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On Writing

On Writing (Hardback, Main)

By Bukowski, Charles
Edited by Debritto, Abel

Features a collection of reflections and ruminations on the craft that the author dedicated his life to. Piercing, and unsentimental, this book is filled not only with memorable lines but also with the author's trademark toughness, leavened with moments of grace, pathos, and inti... read full description below.

ISBN 9781782117223
Barcode 9781782117223
Published 26 August 2015 by Canongate Books Ltd
Format Hardback, Main
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ISBN-13 9781782117223
ISBN-10 1782117229
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Canongate Books Ltd
Imprint Canongate Books Ltd
Publication Date 26 August 2015
International Publication Date 23 July 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Bukowski, Charles
Edited by Debritto, Abel
Category Collections & Anthologies Of Various Literary Forms
Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 144mm
Height: 220mm
Spine: 24mm
Weight 354g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Authors, American - Correspondence - 20th century, Publishers and publishing - Correspondence - United States
NBS Text Anthologies, Essays, Letters & Miscellaneous
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 814.54
Catalogue Code 604126

Description of this Book

Charles Bukowski was one of our most iconoclastic, raw, and riveting writers, one whose stories, poems, and novels have left an enduring mark on our culture. On Writing collects Bukowski's reflections and ruminations on the craft that he dedicated his life to. Piercing, unsentimental, and often hilarious, On Writing is filled not only with memorable lines but also with the author's trademark toughness, leavened with moments of grace, pathos, and intimacy. In the correspondence collected here - letters to publishers, editors, friends, and fellow writers - Bukowski is brutally frank about the drudgery of work and canny and uncompromising when it comes to the absurdities of life-and of art. Still, he is always 'effortlessly, magnetically readable' (Booklist), a true American legend and counter culture icon whose hard-edged, complex humanity is fully on display here. The 'laureate of American lowlife,' (Time) a writer associated with the downtrodden and depraved, Bukowski was still always - and indelibly - in tune with the life of the mind.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review * A laureate of American low life Time * He brought everybody down to earth, even the angels -- Leonard Cohen * The best poet in America -- Jean Genet * Reflective, humane, tremendously evocative and absorbingly readable The Times * The thing about Bukowski is, when you read what he has to say, he's right -- Sean Penn
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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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 three. He was raised in Los Angeles and lived there 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.

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