The People Look Like Flowers At Last: New Poems by Charles BukowskiThe People Look Like Flowers At Last: New Poems by Charles Bukowski

The People Look Like Flowers At Last: New Poems

byCharles Bukowski

Paperback | January 8, 2008

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“if you read this after I am dead

It means I made it”

-“The Creation Coffin”

The People Look like Flowers at Last is the last of five collections of never-before published poetry from the late great Dirty Old Man, Charles Bukowski.

In it, he speaks on topics ranging from horse racing to military elephants, lost love to the fear of death.  He writes extensively about writing, and about talking to people about writers such as Camus, Hemingway, and Stein.  He writes about war and fatherhood and cats and women.

Free from the pressure to present a consistent persona, these poems present less of an aggressively disruptive character, and more a world-weary and empathetic person.
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 1920 in Andernach, Germany, to an American soldier father and a German mother, and brought to the United States at the age of two. He was raised in Los Angeles and lived ...
Title:The People Look Like Flowers At Last: New PoemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:January 8, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060577088

ISBN - 13:9780060577087

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hard to Hate! I love the art of poetry, but find it diffuicult at times, because its effectiveness relies on the interpretation of the reader, and of the literary devices used. Bukowski has mastered using artful simplicity instead of abstract interpretation, which gives all his entries a domestic and simply emotional tone. Absolutely beautiful.
Date published: 2017-10-08