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Charles Bukowski

Birthdate: 16. August 1920
Date of death: 9. March 1994
Other names: Henry Charles Bukowski

Henry Charles Bukowski was a German-American poet, novelist, and short story writer.

His writing was influenced by the social, cultural, and economic ambiance of his home city of Los Angeles. His work addresses the ordinary lives of poor

Americans, the act of writing, alcohol, relationships with women, and the drudgery of work. Bukowski wrote thousands of poems, hundreds of short stories and six novels, eventually publishing over 60 books. The FBI kept a file on him as a result of his column Notes of a Dirty Old Man in the LA underground newspaper Open City.Bukowski published extensively in small literary magazines and with small presses beginning in the early 1940s and continuing on through the early 1990s. As noted by one reviewer, "Bukowski continued to be, thanks to his antics and deliberate clownish performances, the king of the underground and the epitome of the littles in the ensuing decades, stressing his loyalty to those small press editors who had first championed his work and consolidating his presence in new ventures such as the New York Quarterly, Chiron Review, or Slipstream." Some of these works include his Poems Written Before Jumping Out of an 8 Story Window, published by his friend and fellow poet Charles Potts, and better known works such as Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame. These poems and stories were later republished by John Martin's Black Sparrow Press as collected volumes of his work.

In 1986 Time called Bukowski a "laureate of American lowlife". Regarding Bukowski's enduring popular appeal, Adam Kirsch of The New Yorker wrote, "the secret of Bukowski's appeal ... [is that] he combines the confessional poet's promise of intimacy with the larger-than-life aplomb of a pulp-fiction hero."Since his death in 1994, Bukowski has been the subject of a number of critical articles and books about both his life and writings, despite his work having received relatively little attention from academic critics in America during his lifetime. In contrast, Bukowski enjoyed extraordinary fame in Europe, especially in Germany, the place of his birth. Wikipedia

Works

Women
Women
Charles Bukowski
Love Is a Dog from Hell
Love Is a Dog from Hell
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Ham on Rye
Ham on Rye
Charles Bukowski
Citát „The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts while the stupid one are full of confidence.“

„The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts while the stupid one are full of confidence.“

—  Charles Bukowski

Variant: The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.

„It all comes down to the last person you think of at night, that's where the heart is.“

—  Charles Bukowski

Original: Tutto si riduce all'ultima persona a cui pensi la notte, è lì che si trova il cuore.
Source: In Una sorcia bianca – nella raccolta Storie di ordinaria follia

„and love is a word used
too much and
much
too soon.“

—  Charles Bukowski

Source: The Night Torn Mad With Footsteps

„and love was lightning and remembrance“

—  Charles Bukowski

Source: The Roominghouse Madrigals: Early Selected Poems, 1946-1966

„Once a woman turns against you, forget it. They can love you, then something turns in them. They can watch you dying in a gutter, run over by a car, and they'll spit on you.“

—  Charles Bukowski, book Women

Variant: Once a woman turns against you, forget it. They can love you, then something turns in them. They can watch you dying in a gutter, run over by a car, and they’ll spit on you.
Source: Women (1978)

„There is a loneliness in this world so great that you can see it in the slow movement of the hands of a clock.“

—  Charles Bukowski, book Love Is a Dog from Hell

Variant: There is a loneliness in this world so great
that you can see it in the slow movement of the hands of a clock
Source: Love Is a Dog from Hell

„I stopped looking for a Dream Girl, I just wanted one that wasn't a nightmare.“

—  Charles Bukowski

Source: The Captain is Out to Lunch and the Sailors Have Taken Over the Ship

„I remember awakening one morning and finding everything smeared with the color of forgotten love.“

—  Charles Bukowski

Source: What Matters Most is How Well You Walk Through the Fire

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