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Portions From a Wine-Stained Notebook is written by Charles Bukowski, edited by David Stephen Calonne, and published by City Lights. I’m finding a lot of the material in Bukowski’s “Portions from a wine-stained notebook” is quite the departure from most of the other works I have. Portions From A Wine Stained Notebook Charles Bukowski Charles Bukowski left a lot of great writing behind. He was so prolific, in fact, that.

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More posthumous uncollected prose from the Dirty Old Man. One night after the gamblers left, we sat down with the whiskey and tried to talk it out. Among the highlights are his first published short story, “Aftermath of a Lengthy Rejection Slip”; his last short story, “The Other”; his first and last essays; and the first installment of his famous “Notes of a Dirty Old Man” column.

I’m outraged and awestruck at the same time.


San Francisco Poet Laureates. Little was said of the wasted lives of almost all the people, the sadness, all the sadn From “I Meet The Master,” a story about his discovery and meeting of John Fante: Bukowski also expresses his contempt for university educated writers and “establishment” writers. Fucked up, male, but incredibly true.

Aug 15, Greg Strandberg rated it liked it Shelves: He died of leukemia in San Pedro on March 9, Most readers either love sfained detest Charles Bukowski, the poet and novelist infamous for his prodigious worldly appetites.


Subtitle Uncollected Stories and Essays, Watch a clip from “Charles Bukowski Tapes” by Barbet Schroeder, where Bukowski takes a tour of Hollywood, pointing out his favorite spots: Very many posthumous Bukowski titles are underwhelming, but this collection escapes the trend in its pithy selection of vital, uncollected works.

Reading these stories and essays, you can hear the beating heart of the poet in every line. Other points of interest include his earthy, realistic analyses of high-brow hacks like Artaud and Pound. Mar 03, Zack rated it it was amazing.

I guess he doesn’t know he’s not supposed to switch from the stink to the pink?! His tyrannical and abusive father. I think I just recall the stories from Buk interviews and documentaries. Some of the stories feel vaguely familiar, like I’ve read them before. As someone who was introduced to Bukowski from my college education, I wonder how He’s noted for his articles and essays. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

Words were bullets, words were sunbeams, words cracked through doom and damnation. There is an angst I get when reading this style of writing. My Real Work Is Being,etc.

The book contains meditations on his familiar themes drinking, horse-racing, etc. This is not one of those books, this one feels even better after re-reading. I’ve read a lot of Bukowski in the last 15 months or so. Its a good read.

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PORTIONS FROM A WINE-STAINED NOTEBOOK by Charles Bukowski , David Stephen Calonne | Kirkus Reviews

His writing was influenced by the social, cultural and economic ambience of his home city of Los Angeles. Despite his brash exterior, Bukowski had heart. Open Preview See a Problem?

Portions From a Wine-Stained Notebook is essential reading carles Bukowski fans, as well as a good introduction for new readers of this innovative, unconventional writer.

What Henry Miller did.


There is also the issue of class; certain readers seem unable to forgive Bukowski for achieving fame and fortune from his realistic portraits of fast women, alcoholics, and the unemployed.

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He makes some good points about America and this need to declare revolution when you aren’t really sure about what you’d do if you overthrew the government See “Should we blow up uncle Sam’s ass?