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  1.   Absence of the Hero
Bukowski, Charles City Lights Publishers 0872865312 / 9780872865310 PAPERBACK New 
0872865312 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Pacific Northwest Independent Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 300 p. Audience: General/trade. Everyone's favorite Dirty Old Man returns with a new volume of uncollected work. Charles Bukowski (1920-1994), one of the most outrageous figures of 20th-century American literature, was so prolific that many significant pieces never found their way into his books. Absence of the Hero contains much of his earliest fiction, unseen in decades, as well as a number of previously unpublished stories and essays. classic Bukowskian obsessions are here: sex, booze, and gambling, along with trenchant analysis of what he calls "Playing and Being the Poet. " Among the book's highlights are tales of his infamous public readings ("Big Dope Reading, " "I Just Write Poetry So I Can Go to Bed with Girls"); a review of his own first book; hilarious installments of his newspaper column, Notes of a Dirty Old Man, including meditations on neo-Nazis and driving in Los Angeles; and an uncharacteristic tale of getting lost in the Utah woods ("Bukowski Takes a Trip"). Yet the book also showcases the other Bukowski--an astute if offbeat literary critic. From his own "Manifesto" to his account of poetry in Los Angeles ("A Foreword to These Poets") to idiosyncratic evaluations of Allen Ginsberg, Robert Creeley, LeRoi Jones, and Louis Zukofsky, Absence of the Hero reveals the intellectual hidden beneath the gruff exterior. second volume of his uncollected prose, Absence of the Hero is a major addition to the Bukowski canon, essential for fans yet suitable for new readers as an introduction to the wide range of his work. 
Price: 17.00 USD

 
 6.  Play the Piano Drunk Like a Percussion Instrument until the Fingers Begin to Bleed a Bit
Bukowski, Charles Ecco 0876854374 / 9780876854372 PAPERBACK New 
0876854374 More tales of drinking, gambling, one-night stands and the inevitability of loss. 
Price: 15.00 USD

 
 
  2.   Charles Bukowski-Underwater Poetry Festival-Salt Lake City, Utah-October 5, 1974 by Bukowski, Charles & Potts, Charles by Bukowski, Charles & Potts, Charles by Bukowski, Charles & Potts, Charles
Bukowski, Charles & Potts, Charles A Litmus Production-Temple Inc. New 
Brand new, wrapped in plastic, support the local Walla Walla economy by shopping locally! Audio cd of a rare Bukowski reading. 
Price: 10.00 USD

 
 7.  Run With the Hunted: A Charles Bukowski Reader
Bukowski, Charles HarperPerennial 0060924586 / 9780060924584 PAPERBACK New 
0060924586 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 512 p. Audience: General/trade. From Publishers Weekly From recollections of early childhood in Germany and L.A. in the '20s to the unflinching reflections of a grizzled septuagenarian, the stunning directness and infamous "bad attitude" of Bukowski's autobiographical poetry and fiction are as captivating as they are repugnant. Faithfully anthologized here by his longtime editor and arranged in chronological order, these excerpts from more than 20 of Bukowski's published books chronicle--both explicitly and through several recurring personas--the major events of the author's life: childhood, the Depression and WW II, the deaths of parents and lovers, his experience in Hollywood, illness and old age. Bukowski's signature themes are also present: the racetrack, drinking, violence, women, sex and, of course, writing. Set in some half-dozen big cities, and several grim hinterlands in between, they depict protagonists listlessly careening through unusual jobs, seedy bars and squalid apartments where they are observed in fierce lovers' quarrels or in solitary debauch with just some booze and a typewriter. All are rendered with great immediacy, disturbing candor and Bukowski's singular blend of cynicism, misanthropy and unexpected sentimentality. While devotees may prefer the original volumes in their entirety, this is an effective primer for the uninitiated, or a refresher for past readers who, incredibly, have managed to forget. 
Price: 16.00 USD

 
 
  3.   Factotum
Bukowski, Charles Ecco 0876852630 / 9780876852637 PAPERBACK New 
0876852630 One of Charles Bukowski's best, this beer-soaked, deliciously degenerate novel follows the wanderings of aspiring writer Henry Chinaski across World War II-era America. Deferred from military service, Chinaski travels from city to city, moving listlessly from one odd job to another, always needing money but never badly enough to keep a job. His day-to-day existence spirals into an endless litany of pathetic whores, sordid rooms, dreary embraces, and drunken brawls, as he makes his bitter, brilliant way from one drink to the next. Charles Bukowski's posthumous legend continues to grow. Factotum is a masterfully vivid evocation of slow-paced, low-life urbanity and alcoholism, and an excellent introduction to the fictional world of Charles Bukowski. 
Price: 17.00 USD

 
 8.  Tales of Ordinary Madness
Charles Bukowski City Lights Publishers 0872861554 / 9780872861558 PAPERBACK Fair 
0872861554 Fair. Moderate wear to covers/corners. Light to moderate water damage with resulting ripple and discoloration to pages. Trade paperback binding. Support Last Word Books & Press and independent booksellers. 
Price: 8.00 USD

 
 
  4.   Factotum tie-in
Bukowski, Charles Ecco 006113127X / 9780061131271 PAPERBACK New 
006113127X New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 208 p. Audience: General/trade. One of Charles Bukowski's best, this beer-soaked, deliciously degenerate novel follows the wanderings of aspiring writer Henry Chinaski across World War II-era America. Deferred from military service, Chinaski travels from city to city, moving listlessly from one odd job to another, always needing money but never badly enough to keep a job. His day-to-day existence spirals into an endless litany of pathetic whores, sordid rooms, dreary embraces, and drunken brawls, as he makes his bitter, brilliant way from one drink to the next. Charles Bukowski's posthumous legend continues to grow. Factotum is a masterfully vivid evocation of slow-paced, low-life urbanity and alcoholism, and an excellent introduction to the fictional world of Charles Bukowski. 
Price: 14.00 USD

 
 9.  The People Look Like Flowers At Last: New Poems
Bukowski, Charles Ecco 0060577088 / 9780060577087 PAPERBACK New 
0060577088 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 299 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. In a posthumously published poem, Bukowski says he's succeeded "If you read this after I am long dead. " By that standard, he is indeed a success: this fifth and purportedly last posthumous book published since his death in 1994 offers his still-large audience more of what made Bukowski (1921 1994) and his hard-drinking alter ego Henry Chinaski famous, as chronicled, for example, in the films Barfly and Factotum. Rapid, chatty free verse records his devotion to racehorses, boxing and drinking; his sexual exploits and failures; his contempt for highbrow, hoity-toity literati, and his countervailing yearnings for literary fame. Early on, the poems show unapologetic nostalgia: in "the 1930s, " "the landlord/ only got his rent/ when you had/ it. " Some of the most memorable poems here record the poet's anxieties and delights while caring for his daughter. final pages are devoted to fate, last things, old age, mortality and retrospectives on Bukowski's hard-drinking, prolific career: "we were not put here to/ enjoy easy days and/ nights. " Bukowski's style did not change in his last years; readers who have already written him off are unlikely to change their minds. Fans, however, may discover one of his strongest, most affecting books. 
Price: 14.00 USD

 
 
  5.   Love is a Dog From Hell
Bukowski, Charles Ecco 0876853629 / 9780876853627 PAPERBACK New 
0876853629 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 312 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Old Chuck has plenty to say on the topic of bourgeois bliss and the virtues of working hard. Oh, who are we kidding? Skip to the essay "Notes by a Dirty Old Man" to catch that true Bukowski tone. 
Price: 16.00 USD

 
 10.  The Roominghouse Madrigals: Early Selected Poems 1946-1966
Bukowski, Charles Ecco 0876857322 / 9780876857328 PAPERBACK New 
0876857322 More drunken raving poems from the master of the form, Charles Bukowski. 
Price: 15.00 USD

 
 

 


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