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Martin, John 1930-

Overview
Works: 43 works in 155 publications in 6 languages and 5,319 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Fiction  Short stories  Fictional autobiographies  Biography  Biographical films  Interviews  Documentary films  Portraits 
Roles: Editor, Author, Publisher, Author of introduction, Former owner
Classifications: PS3552.U4, 811.54
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The pleasures of the damned : poems, 1951-1993 by Charles Bukowski( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To his legions of fans, Charles Bukowski was- - and remains- - a counterculture icon. A hard- drinking wild man of literature, a stubborn outsider to the poetry world, he struck a chord with generations of readers, writing raw, tough poetry about booze, work, and women, that spoke to his fans as "real" and, like the work of the Beats, even dangerous
Run with the hunted : a Charles Bukowski reader by Charles Bukowski( Book )

27 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For five decades, Charles Bukowski's writing has depicted life on the edge with an unflinchingly mordant clarity that has earned him millions of devotees all over the world. Here is the first comprehensive collection of the best of Bukowski's autobiographical stories, novels, and poems, and it brings into razorsharp focus the counterculture idol's astonishing life and work. Bukowski's crisp, gritty, highly personal writing chronicles his spectacularly extreme life, with its mingling strings of odd jobs, unusual women, inspired debauches, matter-of-fact desperation, and literary triumphs. Run with the Hunted weaves these strings together in a manner that is as appropriate for Bukowski's work as it is unusual for an anthology. It is arranged chronologically, not by its contents' original publication dates but by the period in Bukowski's life that each entry covers. As such, it transcends the realm of anthology and becomes something very like Bukowski's memoir. Beginning with his first recollection of consciousness (as a toddler under a table in 1922) and culminating with wry septuagenarian reflections, Run with the Hunted is packed with dispassionately eloquent accounts of his hard life - from brutal childhood to reluctant stardom - and crystalline observations of life at large. Compiled by John Martin, Bukowski's longtime friend and editor, this landmark volume distills the essence of a prodigious life's work and offers a sometimes harrowing, invariably exhilarating reading experience
Come on in! : new poems by Charles Bukowski( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents 123 previously unpublished poems from one of America's most influential and important poets
The people look like flowers at last : new poems by Charles Bukowski( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis: the gas line is leaking, the bird is gone from the cage, the skyline is dotted with vultures; Benny finally got off the stuff and Betty now has a job as a waitress; and the chimney sweep was quite delicate as he giggled up through the soot. I walked miles through the city and recognized nothing as a giant claw ate at my stomach while the inside of my head felt airy as if I was about to go mad. it's not so much that nothing means anything but more than it keeps meaning nothing, there's no release, just gurus and self-appointed gods and hucksters. the more people say, the less there is to say. even the best books are dry sawdust.-from "fingernails; nostrils; shoelaces."
The flash of lightning behind the mountain : new poems by Charles Bukowski( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents 143 new poems from one of America's greatest modern writers and most influential poets
The continual condition : poems by Charles Bukowski( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the literary pantheon, Charles Bukowski remains a counterculture icon. A hard-drinking wild man of literature, 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 that speaks to his fans as being "real" and, like the work of the Beats, even dangerous
Bukowski : born into this by John Dullaghan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles "Hank" Bukowski, Los Angeles-based poet, novelist and counterculture icon, succumbed to leukemia at age 73, on March 9, 1994. Written off by critics as a drunken blowhard, his work was a slashing rebuke to polite academic formalism, cutting through the labyrinthine indulgent difficulty of much modern verse; his poems are poems anyone can understand. The self-proclaimed "dirty old man" profiled by this film, was possibly a misunderstood romantic, and defiantly a major American poet. With rare footage, photos, readings, and interviews with friends, ex-lovers, and celebrity admirers, the film paints a straightforward introductory portrait of Bukowski, the patron saint of skid row poetry
Slouching toward Nirvana : new poems by Charles Bukowski( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of the American poetry of Charles Bukowski which focuses on themes of common experiences
Sifting through the madness for the word, the line, the way : new poems by Charles Bukowski( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of America's greatest modern writers and most influential poets presents a collection of previously unpublished poems
New poems by Charles Bukowski( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Avec les damnés : textes et poèmes choisis by Charles Bukowski( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in Spanish and French and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthologie composée d'extraits de romans, nouvelles et recueils de poésie qui retrace l'histoire de Bukowski : depuis son enfance en Allemagne, où il est né en 1920, jusqu'aux réflexions du septuagénaire. On retrouve les événements qui ont marqué sa vie et son oeuvre : l'enfance, la grande dépression, la Seconde Guerre mondiale, la mort de ses parents, son expérience à Hollywood, la maladie et la vieillesse
New poems book three by Charles Bukowski( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New poems book one by Charles Bukowski( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New poems book two by Charles Bukowski( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Run with the hunted by Charles Bukowski( Recording )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[This volume offers] Bukowski's autobiographical stories, novels, and poems, brining into razorsharp focus the counterculture idol's astonishing life and art. [It] distills the essence of a prodigious life's work and offers a sometimes harrowing, invariably exhilarating reading experience.-Back cover
Dronken mirakels & andere offers by Charles Bukowski( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in Dutch and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inviting John & Barbara by Diane Wakoski( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tvrdej chleba by Charles Bukowski( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Czech and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origin of loneliness by John Martin( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balletten danser ud; billeder fra den Kongelige Danske ballet by Mogens von Haven( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in Danish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The pleasures of the damned : poems, 1951-1993
Alternative Names
John Martin Amerikaans bewerker

John Martin Editeur, né en 1930

John Martin (editor)

John Martin Verleger, geboren 1930

Martin, John 1930-

Martin, John Joseph

Джон Мартин

جان مارتین

Languages
English (117)

Spanish (12)

French (4)

Danish (2)

Czech (2)

Dutch (1)

Covers
Run with the hunted : a Charles Bukowski readerCome on in! : new poemsThe people look like flowers at last : new poemsThe flash of lightning behind the mountain : new poemsThe continual condition : poemsSlouching toward Nirvana : new poemsSifting through the madness for the word, the line, the way : new poemsNew poems