Selected Letters Volume Three

Selected Letters Volume Three : 1971 - 1986

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I wrote letters to many in those days ...it was rather my way of screaming from my cage.' The 1960's saw Charles Bukowski struggle for recognition and slowly emerge as a unique, talented and prolific poet and writer, whilst holding down a day job at the Post Office. During the 1970's and 80's Bukowski writes about his own fame, his contemporaries and his good fortunes; at the end of the 70's we see him beginning to enjoy the fruits of his labour. These letters to various literary contacts, friends and lovers provide an intimate and fascinating look at Bukowski's mind, his emotions, his attitude towards his own creativity and the comings and goings of his daily life.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 128 x 188 x 20mm | 222.26g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0753509466
  • 9780753509463
  • 2,124,754

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"'Bukowski carved out a unique position in American letters. He was a cult figure who disdained movements and followers, a working-class autodidact who dared to take himself seriously as a writer but who couldn't stop mocking himself as a subject.' New York Times Book Review."show more

About Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski was one of America's best-known writers and one of its most influential and imitated poets. His writing reflects his slum upbringing, his succession of menial jobs and his experience of life as a struggling writer in 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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'I wrote letters to many in those days ... it was rather my way of screaming from my cage.' The 1960's saw Charles Bukowski struggle for recognition and slowly emerge as a unique, talented and prolific poet and writer, whilst holding down a day job at the Post Office. During the 1970's and 80's Bukowski writes about his own fame, his contemporaries and his good fortunes; at the end of the 70's we see him beginning to enjoy the fruits of his labour. These letters to various literary contacts, friends and lovers provide an intimate and fascinating look at Bukowski's mind, his emotions, his attitude towards his own creativity and the comings and goings of his daily life.show more

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