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Locations of Charles Bukowski

Posted on November 22, 2011 by peter bell

Called “a laureate of American low life” by Time magazine, Charles Bukowski (1920-1994) was a prolific poet and writer.  His subject matter was often drawn from his own storied existence: work drudgery, drunkenness, sex, gambling, and the craft of writing.  Uncompromising and confrontational, Bukowski’s style of writing has been categorized as “transgressive fiction” or “dirty […]

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Factotum pub crawl

Posted on November 16, 2011 by peter bell

The 2005 film Factotum is based on the writings of Charles Bukowski.  Whether you love him or hate him, it’s indisputable that Bukowski has had an impact on American literature.  His gritty realistic writing is like a cocktail of anger, misanthropy, addiction, and occasionally, transcendence.  With lines like “my beerdrunk soul is sadder than all […]

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