Factotum

May 31, 2002|
Factotum by CHARLES BUKOWSKI
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One of Charles Bukowski''s best, this beer-soaked, deliciously degenerate novel follows the wanderings of aspiring writer Henry Chinaski across World War II-era America. Deferred from military service, Chinaski travels from city to city, moving listlessly from one odd job to another, always needing money but never badly enough to keep a job. His day-to-day existence spirals into an endless litany of pathetic whores, sordid rooms, dreary embraces, and drunken brawls, as he makes his bitter, brilliant way from one drink to the next.

Charles Bukowski''s posthumous legend continues to grow. Factotum is a masterfully vivid evocation of slow-paced, low-life urbanity and alcoholism, and an excellent introduction to the fictional world of Charles Bukowski.

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 Andernach, Germany, and raised in Los Angeles, where he lived for fifty years. He published his first story in 1944, when he was twenty-four, and began writing poetry at...
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Title:Factotum
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:208 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.52 in
Shipping dimensions:208 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.52 in
Published:May 31, 2002
Publisher:HarperCollins
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780876852637

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