Slouching Toward Nirvana

Slouching Toward Nirvana

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by Charles Bukowski
     
 

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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 Andernach, Germany, to an American soldier father and a German mother in 1920, and brought to the United States at the age of three. He was raised in Los Angeles and lived there for fifty years. He…  See more details below

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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 Andernach, Germany, to an American soldier father and a German mother in 1920, and brought to the United States at the age of three. He was raised in Los Angeles and lived there for fifty years. He published his first story in 1944 when he was twenty-four and began writing poetry at the age of thirty-five. He died in San Pedro, California, on March 9, 1994, at the age of seventy-three, shortly after completing his last novel, Pulp (1994).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060577032
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/18/2005
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.97(d)

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Slouching Toward NIRVana

New Poems
By Bukowski, Charles

Ecco

ISBN: 0060577037

My Close Call

not a good fighter, he managed to get into some brutal
back-alley fights.

because of his darkened mind and too much to drink, he always
picked the biggest meanest fucker he could find.
winging and catching shots to the shouts of the
whore bystanders, he took some lovely beatings some
of the time.

"Hank," his best friend told him one night, "we want you to join
the gang."

"I can't."

"can't? why?"

"I got something else to do ..."

2 days later one of the gang was wounded in a police
shoot-out and 2 others killed,
including his friend.

he went to a bar 3 blocks east, sat waiting for
an answer, sat waiting for
the moon to change into the sun,
sat waiting patiently for one thing
or another. Continues...


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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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