The Continual Condition

The Continual Condition

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"The Walt Whitman of Los Angeles."

--Joyce Carol Oates



"He brought everybody down to earth, even the angels."

--Leonard Cohen, songwriter



Arguably the most imitated and influential American poet of the previous half-century, Charles Bukowski remains a counter-culture icon more than a decade after his death. The Continual Condition is a collection of never-before-published poems by the inimitable Bukowski--raw, tough, odes to alcohol, women, work, and despair by a rebel author equally adept at poetry and prose. Charles Bukowski lives on in The Continual Condition, a godsend for admirers of his previous collections Slouching Toward Nirvana, The Pleasures of the Damned, and Love is a Dog From Hell, as well as his novels Factotum, Ham on Rye, and Pulp.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 127 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 17.78mm | 294.83g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0061771201
  • 9780061771200
  • 1,148,554

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A volume of never-before-collected poems from America's most imitated and influential poet

In the literary pantheon, Charles Bukowski remains a counterculture icon. A hard-drinking wild man of literature, a stubborn outsider to the poetry world, he has struck a chord with generations of readers, writing raw, tough poetry about booze, work, and women that speaks to his fans as being "real" and, like the work of the Beats, even dangerous.

Edited by his longtime publisher John Martin of Black Sparrow Press, The Continual Condition includes more of this legend's never-before-collected poems.
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