More Notes of a Dirty Old Man

Sequel to his most famous book, "More Notes of a Dirty Old Man" features rare Bukowski columns unseen in decades.

Author: Charles Bukowski

Publisher: City Lights Books

ISBN: 0872865436

Category: Fiction

Page: 247

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This collection gathers previously uncollected entries from the author's autobiographical column.

Notes of a Dirty Old Man

A compilation of Charles Bukowski's underground articles from his column "Notes of a Dirty Old Man" appears here in book form. Bukowski's reasoning for self-describing himself as a 'dirty old man' rings true in this book.

Author: Charles Bukowski

Publisher: City Lights Publishers

ISBN: 0872866378

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

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A compilation of Charles Bukowski's underground articles from his column "Notes of a Dirty Old Man" appears here in book form. Bukowski's reasoning for self-describing himself as a 'dirty old man' rings true in this book. "People come to my door—too many of them really—and knock to tell me Notes of a Dirty Old Man turns them on. A bum off the road brings in a gypsy and his wife and we talk . . . . drink half the night. A long distance operator from Newburgh, N.Y. sends me money. She wants me to give up drinking beer and to eat well. I hear from a madman who calls himself 'King Arthur' and lives on Vine Street in Hollywood and wants to help me write my column. A doctor comes to my door: 'I read your column and think I can help you. I used to be a psychiatrist.' I send him away . . ." "Bukowski writes like a latter-day Celine, a wise fool talking straight from the gut about the futility and beauty of life . . ." —Publishers Weekly "These disjointed stories gives us a glimpse into the brilliant and highly disturbed mind of a man who will drink anything, hump anything and say anything without the slightest tinge of embarassment, shame or remorse. It's actually pretty hard not to like the guy after reading a few of these semi-ranting short stories." —Greg Davidson, Charles Bukowski was born in Andernach, Germany on August 16, 1920, the only child of an American soldier and a German mother. Bukowski published his first story when he was twenty-four and began writing poetry at the age of thirty-five. His first book of poetry was published in 1959; he went on to publish more than forty-five books of poetry and prose, including Pulp (Black Sparrow, 1994), Screams from the Balcony: Selected Letters 1960-1970 (1993), and The Last Night of the Earth Poems (1992). Other Bukowski books published by City Lights Publishers include More Notes of a Dirty Old Man, The Most Beautiful Woman in Town, Tales of Ordinary Madness, Portions from a Wine-Stained Notebook, and Absence of the Hero. He died of leukemia in San Pedro on March 9, 1994.

The Dirty Old Man Of American Literature

To everyone's surprise, “Notes of a Dirty Old Man” made Bukowski more famous
than anything he had done yet. Ironically, he openly disdained the hippies, a
sentiment that he didn't hide from his readers. His toxic honesty only made the ...

Author: Paul Brody

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1629170852

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 70

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Charles Bukowski didn't write about high society or the life most people will never live; he wrote about the ordinary man--the ones you are more likely to see living next to you than glamorized on TV. He wrote what he knew and he wrote it well. Bukowski knew Los Angeles—women—the drudgery of work—and drinking…lots of drinking! This biography takes you inside the life and times of Bukowski, and helps you understand how he composed some of the greatest fiction and poetry of the past 50 years.

The Mathematics of the Breath and the Way

Bukowski's Gossip Column More Notes of a Dirty Old Man (“You may not believe
it”) More Notes of a Dirty Old Man (“I was put in touch with them”) More Notes of a
Dirty Old Man (“I swung three deep out of Vacantsville”) Notes of a Dirty Old ...

Author: Charles Bukowski

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1786894440

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 256

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In The Mathematics of the Breath and the Way, Charles Bukowski considers the art of writing, and the art of living as writer. Bringing together a variety of previously uncollected stories, columns, reviews, introductions, and interviews, this book finds him approaching the dynamics of his chosen profession with cynical aplomb, deflating pretensions and tearing down idols armed with only a typewriter and a bottle of beer. Beginning with the title piece - a serious manifesto disguised as off-handed remarks en route to the racetrack - The Mathematics of the Breath and the Way runs through numerous tales following the author's adventures at poetry readings, parties, film sets, and bars, and features an unprecedented gathering of Bukowski's singular literary criticism. The book closes with a handful of interviews in which he discusses his writing practices and his influences, making this a perfect guide to the man behind the myth and the disciplined artist behind the boozing brawler.

Portions From a Wine Stained Notebook

Untitled Essay in A Tribute to Jim Lowell , ed . T . L . Kryss , Cleveland : Ghost
Press , 1967 . “ Notes of a Dirty Old Man , ” May 15 , 1968 , National Underground
Review . “ Should We Burn Uncle Sam ' s Ass ? " Notes from Underground , no .

Author: Charles Bukowski

Publisher: City Lights Books


Category: Fiction

Page: 255

View: 426

Essential uncollected work from one of the most infamous and provocative contemporary American writers.

Absence of the Hero

Notes. of. A. Dirty. Old. Man. NOLA EXPRESS, APRIL 14–27, 1972 Sitting with a
bottle at the typewriter is not the easiest way to cut through terror. I dreamed a
lifetime of being a writer and now the demons are upon me. Writing heightens the

Author: Charles Bukowski

Publisher: City Lights Publishers

ISBN: 0872865576

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Everyone’s favorite Dirty Old Man returns with a new volume of uncollected work. Charles Bukowski (1920–1994), one of the most outrageous figures of twentieth-century American literature, was so prolific that many significant pieces never found their way into his books. Absence of the Hero contains much of his earliest fiction, unseen in decades, as well as a number of previously unpublished stories and essays. The classic Bukowskian obsessions are here: sex, booze, and gambling, along with trenchant analysis of what he calls "Playing and Being the Pet." Among the book's highlights are tales of his infamous public readings ("The Big Dope Reading," "I Just Write Poetry So I Can Go to Bed with Girls"); a review of his own first book; hilarious installments of his newspaper column, Notes of a Dirty Old Man, including meditations on neo-Nazis and driving in Los Angeles; and an uncharacteristic tale of getting lost in the Utah woods ("Bukowski Takes a Trip"). Yet the book also showcases the other Bukowski-an astute if offbeat literary critic. From his own "Manifesto" to his account of poetry in Los Angeles ("A Foreword to These Poets") to idiosyncratic evaluations of Allen Ginsberg, Robert Creeley, LeRoi Jones, and Louis Zukofsky, Absence of the Hero reveals the intellectual hidden beneath the gruff exterior. Our second volume of his uncollected prose, Absence of the Hero is a major addition to the Bukowski canon, essential for fans, yet suitable for new readers as an introduction to the wide range of his work. "He loads his head full of coal and diamonds shoot out of his finger tips. What a trick. The mole genius has left us with another digest. It's a full house--read 'em and weep."—Tom Waits "This second volume of Bukowski's uncollected stories and essays offers all that Bukowski is known for—wry obscenity, smutty wisdom, seeming ramblings whose hidden smarts catch you unaware--but in addition there are moments here in which he takes off the mask and strips away the bravado to show himself at his most vulnerable and human. A must for Bukowski aficionados."—Brian Evenson, author of Last Days and The Open Curtain "Like a brass-rail Existentialist or a skid-row Transcendentalist, [Bukowski] is candid, unblinking, leaving it to his readers to cast their own judgment about his mishaps, his drinking, his sexual appetite or his own pessimism. He is Ralph Waldo Emerson as a Dirty Old Man, not lounging in the grape-arbor of Concord, Massachusetts, but bent-over a table in an L.A. flophouse scribbling in pencil to the strains of Sibelius."—Paul Maher Jr., Phawker "[Bukowski] could be generous and mean-spirited, heroic and defensive, spot-on and slanted, but he became the world-class writer he had set out to be; he has joined the permanent anti-canon or shadow-canon whose denizens had shown him the way. Today the frequent allusions to him in both popular and mainstream culture tend more to respect than mockery. If scholarship has lagged, this book would indicate that this situation is changing."—Gerald Locklin, Resources for American Literary Study "The pieces range over nearly half a century, and include a story about a baseball player seized by a sudden bout of existential paralysis, along with early, graphically sexual (and masterfully comic) stories published in such smut mags as Candid Press."—Penthouse "An absolute must for fans of Charles Bukowski's work, Absence of a Hero is also a welcome addition to public and college library literary studies shelves."—Midwest Book Review

Charles Bukowski

'One thing about Bukowski: extraordinarily honest man,' Bukowski's publisher
John Martin had once told me, knowing ... of course, writing a newspaper column
for years called Notes of a Dirty Old Man, sex stories mostly, that were collected
in ...

Author: Howard Sounes

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1847676324

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 225

Locked in the Arms of a Crazy Life is the classic biography of Charles Bukowski, the hard-drinking barfly whose semi-autobiographical books about low-life America made him a cult figure across the globe. Extensive original research and unique contributions from friends, family and associates – including Mickey Rourke, Robert Crumb, Sean Penn, Norman Mailer and Allen Ginsberg – as well as personal photographs and drawings by Buk himself make this a must for Bukowski devotees and new readers alike. This updated edition features a new preface by the author, expanded notes and a unique star rating in the bibliography of Bukowski's own works.

The Hunchback of East Hollywood

It's as if he's still writing Notes of a Dirty Old Man and needs a supporting cast to
match. Some critics have speculated that he knew little about women if Women
was anything to go by. Or maybe he just dumbed them down so they would slot ...

Author: Aubrey Malone

Publisher: Critical Vision

ISBN: 9781900486286

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 336

Examines the life and work of twentieth-century German American poet, novelist, and short story writer Charles Bukowski, discussing how his troubled relationships influenced his writing.


Burroughs , William S . THE YAGE LETTERS Cardenal , Ernesto . FROM
Cassady ...

Author: Victor Serge

Publisher: City Lights Books

ISBN: 9780872862258

Category: Poetry

Page: 59

View: 140

Victor Serge, an authentic witness of the political and cultural struggles of this century, wrote these poems of Resistancein Orenburg in Central Asia, where he was sent into exile by Stalin in 1933. He eulogizes close friends and comrades and movingly records and shares the lives of the people he lived among on the steppe, far from the centers of power, intrigue, and history. Richard Greeman writes in his introduction that Serge "spoke the truth aloud and perpetuated the spiritual tradition of the Russian revolutionary intelligentsia at the very moment when the voices of his colleagues were forced into silence (so that) this collection of poems, written in deportation on the Ural, represents a unique strand of continuity between a lost generation and what one hopes will be a new beginning, 'with no blank pages,' in Soviet literature."

Literary L A

IN 1972, when I saw fellow Los Angeles Free Press writer Charles Bukowski's
book in the window of a bookstore in West Hampstead in London, my first
reaction was one of jealousy The book was called Notes of a Dirty Old Man, the
same title ...


Publisher: Lionel Rolfe


Category: American literature

Page: 102

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Born Free

Written by Charles Bukowski from Notes of a Dirty Old Man ... I used to do the I-
Ching, but then I had to feed the meter. Now I can't see into the future, but at least
I can use the heater. Lyrics by Jarvis Cocker from 'Glory Days' (This is Hardcore)

Author: Laura Hird

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1847677045

Category: Fiction

Page: 289

View: 420

A novice’s tale of scaling Everest: “Recommended for all armchair adventurers who have ever wondered what it would be like to climb in the Himalayas.”—Geographical Magazine The last attempt to conquer Everest by the unclimbed northeast ridge had ended in failure and tragedy, with the deaths of two great climbers, Joe Tasker and Pete Boardman. Now, in March 1985, Mal Duff would lead a new expedition. Andrew Grieg and the others knew the risks as well as the excitement of the challenge—and in this extraordinary book, Greig chronicles not only the assault on the peak but also the complex relationships of nineteen very different personalities living together. “Poet, novelist, and novice climber Greig's insightful account of the 1985 ascent of Everest's previously unclimbed northeast ridge provides an unusual perspective on the world of climbing. In comparison to many seasoned mountaineers, with their sometimes obsessive ‘diehard’ drive, Greig possesses a refreshing sense of enthusiasm and innocence. His lack of experience allows him to describe with great intensity and detail the difficult tasks of climbing in a methodical step-by-step fashion, allowing readers to grasp the complex challenges. Greig is often able to step back and observe the goings-on, providing a detached analysis of the group and its dynamics. To complement his version of events, he also draws liberally from the diaries of the other participants. A unique addition to mountaineering literature with charming and distinct characteristics.”—Library Journal

Contemporary Authors 1945 to the Present

... a gambler on the horses. Collections of his stories include Notes of a Dirty Old
Man (1969), taken from his underground newspaper column of that name,
Erections, E jaculations, Exhibitions, and General Tales of Ordinary Madness (
1972) ...

Author: Britannica Educational Publishing

Publisher: Britanncia Educational Publishing

ISBN: 1622750152

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 360

View: 176

Contemporary literature encompasses so many genres, literary forms, and themes that it would seem almost impossible to identify a unifying thread between them. Yet in the tradition established by literary heavyweights who came before, modern writers of all stripes and backgrounds have continued to entertain and to confront the social, cultural, and psychological realities of the times—including everything from racial identity to war to technology—with their own flair and insight. The diversity of authors profiled herein—from Toni Morrison to Sylvia Plath to Stephen King to David Foster Wallace—attests to the scope and complexity of modern society.

The Portable Beat Reader

Bukowski contributed a weekly column to the Los Angeles newspaper under the
heading “ Notes of a Dirty Old Man , " welcoming the freedom to write as he
pleased for immediate publication . He later remembered , “ There was not the ...

Author: Amiri Baraka

Publisher: Viking Adult


Category: American literature

Page: 642

View: 284

Collection of poetry, prose and excepts from writers who were part of the "Beat Generation."

Says Who

Notes of a Dirty Old Man ( 1969 ) BUKOWSKI , CHARLES What ' s the difference
between a guy in the bighouse and the average guy you pass on the street ? The
guy in the bighouse is a Loser who has tried . Notes of a Dirty Old Man ( 1969 ) ...

Author: Jonathon Green

Publisher: Longman Trade/Caroline House


Category: Reference

Page: 857

View: 714

Collects both popular and lesser known quotations from a variety of contemporary sources, with commentary on each quotations context and meaning

Bukowski Boulevard

NOTES OF A DIRTY OLD MAN " . . . 3 : 30 a . m . typer on floor . My kids didn ' t
like it when Bukowski Been working on immortal . . . called me late at night ,
sometimes on - C . B . school nights , waking them up . Mom ! one of them would
yell ...

Author: Joan Jobe Smith



Category: Chapbooks

Page: 47

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Although Smith's poems reflect Bukowski's raunch, she is never submerged by him. She blends humor with poignancy [and] go-go dances always to her own beat. --Robert Peters, Chiron Review.

Charles Bukowski

It bore the same title as his column : Notes of a Dirty Old Man . ( This collection
later ( 1973 ] marked his entrance into the writer ' s gallery of Lawrence
Ferlinghetti ' s “ City Lights Books . ” ) The critical establishment gave Bukowski ' s
Notes of ...

Author: Charles Bukowski



Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 157

View: 406

Cultural Writing. Interviews. Noted Italian critic, translator, and author Fernanda Pivano, came to the United States in 1980 to interview one of the world's singular writers, Charles Bukowski. The complete transcript of that remarkable interview is included in the book, revealing Bukowski to be frank and sometimes shocking. In lengthy and productive sessions, she discovered a man both the same and different than his published works. Surrounding the interview is a generous helping of comment, critique, and warmly worded appraisal.

The Invisible Dirty Old Man

Author: Richard McEnroe


ISBN: 9781893992504

Category: Fiction

Page: 48

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European Community Design

Book “ Notes of a dirty old man " by Charles Bukowsky Book on famous pianists
Dictionary Covers Grosse Pianisten in unserer Zeit Pierre Mendell az ZZ Das
Grote Fischer Lexikon in Farbe Š Das Grobo Fischer - Lexikon in Farbe Ua Das ...

Author: Wei Yew

Publisher: Books Nippan


Category: Design

Page: 192

View: 216

This book features recent works by 12 leading European graphic designers, including Pierre Bernard, Alan Fletcher, Michael Katzourakis, Italo Lupi and Pierre Mendell.

These are two qualities I always strive for but only seldom attain ' Poster from
corporate identity programme for Videon video rental stores Poster promoting
Polish poster exhibition Cover for the book Notes of a Dirty Old Man Shopping
bag for ...

Author: Ken Cato

Publisher: Books Nippan


Category: Design

Page: 280

View: 218

A Smile in the Mind

Bukowski Notes of a dirty old man Melzer Association of Photographers show '
Ten Ate : an exhibition. of a Dirty Old Man for Melzer . Some subject matter gives
you permission . Looks like a bumper edition . Mendell & Oberer . Germany ,
1979 ...

Author: Beryl McAlhone

Publisher: Phaidon Incorporated Limited


Category: Design

Page: 240

View: 689

An exploration of humour, irony and playfulness in graphic design.