Notes of a Dirty Old Man by Charles BukowskiNotes of a Dirty Old Man by Charles Bukowski

Notes of a Dirty Old Man

byCharles Bukowski

Paperback | January 11, 2001

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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.comCharles 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. "
Charles Bukowski was born in Andernach, Germany in 1920 and brought to Los Angeles at age three. Using the city as a backdrop for his work, Bukowski wrote prolifically, publishing over fifty volumes of poetry and prose. He died in San Pedro, California on March 9, 1994. His books are widely translated and posthumous volumes continue to...
Title:Notes of a Dirty Old ManFormat:PaperbackDimensions:204 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 0.6 inPublished:January 11, 2001Publisher:City Lights Publishers

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ISBN - 10:0872860744

ISBN - 13:9780872860742

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it Bukwoski is so raw and unintentionally funny at times. one of my favourite authors
Date published: 2017-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from another banger idk what books the other reviewer got but this is not a collection of poems.
Date published: 2016-11-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from ???? I love Bukowski's novels! I would and will buy ALL of them; one problem though....the descriptions of his books here are all the same, not even telling the shopper if the book is a novel or poetry. I am not interested in poetry. I won't order anymore of his books until I am sure that I am not getting a book of poems.
Date published: 2011-01-06

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This collection of observations from one of America’s most misunderstood writers contains works that began appearing in Open City of the Free Press in 1960s California. Notes of a Dirty Old Man from Charles Bukowski provides a range of columns that discuss everything from daily existence to the Vietnam War to diatribes against hippies to ridiculous and offensive opinion pieces. Although there is some insightfulness and humorous passages, this text is not for everyone. His interpretations of certain events and social occurrences appear at times to be wholly unresearched and as such, they are mere personal grievances. However, there are moments of clarity and biting political awareness that make up for occasional indulgences.