Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Starred Review. Bukowski’s chatty free verse (and : The Pleasures of the Damned: Selected Poems eBook: Charles Bukowski: Kindle Store. The Pleasures of the Damned is a selection of the best poetry from America’s most iconic and imitated poet, Charles Bukowski. Celebrating the full range of the . A hefty new volume collects Charles Bukowski’s hard-found music of the streets.

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THAT is the stuff that makes you want to keep reading, despite your better judgement. He was never on some high horse like most pleasuress I come across in literary circles. You Will Know Me.

Tales of Ordinary Madness. Beerspit Night and Cursing. However, if you like honest emotion, straightforward observations of the human condition that ring with truth, and you have sufficient maturity to acknowledge a certain amount charkes coarse verbiage sometimes expresses reality, this is, maybe, the only poetry book you’ll ever want.

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The Pleasures of the Damned by Charles Bukowski

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The Pleasures of the Damned – Charles Bukowski – – Allen & Unwin – Australia

Its another end of another week and you are sitting alone at your favorite place overflowing with all those pretty faces. I wanted to revel in his brilliance. After he developed a bleeding ulcer, he decided to take up writing again.

The Lonely Hearts Hotel. Bukowski’s work is always unique, he just has a certain style that nobody else poeasures imitate, though many have tried.

Apr 28, Andy Jones rated it really liked it. His poems since of fragility is quite contagious. Selected by John Martin, Bukowski’s long-time editor and the publisher of the legendary Black Sparrow Press, this stands as what Martin calls ‘the best thf the best of Bukowski’. Want to Read saving…. Pointlessly, and to excess.

The final note plays like a familiar variation on an old jazz standard because a lot of work previously published in other collections makes a return visit in the pages of this fanatic-magnet of a hardcover.


Well Mister B I want to thank you and tell you that you were deserving of the life you got to lead in the end even if it was a struggle to get there, because your poems wouldn’t be the same without those downs. Und auch das macht Sinn und wirkt gesund. Feb 09, Cerissa rated it it was amazing.

The Pleasures of the Damned

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If he didn’t bother to publish them in his lifetime he probably didn’t think they were his best effort and worthy of being published. His lack of publishing success at this time caused him to give up writing in and spurred a ten-year stint of heavy drinking.

He was the world’s bukosski loser But he never gave up — — — — — — — — A marvelous read, this was not poetry, it was a dive-in Bukowski’s world. Feb 16, Fiona rated it it was amazing Shelves: