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Charles Bukowski: A Sure Bet
A collection of essays, memoirs, and reviews about the life and work of writer and friend, Charles Bukowski. Cover art by R. Crumb. In this collection, Gerald Locklin shares some key Bukowski moments - meeting Bukowski, attending the premier of the film Barfly with Bukowski, a first-hand account of Bukowski's funeral, and more.
Hardcover, 70 pages
Published December 1st 1995 by Water Row Press
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Charles Bukowski, Gerald Locklin, two almost household names in the poetry small press. Who came first? Why does it matter? Each was, or is, unique in his approach to the written word. Bukowski liked to drink, to play the horses, to write, but that was not the totality of the poet or the man. Readers seems to expect miracles from authors/poets/artists. The truth is through, and under, all that talent lies the human persona which colors their work. One can be a slacker who boozes, but has a way w ...more
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 ...moreMore about Charles Bukowski...