Happy 93rd Birthday, Charles Bukowski

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Today would have been Charles Bukowski’s 93rd birthday. He was born on this day, August 16th, in 1920. Bukowski died in 1994, at the age of 73, leaving behind a massive body of work, including numerous short stories, columns, poetry and novels, not to mention a screenplay. There have been…

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Comedian Doug Stanhope Imagines Charles Bukowski in Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew

Charles Bukowski Dr Drew

Charles Bukowski is almost as well known for his legendary drinking as for his great body of writing. He was a lifelong drinker – alcoholic if we’re being blunt about it – and indeed enjoyed promoting the consumption of alcohol. Comedian Doug Stanhope, a Bukowski fan as well as an…

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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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