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On Writing

On Writing
 

Charles Bukowski's stories, poems, and novels have left an enduring mark on our culture. In this collection of correspondence--letters to publishers, editors, friends, and fellow writers--the writer shares his insights on the art of creation.

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ISBN 9780062417404
Barcode 9780062417404
Published 26 July 2016 by Ecco Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Bukowski, Charles
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ISBN-13 9780062417404
ISBN-10 0062417401
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Ecco Press
Imprint Ecco Press
Publication Date 26 July 2016
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Bukowski, Charles
Category Collections & Anthologies Of Various Literary Forms
Poetry Texts & Anthologies
Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 132mm
Height: 201mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 181g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Authorship, Authors, American - 20th century, Bukowski, Charles
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 811.54
Catalogue Code 993604

Description of this Book

Sharp and moving reflections and ruminations on the artistry and craft of writing from one of our most iconoclastic, riveting, and celebrated masters.Charles Bukowski s stories, poems, and novels have left an enduring mark on our culture. In this collection of correspondence letters to publishers, editors, friends, and fellow writers the writer shares his insights on the art of creation.On Writing reveals an artist brutally frank about the drudgery of work and canny and uncompromising about the absurdities of life and of art. It illuminates the hard-edged, complex humanity of a true American legend and counterculture icon the laureate of American lowlife (Time) who stoically recorded society s downtrodden and depraved. It exposes an artist grounded in the visceral, whose work reverberates with his central ideal: Don't try. Piercing, poignant, and often hilarious, On Writing is filled not only with memorable lines but also with Bukowski s trademark toughness, leavened with moments of grace, pathos, and intimacy.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review By turns, the poet s letters are humorous, boastful, self-deprecating, and angry at the world, but they are always entertaining. VERDICT: Bukowski fans will welcome this new collection tied to the celebration of what would have been his 95th birthday. --Library Journal

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Author's Bio

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 1920 in Andernach, Germany, to an American soldier father and a German mother, and brought to the United States at the age of two. He was raised in Los Angeles and lived there for over fifty years. He died in San Pedro, California, on March 9, 1994, at the age of seventy-three, shortly after completing his last novel, Pulp. Abel Debritto, a former Fulbright scholar and current Marie Curie fellow, works in the digital humanities. He is the author of Charles Bukowski, King of the Underground, and the editor of the Bukowski collections On Writing, On Cats, and On Love.

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