The Most Beautiful Woman in Town
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The Most Beautiful Woman in Town

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Surfacing from the literary underground, Bukowski's wild and immortal stories have become cult favourites. This collection of anecdotal short stories demonstrates Bukowski's compelling semi-autobiographical style and his mastery of visceral language and the depiction of seamy underworlds. Focusing on themes that recur throughout his work, from Los Angeles and bar culture to alcoholism, gambling, sex and violence, these pieces also introduce unexpected elements of fantasy and surrealism.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 131 x 199 x 19mm | 179g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • None
  • 0753513773
  • 9780753513774
  • 63,566

About Charles Bukowski

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.show more

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"Not since George Orwell has the condition of being down-and-out been so well recorded" New York Timesshow more

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"Not since George Orwell has the condition of being down-and-out been so well recorded"show more

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'One of those writers whom each new reader discovers with a transgressive thrill'The New Yorker 'Funny and sharp, observant, clever with details and honest' Times Literary Supplement This collection of short stories propels the reader into the lowlife of America's underworld, full of drunks, bums and gamblers, where sex and violence are everywhere and the most beautiful woman in town drinks and fights. Bukowski writes with brutal honesty and sardonic humour of the things he experienced in life; poverty, hard women and chronic hangovers. Charles Bukowski was one of America's best-known and most prolific writers. During his lifetime he published more than forty-five books of poetry and prose including the novels Post Office (1971), Factotum (1975) and Pulp (1994), all available from Virgin Books.show more

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