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Selected Letters Volume 3: 1971-1986

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'I wrote letters to many in those days ... it was rather my way of screaming from my cage.'
The 1960's saw Charles Bukowski struggle for recognition and slowly emerge as a unique, talented and prolific poet and writer, whilst holding down a day job at the Post Office. During the 1970's and 80's Bukowski writes about his own fame, his contemporaries and his good fortunes; at
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Published December 9th 2004 by Virgin Books
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Brian Pappas
May 25, 2015 Brian Pappas rated it it was amazing
Here we are treated to the post office worker writing part-time as he begins to believe, and thus he takes the proverbial plunge, quits the mindless job and goes for it all.
Michael Palkowski
Feb 17, 2013 Michael Palkowski rated it it was ok
There is a real sense of scraping the proverbial barrel with these unbearably mundane ruminations on daily existence. We are treated as though, this is a real insight in to the bukowski persona. I don't understand this thesis mainly because his fictional prose and poetry is within the genre of realism. I don't care what bukowski said to John Martin once or twice in the late 70s with his largely superfluous and juvenile commentary.

There is the odd pleasurable moment within this collection, it wi
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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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