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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02  ·  rating details  ·  12,583 ratings  ·  385 reviews
Kuma oturup suya bakardı, her şeye zor inanılırdı suya bakınca, Çin diye bir ülke olduğuna ya da ABD'ye ve Vietnam'a, bir zamanlar çocuk olduğuna, hayır, buna inanmak zor değildi, onu unutamazdı. Bir de erkeklik çağını: çalıştığı işler ve kadınlar, sonra kadınsızlık, şimdi de işsizlik. altmışında bir berduş. bitmiş.bir hiç. bir dolar yirmi sent nakit vardı cebinde. bir haf ...more
Paperback, 199 pages
Published 2010 by Parantez Yayıncılık (first published January 1st 1978)
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Cbj
Bukowski is in the form of his life here. Every single story hits you hard. Most of them aren't more than 5 pages long. But the impact is tremendous. Basically Bukowski has just one story. That of the down and out, hard drinking and alienated vagabond who spews out some incredible social commentary.

There are some gems like the one about guys with clean kitchens. And this wonderful line ".....doldrums of mechanical people in a mechanical act, trying to tickle their cement souls back into life wi
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Autumn
i was first introduced to this book in the bathroom of a one-night-stand's house. i tried to delay the sex part, because i was actually more interested in the book than the guy but i was eventually overtaken. nonetheless, i went and bought the book the following week.
Dan
I'm at a total loss as to why this guy is popular amongst people my age. To be fair, this is the only book of his I've read, so maybe I'm missing something. But really, straight forward stories of life as a drunk, dirty, old man are not very interesting. They're often depressing, as would be expected, but there's no redeeming lesson or observation in most of it either. I could see the appeal to younger readers being first exposed to derision for the wealthy, skittish, management class and the fl ...more
Indra Mangule
I simply love Bukowski. He belonged to a world I dont quite understand and he disliked people on such a high level - it confuses me. He describes a universe, where all things are wrong and where meaning of going on seems as dubious as the claim that one can come out of this life still being sane.

And yet, there are too many familiarities in what Bukowski says. I can sympathise to what he is saying or rather, what he seems to be feeling. Though the source of his impressions is different from mine,
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Fewlas
Fatto sta che un autore come Bukowski io non l’ho ancora trovato. E ritengo anche che sia il più incompreso autore mai esistito. In particolare, i racconti contenuti in questa celebre raccolta non ottengono mai l’attenzione che meritano data la ripetitività dei temi e l’estrema volgarità che in essi l’autore ha voluto riversare senza alcuna moderazione (e a volerci sprecare un po’ di tempo le si potrebbero smentire entrambe queste due caratteristiche bersaglio di biasimo, ma io la vorrei fare pi ...more
Emily
Mar 31, 2008 Emily rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone.
Recommended to Emily by: My friend Todd.
This was my introduction to Bukowski. A friend loaned me this book after reading a short story I wrote, telling me that I would probably enjoy it.

As I read it, a strange feeling came over me. It was the feeling of excitement knowing that I was reading something brilliant mixed with the feeling that I got when I saw Hustler Magazine for the first time. I think it describes Bukowski's work perfectly. His words are both beautiful and debauched at the same time. Still one of my favorite books.

Ginny_1807
È difficile valutare dal punto di vista letterario questi racconti, nei quali vengono sovvertiti tutti i canoni compositivi e grafici tradizionali, in una ripetizione ossessiva di temi, situazioni ed eccessi che talora si sospetta volti soprattutto a stupire, provocare e scandalizzare; ma soprattutto è difficile scindere il giudizio qualitativo dell’opera da quello personale sull’autore, poiché ad essere oggetto del giudizio del lettore è essenzialmente lui, Charles Bukowski.
Persona o personagg
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Aaron Maddox
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Bausertron
This wasn't an amazing, blow you away book, but is that what you would really expect going into it? I've read a handful of Bukowski novels before and I've liked them even though some of their honesty makes me cringe now and again.

This is a selection of short stories, mostly autobiographical, and I found them delightful and easy to digest. I've never read any of Bukowski's poetry, but he does a good job at truncated writing. Little blurbs of thought and ponderings of things instead of forcing a l
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Tfitoby
He writes well, this much is obvious, but I really just didn't care about reading what felt like the same 'story' over and over again.

I enjoyed his writerly voice, the tone of the prose, the attitude of it all, it was so dirty and real as you would expect of somebody influence so obviously by Ernest Hemingway but, and maybe it is because of these expectations that I didn't love it, I was expecting more, something to make me want to keep turning the pages, plot maybe? And if that's so then I gues
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Raegan Butcher
Bukowski cranked out these stories for dirty magazines strictly for the money but he was the kind of writer who worked well with that kind of editorial freedom to produce whatever his inebriated mind could come up with and there are some really good examples of his writing here. My favorite: "The Blanket" which is as close to perfection as these old stories from this period in his life get with its surreal combination of low-life angst and Edgar Allan Poe-like feverish poetic madness. It's too b ...more
Agent of Fortune
Буковски. Всички го почитат и възхваляват. Малко хора си позволяват да говорят за крайно сексистките му коментари, които не просто ми се набиват твърде много на очи, ами и ми ги избиват... В цялата книга се повтаря история след история за изнасилвания и как нашият приятел не може да се сдържи. Все едно. Като цяло книгата ми хареса (естествено като изключим сексизма), Буковски си е Буковски с всичките му псувни и крайни изказвания, въпреки това верни. Твърде грубовато подхвърлено, без увъртания, ...more
Víctor
Aunque estoy convencido de que hay lecturas positivas que te ayudan ha vivir, y hay lecturas negativas que te oscurecen el acto existencial, creo que es necesario mirar en ambos sentidos. Hay que ser higiénicos y hay que embarrarse en lodo de vez en cuando. Bukowski es chapotear en fango: divertido, sarcástico, irónico, deprimente, destructivo, nada para tomarse en serio. La receta es la misma: pobreza, alcoholisimo, mujeres-carne, el heroísmo en el vacío existencial.
Ryan
I was looking for something new (to me) in the early 90's and some dweeb in a Brentano's recommended this to me because Bukowski has died months before. I hate discovering something great just after the author has died. I also hate people saying how great some author (or artist) was after they die, but they never had much to say while the author was still alive.

Anyway, this is one of his two greatest novels.
Julie Rylie
Bukowski, Bukowski...

even though this guy uses mostly the same topics on his books there is something about it that draws me again and again and again to it like I'm addicted. And I have to say in terms of exposing his mind and philosophizing about various topics this book for me it's the one that is most well written (among the ones I have read so far of course).

I've underlined some quotes and lines of thought that I want to add to the quotes here later.

There is a lot of talk about the race
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Chris
once upon a time, in a shitshack bookstore not unlike so many other shitshack bookstores, a life-long love was forged. employed at this store was a strapping young lad named chris. bright-eyed. bushy-tailed. boneheaded. and enamored with the wealth of books surrounding him. he was perplexed as where to even begin looking for the good stuff, and he’d often scour the place after business hours. labyrinthine shelves. stocked endcaps. free-standing or pop-up displays. a pile of books here and there ...more
Jason
Bukowski makes me laugh -- a lot of the time I feel like I shouldn't be laughing, but I still do. Then, I turn the page and repeat.
Craig Stone
I lost this book when I was about 50 pages from the end. I think I might have left it in the gym - which is probably some sort of Bukowskian sin.

I'll read those last pages one day, but I knew from half way in that this was a five star book. I love Bukowski. I love his tales of ordinary madness. Though, of course, the madness isn't ordinary because Bukowski wasn't like most people.

He drinks his way through the book, offending the world around him, offending himself...it reads like a bewildered k
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Robin-Hood
Bukowski prende, ma prende in un modo così fastidioso che ti porta a dibatterti tra una storia e l’altra dei suoi racconti con la voglia di dire: adesso basta, è l’ultimo che leggo. Perché fa quasi rabbia questo suo compiaciuto sguazzare nella fanghiglia umana, il suo mettere la sua strabiliante energia mentale in ciò che la cultura e la morale ci ha insegnato a disprezzare…ti senti provocata, rintuzzata proprio nelle cose che ti hanno abituato a non dire, non vedere, non sentire.
Poi, quando or
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Katy
Classic, quotable Bukowski. However, if you are just starting out on the quintessential dirty old man, you should read "The Most Beautiful Woman In Town" first. Bukowski needs to be eased into, and this collection of short stories gets a little dark and crazy. If you started here, you might give up on him, and he truly was a brilliant man.

Favorite quotes from this collection:
"Show me a man who lives alone and has a perpetually dirty kitchen, and 5 times out of 9 I'll show you an exceptional man.
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maitr+margarita
«Καθίσατε να σκεφτείτε στα σοβαρά ότι το LSD και η έγχρωμη τηλεόραση εμφανίστηκαν στην αγορά σχεδόν ταυτόχρονα; Καταφθάνει αυτός ο εκρηκτικός βομβαρδισμός χρωμάτων, κι εμείς τί κάνουμε; Κηρύττουμε παράνομο το ένα και γαμούμε τελείως το άλλο... »
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«Εμένα η θέση μου δεν είναι εδώ. Τότε κάτι μου είπε πως αυτό σκέφτονται ΟΛΟΙ τους. Δεν ανήκω εδώ. Ο καθένας μας σκέφτεται το ίδιο πράγμα για τον εαυτό του. Κι έχουν δίκιο. Λοι
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Rin
There are actually some interesting thoughts, and I liked a few short stories, nevertheless they are far outnumbered by the, in my opinion, meaningless have-nothing-to say ones, which are generally built on the leading lines of being drunk (vomiting and unable to control oneself) and sex as an animalistic need.
I believe the primary topic was social alienation, but the outcome is (with few exceptions) dull and senseless, not leaving any lingering feelings nor a touch of reality behind.
However, th
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dete
Скоро бях издал една малка стихосбирка — „Небето е най-голямата путка“, и взех за нея сто долара преди четири месеца. Сега книжката има антикварна стойност и се продава в магазините за редки книги по двайсет долара парчето. Аз нямам нито един екземпляр. Една вечер, когато бях фиркан, един приятел ми го открадна. Приятел?
Късметът ми беше отишъл по дяволите. Познавах се с Жьоне, Хенри Милър, Пикасо и т.н. и т.н., а аз не можех да си намеря работа дори като мияч на чинии. Опитах веднъж, но всичко с
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stefano
C'è tutto Bukowski in questa raccolta di racconti. Anzi, quasi tutto, visto che rispetto all'edizione americana (che in Italia è uscita divisa in due: Storie di ordinaria follia e Compagno di sbronze) manca Svastica, un racconto bellissimo con protagonista un redivivo Adolf Hitler.
Craig Gilbert
Good read but y'know?....I've been told to read Bukowski for years. And when I do?....it's not that great. Decent reads sure. Life-altering and equal to all the hype? Not really, no.
Lara
Como ya dije compré este libro porque mi anterior lectura suya, "Erecciones, eyaculaciones, exhibiciones..." me pareció mala, y me quedó un gustito amargo de sentir que no lo estaba comprendiendo bien del todo. Como hago siempre que un autor no me termina de cerrar, dejé pasar un tiempo y compré otro. Me llevé una grata sorpresa con este, más allá de que la traducción de Anagrama es pésima.
Bukowski es el modelo más claro del yanqui fracasado, nihilista no por opción sino por falta absoluta de re
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Olivier Goetgeluck
"sometimes a man must fight so hard for life that he doesn't have time to live it."

"he had the ability to laugh at himself, which is sometimes a sign of greatness, or at least a sign that you have a chance to end up being something else besides a stuffed [literary] turd."

"to whom it may concern: please phone me for appointments when you want to see me. I will not answer unsolicited knocks upon the door. I need time to do my work. please understand that what keeps me alive will make me a better p
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Nina Rapsodia
Jun 20, 2014 Nina Rapsodia rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Todo el mundo
Recommended to Nina by: Nadie
Shelves: 2013
Hay que aclarar que este libro no es para todo el mundo. Como ya reseñé hace poco más de un año este autor fue uno de los malditos de la sociedad americana de los años 50. Charles Bukowski: poeta, escritor, cartero, apostador empedernido, bebedor, fumador y varias cosas más.

Este libro de relatos es parte de una serie que editó la editorial Anagrama, ya que la producción de relatos del autor fue bastante importante. En este volumen hay varios cuentos e historias donde predomina la voz del alter e
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Бранимир Събев
А това е вече сборник разкази. Готини, шантави, луди. Всеки от тях носи ценен заряд и личен почерк, особено сред останалите се отличиха "Най-красивата жена в града" (красивата луда проститутка, с която имат страстна връзка), "Машина за ебане" (сигурно най-доброто в сборника), "Убийството на Рамон Васкес" (звезда от нямото кино), "Една красива любовна история" (бедната дебела путка) и "Раждането, животът и смъртта на един ъндърграунд вестник" (просто няма какво да добавя след заглавието, перфекте ...more
Ανδρέας (Καπανδρέου)
Ο Χένρι Τσαρλς Μπουκόφσκι (Henry Charles Bukowski, 1920-1994) είναι, όπως ο ίδιος σαρκαστικά αποκαλεί τον εαυτό του, ο «πορνόγερος» της αμερικανικής λογοτεχνίας.

Ο αιρετικός αυτός συγγραφέας που αναγνωρίστηκε πρώτα στην Ευρώπη και μετά στην πατρίδα του γράφει με τρόπο που προκαλεί και σοκάρει το μέσο αναγνώστη. Στα διηγήματά του (τα περισσότερα από τα οποία είναι αυτοβιογραφικά) εξυμνεί τα μοναδικά ιδανικά στα οποία, φαίνεται ότι πιστεύει , το αλκοόλ και το σεξ!

Η γραφή του πάντως είναι ευφυέστατη
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Henry Charles Bukowski (born as Heinrich Karl Bukowski) was a German-born American poet, novelist and short story writer. His writing was influenced by the social, cultural and economic ambience of his home city of Los Angeles.It is marked by an emphasis on the ordinary lives of poor Americans, the act of writing, alcohol, relationships with women and the drudgery of work. Bukowski wrote thousands ...more
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“I felt like crying but nothing came out. it was just a sort of sad sickness, sick sad, when you can't feel any worse. I think you know it. I think everybody knows it now and then. but I think I have known it pretty often, too often.” 2265 likes
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