Search Results: "Charles Bukowski"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"Despite its often fannish tone, a biography that listens to Bukowski's all-night barroom anecdotes and then checks the facts the morning after. (b&w photos and illustrations, not seen)"
A soberly investigated picaresque life of the barfly author of Notes of a Dirty Old Man. Read full book review >

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ON CATS by Charles Bukowski
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Cat lovers won't confuse the author's verse with T.S. Eliot's, and Bukowski fans will find this of marginal significance."
A curious collection of writings about cats, as the self-acknowledged Dirty Old Man of American letters celebrates his feline affinities and affection. Read full book review >

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ON WRITING by Charles Bukowski
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"Always passionate, frequently funny, occasionally incoherent excerpts from a significant 20th-century American writer."
A selection of writing on writing from the "Dirty Old Man" of American letters. Read full book review >

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Shadowboxing With Bukowski by Darrell Kastin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2016

"A novel about a life spent surrounded by books, heavily influenced by the grimy realism of a poet's life and work."
A man works to keep his California bookstore afloat while meditating on his relationship with Charles Bukowski. Read full book review >

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THE BELL TOLLS FOR NO ONE by Charles Bukowski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2015

"Bukowski's gift was a sense for the raunchy absurdity of life, his writing a grumble that might turn into a belly laugh or a racking cough but that always throbbed with vital energy."
The uncollected gutbucket ramblings of the grand dirty old man of Los Angeles letters have been gathered in this characteristically filthy, funny compilation. Read full book review >

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BUKOWSKI IN A SUNDRESS by Kim Addonizio
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 21, 2016

"An unrelenting, authentic, literary midnight confession."
A sometimes-scandalous poet opens up about herself and her business. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 15, 2008

"Not for novices, but a welcome addition to Bukowski's growing library."
More posthumous uncollected prose from the Dirty Old Man. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2008

"An uncritical but colorful picture of a offbeat character who convinced many that he was a genius."
Stage-magic historian Steinmeyer (Art and Artifice: And Other Essays of Illusion, 2006, etc.) examines the quirky life of Charles Fort (1874-1932). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 15, 2001

"This is not a piece that exactly pulls the reader along, but it is clear and informative and makes a creative life in science seem worthy and satisfying. (Biography. 10+)"
In the introduction to Patent's cogent, thoughtful biography of Charles Darwin, she explains his importance as an icon of science, for without his discovery of evolution through the mechanism of natural selection, "biology makes no sense." Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"The language here is spare, even simple, but the images are complex, challenging in the way surrealist art defies ordinary perceptions, juxtaposing the whimsical and the frightening."
If it's permitted to speak of such a thing as a national character under our current tyranny of globalism, then there's a definite Eastern European, even Slavic, flavor to the entries in this collection. Read full book review >

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CHARLES IVES by Jan Swafford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1996

"A conscientious, intellectually honest sifting of the plentiful evidence, though undoubtedly not the last word on its subject."
A decent, thoughtful, and idealistic biography of American music's radical idealist. Read full book review >

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CHARLES DARWIN by A.N. Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"An illuminating new biography of a legendary figure in the scientific world whose legacy continues to draw reappraisals."
The prolific novelist and biographer probes the character and controversies of Charles Darwin's life and the controversial theory that turned the world on its head. Read full book review >