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Women

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YOU CAN TAKE THE MAN OUT OF THE GUTTER, BUT YOU CAN'T TAKE THE GUTTER OUT OF THE MAN Low life writer and alcoholic Henry Chinaski was born to survive. Now, at the age of fifty, he is living the life of a rock star, running three hundred hangovers a year and a sex life that would cripple Casanova. Women is a riotous and uncompromisingly vivid account of life on the edge.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 20mm | 235g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • 0753518147
  • 9780753518144
  • 12,056

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 low life Americana.show more

Review quote

"1A poem about love and pain. - Los Angeles Times 2A laureate of American low life. - Time 3One of those writers whom each new reader discovers with a transgressive thrill - New Yorker 4The ultimate Bukowski novel, packed with hilarious episodes - Uncut" -show more

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'If I had been born a woman I would certainly have been a prostitute. Since I had been born a man, I craved women constantly, the lower the better' Low life writer and alcoholic Henry Chinaski was born to survive. Now, at the age of fifty, he is living the life of a rock star, running three hundred hangovers a year and a sex life that would cripple Casanova. Women is a riotous and uncompromisingly vivid account of life on the edge. Along with Post Office and Factotum, Women is a classic bestselling novel from Charles Bukowski, widely acknowledged as one of the most distinctive writers of the last fifty years. 'One of those writers whom each new reader discovers with a transgressive thrill' New Yorkershow more

Review Text

"1A poem about love and pain. - Los Angeles Times 2A laureate of American low life. - Time 3One of those writers whom each new reader discovers with a transgressive thrill - New Yorker 4The ultimate Bukowski novel, packed with hilarious episodes - Uncut "show more

Rating details

44,331 ratings
3.89 out of 5 stars
5 31% (13,919)
4 38% (16,637)
3 22% (9,883)
2 6% (2,878)
1 2% (1,014)
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