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Pleasures of the Damned: Poems 1951-93

Return to Book Page. 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. He died in shortly after completing his last novel, Pulp. It’s in the way that he says so much about himself by just illustrating a snapshot of the events that occur in his alcohol-riddled day-to-day life.

Jul 24, Shaimaa Ali rated it really liked it. More books by this author.

There’s just one quote in particular that I’d like to dwell on, though – Leonard Cohen said: During his lifetime he published more than forty-five books, including novels such as Factotum, Post Office and Ham on Rye.

Refresh and try again. Dec 31, Jack Wolf rated it really liked it Shelves: Bukowski’s work is always unique, he just has a certain style that nobody else can imitate, though many have tried. He was born in Germany in to an American soldier father and a German mother and was brought to the United States at the age of three.


I loved those poems and thought I would enjoy more of his work. Point of view Tips on technique 4: He is a philogynist.

Apr 28, Andy Jones rated it really liked it. The Thought Fox Ted Hughes.

The man is not a misogynist. Lists with This Book.

From, alcohol to prostitution Bukowski leaves no stone unturned in his poetry. He says you have to share some of these traits to write a few good poems or to even read it. 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.

Charles Bukowski, where to begin. This collection of poetry is simply wonderful. In his lifetime Bukowski wrote constantly, amassing thousands of poems, hundreds of short stories and six novels, he would eventually publish more than forty-five books of poetry and prose – earning the title of the “laureate of American lowlife” from Time magazine.

The Pleasures of the Damned by Charles Bukowski

He died in San Pedro, California, on March damnes,at the age of seventy-three, shortly after completing his last novel, Pulp This is a crappy thing to do with Bukowski, because Bukowski’s work and personality changed distinctly several times over his lifetime. Settings Tips on technique 3: This was my first major exposure to Bukowski. Klar, wer solche Gedichte schreibt, bei dem funktioniert noch ganz viel. Bukowski has tried to say it all. Celebrating the full range of the poet’s extraordinary sensibility and his uncompromising linguistic brilliance, these poems cover a lifetime of experience, from his renegade early work to never-before-collected poems penned during the final days before his death.


Someone told me his editor was off for all that stuff, so maybe it’s not his fault. Jean Genet called him America’s greatest poet. This is some of the creepiest, least poetic work I’ve ever dajned. Dialogue Tips on technique 5: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

The Pleasures of the Damned

I am a total word nerd and have started a quote book due to the amount of books that were really inspiring me last year and Charles is now taking up a fair portion of it. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind a little enjambment, when it’s in service to an established rhythm. A drunkard, a womanizer, a socially challenged citizen and a compulsive and mostly successful gambler at the race track, but a genius just the same.

The transition of his poems of mocking life to being sad about not living life more, enlightened some of my approaches to living. A very beautiful review.