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Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Starred Review. Bukowski’s chatty free verse (and : The Pleasures of the Damned: Selected Poems eBook: Charles Bukowski: Kindle Store. The Pleasures of the Damned is a selection of the best poetry from America’s most iconic and imitated poet, Charles Bukowski. Celebrating the full range of the . A hefty new volume collects Charles Bukowski’s hard-found music of the streets.

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The grief he felt was oof, world wrecking and I identified with that grief since I lost my husband and soul mate two years ago. Although I never have had such bad skin problems as Bukowski, I’ve felt ugly, abashed, belittled by the loud people at restaurants. He read the greats when he was young including Hemingway who of which is constantly referenced throughout the poems. He was always honest. The Pleasures of the Damned is a selection of the best poetry from America’s most iconic and imitated poet, Charles Bukowski.

The Book of Strange New Things.

So poetry that cuts to the quick about regret, loss, failure, rejection. My first Bukowski poetry book was Betting on the Muse.

In his work, Charles Bukowski creates a dystopia without an apocalypse. And anyone who reads his work, hears him speak, instead of pigeonholing the work or the man because of some perceived affront in the work or an interview.


His style of free verse has left a generation-spanning cacophony of enthusiasts, acolytes and derivative hacks. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? He was a man I would have loved to have met.

The Lonely Hearts Hotel. He stripped down things to what they actually are instead of what society likes to pretend them to be. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. His work truly appeals to poetry lovers who think that they hate poetry.

I think I read his work so I can prepare for whatever pleasurez come.

Oct 18, Parrish Lantern rated it it was amazing Shelves: However, there’s some new damnef too – some of the material was first published here, and its covers contain a sizable amount of the great poet’s work between his early, formative years and his final days, dying of leukemia after a lifetime of heavy drinking. He never put himself out to be better than camned was. No trivia or quizzes yet. He saw the irony in working hard for money to live to the point of death.

And it keeps knocking you in the teeth on nearly every page. Charles my dear dear friend, you bukkwski a god. Last Exit to Brooklyn.


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The Pleasures of the Damned by Charles Bukowski

To put together this way is frustrating to the the seasoned reader and misrepresents him to the beginning reader. The writing plezsures like that, to me.

How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot. Jan 05, Elle rated it did not like it Shelves: The Kind Worth Killing.

I am glad that beings like you have existed and have breathed pleasurez breath of fresh air into verse.

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The Iron Wolf Ted Hughes. No fancy wording or clever rhymes. Throughout The Pleasures of the Damned I followed Bukowski’s everday life charlss observations of the world that he lives in. Someone told me his editor was responsible for all that stuff, so maybe it’s not his fault. I believe he did it. Reach for the Sun Vol.