Ham on Rye

By: Bukowski, Charles

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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.


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A down-and-out writer recalls his childhood, schooling, and the years leading up to World War II.

Title: Ham on Rye

Author Name: Bukowski, Charles

Categories: Beat Generation, Hunter S. Thompson, Charles Bukowski & Poetry
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Publisher: ECCO PR:

ISBN Number: 0876855575

ISBN Number 13: 9780876855577

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Brand New!

Seller ID: 2258