Dangling in the Tournefortia

Dangling in the Tournefortia

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by Charles Bukowski
     
 

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There is not a wasted word in Dangling in the Tournefortia, a selection of poems full of wit, struggles, perception, and simplicity. Charles Bukowski writes of women, gambling and booze while his words remain honest and pure.

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There is not a wasted word in Dangling in the Tournefortia, a selection of poems full of wit, struggles, perception, and simplicity. Charles Bukowski writes of women, gambling and booze while his words remain honest and pure.

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"Low-life bard of Los Angeles, Mr. Bukowski has nothing new for us here," observes Peter Schjeldahl in the New York Times Book Review, "simply more and still more accounts in free verse of his follies with alcohol and women and of fellow losers hitting bottom and somehow discovering new ways to continue falling." Despite the subject matter, though, Schjeldahl finds himself enjoying the poems in Dangling in the Tournefortia. "Bukowski writes well," he continues, "with ear-pleasing cadences, wit and perfect clarity, which are all the more beguiling for issuing from a stumblebum persona. His grace with words gives a comic gleam to even his meanest revelations."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061881848
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/17/2009
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
820,522
File size:
340 KB

Meet the Author

Charles Bukowski is one of America’s best-known contemporary writers of poetry and prose and, many would claim, its most influential and imitated poet. He was born in 1920 in Andernach, Germany, to an American soldier father and a German mother, and brought to the United States at the age of two. He was raised in Los Angeles and lived there for over fifty years. He died in San Pedro, California, on March 9, 1994, at the age of seventy-three, shortly after completing his last novel, Pulp.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
August 16, 1920
Date of Death:
March 9, 1994
Place of Birth:
Andernach, Germany
Place of Death:
San Pedro, California
Education:
Los Angeles City College, 2 years

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Dangling in the Tournefortia 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The biggest gripe I have against Charles Bukowski is that he made it look so easy. He's responsible for spawning thousands of second-rate immitators. I am no exception. Because I've spent some time in San Pedro, this collection in particular resonates with me since many of the poems come out of his stay in that harbor city. It's all here: women, booze, puking, classical music, barking dogs, war, annoying groupies, disasterous book readings, etc. If you were to choose one Bukowski book of poetry to read, this is it.