The Pleasures of the Damned: Selected Poems 1951-1993

The Pleasures of the Damned: Selected Poems 1951-1993


By (author) Charles Bukowski

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  • Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 528 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 232mm x 40mm | 700g
  • Publication date: 14 January 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Edinburgh
  • ISBN 10: 1847675492
  • ISBN 13: 9781847675491
  • Edition statement: Main
  • Sales rank: 18,274

Product description

Celebrating the full range of Bukowski'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. Selected by John Martin, Bukowski's long-time editor and the publisher of the legendary Black Sparrow Press, 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.

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Author information

Charles Bukowski (1920-1994) is one of America's best-known contemporary writers of poetry and prose, and, many would claim, its most influential and imitated poet.

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Likely to stand as the definitive volume of Bukowski's poems. It is well edited by John Martin, the publisher of the estimable Black Sparrow Press, who was Bukowski's editor for most of his working life.' New York Times Book Review