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The Pleasures of the Damned by Charles Bukowski
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Aug 20, 2013

really liked it

There are a few masterworks, here, interspersed among a ton of confessional trash and silly chestbeating. His voice was unique, though, even when producing work that was fairly unremarkable, even for it's time. The best we can say of this collection is that it doesn't foreground the sensational at the expense of the more philosophical. The inclusion of previously uncollected work is good. Recommended for poetry readers/writers
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August 20, 2013 – Started Reading
August 20, 2013 – Shelved
August 20, 2013 – Shelved as: to-read
September 7, 2013 – Finished Reading

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