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 1.  Absence of the Hero: Uncollected Stories and Essays Vol. 2 1946-1992

Bukowski, Charles Trade Paperback

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Everyone's favorite Dirty Old Man returns with a new volume of uncollected work. Charles Bukowski (1920-1994), one of the most outrageous figures of 20th-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 Absence of the Hero contains much of his earliest fiction, unseen in decades, as well as a number of previously unpublished stories and essays.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 trenchant analysis of what he calls Playing and Being the Poet. Among the book's highlights are tales of his infamous public readings (The Big Dope Reading, I Just Write Poetry So I Can Go to Bed with Girls); a review of his own first book; hilarious installments of his newspaper column, Notes of a Dirty Old Man, including meditations on neo-Nazis and driving in Los Angeles; and an uncharacteristic tale of getting lost in the Utah woods (Bukowski Takes a Trip). Yet the book also showcases the other Bukowski -- an astute if offbeat literary critic. From his own Manifesto to his account of poetry in Los Angeles (A Foreword to These Poets) to idiosyncratic evaluations of Allen Ginsberg, Robert Creeley, LeRoi Jones, and Louis Zukofsky, Absence of the Hero reveals the intellectual hidden beneath the gruff exterior. The second volume of his uncollected prose, Absence of the Hero is a major addition to the Bukowski canon, essential for fans yet suitable for new readers as an introduction to the wide range of his work. 
Price: 16.95 USD

 
 2.  Betting on the Muse

Bukowski, Charles Ecco 1996 9.78E+12 Trade paperback

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Virtually everything Black Sparrow publishes is worthwhile, but without Bukowski, whose 40-odd books kept Black Sparrow's bread buttered right up until his death in 1994, none of the rest of it would be possible. Fortunately, Buk left plenty of unpublished manuscript behind that, judging from this culling from it, is of a piece with the published stuff. That is, it consists of quasi-autobiographical poems and stories. The poems' lines are only one to six words long, and the stories' sentences aren't much longer. Poems and stories relay the adventures and attitudes, at all stages of his life, of loafer and lumpen intellectual Henry Chinaski. They are occasionally laugh-out-loud funny, occasionally laughable because Henry and his women and pals are such a bunch of slobs, and occasionally as boring as Henry and company claim their lives are. And, to tell the truth, they are effortlessly, magnetically readable, especially if you are susceptible to their bargain-basement existentialist charm. Plenty are. 
Price: 17.00 USD

 
 
 3.  Bukowski Reads His Poetry

Bukowski, Charles 

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Price: 19.95 USD

 
 4.  Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame

Bukowski, Charles Ecco 2002 9.78E+12 Trade paperback

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Charles Bukowski is one of America's best-known contemporary writers of Beats, Bukowski & Poetry and prose, and, many would claim, its most influential and imitated poet. He was born in Andernach, Germany, and raised in Los Angeles, where he lived for fifty years. He published his first story in 1944, when he was twenty-four, and began writing Beats, Bukowski & Poetry at the age of thirty-five. He died in San Pedro, California, on March 9, 1994, at the age of seventy-three, shortly after completing his last novel, Pulp (1994). 
Price: 16.00 USD

 
 
 5.  Charles Bukowski-Underwater Poetry Festival-Salt Lake City, Utah-October 5, 1974

Bukowski, Charles & Potts, Charles Walla Walla, Washington A Litmus Production-The Temple Inc. 2006 Audiobook CD

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audio cd of a rare Bukowski reading 
Price: 9.95 USD

 
 6.  Come On In

Bukowski, Charles 

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Price: 13.95 USD

 
 
 7.  Factotum

Bukowski, Charles Ecco 2002 876852630 Trade paperback

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One of Charles Bukowski's best, this beer-soaked, deliciously degenerate novel follows the wanderings of aspiring writer Henry Chinaski across World War II-era America. Deferred from military service, Chinaski travels from city to city, moving listlessly from one odd job to another, always needing money but never badly enough to keep a job. His day-to-day existence spirals into an endless litany of pathetic whores, sordid rooms, dreary embraces, and drunken brawls, as he makes his bitter, brilliant way from one drink to the next. Charles Bukowski's posthumous legend continues to grow. Factotum is a masterfully vivid evocation of slow-paced, low-life urbanity and alcoholism, and an excellent introduction to the fictional world of Charles Bukowski. 
Price: 13.95 USD

 
 8.  Factotum

Bukowski, Charles 0876852630 / 9780876852637 Trade Paperback

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One of Charles Bukowski's best, this beer-soaked, deliciously degenerate novel follows the wanderings of aspiring writer Henry Chinaski across World War II-era America. Deferred from military service, Chinaski travels from city to city, moving listlessly from one odd job to another, always needing money but never badly enough to keep a job. His day-to-day existence spirals into an endless litany of pathetic whores, sordid rooms, dreary embraces, and drunken brawls, as he makes his bitter, brilliant way from one drink to the next. Charles Bukowski's posthumous legend continues to grow. Factotum is a masterfully vivid evocation of slow-paced, low-life urbanity and alcoholism, and an excellent introduction to the fictional world of Charles Bukowski. 
Price: 16.99 USD

 
 
 9.  Flash of Lightning Behind the Mountain

Bukowski, Charles 

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Price: 13.95 USD

 
 10.  Ham on Rye

Bukowski, Charles 0876855575 / 9780876855577 Trade Paperback

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In what is widely hailed as the best of his many novels, Charles Bukowski details the long, lonely years of his own hardscrabble youth in the raw voice of alter ego Henry Chinaski. From a harrowingly cheerless childhood in Germany through acne-riddled high school years and his adolescent discoveries of alcohol, women, and the Los Angeles Public Library's collection of D. H. Lawrence, Ham on Rye offers a crude, brutal, and savagely funny portrait of an outcast's coming-of-age during the desperate days of the Great Depression. Ham On Rye explores the brutal, brooding and sexual life of low-income, post-depression teenage existence. An autobiography rooted in Bukowski's childhood, this book is one filled with a sense of sadness and wasted potential. 
Price: 16.00 USD

 
 
 11.  Last Night of the Earth Poems

Bukowski, Charles 

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Price: 17.00 USD

 
 12.  Living on Luck: Letters Volume II 1960s-1970s

Bukowski, Charles 

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Price: 17.00 USD

 
 
 13.  Mockingbird Wish Me Luck

Bukowski, Charles 

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Price: 15.00 USD

 
 14.  Night Torn Mad With Footsteps

Bukowski, Charles 

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Price: 17.00 USD

 
 
 15.  Open All Night

Bukowski, Charles 

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Price: 17.00 USD

 
 16.  Play the Piano Drunk Like A Percussion Instrument

Bukowski, Charles 

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Price: 15.00 USD

 
 
 17.  Pleasures of the Damned

Bukowski, Charles 

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Price: 29.95 USD

 
 18.  Post Office

Bukowski, Charles 0876850867 / 9780876850862 Paperback

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More tales of drinking, gambling, one-night stands and the inevitability of loss. 
Price: 15.99 USD

 
 
 19.  Roominghouse Madrigals

Bukowski, Charles 

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Price: 15.00 USD

 
 20.  Run with the Hunted: A Charles Bukowski Reader

Bukowski, Charles, and Bukowkski, Charles, and Martin, John (Editor) Ecco 1994 60924586 Trade paperback

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Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 512 p. Audience: General/trade. 
Price: 16.00 USD

 
 

 



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