Keyword: Charles Bukowski


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By: Charles Bukowski

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Canongate Canons: 2019

Seller ID: 9781786891679

ISBN: 1786891670

Condition: New

'What will you do?' 'Oh, hell, I'll write a novel about writing the screenplay and making the movie.' 'What are you going to call it?' 'Hollywood.' Henry Chinaski has a penchant for booze, women and horse-racing. On his precarious journey from poet to screenwriter he encounters a host of well-known stars and lays bare the absurdity and egotism of the film industry. Poetic, sharp and dangerous, Hollywood - Bukowski's fictionalisation of his experiences making the film Barfly - explores the many dark shadows to be found in the neon-soaked glare of Hollywood's limelight. View more info

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By: Charles Bukowski

Price: $22.95

Publisher: UK, Virgin: 2018

Seller ID: 9780753518151

ISBN: 0753518155

Condition: New

Henry Chinaski, an outcast, a loner and a hopeless drunk, drifts around America from one dead-end job to another, from one woman to another and from one bottle to the next. Uncompromising, gritty, hilarious and confessional in turn, his downward spiral is peppered with black humour. Factotum follows Charles Bukowski's bestselling Post Office, his highly autobiographical first novel. Bukowski's Beat Generation writing reflects his slum upbringing, his succession of menial jobs and his experience of low life urban America. He died in 1994 and is widely acknowledged as one of the most distinct... View more info

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By: Charles Bukowski

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Virgin: 2009

Seller ID: 9780753518175

ISBN: 0753518171

Condition: New

Charles Bukowski's brilliant, fantastical pastiche of a detective story. Packed with wit, invention and Bukowski's trademark lowlife adventures, it is the final novel of one of the most enjoyable and influential cult writers of the last century. Nicky Belane, private detective and career alcoholic, is a troubled man. He is plagued not just by broads, booze, lack of cash and a raging ego, but also by the surreal jobs he's been hired to do. Not only has been hired to track down French classical author Celine - who's meant to be dead - but he's also supposed to find the elusive Red Sparrow - w... View more info

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Ham on Rye

By: Charles Bukowski

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Canongate Canons: 2017

Seller ID: 9781782116660

ISBN: 1782116664

Condition: New

With his fourth novel, legendary barfly Charles Bukowski follows the path of his alter ego Henry Chinaski through the high school years of acne and rejection, drinking his way through the Depression, and ends at the start of World War 2. 'He brought everyone down to earth, even the angels' LEONARD COHEN. Charles Bukowski is one of the greatest authors of the twentieth century. The autobiographical Ham on Rye is widely considered his finest novel. A classic of American literature, it offers powerful insight into his youth through the prism of his alter-ego Henry Chinaski, who grew up to b... View more info

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Post Office

By: Charles Bukowski

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Virgin: 2011

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 9780753518168

ISBN: 0753518163

Condition: New

Henry Chinaski is a lowlife loser with a hand-to-mouth existence. His menial post office day job supports a life of beer, one-night stands and racetracks. Lurid, uncompromising and hilarious, Post Office is a landmark in American literature, and over 1 million copies have been sold worldwide. The new edition is augmented with an anecdotal introduction by the modern Welsh cult-literary author, Niall Griffiths - a writer who was working in a British post office when he first read Bukowski's Post Office. View more info