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The roominghouse madrigals : early selected poems, 1946-1966

Author: Charles Bukowski
Publisher: Santa Rosa : Black Sparrow Press, 1988.
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<em>The Roominghouse Madrigals</em> is a selection of poetry from Charles Bukowski's early work. It shows a slightly softer side to the beloved barfly.</p>

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Bukowski
ISBN: 0876857322 9780876857328 0876857330 9780876857335 0876857349 9780876857342
OCLC Number: 17766341
Description: 256 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 22,000 dollars in 3 months. --
on seeing an old Civil War painting ... --
what to do with contributor's copies? --
brave bull. --
it's not who lived here. --
o, we are the outcasts. --
poem for my 43rd birthday. --
the genius of the crowd. --
4:30 a.m. --
the simplicity of everything in Viet Nam. --
the night they took Whitey. --
the Japanese wife. --
Sundays kill more men than bombs. --
the loser. --
on a night you don't sleep. --
an empire of coins. --
all I know. --
on going back to the street ... --
Anthony. --
layover. --
the dogs of Egypt. --
old man, dead in a room. --
love is a piece of paper town to bits. --
big bastard with a sword. --
about my very tortured friend, Peter. --
not quite so soon. --
counsel. --
I wait in the white rain. --
breakout. --
I cannot stand tears. --
horse on fire. --
mother and son. --
the day I kicked away a bankroll. --
the dogs. --
imbecile night. --
a kind of lecture ... --
the gift. --
object lesson. --
goldfish. --
sleep. --
hello, Willie Shoemaker. --
the literary life. --
countryside. --
death wants more death. --
eat. --
10 lions and the end of the world. --
the blackbirds are rough today. --
a word on the quick and modern poem makers. --
seahorse. --
I have lived in England. --
farewell, foolish objects. --
a report upon the consumption of myself. --
fleg. --
interviewed by a Guggenheim recipient. --
very. --
the look: --
one night stand. --
poem to a most affectionate lady. --
parts of an opera, parts of a guitar ... --
letter from the north. --
the best way to get famous is to run away. --
the kings are gone. --
reprieve and admixture. --
the swans walk my brain ... --
the end. --
a farewell thing while breathing. --
sad-eyed mules of men. --
dear friend. --
a conversation on morality ... --
soireé. --
notations from a muddled indolence. --
nothing subtle. --
I don't need a bedsheet with slits for eyes ... --
86'd. --
the ants. --
suicide. --
3:30 a.m. conversation. --
cows in art class. --
practice. --
I kneel. --
freedom: the unmolested eagle of myself. --
singing is fire. --
the sun wields mercy. --
on the failure of a poet. --
the beast. --
a rat rises. --
pansies. --
the man with the hot nose. --
hangover and sick leave. --
Mercy, wherever you are ... --
it's nothing to laugh about. --
35 seconds. --
regard me. --
with vengeance like a tiger crashes. --
itch, come and gone. --
this. --
2 outside, as bones break in my kitchen. --
saying goodbye to love. --
you smoke a cigarette. --
friendly advice to a lot of young men. --
everything. --
... American Express, Athens, Greece. --
one hundred and ninety-nine pounds ... --
I write this upon the last drink's hammer. --
poem for Liz. --
a nice place. --
insomnia. --
wrong number. --
when the berry busy dies ... --
face while shaving. --
9 rings. --
somebody always breaking my dainty solitude ... --
thank God for alleys. --
the millionaire. --
Dow Jones: down. --
as I lay dying. --
a minor impulse to complain. --
Buffalo Bill. --
experience. --
I am visited by an editor and a poet. --
the Mexican girls. --
the new place. --
conversation in a cheap room. --
I was born to hustle roses down the avenues of the dead. --
winter comes to a lot of places in August. --
bring down the beams. --
reunion. --
fragile! --
I am with the roots of flowers. --
Monday beach, cold day. --
the high-rise of the new world. --
the gypsies near Del Mar. --
6 a.m. --
a trick to dull our bleeding. --
rose, rose. --
Spain sits like a hidden flower in my coffeepot. --
thermometer. --
eaten by butterflies. --
destroying beauty.
Other Titles: Rooming house madrigals.
Responsibility: Charles Bukowski.

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