The Pleasures Of The Damned: Poems, 1951-1993

December 2, 2008|
The Pleasures Of The Damned: Poems, 1951-1993 by CHARLES BUKOWSKI
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To his legions of fans, Charles Bukowski was—and remains—the quintessential counterculture icon. A hard-drinking wild man of literature and a stubborn outsider to the poetry world, he wrote unflinchingly about booze, work, and women, in raw, street-tough poems whose truth has struck a chord with generations of readers.

Edited by John Martin, the legendary publisher of Black Sparrow Press and a close friend of Bukowski''s, The Pleasures of the Damned is a selection of the best works from Bukowski''s long poetic career, including the last of his never-before-collected poems. Celebrating the full range of the poet''s extra-ordinary and surprising sensibility, and his uncompromising linguistic brilliance, these poems cover a rich lifetime of experiences and speak to Bukowski''s "immense intelligence, the caring heart that saw through the sham of our pretenses and had pity on our human condition" (The New York Quarterly). The Pleasures of the Damned is an astonishing poetic treasure trove, essential reading for both longtime fans and those just discovering this unique and legendary American voice.

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...
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Title:The Pleasures Of The Damned: Poems, 1951-1993
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:576 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.15 in
Shipping dimensions:576 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.15 in
Published:December 2, 2008
Publisher:HarperCollins
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780061228445

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