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Bukowski in Pictures

4.09  ·  Rating Details ·  89 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Including drawings, cartoons, manuscripts, personal letters and illustrations as well as prose and poetry by Bukowski, this pictorial and textual biography of the great polemicist also features revelations gleaned from FBI documentation.
Paperback, 153 pages
Published December 26th 2001 by Canongate Books (first published December 28th 2000)
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Brooke Cheyenne
Nov 10, 2015 Brooke Cheyenne rated it it was amazing
Had to take photos of the letters between him and Linda King. Fell off the couch in hysterics. What a wild pair. I love it.
Mark Desrosiers
Nov 11, 2008 Mark Desrosiers rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
Jenna (looking at the cover): "Is that his death mask?"

Me: "Yeah, Bukowski's death mask still smokes three packs of Camels daily."

The stark photograph of Bukowski's fridge on the back cover is even more intriguing, seeing as that's where his Muse lived.

Sounes is an enthusiastic and thorough biographer, so these piles of squalid photos (including many he's taken himself) are a treasure to behold. You can also read this as a quick and dirty biography, as the captions and chapter introductions ar
Garrett Mortin
Jul 27, 2009 Garrett Mortin rated it it was amazing
For a Bukowski enthusiast like myself, this look back on his legacy is a welcome addition to the other works i've read about Bukowski. "Bukowski in Pictures" provides a solid introduction to anyone curious about the "bum poet laureate of east hollywood", and gives rare look at previously unpublished pictures and momentos from his life. This book gives a unique glimpse into the EAST HOllywood/L.A. environment that Charles Bukowksi wrote about and experienced. From the bars, to the women, and to h ...more
Dec 20, 2013 LD rated it liked it
Unlike Playboy, I only read this book for the pictures. I'm not sure what the few words in it said, but the captions were good enough for me. If you're like me and only want the pictures, Google image search would be just as good.
Jan 20, 2013 Katjusa rated it really liked it
Good basic bio, fascinating photo collection.
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Biographer of a wide range of extraordinary personalities - including the murderers Fred and Rosemary West (Fred & Rose), the American poet Charles Bukowski (Locked in the Arms of a Crazy Life) and the singer-songwriters Bob Dylan (Down the Highway) and Lou Reed (Notes from the Velvet Underground).


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