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On Writing
 

On Writing (EPUB ebook – 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 9781782117230
Barcode 9781782117230
Published 23 July 2015 by Canongate Books
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ISBN-13 9781782117230
ISBN-10 1782117237
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Canongate Books
Imprint Canongate Books
Publication Date 23 July 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook – Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Bukowski, Charles
Edited by Debritto, Abel
Category Literature: Texts
Collections & Anthologies Of Various Literary Forms
Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
Other Prose: Classical, Early & Medieval
Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
Literature: Special Interest
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
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 Not specified

Description of this Electronic Book

'If a man truly desires to write, then he will.
Rejection and ridicule will only strengthen him . . . There is no losing in writing, it will make your toes laugh as you sleep, it will make you stride like a tiger, it will fire the eye and put you face to face with death. You will die a fighter, you will be honored in hell. The luck of the word. Go with it, send it.'


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 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 In the previously unpublished letters to editors, friends and fellow writers collected here, Bukowski is brutally frank about the drudgery of work and uncompromising when it comes to the absurdities of life and of art.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Reflective, humane, tremendously evocative and absorbingly readable

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Author's Bio

Charles Bukowski was 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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