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  Charles Bukowski - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bukowski was a born in Andernach, Germany in 1920.
During Bukowski's childhood, his father was often unemployed, and according to Bukowski, verbally and physically abusive (as detailed in his novel, Ham on Rye).
In 1964, a daughter, Marina Louise Bukowski, was born to Bukowski and Frances Smith.
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 An Introduction to Charles Bukowski, by Jay Dougherty
Bukowski's father was apparently fairly fluent in German, but the couple returned to the United States at the end of the father's term in Germany, seeing in the U.S. the possibility of a brighter future.
Bukowski's father, like many other fathers at the time, was more often than not unemployed, and no doubt much of the frustration of that experience was taken out on Charles.
Bukowski has often said, as he did in a South Bay interview of 1981, that "Genius is the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way" (33).
www.jaydougherty.com /bukowski/index.html   (3979 words)

 Salon Books | "Charles Bukowski"
Disheveled, degenerate and, more often than not, drunk, Bukowski was the human embodiment of a raised middle finger, a lowlife nihilist who laid bare the most perilous of human truths by laying bare his own perilous truths.
Bukowski's life, after all, was a gossip-monger's dream, a salacious string of rants and raves in which movie stars, skid-row drunks, famous poets and violent women moved about freely.
Bukowski turns 40 on Page 46, which means that each of the bard's first four decades is allotted roughly 11 and a half pages.
www.salon.com /books/review/1999/05/27/sounes/index.html   (559 words)

 Amazon.de: Run with the Hunted: Charles Bukowski Reader, a: English Books: Charles Bukowski,Charles Bukowkski,John ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Bukowski's signature themes are also present: the racetrack, drinking, violence, women, sex and, of course, writing.
Bukowski is eerily calm reading this, and the stories, such as Emily Bikowski, about his first memory and his relationships with his family touch the heart, especially the ones anout his father because, like mine, his father is military, and thinks in a way that is almost the complete opposite of Hank.
Bukowski has a way of telling you the story that, although seeming very ordinary, gives you a feeling that he is showing you little bits of his insides.
www.amazon.de /Run-Hunted-Charles-Bukowski-Reader/dp/0060924586   (1250 words)

 Biography for Charles Bukowski   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
With Raymond Chandler, Bukowski is the great chronicler of the City of Angels, and after John Steinbeck and Robinson Jeffers, who influenced Bukowski's poetry, he arguably is the most important and certainly one of the most influential writers produced by the Golden state.
Bukowski developed into one of the most original and influential poets of the post-War era, though he was never anthologized in the United States (though those that were influenced by him were).
Bukowski's success as a writer in the 1970s can be attributed to the patronage of John Martin, a book collector and chap book publisher who offered to subsidize Bukowski to the tune of $100 a month for life.
www.imdb.com /name/nm0001977/bio   (3110 words)

 charles bukowski,   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Los Angeles poet and fiction writer Charles Bukowski, who died of leukemia on March 9 at the age of 73, managed to create a life worthy of his face.
Bukowski went by the alias of Henry Chinaski in his fiction and by his own name in his poetry, but the boorish, half-endearing underdog persona never changed.
Bukowski said: "The first thing writing must do is save your own ass." And so it did, for longer than he imagined it could.
www.artdamage.com /buk/review.htm   (1472 words)

 The New Yorker: The Critics: Books
Bukowski’s books make up a burly phalanx, with their stark covers and long, lurid titles: “Love Is a Dog from Hell”; “Play the Piano Drunk Like a Percussion Instrument Until the Fingers Begin to Bleed a Bit.” They give the impression of an aloof, possibly belligerent empire in the middle of the republic of letters.
Bukowski’s poems are best appreciated not as individual verbal artifacts but as ongoing installments in the tale of his true adventures, like a comic book or a movie serial.
Yet Bukowski also admitted, on other occasions, to having been a very bookish youth: “Between the ages of fifteen and twenty-four I must have read a whole library.” In his letters (four volumes of which have been published so far), he shows that he is conversant with the entire range of modern fiction and poetry.
www.newyorker.com /critics/books/index.ssf?050314crbo_books   (2989 words)

 Charles Bukowski: The Biography Project - biography, bibliography for poet and author Charles Bukowski
Charles Bukowski was born on 16 August 1920 in Andernach, Germany.
Charles Bukowski: Laughing with the Gods interviews done in 1980 by Fernando Pivano.
Drinking with Bukowski: Recollections of the Poet Laureate of Skid Row, Daniel Weizman, ed.
www.popsubculture.com /pop/bio_project/charles_bukowski.html   (867 words)

 ArtandCulture Artist: Charles Bukowski   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Bukowski is a movement-less poet: not a Beat or a Confessional, not of the Meat or New York schools.
The son of immigrants, Bukowski was born in Germany in 1920 and moved with his parents to the U.S. shortly afterward.
After penning several prose and poetry publications, Bukowski began producing a weekly column in the late ‘60s; "Notes of a Dirty Old Man," which appeared in the alternative newspaper Open City, gave him a wide readership and fanned the flames of an already considerable underground reputation.
www.artandculture.com /cgi-bin/WebObjects/ACLive.woa/wa/artist?id=879   (794 words)

 Geometry.Net - Authors: Bukowski Charles
Charles Bukowski took American literature away from the critics and the academics and gave it back to the peoples.
Charles Bukowski was born in Andernach, Germany on August 16, 1920, the only child of an American soldier and a German mother.
Extractions: Charles Bukowski was born in Andernach, Germany on August 16, 1920, the only child of an American soldier and a German mother.
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 LitKicks: Charles Bukowski
Charles Bukowski was born in Andernach, Germany on August 16, 1920 and came with his family to the United States when he was three years old.
Bukowski is generally considered to be an honorary "beat writer", although he was never actually associated with
Charles Bukowski died on March 9, 1994 in his adopted hometown of San Pedro, California.
www.litkicks.com /Buk/bukmain.html   (444 words)

 LitKicks: Charles Bukowski
by michael_mccullough Sep 20, 2001 10:30 AM Charles Bukowski was born in Andernach, Germany on August 16, 1920 and came with his family to the United States when he was three years old.
Bukowski is generally considered to be an honorary 'beat writer', although he was never actually associated with Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and the other bona fide beats.
Bukowski wrote the screenplay and was somewhat involved in the production of this film which featured Mickey Rourke in the role of Chinaski/Bukowski.
www.litkicks.com /BeatPages/page.jsp?what=CharlesBukowski   (673 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Ham on Rye: Books: Charles Bukowski   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
With his fourth novel, legendary barfly Charles Bukowski follows the path of his alter ego Henry Chinaski through the high school years of acne and rejection, drinking his way through the Depression, and ends at the start of World War 2.
The only Bukowski I'd read previously was Post Office, which is a bare-bones story about a man whose life is swallowed by his job at the Post Office, years passing by, and his struggle to basically try and retain something of himself (be it a woman, his drinking, his gambling - anything).
I have seen some of Bukowski's short stories, and it cannot be said that they do reflect upon his life as well as his novels, yet he must be admired for simply sticking to a most individual style, both in literature and, seemingly, in life.
www.amazon.co.uk /Ham-Rye-Charles-Bukowski/dp/1841951633   (1316 words)

 Amazon.ca: Post Office: Books: Charles Bukowski   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Bukowski's resigned bitterness is the driving force behind this novel; it is, as usual, brilliant.
Bukowski's greatness is that he writes about the drudgery of menial work and how it can demean a person, suck his soul.
Bukowski is a one-of-a-kind writer who tries to strip his writing down to convey the realities of real life.
www.amazon.ca /Post-Office-Charles-Bukowski/dp/0876850867   (1152 words)

 Poetry Previews: Charles Bukowski
Bukowski died in 1994, at the age of seventy-three.
Bukowski's first book of poetry, Flower, Fist and Bestial Wail -- his titles are always excellent, though he relied on others to edit and shape his books -- appeared at the very beginning of the decade, in 1960.
Charles Bukowski undoubtedly wrote too much, and some of what he wrote is slight.
www.poetrypreviews.com /poets/poet-bukowski.html   (1815 words)

 Charles Bukowski's Barfly: The Dignity and Depravity of Emotion
Taken from one of the few interviews of length that Charles Bukowski ever gave, this quotation underscores one of the primary paradoxes of his ideology: a simultaneous repugnance toward and attraction to the characters that populate his work.
Bukowski illustrates this vision primarily through Henry Chinaski's two relationships with women in the play, the first with Wanda, a woman of his own "class," and the second with Tully, a well to do editor from The Contemporary Review of Art, Music, and Literature.
Bukowski documents Henry's disappointment over the incident in two scenes, one of which is practically devoid of spoken words and one of which is the night after confrontation with Wanda.
www.jaydougherty.com /bukowski/barfly.htm   (4732 words)

 AllRefer.com - Charles Bukowski (American Literature, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Charles Bukowski 1920–94, American underground poet and fiction writer, b.
A hard-drinking unskilled worker and sometime denizen of skid row, Bukowski published his first short stories in the 1940s and earliest book of poetry in 1959.
Ferociously bleak in their portrayal of life in general and Los Angeles in particular, his usually self-referential, often angry poetry and prose typically depicts alcoholics, drug addicts, criminals, prostitutes, and other outcasts, and during the 1960s he became an outsider hero, lauded by Sartre, Genet, and other literary celebrities.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/B/Bukowski.html   (311 words)

 the biography of Charles Bukowski - life story   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Charles Bukowski, born in 1920, began writing at a young age and was first published in the 1940s.
The other ten years, Bukowski worked for the United States Postal Service in Los Angeles, a job that took no effort except for the strength to show up and the patience to perform mindless operations.
Although Bukowski was never truly associated with Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, or other major Beat writers, his informal style and non-conforming literary approach has endeared him to readers of the Beat genre.
www.poemhunter.com /charles-bukowski/biography/poet-6832   (412 words)

 Charles Bukowski
Bukowski's father was in and out of work during the Depression years, regularly beating the boy.
Bukowski depicted his childhood in HAM ON RYE (1982), portarying his father as a cruel, shiny bastard with bad breath.
Bukowski's alter ego in the books, Henry Chinaski, has its literary roots in Dostoyevsky's underground man and Louis-Ferdinand Céline's protagonists.
www.kirjasto.sci.fi /bukowski.htm   (1686 words)

 Charles " Hank " Bukowski - An introduction to Los Angeles' Grittiest, Greatest Writer
One of the greatest writers to come out of Los Angeles, many consider Bukowski to be a true voice of the city of angels.
Bukowski, also known as "Buk," wrote with raw emotion and painted with words.
Bukowski was born in Andernach, Germany in 1920 and brought to the United States at the age of three.
www.thebuk.com   (235 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Factotum: Books: Charles Bukowski   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Bukowski pulls no punches in his description of a writer fighting for success, while fighting a losing battle against his own demons and apathy.
Bukowski simply has to be read as a great American writer, shining a light on a part of America in the twentieth century that is not often looked at.
Although i wouldn't rate Factotum as the finest piece of Bukowski (i think the short stories and poetry are where his genius lie) i think it is crucial to understanding and loving his outlook on the world; it sucks, so lets drink and fight our way through it.
www.amazon.co.uk /Factotum-Charles-Bukowski/dp/0863697658   (1008 words)

 skid row   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
bukowski: an appreciation is a 5 page essay by richard meltzer (the hepcat from hell) with sounds, pictures and memories.
charles bukowski page which is part of a larger ezine.
charles bukowski is a nice, clean, bilingual (english/spanish) site with poetry and pictures.
www.artdamage.com /buk.htm   (714 words)

 MetroActive Books | Charles Bukowski
No teaching gig or writing workshops for him: Bukowski's rough-and-tumble exploits in the non-academic fields of drinking, fighting, and gambling were almost as much a part of his legend as his gritty writing.
Bukowski is dead, but that doesn't mean you'll stop seeing previously unpublished work by him.
Bukowski wrote with graphic directness about experiences that many people have every day--working hard, drinking hard, being disgusted by a world that is apparently determined to disgust and annoy you.
www.metroactive.com /papers/sonoma/04.22.99/bukowski-9916.html   (1420 words)

 Charles Bukowski - a tribute to a genius
An internationally famous figure in contemporary poetry and prose, Charles Bukowski was born in Andernach, Germany in 1920, and brought to the United Statesat the age of three.
The fact is that Bukowski has published extensively in various small literary publications for overthirty years.
Bukowski was a fringe beat writer whose blunt and candid style brought him his notoriety.
www.uib.no /people/edpkk/bukowski.html   (1062 words)

 BookRags: Charles Bukowski Biography
Yes, finally the reader will be left to ponder the most basic questions of poetic principle (Bukowski doesn't care), artistic decorum (this poetry is not for the kids), and existence (who is this beer-swilling, tough-talking, death-obsessed writer, and why does one get the impression that his eyes might dance behind the persona he presents?).
Bukowski cultivated his obvious links to both eras--the flness and despair of the 1950s with the rebellious cry of the 1960s for freedom.
This is evident in collections of Bukowski's poetry from the beginning of his career to the present; he is defiantly consistent, and if the reader is prepared to accept these limitations of purpose, then Bukowski is consistently successful.
www.bookrags.com /biography/charles-bukowski-dlb   (1138 words)

 Charles Bukowski - Bio and Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Charles Bukowski was born in Germany in 1920 and came with his family to the United States when he was three years old.
Bukowski had been a writer since childhood, published his first story at age twenty four, and began publishing poetry when he was thirty-five.
Although Barfly brought Hank to the masses in a big way, Bukowski is primarily known in literary circles for his poetry.
www.beatmuseum.org /bukowski/bukmain.html   (370 words)

 Literary Encyclopedia: Charles Bukowski
His father, Henry Charles Bukowski, was an American serviceman who had remained in Germany after the First World War, while his mother, Katharina Fett, was a local seamstress.
One of the most prominent themes in Bukowski is the physical and psychological effect of hard, low-status work on the labourer: “They either melted or they got fat, huge, especially around the ass and belly.
Bukowski was too rejectionist to adhere to party policy and was ultimately a classical American individualist.
www.litencyc.com /php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=633   (621 words)

 Anti-Hero Art's Tribute To Charles Bukowski
Bukowski, an L.A. anti-hero, who scoffed at the good life, became Howington's hero and literary father figure because he rejected society himself.
It follows (the Bukowski grave and Bukowski bust photos will lead you to stuff that's never been seen or read anywhere else because it's stuff Howington had collected for a Buk tribute book he never got around to doing...but then the Internet showed up and here we all are).
Charles Bukowski, called America's greatest poet by French writers Jean-Paul Sartre and Jean Genet, died at age 73 1/2 on March 9, 1994, at a hospital in San Pedro, California, after an almost year-long bout with leukemia.
www.anti-heroart.com /buk.html   (1335 words)

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