by Charles Bukowski
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Pulp by Charles Bukowski

Opening with the exotic Lady Death entering the gumshoe-writer's seedy office in pursuit of a writer named Celine, this novel demonstrates Bukowski's own brand of humour and realism, opening up a landscape of seamy Los Angeles.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780876859261
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/28/2002
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 163,089
Product dimensions: 5.87(w) x 8.93(h) x 0.52(d)

About 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.

Date of Birth:

August 16, 1920

Date of Death:

March 9, 1994

Place of Birth:

Andernach, Germany

Place of Death:

San Pedro, California


Los Angeles City College, 2 years

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Pulp 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
absolutely outstanding prose with B.'s unique sense of humour which has ripened through his life of 'ordinary madness' to something that is almost unbelievable, a bible to everyone who has doubt about the point of his life down here on earth. (if this is gonna be your your first book by B. try to begin with something else e.g. factotum, south of north, notes of a dirty old man or B.'s poetry because it's his work that makes genuine art of 'pulp')
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love reading Bukowski. This was an enjoyable and easy read.. but a bit far from what I have come to enjoy about Bukowski. Recommend reading other Bukowski novels first before reading this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was Charles Bukowski's last novel. I guess he wrote it over the span of a couple of years, and took at least one hiatus from writing it. This is reflected in a somewhat disjointed plot. But it's actually quite a fun and readable novel. It's short too.You could easily read this whole novel in a few hours. It got me interested in more of Bukowski's work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read if you like film noir
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JoeClark More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite books of all time, and one of the only books that has ever had me laughing out loud.
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Moira Rose More than 1 year ago
This book (his last before his death) is so different from his others in a wonderful way.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Someone recommended Bukowski to me, and this happened to be the first book I picked up. End of story. I did not put it down until 2 and half hours later when I closed the back cover. A hilarious play on the old gangster stories found in 'pulp' comics of the earlier century. The inter-woven elements of satire, supernatural and and plain cynicism, make this a great read. Looking forward to his other work.
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