Hollywood

May 31, 2002|
Hollywood by CHARLES BUKOWSKI
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From iconic tortured artist/everyman Charles Bukowski, Hollywood is the fictionalization of his experience adapting his novel Barfly into a movie by the same name.

Henry Chinaski, Bukowski’s alter-ego, is pushed to translate a semi-autobiographical book into a screenplay for John Pinchot.  He reluctantly agrees, and is thrust into the otherworld called Hollywood, with its parade of eccentric and maddening characters: producers, artists, actors and actresses, film executives and journalists.  In this world, the artistry of books and film is lost to the dollar, and Chinaski struggles to keep his footing in the tangle of cons that comprise movie making.

Hollywood is Dirty Old Man Bukowski at his most lucid.  It overflows with curses, sex, and alcohol.  And through it all, or from it all, Bukowski finds flashes of truth about the human condition. 

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:Hollywood
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:248 pages, 8.94 X 5.88 X 0.62 in
Shipping dimensions:248 pages, 8.94 X 5.88 X 0.62 in
Published:May 31, 2002
Publisher:HarperCollins
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780876857632

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