The Most Beautiful Woman in Town & Other Stories

The Most Beautiful Woman in Town & Other Stories

eBook - 1983
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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 of America's greatest living realist writers. Charles Bukowski was born in Andernach, Germany in 1920 and brought to America at the age of two. Eighteen or twenty books of prose and poetry, Bukowski, after publishing prose in Story and Portfolio, stopped writing for ten years. He arrived in the charity ward of the Los Angeles County General Hospital, hemorrhaging as a climax to a ten year drinking bout. Some say he didn't die. After leaving the hospital he got a typewriter and began writing again-this time, poetry. He later returned to prose and gained some fame with his column, Notes of a Dirty Old Man. After 14 years in the Post Office he resigned at age 50, he says, to keep from going insane. He now claims to be unemployable and eats typewriter ribbons.
Publisher: San Francisco : City Lights Books, ©1983
ISBN: 9780872866362
087286636X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (240 pages)

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Dec 21, 2014

Bukowski won't be for everyone. At times gross, politically incorrect, and tedious. There is some humour and interesting observation in his work. Some of the short stories in this book are just plain scary.
If you are easily offended be warned. All the above said, I'll probably read more of his stuff.

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