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Notes of a Dirty Old Man (Paperback, 2)

| City Lights Books | 1/1/2001

ISBN-10 : 0872860744   ISBN-13 : 9780872860742   List Price : $15.95

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"Seine Leidenschaft ist morderisch, seine Storys sprengen den Kopfumfang, sind der Gefuhlsspanne nutzlich, wertvoll fur das Innenleben - aber nichts fur kleinburgerliche Aufgeiler ..." (Baseler Zeitung)

A compilation of Charles Bukowski's underground articles from his column "Notes of a Dirty Old Man" appears here in book form. Bukowski's reasoning for self-describing himself as a 'dirty old man' rings true in this book. "People come to my door—too many of them really—and knock to tell me Notes of a Dirty Old Man turns them on. A bum off the road brings in a gypsy and his wife and we talk . . . . drink half the night. A long distance operator from Newburgh, N.Y. sends me money. She wants me to give up drinking beer and to eat well. I hear from a madman who calls himself 'King Arthur' and lives on Vine Street in Hollywood and wants to help me write my column. A doctor comes to my door: 'I read your column and think I can help you. I used to be a psychiatrist.' I send him away . . ." "Bukowski writes like a latter-day Celine, a wise fool talking straight from the gut about the futility and beauty of life . . ." — Publishers Weekly "These disjointed stories gives us a glimpse into the brilliant and highly disturbed mind of a man who will drink anything, hump anything and say anything without the slightest tinge of embarassment, shame or remorse. It's actually pretty hard not to like the guy after reading a few of these semi-ranting short stories." —Greg Davidson, curiculummag.com Charles Bukowski was born in Andernach, Germany on August 16, 1920, the only child of an American soldier and a German mother. Bukowski published his first story when he was twenty-four and began writing poetry at the age of thirty-five. His first book of poetry was published in 1959; he went on to publish more than forty-five books of poetry and prose, including Pulp (Black Sparrow, 1994), Screams from the Balcony: Selected Letters 1960-1970 (1993), and The Last Night of the Earth Poems (1992). Other Bukowski books published by City Lights Publishers include More Notes of a Dirty Old Man , The Most Beautiful Woman in Town , Tales of Ordinary Madness , Portions from a Wine-Stained Notebook , and Absence of the Hero. He died of leukemia in San Pedro on March 9, 1994.

Nach eigenen Aussagen war Charles Bukowski "ein alter Schnorrer", der ein paar Storys auf Lager hatte. Seine "Aufzeichnungen eines Außenseiters" sind gesammelte Geschichten, die er fur die "Open City", eine in Los Angeles erscheinende Underground-Gazette, schrieb, "die sich mit den Big Boys anlegte" und inzwischen eingegangen ist. Bukowski schreibt bose und zartlich, obszon und witzig und setzt sich als Betroffener aggressiv und zugleich mit großer Empfindsamkeit mit dem "amerikanischen Albtraum" auseinander.

Product Details

  • ISBN-10: 0872860744
  • ISBN-13: 9780872860742
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 255
  • Dimensions: 5.51 (w) x 7.95 (h) x 0.59 (d)