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Tales of Ordinary Madness

Tales of Ordinary Madness
 

A collection of short stories gives an insight into the dark, dangerous lowlife of Los Angeles that the inhabited. From prostitutes to classical music, the author of this book mixes high and low culture in his 'tales of ordinary madness'. These are angry yet tender, humorous and ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780753513873
Barcode 9780753513873
Published 3 August 2009 by Ebury Publishing
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Bukowski, Charles
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ISBN-13 9780753513873
ISBN-10 0753513870
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Ebury Publishing
Imprint Virgin Books
Publication Date 3 August 2009
International Publication Date 7 February 2008
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Bukowski, Charles
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 170g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.54
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Inspired by DH Lawrence, Chekhov and Hemingway, Bukowski's writing is passionate, extreme and has attracted a cult following, while his life was as weird and wild as the tales he wrote. This collection of short stories gives an insight into the dark, dangerous lowlife of Los Angeles that Bukowski inhabited. From prostitutes to classical music, Bukowski ingeniously mixes high and low culture in his 'tales of ordinary madness'. These are angry yet tender, humorous and haunting portrayals of life in the underbelly of Los Angeles.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Dirty realism from the godfather of lowlife literature Uncut
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Born in 1920, Charles Bukowski became one of America's best-known writers. During his lifetime he published more than forty-five books of poetry and prose including the novels Post Office (1971), Factotum (1975), Women (1979) and Pulp (1994) all available from Virgin Books.

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