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I’ve said this eamned and I’ll say it again. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Selected by John Martin, Bukowski’s long-time editor and the publisher of the legendary Black Sparrow Press, this stands as what Martin calls ‘the best of the best of Bukowski’.

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New Selected Charlds of W. Someone told me his editor was responsible for all that stuff, so maybe it’s not his fault. I didn’t care much for the poems that talked about sex or the frivolity of the American dream, but I really enjoyed the poems that touched upon subjects such as life and writing itself. Set up a giveaway. Same with Wandering in the Cage.

Feb 16, Fiona rated it it was amazing Shelves: I can only speak as a man and poetry written by a man, as a man, appeals to me. Some are mediocre and a few outright bad. The Pleasures of the Damned is an astonishing poetic treasure trove, essential reading for both long-time fans and those just discovering this unique and important American voice.


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It is poetry that’ll grab you chafles the throat and knock you around a bit. Damn you, Bukowski, why you so good? Ecco; 1st edition December 2, Language: Anyone who puts their soul, as filthy as it is, on paper like that deserves the plaudits. Jul 24, Shaimaa Ali rated it really liked it.

It made me fall in love with the dude. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Here’s hoping your 4 horse eventually came in, and that you found yourself a clean well- lighted place. Have one on me, Charlie. Settings Tips on technique 3: Want to Read saving….

This man is not a word-smith or a genius but he is full to the brim with honesty. He worked a wide range of jobs to support his writing, including dishwasher, truck driver and loader, mail carrier, guard, gas station attendant, stock boy, warehouse worker, shipping clerk, post office clerk, parking lot attendant, Red Cross orderly, and elevator operator.

Dec 31, Jack Wolf rated it really liked it Shelves: Showing of 73 reviews. Perhap Bukowski’s poetry captures all aspects of the seedy underbelly of America. I will definitely be reading more of Bukowski’s works. I wish I had the courage to be as honest in my own humble scribbles.

And it keeps knocking you in the teeth on nearly every page. You know, sometimes in a movie a kid mightn’t be such a good writer, but he remembers some critical event in his life and reads it before the class and it subsequently met with thunderous applause? He was a man I would have loved to have met. Mar 31, Wanda rated it it was amazing. Celebrating the full range of the poet’s extraordinary sensibility and his uncompromising linguistic brilliance, these poems cover a lifetime of experience, from his renegade early work to never-before-collected poems penned during the final days before his death.


Read this book if you like poetry, free verse, and Bukowski. May 14, Ryan rated it did not like it.

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Aug 30, Dane Cobain rated it really liked it. I understand that there is a recent shift toward multiculturalism, but this has not aged well at all. Dmaned wasn’t able to read this book in one sitting because Bukowski needs to savored. This book is really poorly put together. Love is a Dog From Hell.

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Poetry has, for good or ill, been a predominately feminine pursuit over the years. However, I disagree with all fo the critics on this front. Finally I decided to dip my toe in to his poetry “Women” still sits on my shelf, unread.