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Reviews // 2 Articles
Rapper and Mystic: Two Sides of Charles Bukowski
24 Oct 2011 // 5:00 PM
Like all mystics, Bukowski felt strongly that man’s way of living was insane, that we are asleep if we accept, blindly, the pointless, soul-destroying, undignified, unmanly nature of the nine-to-five.
La Grande Bouffe & Tales of Ordinary Madness
27 May 2009 // 4:59 PM
La Grande Bouffe and Tales of Ordinary Madness are products of a dark worldview. Neither offers solutions about how to improve a disintegrating society.
The Hardest Work Imaginable: Bukowski's Wine-Stained Notebook
13 Nov 2008 // 4:00 PM
Fear, one must understand, is the lubricant that keeps the wheels of human progress greased. Charles Bukowski understood this concept all too well.
Bukowski: What Lies Beneath
6 Oct 2008 // 6:00 PM
During the rare moments when Charles Bukowski's vulnerable side are shown, they manage to break through the "dirty old man" parody of himself that he had become.
Charles Bukowski's 'On Love' and 'On Cats'
27 Apr 2016 // 9:15 PM
Bukowski's voice and style swung wildly over his lifetime, and collections varied considerably in quality depending on the whims of editors
Sifting Through the Madness for the Word, the Line, the Way by Charles Bukowski
11 Feb 2003 // 7:00 PM
'Regular people' can read and appreciate Bukowski. I doubt scholars will find a distinct identity in each successive volume of his posthumous work, but that doesn't seem terribly unusual to me.