Tales of Ordinary Madness
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Tales of Ordinary Madness

By (author) Charles Bukowski

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Inspired by DH Lawrence, Chekhov and Hemingway, Bukowski's writing is passionate, extreme and has attracted a cult following, while his life was as weird and wild as the tales he wrote. This collection of short stories gives an insight into the dark, dangerous lowlife of Los Angeles that Bukowski inhabited. From prostitutes to classical music, Bukowski ingeniously mixes high and low culture in his 'tales of ordinary madness'. These are angry yet tender, humorous and haunting portrayals of life in the underbelly of Los Angeles.

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 18mm | 181.44g
  • 07 Feb 2008
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London
  • English
  • 0753513870
  • 9780753513873
  • 21,646

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Born in 1920, Charles Bukowski became one of America's best-known writers. During his lifetime he published more than forty-five books of poetry and prose including the novels Post Office (1971), Factotum (1975), Women (1979) and Pulp (1994) all available from Virgin Books.

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"Dirty realism from the godfather of lowlife literature" Uncut

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