On Writing

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Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
Ecco Press
Publish Date
Pages
240
Dimensions
5.2 X 0.6 X 7.9 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062417404
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About the Author

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.

Reviews

Always passionate, frequently funny, occasionally incoherent excerpts from a significant 20th-century American writer.--Kirkus Reviews
"The letters are a wild ride informed in equal parts by ego, alcoholism, misanthropy, erudition, and the genius, as Bukowski puts it, of one 'touched by the grace of the word."--Publishers Weekly
"By turns, the poet's letters are humorous, boastful, self-deprecating, and angry at the world, but they are always entertaining. VERDICT: Bukowski fans will welcome this new collection tied to the celebration of what would have been his 95th birthday."--Library Journal