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.
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Charles Bukowski is one of America's best-known contemporary writers of 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 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.Review:
'Very funny, very sad, and despite its self-congratulatory tone, honest in most of the right places. In many ways, Bukowski may have been the perfect writer to describe post-war southern California - a land of wide, flat spaces with nothing worth seeing, so you might as well vanish into yourself. In an age of conformity, Bukowski wrote about the people nobody wanted to be: the ugly, the selfish, the lonely, the mad.' --The Observer
Wordsworth, Whitman, William Carlos Willams, and the Beats in their respective generations moved poetry toward a more natural language. Bukowski moved in a little further. --Los Angeles Times Book Review
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Descrizione libro Black Sparrow 2001, c1982., Santa Barbara, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: No Dust Jacket. reprint of 1982 ed; Thirtieth Printing. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 283 pages; Brand new with issued clear plastic cover protector. Codice libro della libreria 1860
Descrizione libro Black Sparrow Books 1982-09, 1982. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0876855583. Codice libro della libreria 594670
Descrizione libro Black Sparrow Books, 1982. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110876855583