Bukowski In Pictures

Bukowski In Pictures

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Bukowski in Pictures is the first pictorial biography of Charles Bukowski, legendary author of classic books of the American subculture including Post Office, Ham on Rye and Notes of a Dirty Old Man.
Bukowski's picaresque life - as driven writer, heavy drinker, Hollywood celebrity, family man and unlikely Don Juan - is illustrated with approximately two hundred photographs, many of which are published here for the first time. Friends, family and lovers have contributed candid photographs, and there are powerful new portraits by leading photographers including Gottfried Helnwein, former Rolling Stone art director Tony Lane, and Gerard Malanga. Artists Dave Geiser and R. Crumb have provided illustrations. Extracts from personal letters and rare documents offer new insights that delve behind the public personae.
The end result is a fascinating life in pictures that is essential for all Bukowski fans.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 153 pages
  • 245 x 245 x 12.7mm | 612.35g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 1841951714
  • 9781841951713

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This biography is an affectionate and thorough introduction that will not be rivalled for some time. Its effect is to revitalise rather than reduce Bukowski's work: poems and stories that help keep people alive. * * The Independent * * Brings to life the novels, stories and poems of one of the last cetury's greatest and most controversial writers. * * Dazed and Confused * * a vast and fascinating array of photographs ... The resulting collection acts as a comprehensive pictorial record of a unique talent. * * The Lastest * *
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About Howard Sounes

Howard Sounes was born in England in 1965 and currently lives in London. He has worked as a newspaper journalist in Britain and abroad and is the author of Fred & Rose, the best-selling book about the lives and crimes of mass murderers Fred and Rosemary West.
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