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On Writing
 

On Writing

By Bukowski, Charles

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-lett... read full description below.

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Published 28 July 2015 by HarperCollins
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ISBN-13 9780062395986
ISBN-10 006239598X
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher HarperCollins
Imprint Ecco
Publication Date 28 July 2015
Publication Country United States United States
Format Not specified
Author(s) By Bukowski, Charles
Category Literature: Texts
Collections & Anthologies Of Various Literary Forms
Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
Literature: Special Interest
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
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 799509

Description of this Electronic 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 Always passionate, frequently funny, occasionally incoherent excerpts from a significant 20th-century American writer.

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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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