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, curiculummag.com 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 Bell Tolls for No One

Designed not only for Bukowski fans, but also for readers new to his work, the book contains an informative introduction by editor David Stephen Calonne that provides historical context for these seemingly scandalous and chaotic tales, ...

Author: Charles Bukowski

Publisher: City Lights Books

ISBN: 0872866823

Category: Fiction

Page: 305

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Previously uncollected pulp fiction by the 20th-century American master. "The uncollected gutbucket ramblings of the grand dirty old man of Los Angeles letters have been gathered in this characteristically filthy, funny compilation ... Bukowkski's gift was a sense for the raunchy absurdity of life, his writing a grumble that might turn into a belly laugh or a racking cough but that always throbbed with vital energy."--Kirkus Reviews From the self-illustrated, unpublished work written in 1947 to hardboiled contributions to 1980s adult magazines,The Bells Tolls for No One presents the entire range of Bukowski's talent as a short story writer, from straight-up genre stories to postmodern blurring of fact and fiction. An informative introduction by editor David Stephen Calonne provides historical context for these seemingly scandalous and chaotic tales, revealing the hidden hand of the master at the top of his form. Born in Andernach, Germany, and raised in Los Angeles, Charles 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 would eventually publish more than forty-five books of poetry and prose. He died of leukemia in San Pedro, California on March 9, 1994. David Stephen Calonne is the author of several books and has edited three previous collections of the uncollected work of Charles Bukowski for City Lights:Absence of the Hero,Portions from a Wine-Stained Notebook, andMore Notes of a Dirty Old Man.

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.

Absence of the Hero

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 ...

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

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Portions From a Wine Stained Notebook

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

Author: Charles Bukowski

Publisher: City Lights Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 255

View: 891

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

Songs ballads and stories

Note G ( page 171 ) . “ The Dirty Old Man . ” A singular man , named Nathaniel
Bentley , for many years kept a large hardware shop in Leaden- hall Street ,
London . He was best known as “ Dirty Dick " ( Dick for alliteration ' s sake ,
probably ) ...

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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

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 857

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

On Drinking

The definitive collection of works on a subject that inspired and haunted Charles Bukowski for his entire life: alcohol Charles Bukowski turns to the bottle in this revelatory collection of poetry and prose that includes some of the ...

Author: Charles Bukowski

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062857959

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 272

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The definitive collection of works on a subject that inspired and haunted Charles Bukowski for his entire life: alcohol Charles Bukowski turns to the bottle in this revelatory collection of poetry and prose that includes some of the writer’s best and most lasting work. A self-proclaimed “dirty old man,” Bukowski used alcohol as muse and as fuel, a conflicted relationship responsible for some of his darkest moments as well as some of his most joyful and inspired. In On Drinking, Bukowski expert Abel Debritto has collected the writer’s most profound, funny, and memorable work on his ups and downs with the hard stuff—a topic that allowed Bukowski to explore some of life’s most pressing questions. Through drink, Bukowski is able to be alone, to be with people, to be a poet, a lover, and a friend—though often at great cost. As Bukowski writes in a poem simply titled “Drinking,”: “for me/it was or/is/a manner of/dying/with boots on/and gun/smoking and a/symphony music background.” On Drinking is a powerful testament to the pleasures and miseries of a life in drink, and a window into the soul of one of our most beloved and enduring writers.

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

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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.

Loving and Hating Charles Bukowski

They falls in love. This is the story of their passionate and humorous relationship of loving and hating, fighting and splitting, Ms King doesn't hold back on the pain or the pleasure.

Author: Linda King

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781461071099

Category: Drama

Page: 308

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LINDA KING, a young, beautiful poet and sculptor lived in Los Angeles during the 1970's at the beginning of the Women's Liberation movement. She meets Charles Bukowski, an underground writer/poet and columnist of Notes of a Dirty Old Man for the Los Angeles Free Press. She offered to do a sculpture of his head. While sculpting his acne scarred face, he seduces her with his letters, writing and wit. They falls in love. This is the story of their passionate and humorous relationship of loving and hating, fighting and splitting, Ms King doesn't hold back on the pain or the pleasure.

Charles Bukowski

In this new interpretation of the life and work of the American poet, short story writer and novelist Charles Bukowski, David Stephen Calonne examines Bukowskis writings, colourful life and the desperate conditions of his lifestyle, looking ...

Author: David Stephen Calonne

Publisher: Critical Lives

ISBN: 9781780230238

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 221

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In this new interpretation of the life and work of the American poet, short story writer and novelist Charles Bukowski, David Stephen Calonne examines Bukowskis writings, colourful life and the desperate conditions of his lifestyle, looking at the literary traditions that influenced him and discussing his unique place in world literature.

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

ISBN:

Category: Design

Page: 240

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

Charles Bukowski

Illustrated with drawings by Bukowski and over sixty photographs, Charles Bukowski is a must for Bukowski devotees and new readers alike. “Bukowski is one of those writers people remember more for the legend than for the work . . . but, ...

Author: Howard Sounes

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 9780802199300

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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“A lively portrait of American literature’s ‘Dirty Old Man’.” —Library Journal A former postman and long-term alcoholic who did not become a full-time writer until middle age, Charles Bukowski was the author of autobiographical novels that captured the low life—including Post Office, Factotum, and Women—and made him a literary celebrity, with a major Hollywood film (Barfly) based on his life. Drawing on new interviews with virtually all of Bukowski’s friends, family, and many lovers; unprecedented access to his private letters and unpublished writing; and commentary from Norman Mailer, Allen Ginsberg, Sean Penn, Mickey Rourke, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, R. Crumb, and Harry Dean Stanton, Howard Sounes has uncovered the extraordinary true story of the Dirty Old Man of American literature. Illustrated with drawings by Bukowski and over sixty photographs, Charles Bukowski is a must for Bukowski devotees and new readers alike. “Bukowski is one of those writers people remember more for the legend than for the work . . . but, as Howard Sounes shows in this exhaustively researched biography, it wasn’t the whole story.” —Los Angeles Times “Engaging . . . Adroit . . . revealing.” —The New York Times Book Review “A must-read for anybody who is a fan of Bukowski’s writing.” —The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

Bukowski

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Dostoyevski ) , 63 , 133 Notes of a Dirty Old Man ( Bukowski ) ( essay collection )
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Author: Neeli Cherkovski

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Looks at twelve contemporary beat poets, including Michael McClure, James Broughton, Allen Ginsberg, and Gregory Corso.

Beerspit Night and Cursing

Unmasks the tough, street-smart persona of Charles Bukowski—America's "Ultimate Outsider" Amazing letters filled with passionate, literary, and personal observation Insights into the author of Tales of Ordinary Madness, Notes of a Dirty ...

Author: Charles Bukowski

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061873519

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 400

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Unmasks the tough, street-smart persona of Charles Bukowski—America's "Ultimate Outsider" Amazing letters filled with passionate, literary, and personal observation Insights into the author of Tales of Ordinary Madness, Notes of a Dirty Old Man, and Run with the Hunted Insights into Sheri Martinelli: the protege of Anais Nin, an accomplished painter, and the mistress of Ezra Pound Charels Bukowski's persona as the Dirty Old Man of American Literature is just that: a persona, a mask beneath which there was a man better read and more cultured than most people realize. Sheri Martinelli was one of the favored few for whom Bukowski dropped the mask and engaged in serious discussion of literature and art, and for that reason the discovery and publication of his letters to her give us a more complete picture of this complicated man.

Bukowski in the Bathtub

Bryan decided to start the magazine up again , but he changed the name from
Renaissance to Notes From Underground . Philomene : I wonder if Bukowski got
the title for “ Notes From A Dirty Old Man ” from that ? John : Bryan may have
come ...

Author: Philomene Long

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 112

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Tales of Ordinary Madness

From prostitutes to classical music, Bukowski ingeniously mixes high and low culture in his 'tales of ordinary madness'. These are angry yet tender, humorous and haunting portrayals of life in the underbelly of Los Angeles.

Author: Charles Bukowski

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753513870

Category: Short stories

Page: 231

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"Inspired by D.H. Lawrence, Chekhov and Hemingway, Bukowski's writing is passionate, extreme and has attracted a cult following, while his life was as weird and wild as the tales he wrote. This collection of short stories gives an insight into the dark, dangerous lowlife of Los Angeles that Bukowski inhabited. From prostitutes to classical music, Bukowski ingeniously mixes high and low culture in his 'tales of ordinary madness'. These are angry yet tender, humorous and haunting portrayals of life in the underbelly of Los Angeles."

Critical Survey of Poetry

Other literary forms In addition to poetry , Charles Bukowski has published both
stories and novels and first achieved recognition with Notes of a Dirty Old Man (
1969 ) . This volume brought him to the attention of many who were previously ...

Author: Frank Northen Magill

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ISBN: 9780893568351

Category: American poetry

Page: 4090

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Contains entries that provide biographical and critical information about forty-nine English-language poets, each with a list of principal works, discussion of other literary forms, birth and death data, and a bibliography; arranged alphabetically from A-to-Cae.