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There is only one other author who can do the things to my head and heart that Bukowski does, and that is Raymond Carver. Apr 20, Maja Shinigami rated it it was amazing Shelves: Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

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In his last few poems Bukowski knows hes going to die, so most his last works are him reflecting upon his life- in particular “The Bluebird” Bukowski confesses that he is a kind person, but he keeps a bitter front for his audience and his image.

I’ve read many of Bukowski’s poems, It wasn’t until I read an entire volume by him that I truly got the bitter dissatisfaction he has with most everything, except cigarettes which are a prominent or passive fixation in his poetry. Oof Built Moment Lavinia Greenlaw.

And it keeps knocking you in the teeth on nearly every page. Und auch das macht Sinn und wirkt gesund. The Pleasures of the Damned ist now my favourite Bukowski poetry collection. Bukowski wrote thousands of poems, hundreds of short stories and six novels, eventually publishing over sixty books Charles Bukowski was the only child of an Vamned soldier and a German mother.


His approach to poetry, which he explains perfectly in “Poetry”, makes more sense to me than any other authors explination of it. See and discover bukowsk items: Really dig the mundane topics he often wrote about, like a poetic Harvey Pekar.

Some people think the guy’s a hero, or an antihero, the quintessential drunk poet. British Museum Daljit Nagra. Check out this following, somewhat rape-y excerpt: Although I never have had such bad skin problems as Bukowski, I’ve felt te, abashed, belittled by the loud people at restaurants. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. It doesn’t help that I just recently tore through The Roominghouse Madrigals: It is poetry that’ll grab you by the throat and knock you around a bit.

There are no airs and graces in his poems.

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Maybe he finds a whore with a heart of gold but probably not. This book promises ‘the best of the best of Bukowski’, and it certainly doesn’t disappoint – then again, at over pages, there’s a lot in there to choose from. If I say it, it doesn’t matter because Jean Genet has already said it and he’s Jean Genet- thief and playwright. Edited by John Martin, the legendary publisher of Black Sparrow Press and a close friend of Bukowski’s, The Pleasures of the Damned is a selection of the best works from Bukowski’s long poetic career, including the last of his never-before-collected poems.


I understand that there is a recent shift toward multiculturalism, but this has not aged well at all. To ask other readers questions about The Pleasures of the Damnedplease sign up. I’m not even sure where to begin here.

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His work truly appeals to poetry lovers who think that they hate poetry. After he developed a bleeding ulcer, he decided to take up writing again. Charles Bukowski, where to begin. His language is so simple and raw and times that no blade could cut any deeper. Some are mediocre and a few outright bad. Throughout The Pleasures of the Damned I followed Bukowski’s everday life and observations of the world that he lives in.

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As far as I’m concerned, any artist who can pen 54 books is worth looking into. Poems Charles Bukowski John Martin ed. Bukowsski, if you like honest emotion, straightforward observations of the human condition that ring with truth, and you have sufficient maturity to acknowledge a certain amount of coarse verbiage sometimes expresses reality, this is, maybe, the only poetry book you’ll ever want.

I’d say this is it.