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Post Office

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Henry Chinaski is a lowlife loser with a hand-to-mouth existence. His menial post office day job supports a life of beer, one-night stands and racetracks. Lurid, uncompromising and hilarious, Post Office is a landmark in American literature, and over 1 million copies have been sold worldwide.

The new edition is augmented with an anecdotal introduction by the modern Welsh cult-literary author, Niall Griffiths - a writer who was working in a British post office when he first read Bukowski's Post Office.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 12mm | 127g
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • 0753518163
  • 9780753518168
  • 690

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'Amazing, hilarious and unfalteringly entertaining'
Sunday Times

Henry Chinaski is a low life loser with a hand-to-mouth existence. His menial Post Office day job supports a life of beer, one-night stands and racetracks. Lurid, uncompromising and hilarious, Post Office is a landmark in American literature.

Post Office was Charles Bukowski's debut novel, and has sold over a million copies in more than a dozen languages since its first publication in 1971. Bukowski's Beat Generation writing reflects his tough 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.

'A laureate of American low life' Time

'Cunning, relentlessly jokey and sad' Observer
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"Cunningly, relentlessly jokey and sad"
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"An amazing, hilarious and unfalteringly entertaining account of a man trapped in a kind of Catch 23" * Sunday Times * "Takes you by the shoulders and shakes you until your teeth rattle" * The Times * "Cunningly, relentlessly jokey and sad" * Observer * "One of the funniest books ever written" * Uncut * "Amazing, hilarious and unfalteringly entertaining" * Sunday Times *
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About Charles Bukowski

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 lowlife Americana.
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73,752 ratings
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