Ham on Rye

Ham on Rye

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ISBN10: 006117758X ISBN13: 9780061177583 Publisher: Ecco Press Published: Mar 1 2007 Pages: 283 Weight: 0.55lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.75" Language: English

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"Wordsworth, Whitman, William Carlos Williams, and the Beats in their respective generations moved poetry toward a more natural language. Bukowski moved it a little farther." -Los Angeles Times Book Review

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, woman, and the Los Angeles Public Library's collection of D.H. Lawrence, Ham on Rye offers a crude, brutal, and savagely funny portrait of an outcast's coming-of-age during the desperate days of the Great Depression.

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