Charles Bukowski on Starving for His Art

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This video comes from the interview based documentary The Bukowski Tapes, directed by Barbet Schroeder, who also directed the Charles Bukowski penned film Barfly. There is a transcript below the video. Charles Bukowski on Starving for Art Barbet Schroeder: You say that starving doesn’t create art, that it creates many…

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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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Gábor Csupó (The Simpsons, Rugrats, Bridge to Terabithia) Animated Short “Bukowski”

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We keep finding new Charles Bukowski videos and naturally want to share them with all of you, the loyal visitors to Bukowski Quotes. The latest discovery is the Gábor Csupó short “Bukowski.” The 2001 Csupó “Bukowski” short is based on the work of Charles Bukowski, and stars Bukowski alter-ego Henry…

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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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MF Bukowski: Charles Bukowski, MF DOOM Mashup

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Oh, mashup culture, how we love thee. But only when you mashup two things we like, which in this case is exactly what has happened. Ladies and gentlemen, introducing MF Bukowski. MF Bukowski: Charles Bukowski Meets MF DOOM Who is MF Bukowski, you say? Well, a YouTuber by the username…

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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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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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Portions From A Wine-Stained Notebook Charles Bukowski Quotes

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Charles Bukowski left a lot of great writing behind. He was so prolific, in fact, that much of his writing has only seen the light after his death in 1994. Many books of poetry, short stories and essays have been released posthumously. Portions From A Wine-Stained Notebook is one such…

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Charles Bukowski Spanish Publisher Jorge Herralde Receives The London Book Fair Lifetime Achievement Award 2012

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Spanish publisher and editor Jorge Herralde has been honored with The London Book Fair Lifetime Achievement Award. He is the ninth recipient of the annual award. Herralde’s Editorial Anagrama press is known as one of the best Hispanic publishers in the world. In addition to publishing a number of Spanish…

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