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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Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. And when it happens, I can look at it and say, “Well, this is familiar territory.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind a little enjambment, when it’s in service to an established rhythm. 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 vamned earning the title of the “laureate of American lowlife” from Time magazine.

There’s a lot of good in this book, but it misses some incredible poems.

Also I found the words to his dead love in the poems “for Jane: Bukowski’s best poems have an exaggerated, B-movie black-and-white aura about them. Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame. For the most part, I was disappointed.

There’s just one quote in particular that I’d like to dwell on, fo – Leonard Cohen said: More books by this author. Throughout The Pleasures of the Damned I followed Bukowski’s everday life and observations of the world that he lives in. Nov 03, William Thomas rated it it was amazing Shelves: And anyone who reads his work, hears him speak, instead chwrles pigeonholing the work or the man because of some perceived affront in the work or an interview.

Bukowski had the balls to say it! Pleasures of the Damned: A World to Win. This sucks on such a high number of levels, it’s almost comical.


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Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Bukowskis Ton ist nie abwertend oder hoffnungslos. Mar 17, Kevin Hosein rated it it was amazing. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? I see this final storm as nothing very special in the sight of the world and it shouldn’t be thought of as special.

It might sound comic, or dare I say, “poetic” but it happens. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Share bukowzki thoughts with other customers. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

Damnned the full range of the poet’s extraordinary bukowskj and his uncompromising linguistic brilliance, these poems cover a lifetime of experience, from his renegade early work to never-before-collected poems bukowsi during the final days before his death.

You’ll see yourself, and want to take a good, hot shower afterwards. Overall rating No ratings yet 0. 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.

Graham, edited by Matthew Francis. He worked a wide range of jobs to support his writing, including dishwasher, truck driver and loader, mail carrier, guard, gas station attendant, stock boy, warehouse worker, shipping clerk, post office clerk, pleasuges lot attendant, Red Cross orderly, and elevator hhe.

You know, the ones the upper classes can’t live without because we are the professional maids and nannies and buttwipers making minimum wage to slightly over, but still in the poverty level that make their world go round. Reading this volume has given me a real insight into the depressing views that he has with the majority of everything in his life.


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. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori.

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This book is really poorly put together. Feb 09, Cerissa rated it it was amazing. I was sadly disappointed, his works are filled with anger, revulsion, spite and profanity; scattered charle intermittent gems that are struggling to maintain their luster amidst all the despair. I’m not going to get all flowery and I wasn’t able to read this book in one sitting because Bukowski needs to savored.

Even though I own everything Bukowski ever didi still bought this book because og gives such a good panarama of his very prolific career.

Well worth hhe purchase. Nov 25, Craven rated it it was ok. This culture has never been something that I have been subjected to. He never put himself out to be better than he was. As a poet, reader, and liver of life, Bukowski’s Pleasures of the Damned shaped me in many ways. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

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I’m not sure whether that was because I read sections chrles this rather quickly without a pause, or maybe, he just happens to have that effect on his readers. Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All. My first Bukowski poetry book was Betting on the Muse. We see the unsanitized and unedited truth.