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Factotum

Factotum

Henry Chinaski, an outcast, a loner and a hopeless drunk, drifts around America from one dead-end job to another, from one woman to another and from one bottle to the next. Uncompromising, gritty, hilarious and confessional in turn, his downward spiral is peppered with black humo... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780753518151
Barcode 9780753518151
Published 1 April 2009 by Ebury Publishing
Format Paperback, Revised edition
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Author(s) By Bukowski, Charles
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ISBN-13 9780753518151
ISBN-10 0753518155
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Ebury Publishing
Imprint Virgin Books
Publication Date 1 April 2009
International Publication Date 5 February 2009
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Revised edition
Edition Revised edition
Author(s) By Bukowski, Charles
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 176
Dimensions Width: 126mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 12mm
Weight 125g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.54
Catalogue Code 980244

Description of this Book

Henry Chinaski, an outcast, a loner and a hopeless drunk, drifts around America from one dead-end job to another, from one woman to another and from one bottle to the next. Uncompromising, gritty, hilarious and confessional in turn, his downward spiral is peppered with black humour. Factotum follows Charles Bukowski's bestselling Post Office , his highly autobiographical first novel. Bukowski's Beat Generation writing reflects his slum upbringing, his succession of menial jobs and his experience of low life urban America. He died in 1994 and is widely acknowledged as one of the most distinctive writers of the last fifty years. Neeli Cherkovski was a close friend of Bukowski and is the author of Hank: The Life of Charles Bukowski (Random House, 1991).

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 1Not since George Orwell has the condition of being down-and-out been so well recorded. - New York Times 2Funny and sharp, observant, clever with details and honest. - Times Literary Supplement 3A side-splitting chronicle ... dirty realism from the godfather of lowlife literature - Uncut 4Its genius is simple and it shines a wee candle on the life of an aspiring poet and home-relief applicant - Bizarre -
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

During his lifetime Bukowski published more than forty-five books of poetry and prose including the novels Post Office (1971) and Factotum (1975). He is one of America's most distinctive writers and a voice for both the outsider and low life Americana.

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