AUTHOR | CHARLES BUKOWSKI



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Charles Bukowski | Poet, novelist, short story writer, columnist



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Henry Charles Bukowski (born Heinrich Karl Bukowski. August 16, 1920 – March 9, 1994) was a German-born American poet, novelist, and short story writer.
His writing was influenced by the social, cultural, and economic ambience of his home city of Los Angeles. His work addresses the ordinary lives of poor Americans, the act of writing, alcohol, relationships with women, and the drudgery of work. Bukowski wrote thousands of poems, hundreds of short stories and six novels, eventually publishing over sixty books. The FBI kept a file on him as a result of his column, Notes of a Dirty Old Man, in the LA underground newspaper Open City.
In 1986 Time called Bukowski a 'laureate of American lowlife'. Regarding Bukowski's enduring popular appeal, Adam Kirsch of The New Yorker wrote, 'the secret of Bukowski's appeal. . . [is that] he combines the confessional poet's promise of intimacy with the larger-than-life aplomb of a pulp-fiction hero.'

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Born: 1920-08-16

Born in: Andernach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Died: 1994-03-09







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Ya got cigarettes?” she asks. “Yes,” I say,“I got ci...

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I care for you, darling, I love you,the only reason ...

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I paid, got up, walkedto the door, openedit.I heard ...

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having nothing to struggleagainstthey have nothing t...

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permanent living peace is permanent living death.

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The place trembled with sound. I didn't need to do a...

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she slammed the door andwas gone.I looked at the clo...

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she wasn't veryinterestingbut few peopleare.

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the gods play nofavorites.

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I feel no grief for being called somethingwhichI am ...

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some moments are nice, some arenicer, some are even ...

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the world is better withoutthem.only the plants and ...

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the worst thing,' he told me,'is bitterness, people ...

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girlsplease give yourbodies and yourlivestothe young...

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it does seemthe more we drinkthe better the wordsgo.

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as long as there arehuman beings aboutthere is never...

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darkness falls upon Humanityand faces become terribl...

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I like to prowl ordinary places.I feel sorry for us ...

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when I drive the freeways I see the soul of humanity...

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the gods seldomgivebut so quicklytake.

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