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Portions from a Wine-Stained Notebook

Engels | Druk: 1 | Paperback | 9780872864924 | 300 pagina's

Charles Bukowski - 9780872864924

 

Engels | Druk: 1 | Paperback | 9780872864924 | 300 pagina's

Charles Bukowski (1920-1994), one of the most outrageous and controversial figures of 20th-century American literature, was so prolific that many important pieces were never collected during his lifetime. Portions is a substantial selection of these wide-ranging works, most of which have been unavailable since their original appearance in underground newspapers, literary journals, even porno mags. Among the highlights are his first published short story, Aftermath of a Lengthy Rejection Slip ; his last short story, The Other ; his first and last essays; and the first installment of his famous Notes of a Dirty Old Man column. The book contains meditations on his familiar themes (drinking, horse-racing, etc.) as well as singular discussions of such figures as Artaud, Pound, and the Rolling Stones. Other significant works include the experimental title piece; a fictionalized account of meeting his hero, John Fante ( I Meet the Master ); an unflinching review of Hemingway ( An Old Drunk Who Ran Out of Luck ); the intense, autobiographical Dirty Old Man Confesses ; and several discussions of his aesthetics ( A Rambling Essay on Poetics and the Bleeding Life Written While Drinking a Six-Pack (Tall), In Defense of a Certain Type of Poetry, a Certain Type of Life, a Certain Type of Blood-Filled Creature Who Will Someday Die, and Upon the Mathematics of the Breath and the Way , revealing an unexpectedly learned mind behind his seemingly offhand productions. Portions From a Wine-Stained Notebook is essential reading for Bukowski fans, as well as a good introduction for new readers of this innovative, unconventional writer. Finally, after Bukowski's nearly 50 published books: novels, short stories, poetry, letters, essays, etc. David Calonne has unearthed Portions From a Wine-Stained Notebook, the previously missing link in Bukowski's oeuvre that suddenly makes everything come clear. --John Martin, Black Sparrow Press You know, I just think this is really hot. Among its many gifts, Portions from a Wine-Stained Notebook has one of the best lesbian sex scenes I ever read. I read Bukowski standing up one day in a bookstore (City Lights) and thought he did it too. What Henry Miller did. He wrote American. When it meant something good. Fucked up, male, but incredibly true. In a distinct rhythm. --Eileen Myles, author of Sorry, Tree and Cool for You Bukowski wrote the way he lived, and Portions from a Wine-Stained Notebook is as vivid, bad-ass, screamingly funny, and gutter-angelic as the man himself. Reading these stories and essays, you can hear the beating heart of the poet in every line. Bukowski never wasted a word, and this collection should go far towards shining a light on prose in danger of being lost in the shadow of its larger-than-life author. Those new to his work will have the good fortune of discovering a writer who could break your heart, make you howl, and slap you off your bar-stool you in a single sentence. In a world long since gone lousy with faux hard-living typers and posers, he was the original. --Jerry Stahl author of Permanent Midnight, Perv, Plainclothes Naked, and I, Fatty. Charles Bukowski (1920-1994) published his first story when he was twenty-four and began writing poetry at the age of thirty-five. His first book of poetry was published in 1959; he went on to publish more than forty-five books of poetry and prose, including books published by City Lights Publishers such as Notes of a Dirty Old Man, More Notes of a Dirty Old Man, The Most Beautiful Woman in Town, Tales of Ordinary Madness, Portions from a Wine-Stained Notebook, and Absence of the Hero.

 

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Portions from a Wine-Stained Notebook Engels | Druk: 1 | Paperback | 9780872864924 | 300 pagina's
TaalEngels
BindwijzePaperback
Druk1
Verschijningsdatumseptember 2008
Aantal pagina's300 pagina's
IllustratiesNee
AuteurCharles Bukowski
RedacteurDavid Calonne
UitgeverCity Lights Books
Extra groot lettertypeNee
Gewicht426 g
Verpakking breedte155 mm
Verpakking hoogte19 mm
Verpakking lengte232 mm



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