Bukowski, Charles, 1920-1994
Storm for the Living and the Dead: Uncollected and Unpublished Poems
Storm for the Living and the Dead
Uncollected and Unpublished Poems
Paperback      ISBN: 006265652x
A timeless selection of some of Charles Bukowski’s best unpublished and uncollected poems Charles Bukowski was a prolific writer who produced countless short stories, novels, and poems that have reached beyond their time and place to speak to generations of readers all over the world. Many of his poems remain little known since they appeared in small magazines but were never collected, and a large number of them have yet to be published. In Storm for the Living and the Dead, Abel Debritto has curated a collection of rare and never- before-seen material—poems from obscure, hard-to-find magazines, as well as from libraries and private collections all over the country. In doing so, Debritto has captured the essence of Bukowski’s inimitable poetic style—tough and hilarious but ringing with humanity. Storm for the Living and the Dead is a gift for any devotee of the Dirty Old Man of American letters.
Post Office
Post Office
Paperback      ISBN: 0061177571
A sequel to Ham on Rye traces the adulthood of Henry Chinaski from his postwar life in the mid-1950s through his resignation from the postal service in 1969, a period marked by a short-lived effort to support himself by gambling at horse races. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Ham on Rye
Ham on Rye
Paperback      ISBN: 006117758x
A down-and-out writer, Henry Chinaski reminisces about his childhood, adolescence, schooling, love affair with alcohol during the Depression, and the years leading up to World War II, in an evocative portrait of mid-twentieth-century, inner-city Los Angeles. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
On Drinking
On Drinking
Hardcover      ISBN: 0062857932
Collects the booze-themed works of one of America
Factotum
Factotum
Paperback      ISBN: 006113127x
Henry Chinaski, an outcast, loner, and hopeless drunk, drifts around America from one dead-end job to another, from one woman to another, and from one bottle to the next. Reprint. (An IFC film, directed by Bent Hamer, written by Bent Hamer & Jim Stark, releasing August 2006, starring Matt Dillon, Lili Taylor, & Marisa Tomei) (General Fiction)
Come on In!
Come on In!
Paperback      ISBN: 0060577061
A fourth installment of a five-part collection of previously unpublished poetic works by the influential contemporary American author of Pulp and Women offers insight into his views on mentoring, mortality, and the passage of time. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
The Continual Condition
The Continual Condition
Paperback      ISBN: 006177121x
In the literary pantheon, Charles Bukowski remains a counterculture luminary. A hard-drinking wild man of literature and a stubborn outsider to the poetry world, he has struck a chord with generations of readers, writing raw, tough poetry about booze, work, and women in an authentic voice that is, like the work of the Beats, iconoclastic and even dangerous. Edited by his longtime publisher, John Martin, of Black Sparrow Press, and now in paperback, The Continual Condition includes more of this legend’s never-before-collected poems.
Essential Bukowski: Poetry
Essential Bukowski
Poetry
Hardcover      ISBN: 0062565281
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 with his powerful, perceptive voice, his visceral, hilarious, and transcendent poetry speaks to us as forcefully today as when it was written. Encompassing a wide range of subjects—from love to death and sex to writing—Bukowski’s unvarnished and self-deprecating verse illuminates the deepest and most enduring concerns of the human condition while remaining sharply aware of the day to day. With his acute eye for the ridiculous and the troubled, Bukowski speaks to the deepest longings and strangest predilections of the human experience. Gloomy yet hopeful, this is tough, unrelenting poetry touched by grace. This is Essential Bukowski.
Essential Bukowski: Poetry
Essential Bukowski
Poetry
Paperback      ISBN: 006256532x
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 with his powerful, perceptive voice, his visceral, hilarious, and transcendent poetry speaks to us as forcefully today as when it was written. Encompassing a wide range of subjects—from love to death and sex to writing—Bukowski’s unvarnished and self-deprecating verse illuminates the deepest and most enduring concerns of the human condition while remaining sharply aware of the day to day. With his acute eye for the ridiculous and the troubled, Bukowski speaks to the deepest longings and strangest predilections of the human experience. Gloomy yet hopeful, this is tough, unrelenting poetry touched by grace. This is Essential Bukowski.
Factotum
Factotum
Paperback      ISBN: 0876852630
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 job. His day-to-day existence spirals into an endless litany of pathetic whores, sordid rooms, dreary embraces, and drunken brawls, as he makes his bitter, brilliant way from one drink to the next. Charles Bukowski's posthumous legend continues to grow. Factotum is a masterfully vivid evocation of slow-paced, low-life urbanity and alcoholism, and an excellent introduction to the fictional world of Charles Bukowski.