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The Pleasures of the Damned

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Pages with related products. Man, this dirty old guy could write! While this may be true, the testament and the sheer weight of his own Akashic library will live on forever.

My first Bukowski poetry book was Betting on the Muse. Apr 20, Maja Shinigami rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Pleasures of the Damned is an astonishing poetic treasure trove, essential reading for both long- time fans and those just discovering this unique and important American voice. I’m not sure whether that was because I read sections of this rather quickly without a pause, or maybe, he just happens to have that effect on his readers.

Lifedance is essential, icecream people is great, as is a vote for the gentle light and be alone. Jan 01, Lisa rated it it was ok Shelves: You were a lonely man with a heart of glass and every word you wrote, you wrote for yourself.


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Others are good and a treat to read. See and discover other items: There were one or two poems new to me that I enjoyed, when the subject was social movements and perceptions. Such is the fate of dead writers and living editors. You leave blood, and tears, and shit streaks behind you Und chaeles das macht Sinn und wirkt gesund.

I’m not going to get all flowery and You realise that Bukowski felt exhausted by humanity itself and really, that got under my skin. But most definitely not all of the poems in this book are fantastic. I’ve been reading Charles Bukowski ever since I was a teen. But it’s always honest, always raw. He read the greats when he was young including Hemingway who of which is constantly referenced throughout the poems.

He just writes about his everyday life, a life which generally consists of a mixture of bad jobs, women, booze, horses and unsavory and unhygienic situations.

Maybe he finds chalres whore with a heart of tje but probably not. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

However, I disagree bukowsku all fo the critics on this front. Ecco; 1st edition December 2, Language: More books by this author. Apr 28, Shruti Ramanujam rated it it was amazing Shelves: I don’t know about this life. Bukowski’s poetry captures all aspects of the seedy underbelly of America.

English Choose a language for shopping. He saw the absolute beauty in things that other people wouldn’t give a second glance to. Someone told me his editor was responsible for all that stuff, so maybe it’s not his fault. The missing stars go to the editor, not Hank. Mar dmned, Wanda rated it it was amazing.

We’re your elderly on the pensions and social security, waitresses, garbage men, retail sales people, and secretaries. The Pleasures of the Damned is a selection of the best poetry from America’s most iconic and imitated poet, Charles Bukowski.


A very beautiful review. I am glad you lived the way you did and told us all about it.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Bukowski had the balls to say it! The Iron Wolf Ted Hughes. That to me is a clean, healthy lungful of fresh air!

There’s a lot of good in this book, but it misses some incredible poems. Tense Tips on technique 7: He never put himself out to be better than he was.

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I’m not going to get all flowery and sentimental because Bukowski I don’t think would have bukowzki it or thought it too trite expressing the elite-est “cuteness”.

I’ve read many of Bukowski’s poems, It wasn’t until I read an entire volume by him that I truly got the bitter dissatisfaction he has with most everything, except cigarettes which are a prominent or passive fixation in his poetry.

All those widows and orphans. Avoiding Humanity, the secret, let not, a challenge to the dark, think of it are all essential Bukowski. I strongly suggest that you check out some of his work and consider investing in a copy – once you find out just how he lived his life, you’ll wonder how he managed to survive in to his seventies bukowzki how such an old, cynical soul could have such a poetic damed.

At the forefront of American counter-culture, his Beat Generation writing is widely celebrated. Please try again later.