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Éste es el primer libro que se publicó en España de un autor entonces desconocido, Charles Bukowski, que alcanzó de inmediato gran popularidad. Se ha comparado a Bukowski con Henry Miller y Hemingway, con Célice y Artaud, con Charlie Parker y W. C. Fields, y en pocos años pasó de escritor «maldito» a leyenda viviente. Los relatos aquí reunidos parecen extraídos de las tripas ulcerosas de su narrador, escritos entre ataques de delirium tremens, orgías y fantasías alcohólicas, utilizando el crudo lenguaje de la calle, de la escoria, de la basura,
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Overview

Éste es el primer libro que se publicó en España de un autor entonces desconocido, Charles Bukowski, que alcanzó de inmediato gran popularidad. Se ha comparado a Bukowski con Henry Miller y Hemingway, con Célice y Artaud, con Charlie Parker y W. C. Fields, y en pocos años pasó de escritor «maldito» a leyenda viviente. Los relatos aquí reunidos parecen extraídos de las tripas ulcerosas de su narrador, escritos entre ataques de delirium tremens, orgías y fantasías alcohólicas, utilizando el crudo lenguaje de la calle, de la escoria, de la basura, como nadie lo había hecho. Crónicas brutalmente divertidas de la pesadilla yanqui, del «desierto de neón», tan exentas de hipocresía, tan auténticas, que hacen estremecer. Apostamos a que el lector de este libro estará de acuerdo con la receta de Neil Baldwin: «Tomar una porción de Hemingway, añadir una dosis de humor (del que Hemingway extrañamente carece, mientras Bukowski es un virtuoso), mezclar con un puñado de hojas de afeitar y varios litros de vino barato, luego una o dos gotas de ironía, agitar bien y leerlo al final de la noche: así tendrá el auténtico sabor Bukowski».
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788433927842
  • Publisher: Anagrama
  • Publication date: 7/4/2013
  • Language: Spanish
  • Sold by: Libranda
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 211 KB

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Charles Bukowski
Charles Bukowski
As famous for his notorious lifestyle as for his visceral poetry and prose, the late Charles Bukowski mined his experiences on America's mean streets to become one of the 20th century's most influential and widely imitated writers.

Biography

During the course of his long, prolific literary career, Charles Bukowski was known as a poet, novelist, short story writer, and journalist. But it is as a cult figure, an "honorary beat" who chronicled his notorious lifestyle in raw, unflinching poetry and prose, that he is best remembered. Born in the aftermath of World War I to a German mother and an American serviceman of German descent, he was brought to the U.S. at the age of three and raised in Los Angeles. By all accounts, his childhood was lonely and unhappy: His father beat him regularly, and he suffered from debilitating shyness and a severely disfiguring case of acne. By his own admission, he underwent a brief flirtation with the far right, associating as a teenager with Nazis and Nazi sympathizers. After high school, he attended Los Angeles City College for two years, studying art, literature, and journalism before dropping out.

Although two of his stories were published in small literary magazines while he was still in his early 20s, Bukowski became discouraged by his lack of immediate success and gave up writing for ten years. During this time he drifted around the country, working odd jobs; fraternizing with bums, hustlers, and whores; and drinking so excessively that he nearly died of a bleeding ulcer.

In the late 1950s, Bukowski returned to writing, churning out copious amounts of poetry and prose while supporting himself with mind-numbing clerical work in the post office. Encouraged and mentored by Black Sparrow Press publisher John Martin, he finally quit his job in 1969 to concentrate on writing full time. In 1985, he married his longtime girlfriend Linda Lee Beighle. Together they moved to San Pedro, California, where Bukowski began to live a saner, more stable existence. He continued writing until his death from leukemia in 1994, shortly after completing his last novel, Pulp.

Bukowski mined his notorious lifestyle for an oeuvre that was largely autobiographical. In literally thousands of poems, he celebrated the skid row drunks and derelicts of his misspent youth; and, between 1971 and 1989, he penned five novels (Post Office, Factotum, Women, Ham on Rye, and Hollywood) featuring Henry Chinaski, an alcoholic, womanizing, misanthrope he identified as his literary alter ego. (He also wrote the autobiographical screenplay for the 1987 film Barfly, starring Mickey Rourke and Faye Dunaway.) Yet, for all the shock value of his graphic language and violent, unlovely images, Bukowski's writing retains a startling lyricism. Today, years after his death, he remains one of the 20th century's most influential and widely imitated writers.

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

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