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The Pleasures of the Damned Quotes by Charles Bukowski

Really dig the mundane topics he often wrote about, like a poetic Harvey Pekar. I’m not even sure where to begin here. Charles Bukowski is overbearingly honest in most of his poetry. I enjoyed many of these poems, but some, not so much. I can only speak as a man and poetry written by a man, as a man, appeals to me.

Bukowski published his first story when he was twenty-four and began writing poetry at the age of thirty-five. This book is really poorly put together.

There are no airs and graces in his poems. The Iron Wolf Ted Hughes. In his last few poems Bukowski knows hes going to die, so most his last works are him reflecting upon his life- in particular “The Bluebird” Bukowski confesses that he is a kind person, but he keeps a bitter front for his audience and his image.


New Selected Poems of W. It might sound comic, or dare I say, “poetic” but it happens.

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Feb 09, Cerissa rated it it was amazing. Bukowski’s comes off in this volume as a retched man that rejects most everything. Apr 20, Maja Shinigami rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is a crappy thing to do with Bukowski, because Bukowski’s work and personality changed distinctly several times over his lifetime. More books by this author. Play me the f’n blues. There’s just one quote in particular that I’d like to dwell on, though – Leonard Cohen said: Published October 30th by Ecco first published Jean Genet called him America’s greatest poet.


The writing feels like that, to me. His poems since of fragility is quite contagious. And for the uninitiated, Buk’s work is certainly worth reading. He does it with lines like: See 1 question about The Pleasures of the Damned….

The Pleasures of damnsd Damned is an astonishing poetic treasure trove, essential reading for both long- time fans and those just discovering this unique and important American voice. Pleasures of the Damned: A selection of the best poetry from America’s most iconic and imitated poet, Charles Bukowski. I am a total word damne and have started a quote book due to the amount of books that were really inspiring me last year and Charles is now taking up a fair portion of it.


The Pleasures of the Damned

There’s no need to say anything else. And this made his work great. He died in shortly after completing his last novel, Pulp. Lists with This Book. Jul 04, Christopher rated it it was amazing. However, I disagree with all fo the critics on this front. I have things in my past that can be viewed as depressing but never so much as to call me unfortunate.

Outside of war poetry, most poetry is definitely of a type. I am glad you lived the way you did and told us all about it.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. It’s in the way that he says so much about himself by just illustrating a snapshot of the events that occur in his alcohol-riddled day-to-day life. Here’s hoping your 4 horse eventually came in, and that you found yourself a clean well- lighted place. With almost any experience Bukowski rights about it’s mildly relatable- even if I’ve never experienced it before. I don’t know about this life. Graham, edited by Matthew Francis.