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The People Look Like Flowers at Last

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Zusatztext " The People Look Like Flowers At Last is the final posthumous Bukowski collection. . . and it is extraordinary.” Informationen zum Autor Charles Bukowski  is one of America’s best-known contemporary writers of poetry and prose and, many would claim, its most influential and imitated poet. He was born in 1920 in Andernach, Germany, to an American soldier father and a German mother, and brought to the United States at the age of two. He was raised in Los Angeles and lived there for over fifty years. He died in San Pedro, California, on March 9, 1994, at the age of seventy-three, shortly after completing his last novel,  Pulp . Abel Debritto , a former Fulbright scholar and current Marie Curie fellow, works in the digital humanities. He is the author of  Charles Bukowski, King of the Underground , and the editor of the Bukowski collections  On Writing ,  On Cats , and  On Love . Klappentext the gas line is leaking, the bird is gone from the cage, the skyline is dotted with vultures; Benny finally got off the stuff and Betty now has a job as a waitress; and the chimney sweep was quite delicate as he giggled up through the soot. I walked miles through the city and recognized nothing as a giant claw ate at my stomach while the inside of my head felt airy as if I was about to go mad. it’s not so much that nothing means anything but more that it keeps meaning nothing, there’s no release, just gurus and self- appointed gods and hucksters. the more people say, the less there is to say. even the best books are dry sawdust. —from "fingernails; nostrils; shoelaces" Zusammenfassung "if you read this after I am deadIt means I made it"-"The Creation Coffin"The People Look like Flowers at Last is the last of five collections of never-before published poetry from the late great Dirty Old Man, Charles Bukowski....


“if you read this after I am dead
It means I made it”
-“The Creation Coffin”
The People Look like Flowers at Last is the last of five collections of never-before published poetry from the late great Dirty Old Man, Charles Bukowski.
In it, he speaks on topics ranging from horse racing to military elephants, lost love to the fear of death.  He writes extensively about writing, and about talking to people about writers such as Camus, Hemingway, and Stein.  He writes about war and fatherhood and cats and women.
Free from the pressure to present a consistent persona, these poems present less of an aggressively disruptive character, and more a world-weary and empathetic person.

Product details

Authors Charles Bukowski
Assisted by John Martin (Editor)
Publisher Ecco Press
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 08.01.2008
EAN 9780060577087
ISBN 978-0-06-057708-7
No. of pages 320
Dimensions 152 mm x 230 mm x 20 mm
Subjects Fiction > Poetry, drama
Humanities, art, music > Linguistics and literary studies > English linguistics / literary studies

FICTION: Literary, POETRY: American / General, LITERARY COLLECTIONS: American / General, POETRY: POETS: A TO B, POETRY: Subjects & Themes / Love & Erotica

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