New Poems: Bk. 2

New Poems: Bk. 2

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Charles Bukowski was one of America's best-known writers abnd one of its most influential and imitated poets. Although he published over 45 books of poetry, hundreds of his poems were kept by him and his publisher for posthumous publication, This is the first collection of these unique poems, which Bukowski considered to be among his best work.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 128 x 186 x 14mm | 181.44g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • None
  • 0753507994
  • 9780753507995
  • 2,106,945

About Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski's beat generation writing reflects his slum upbringing, his succession of menial jobs and his experience of low-life urban America. He was born in Andernach, Germany, and raised in Los Angeles, where he lived for fifty years. He died in 1994 at the age of 73 and is widely acknowledged as one of the most distinctive poets of the last 50 years.show more

Review Text

"Wordsworth, Whitman, William Carlos Williams and The Beats in their Respective generations moved poetry toward a more natural language. Buckowski moved it a little farther."show more

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Charles Bukowski was one of America's best-known writers abnd one of its most influential and imitated poets. Although he published over 45 books of poetry, hundreds of his poems were kept by him and his publisher for posthumous publication, This is the first collection of these unique poems, which Bukowski considered to be among his best work. Buckowski's Beat Collection writing reflects his slum upbringing, his succession of menial jobs and his experience of low life urban America. He died in 1994 and is widely acknowledged as one of the most distinctive writers of the last fifty years.show more

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