51 Popular Charles Bukowski Quotes (VIDEO)

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The website Magical Quote has created a new Bukowski quotes video, called “51 Popular Charles Bukowski’s Quotes.” This is a quote video that is actually worth watching, for both the content and the execution. The words come mostly from his novels, short story collections, and poetry. YouTube is full of quote videos,…

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Charles Bukowski Introduction to the John Fante Novel Ask the Dust

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Charles Bukowski was a huge fan of the writer John Fante. He helped get some of Fante’s work back into circulation when he successfully lobbied his publisher Black Sparrow to start publishing Fante’s out-of-print books. He wrote the introduction for Fante’s most famous novel Ask the Dust. Here it is,…

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Charles Bukowski Ham on Rye Part of Washington Book Cover Project

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You see, it’s things like this that make one want to move to the Pacific Northwest. Washington’s King County Library System have created 260 book cover posters and placed them around the state for their “Take Time to Read” project. The posters are in Bellevue, Black Diamond, Burien, Crossroads, Duvall,…

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Best Quotes from the Charles Bukowski Novel Pulp

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Charles Bukowski’s final novel Pulp stands apart from the five that preceded it (Post Office, Factotum, Women, Ham on Rye and Hollywood) in several ways. For one, it is the only novel in the Bukowski oeuvre without Henry Chinaski, Charles Bukowski’s alter-ego, as protagonist. Pulp is instead narrated by L.A.…

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Top Five Quotes from the Charles Bukowski Novel Post Office

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Post Office was Charles Bukowski’s first novel, published by Black Sparrow Press in 1971. The autobiographical book covers the years Bukowski spend working in the post office. Bukowski’s alter ego, Henry Chinaski, starts as a substitute mail carrier. The novel begins, “It began as a mistake.” He hears from a…

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Quotes from the Charles Bukowski Short Story Collection Tales of Ordinary Madness

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Tales of Ordinary Madness is a Charles Bukowski short story collection published by poet and publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s famous City Lights Books. In 1972, City Lights published Erections, Ejaculations, Exhibitions, and General Tales of Ordinary Madness, the first collection of Bukowski short stories to ever appear in print. In 1983,…

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Top 10 Quotes from the Charles Bukowski Novel Hollywood

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The Charles Bukowski novel Hollywood tells the story of quite an unlikely occurrence. Charles Bukowski, who never had a high opinion of movies or Hollywood in general, finds himself right in the thick of it, writing a screenplay for a French film director. The autobiographical account, which was Bukowski’s fifth…

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Top 10 Quotes from the Charles Bukowski Novel Ham on Rye

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Like many great writers before him, Charles Bukowski mined his own life for material. Much of his poetry, short stories, essays and novels come from his own experience. This is especially true of his novels, all of which center around Bukowski’s alter-ego protagonist Henry Chinaski save one, his final novel,…

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Best Charles Bukowski Quotes from the Novel Factotum

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Picking the best Factotum quotes was no easy task. Picking the best Charles Bukowski quotes in any work is tough. The man could write. The novel, which was the second written by Charles Bukowski, was published in 1975. It was preceded by the novel Post Office (1971), and followed by…

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