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Charles Bukowski

Author: David Stephen Calonne
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2012.
Series: Critical lives (London, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Poet, short-story writer, and novelist Charles Bukowski (1920-94) was once called by Time a laureate of American lowlife. In this new interpretation of his life and work, David Stephen Calonne examines the creation and originality of Bukowski's writings through the lens of his colorful life, the literary traditions that influenced him, and his unique place in world literature. Calonne describes how Bukowski, who  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Charles Bukowski; Charles Bukowski
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Stephen Calonne
ISBN: 9781780230238 1780230230
OCLC Number: 788269022
Description: 221 pages : facsimiles, illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm.
Contents: Deutschland, Vaterland, the name of the father : 1920-1943 --
Solitude and music in small rooms : first stories and poems, 1944-1959 --
Christ and Dionysus : Flower, fist and bestial wail to Crucifix in a deathhand, 1960-1965 --
Age of Aquarius dawning : a dirty old man among the Beats and hippies, 1966-1969 --
A professional writer and the dogs from hell, 1970-1978 --
Turning sixty in San Pedro : 1979-1986 --
Journey to the end of the night : late style, 1987-1994.
Series Title: Critical lives (London, England)
Responsibility: David Stephen Calonne.

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Examines Bukowski's writings, colourful life and the desperate conditions of his lifestyle. This book explores the effect the writer's hybrid identity had on the themes and content of his work. It  Read more...

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