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Charles Bukowski, Outsider Literature, and the Beat Movement

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This book uses cultural and psycho-social analysis to examine the beat writer Charles Bukowski and his literature, focusing on representations of the anti-hero rebel and outsider. Clements considers the complexities, ambiguities, and contradictions represented by the author and his work, exploring Bukowski's visceral writing of the cultural ordinary and everyday ...more
Hardcover, 228 pages
Published March 6th 2013 by Routledge (first published January 1st 2013)
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Oct 15, 2014 Ben Adams rated it liked it
One peer-review praises Clements for delivering a dense, deep and "breathtaking" study into the life, work and cultural significance of the notorious cult writer. In part, this is a fair summary: Clements does provide an extensive range of coverage on Bukowski: as he tells us in the introduction, “[this] book is a particular take (or collection of takes) rather than a definitive account, an eclectic postmodern approach which attempts to eke out meanings employing cultural, historical, literary, ...more
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