Hot Water Music
Hot Water Music is a collection of short stories by Charles Bukowski, published in 1983. The collection deals largely with: drinking, women, gambling, and writing. It is an important collection that establishes Bukowski's minimalist style and his thematic oeuvre.
در داستان هاي موسيقي آب گرم،ويژگي هاي جامعه ادبي و روشنفکري آمريکا را از منظر يکي از اعضايش مي توان ديد؛اين کتاب شايد پاسخي باشد براي اين پرسش اهل جستجو که چرا جامعه روشنفکري آمريکا در داخل اين کشور در مقايسه با روشنفکران ساير جوامع ناکارآمد و به رغم توليد آثار جدي و قوي،در امور اجتماع کم تاثير است.
بوکفسکي روشنفکران يا اهالي مجتمع شعر...more
Digo rápidos porque Bukowski no es precisamente un autor que de excesivos rodeos para culminar su objetivo, a no ser que se trate de una anécdota chusca donde precisamente el factor sorpresa refuerce el efecto final (como ocurre con EX...more
Where Bukowski fails in his writing (when he fails at all) is when he allows his nihilism to devolve into creative redundancy. He doesn't have very many points to make, and sometimes he tends to make them in the same way. Stil...more
"Home Run" is about the beating of a cocky bartender, "Broken Merchandise" is a brilliant account of road rage, "The Man Who Loved Elevators" is like a Todd Solondz movie about an apartment house sex maniac, and "900 Pounds" is about a fat guy in a bathing suit about to kill you. Other stories are nothing more than drunken phone calls, but the dialogue is very, very funny. This one never disappoints!
So queried Modest Mouse about Mr. Bukowski, and after reading collections like this I'd wager you'd hear a lot of people saying, "I would." Chuck is the best at what he does: making the down and out, the poor and pitiful, the lustful and sinful full of color and life. The stories are brief, but they stick with you. If you can handle the dreary apartments and bloody body parts, then go to it and make your nights a little bit more like Bukowski.
German-born American author Charles Bukowski (1920-1994) had, at the time of 1983’s short story collection Hot Water Music (Ecco, ISBN:0876855966), made a career on taking his life-experiences and turning them into self-proclaimed “tales of ordinary madness.” With Hot Water Music, he uses breaks no new ground in his literary career, instead putting out ano...more
As for the stories themselves, they were vintage Bukowski, primarily focused on sex, booze, violence, and desperately dirty people. What really struck me while I was reading this collection is that Bukowski is, in a way, the evolution of literary naturalism. He focuses on down-and-out subjects, without skimping on the graphic detail, and he explores a world consisting of these typ...more
However, these lusterless vignettes just sit on the page like the inert efforts of a lazy undergrad. Boasting atrocious dialogue and distracted endings, pretty much each story features a tough-guy character transparently...more
Esto queda totalmente demostrado en Música de Cañerías (Hot Water Music), un conjunto de historias urbanas que rayan en la ficción erótica, la pornografía y la literatura gore, sin ser necesariamente parte de alguna de ellas.
Bukowski es un escritor siempre joven, cuyas historias, aunque distantes temporalmente, podrían estarse viviendo en algún sitio en el momento justo en que el lector recorre una vez más las líneas de uno...more
Accanto all’ultima tacca segnata sul muro c’è scritto 1,75. Mi sono fermata lì e credo che la prima volta che lessi questo libro ero già arrivata a quell’altezza. Il che dimostra che fumare fa male, forse, che se inizi a fumare le tette non crescono più e tu non ti alzi più. Bukowski mi misura in altro modo. “Magari sarò alta uguale, ma vediamo un po’ se son cresciuta in altri modi, o se mi sono rimpicciolita”. E allora ogni tanto lo ritiro fuori dalla libreria e r...more
It's a quick read though and there's not as much that's easily accessible like it around today, so worth reading I guess. Keep in mind though, like some of the Beats, Bukowski is a figure who probably is given more props than he deserves, and who's b...more
Never having read any of his short stories (I've only recently began to explore his work) I think its safe to say that his format is predictable. His endings are anti-climatic. That's what I love most about his s...more
I believe he took the potentiality of Hemingway's style and magnified it's unpleasantness in a manner similar to how Seth McFarlane exaggerated Matt Groening. Okay, maybe that analogy was pushing it but I love the way no thought or idea is too reprehen...more