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War All the Time: Poems, 1981-1984
     

War All the Time: Poems, 1981-1984

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by Charles Bukowski
 

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War All the Time is a selection of poetry from the early 1980s. Charles Bukowski shows that he is still as pure as ever but he has evolved into a slightly happier man that has found some fame and love. These poems show how he grapples with his past and future colliding.

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War All the Time is a selection of poetry from the early 1980s. Charles Bukowski shows that he is still as pure as ever but he has evolved into a slightly happier man that has found some fame and love. These poems show how he grapples with his past and future colliding.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780876856376
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
308,306
Product dimensions:
5.87(w) x 8.93(h) x 0.72(d)

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War All the Time

some of my readers

I liked it coming out of that expensive
cafe in Germany
that rainy night
some of the ladies had learned that I
was in there
and as I walked out well-fed and
intoxicated
the ladies waved
placards
and screamed at me
but all I recognized was my
name.

I asked a German friend what they were
saying.

"they hate you," he told me,
"they belong to the German Female
Liberation Movement... "

I stood and watched them, they were
beautiful and screaming, I
loved them all, I laughed, waved,
blew them kisses.

then my friend, my publisher and my
girlfriend got me into the car; the
engine started, the windshield wipers
began thrashing
and as we drove off in the rain
I looked back
watched them standing in that
terrible weather
waving their placards and their
fists.

it was nice to be recognized
in the country of my birth, that
was what mattered
most ...

back at the hotel room
opening bottles of wine
with my friends

I missed them,
those angry wet
passionate ladies
of the night.

War All the Time. Copyright © by Charles Bukowski. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

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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War All the Time: Poems, 1981-1984 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow. I very much liked them all! My stepmom recently got in a car accident, but she is alright.
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