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Absence of the hero : uncollected stories and essays, volume 2 : 1946-1992

Author: Charles Bukowski; David Stephen Calonne
Publisher: San Francisco : City Lights, ©2010.
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"Charles Bukowski (1920–1994), one of the most outrageous figures of twentieth-century American literature, was so prolific that many significant pieces never found their way into his books. Absence of the Hero contains much of his earliest fiction, unseen in decades, as well as a number of previously unpublished stories and essays. The classic Bukowskian obsessions are here: sex, booze, and gambling, along with  Read more...
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Bukowski, Charles.
Absence of the hero.
San Francisco : City Lights, ©2010
(OCoLC)760129940
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Bukowski; David Stephen Calonne
ISBN: 9780872865310 0872865312
OCLC Number: 473122799
Description: xxv, 275 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The reason behind reason --
Love, love, love --
Cacoethes scribendi --
The rapist's story --
80 airplanes don't put you in the clear --
Manifesto --
Peace, baby is hard sell --
Examining my peers --
If I could only be asleep --
The old pro --
Review of Ginsberg/Zukofsky --
Bukowski on Bukowski --
Notes of A dirty old man --
The absence of the hero --
Christ with barbecue sauce --
Ah, liberation, liberty, lillies on the moon! --
The cat in the closet --
Notes of A dirty old man --
Sound and passion --
I just write poetry so I can go to bed with girls --
The house of horrors --
Untitled essay on D.A. Levy --
Henry Miller lives in Pacific Palisades and I live on skid row, still writing about sex --
A foreword to these poems --
The outsider --
Vern's wife --
Notes of A dirty old man --
He beats his women --
Notes of A dirty old man --
Notes of A dirty old man --
Notes of Dirty old man : "notes of A dirty old driver of a light blue 1967 Volkswagen TRV 491" --
The big dope reading --
The gambler --
The ladies man of East Hollywood --
The bully --
The invader --
Playing and being the poet.
Responsibility: Charles Bukowski ; edited, with an introduction by David Stephen Calonne.
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