Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski

Henry Charles Bukowski (born as Heinrich Karl Bukowski) was a German-born American poet, novelist and short story writer. His writing was influenced by the social, cultural and economic ambience of his home city of Los Angeles.It is marked by an emphasis on the ordinary lives of poor Americans, the act of writing, alcohol, relationships with women and the drudgery of work. Bukowski wrote thousands of poems, hundreds of short stories and six novels, eventually publishing over sixty booksCharles Bukowski was the only child of an American soldier and a German mother. At the age of three, he came with his family to the United States and grew up in Los Angeles. He attended Los Angeles City College from 1939 to 1941, then left school and moved to New York City to become a writer. His lack of publishing success at this time caused him to give up writing in 1946 and spurred a ten-year stint of heavy drinking. After he developed a bleeding ulcer, he decided to take up writing again. He worked a wide range of jobs to support his writing, including dishwasher, truck driver and loader, mail carrier, guard, gas station attendant, stock boy, warehouse worker, shipping clerk, post office clerk, parking lot attendant, Red Cross orderly, and elevator operator. He also worked in a dog biscuit factory, a slaughterhouse, a cake and cookie factory, and he hung posters in New York City subways.Bukowski published his first story when he was twenty-four and began writing poetry at the age of thirty-five. His first book of poetry was published in 1959; he went on to publish more than forty-five books of poetry and prose, including Pulp (1994), Screams from the Balcony (1993), and The Last Night of the Earth Poems (1992).He died of leukemia in San Pedro on March 9, 1994.
Post Office: A Novel, Charles Bukowski
Charles Bukowski
Post Office: A Novel
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Ham On Rye, Charles Bukowski
Charles Bukowski
Ham On Rye
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Women, Charles Bukowski
Charles Bukowski
Women
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Factotum, Charles Bukowski
Charles Bukowski
Factotum
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Love is a Dog from Hell, Charles Bukowski
Charles Bukowski
Love is a Dog from Hell
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Pulp, Charles Bukowski
Charles Bukowski
Pulp
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Notes of A Dirty Old Man, Charles Bukowski
Charles Bukowski
Notes of A Dirty Old Man
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Tales of Ordinary Madness, Charles Bukowski
Charles Bukowski
Tales of Ordinary Madness
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Hollywood, Charles Bukowski
Charles Bukowski
Hollywood
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Hot Water Music, Charles Bukowski
Charles Bukowski
Hot Water Music
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South of No North, Charles Bukowski
Charles Bukowski
South of No North
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Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame, Charles Bukowski
The Last Night of the Earth Poems, Charles Bukowski
Run With The Hunted, Charles Bukowski
Charles Bukowski
Run With The Hunted
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The Pleasures of the Damned, Charles Bukowski
The Captain Is Out to Lunch, Charles Bukowski
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