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I am glad you lived the way you did and told us all about it. I’m new to Bukowski. I’m not even sure where to begin here. Er sieht sich bisweilen als der am wenigsten Kaputte unter den Kaputten. I see this final storm as nothing very serious in the sight of the world; there are so many more important things to worry about and to consider. Do you recommend this as first read or I’m better off buying “The last night of the earth poems”?

No trivia or quizzes yet. You realise that Bukowski felt exhausted by humanity itself and really, that got under my skin. I can open up The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and visit the mind of a man with locked-in syndrome.

For the most part, I was disappointed. That isn’t to say that he doesn’t have a heart or that he’s a bad person.

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I am a total word nerd and have started a quote book due to the amount of books that were really inspiring me last year and ;leasures is now taking up a fair portion of it. Someone told me his editor was resp I read nearly all of this on the toilet. I stayed up into the early hours one night reading his poetry- I felt a parallel to myself. Apr 20, Maja Shinigami rated it it was amazing Shelves: British Museum Daljit Nagra. Jul 24, Shaimaa Ali rated it really liked it.


Jan 01, Lisa rated it it was ok Shelves: Outside of war poetry, most poetry is definitely of a type. You were a lonely man with a heart of glass and every word nukowski wrote, you bukwoski for yourself. For starters, this collection seems to have been slapped together without any dates or order to the work.

The Pleasures of the Damned is an astonishing poetic treasure trove, essential reading for both long-time fans and those just discovering this unique and important American voice. The Pleasures of the Damned is an astonishing poetic treasure trove, essential reading for both long- time fans and those just discovering this unique and important American voice. Really dig the mundane topics he often wrote about, like a poetic Harvey Pekar.

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Read this book if you like poetry, free verse, and Bukowski. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He does it with lines like: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. His writing was influenced by the social, cultural and economic ambience of his home city of Los Angeles. The Built Moment Lavinia Greenlaw.

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May 14, Ryan rated it did not like it. I don’t know about this life. I loved those poems and thought I would enjoy more of his work.

This culture has never been something that I have been subjected to. From, alcohol to prostitution Bukowski leaves no stone unturned in his poetry. He is often refereed to as the “dirty old man” of American poetry and after reading this selection of poetry I can see clearly as to why he is deemed so.

He writes about the ordinary degenerate, the drunk who can’t get out of bed in the morning, the yellow-eyed barfly who can’t pay up, and the motel hooker who prefers to be known as a “working girl”.


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Nov 03, William Thomas rated it it was amazing Shelves: Klar, wer solche Gedichte schreibt, bei dem funktioniert noch pleadures viel. My favorite poem so far: But it’s always honest, always raw. Nov 05, Eslam rated it it was amazing.

The Pleasures of the Damned is an astonishing poetic treasure trove, essential reading for both longtime fans and those just discovering this unique and legendary American voice. I’m not a part o that world. Plot Tips on technique 6: He was never on some high horse like most people I come across in literary circles.

Lonely smelly diners, one-eyed cats chasing blind mice, husbands of fat wives cheating with even fatter women. At the forefront of American counter-culture, dsmned Beat Generation writing is widely celebrated. During his lifetime he published more than forty-five books, including novels such as Factotum, Post Office and Ham on Rye.

So poetry that cuts to the quick about regret, loss, failure, rejection.

Jun damnev, Gordon rated it really liked it. Bukowski takes a different approach and it works. CB’s poetry is the polar opposite of that.

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.

As far as I’m concerned, any damneed who can pen 54 books is worth looking into.

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