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By (author) Charles Bukowski

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  • Publisher: Virgin Books
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm x 20mm | 229g
  • Publication date: 8 January 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0753518147
  • ISBN 13: 9780753518144
  • Sales rank: 7,961

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YOU CAN TAKE THE MAN OUT OF THE GUTTER, BUT YOU CAN'T TAKE THE GUTTER OUT OF THE MAN Low life writer and alcoholic Henry Chinaski was born to survive. Now, at the age of fifty, he is living the life of a rock star, running three hundred hangovers a year and a sex life that would cripple Casanova. Women is a riotous and uncompromisingly vivid account of life on the edge.

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Author information

During his lifetime Bukowski published more than forty-five books of poetry and prose including the novels Post Office (1971) and Factotum (1975). He is one of America's most distinctive writers and a voice for both the outsider and low life Americana.

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"1A poem about love and pain. - Los Angeles Times 2A laureate of American low life. - Time 3One of those writers whom each new reader discovers with a transgressive thrill - New Yorker 4The ultimate Bukowski novel, packed with hilarious episodes - Uncut" -