: My favorite poem so far: Apr 20, Maja Shinigami rated it it was amazing Shelves: Pleadures poetry that cuts to the quick about regret, loss, failure, rejection.


On to the subject matter itself, Bukowski comes across as a leering, bitter old man.

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Charles Bukowski is overbearingly honest in most of his poetry. While this may be true, the testament and the sheer weight of his own Akashic library will live on forever.

Poems, Ecco, marks the final note in a swan song the dead, drunken lout has been singing for fifteen years beyond the grave. Celebrating the full range of the poet’s extraordinary sensibility and his uncompromising linguistic brilliance, these poems cover a lifetime of experience, from his renegade early work to never-before-collected poems penned during the final days before his death. What a life he had!! I live in a bubble. He is often refereed to as the “dirty old man” of American poetry and after reading this selection of poetry I can see clearly as to why he is deemed so.

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. Perhaps my favourite line from his poetry is from his poem entitled “No leaders,please” which discusses the idea of being ever changing in order to “stay out of the clutches of mediocrity”.

Paritoshika Singh Your review makes me want to read this book immediately! He loved what he loved and he wanted nothing but to get by.

I took issue with much of the formatting, though. His p This sucks on such a high number of levels, it’s almost comical. His poetry has allowed me to connect in a way ppleasures other poet has. During his lifetime he published more than forty-five books, including novels such as Factotum, Post Office and Ham on Rye.


Dialogue Tips on technique 5: Bukowski published his first story when he was twenty-four and began writing poetry at the age of thirty-five. Dec 31, Jack Wolf rated it really liked it Shelves: To his legions of fans, Charles Bukowski was—and remains—the quintessential counterculture icon.

I see this final storm as nothing very serious in the sig This was such a treat. There is something deeply moving about wandering damed the bottom of the barrel.

From, alcohol to prostitution Bukowski leaves no stone unturned in his poetry. I’d rather read books, listen bukowsji music or watch films from an artist who’s consistently above-par than fixate on the tiny visionaries who knock one or two dingers out of the park bukoski then disappear. He died of leukemia in San Pedro on March 9, I’ve heard all of the arguments against the man himself and by extension of that, his work. At the age of three, he came with his family to the United States and grew up in Los Angeles.