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The Pleasures of the Damned: Poems, [Charles Bukowski] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. To his legions of fans, Charles. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Starred Review. Bukowski’s chatty free verse (and fiction) about disappointment, drunkenness, racetracks. Buy The Pleasures of the Damned: Selected Poems Main by Charles Bukowski (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low.

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Publishing his work first as Black Sparrow Press and since it closed infor Ecco. He worked a wide range of jobs to support his writing, including dishwasher, truck driver and loader, mail carrier, guard, gas station attendant, stock boy, warehouse worker, shipping clerk, post office clerk, parking lot attendant, Red Cross tne, and elevator operator.

He died in San Pedro, California, on March 9,at the age of seventy-three, shortly after completing his last novel, Pulp Graham, edited by Matthew Francis. Do you recommend this as first read or I’m better off buying “The last night of the earth poems”?

The Pleasures of the Damned

With almost any experience Bukowski rights about it’s mildly relatable- even if I’ve never experienced it before. He was the world’s greatest loser But he never gave up — — — — — — — — A marvelous read, this was not poetry, it was a dive-in Bukowski’s world.

And bbukowski it happens, I can look at it and say, “Well, this is familiar territory. In his work, Charles Bukowski creates a dystopia without an apocalypse. At times, we get rare glimpses of the pressure of being a writer: And, for once, the editor is almost as qualified as Bukowski himself to bring the collection together – his name is John Martin, and he was the editor of the Black Sparrow Press, which you might have heard of.


If only I had read this 30 years ago. His observations are as blunt as a hammer, he lf merciless where as many have showed him mercy.

Pointlessly, and to excess. Nov 25, Craven rated it it was ok.

This culture has never been something that I have been subjected to. I see this final storm as nothing very serious in the sight of the world; there are so many more important things to worry about and to consider.

Bukowski lives his life; he drinks, he smokes, he has sex pleqsures ugly whores, he pays his rent, and he feels sorry for himself- he’ll make you feel sorry.

I took issue with much of the formatting, though. My cock went in My cock my god my cock went in CB is the poetry equivalent of the blues.

Lists with This Book. This sucks on bukosski a high number of levels, it’s almost comical. As I got further and further into the book, his depravity started to rub off on me. Dialogue Tips on technique 5: More books by this author. From a canonical standpoint, it is amazing to me that anyone especially women would ever read this trash. Temporarily unavailable from this website, please try another retailer.

Paritoshika Singh Your review makes me want to read this book immediately! The Iron Wolf Ted Hughes. No trivia or quizzes yet. The Built Moment Lavinia Greenlaw. More books by this author. The missing stars go to the editor, not Hank.

The Pleasures of the Damned – Charles Bukowski – – Allen & Unwin – Australia

It’s not chronological at all and mixes everything up. Woman on the Street her shoes themselves would light my room like many candles. I can’t express in a review what he means to me, other than that he inspired me to make my writing more real, with less contrivance and more heart, to write about where I am and what I feel even if I have to say something vulgar in order to coax the beauty out of it.


The ease of your words is so deceptive. There isn’t much to say about his poetry pleasurees would give new insight.

A selection of the best poetry from America’s most gukowski and imitated poet, Charles Bukowski. I’ve read almost all of them. No fancy wording or clever rhymes. Aug 31, Swapnil rated it it was amazing Shelves: His poetry has allowed me to connect in a way no other poet has.

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I’ve read many of Bukowski’s poems, It wasn’t until I read an entire volume by him that I truly got the bitter dissatisfaction he has with most everything, except cigarettes which are a prominent or passive fixation in his poetry. I don’t know about this life.

To his legions of fans, Charles Bukowski was—and remains—the quintessential counterculture icon. I am absolutely gutted that this book has come to an end because I honestly could have carried on reading a poem here and a poem there forever. My only contention with most other published reviews is that they call him the poet laureate of sour alleys and dark bars, when it seems that Leonard Cohen’s observation is more appropos- that he brought everyone down to earth, even the angels.

Trivia About The Pleasures of He is often refereed to as the “dirty old man” of American poetry and after reading this selection of poetry I can see clearly as to why he is deemed so.