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On Love

On Love

Raw and romantic, On Love captures one of our funniest, fiercest, and most daring writers on a subject that touches all of our lives

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ISBN 9781782117308
Barcode 9781782117308
Published 24 August 2016 by Canongate Books Ltd
Format Paperback, Main
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Author(s) By Bukowski, Charles
Edited by Debritto, Abel
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ISBN-13 9781782117308
ISBN-10 178211730X
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Canongate Books Ltd
Imprint Canongate Books Ltd
Publication Date 24 August 2016
International Publication Date 4 August 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Bukowski, Charles
Edited by Debritto, Abel
Category Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 14mm
Weight 154g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Love poetry
NBS Text Poetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 811.54;811.54
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

In On Love, we see Charles Bukowski reckoning with the complications of love and desire. Alternating between the tough and the tender, the romantic and the gritty, Bukowski exposes the myriad faces of love in the poems collected here - its selfishness and its narcissism, its randomness, its mystery and its misery, and, ultimately, its true joyfulness, endurance and redemptive power. Whether writing about his daughter, his lover, or his work, Bukowski is fiercely honest and reflective, using love as a prism to look at the world and to view his own vulnerable place in it.

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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 two. He was raised in Los Angeles and lived there the rest of his life. 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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