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Beerspit Night And Cursing : The Correspondence Of Charles Bukowski And Sheri Martinelli 1960 - 1967 - Charles Bukowski

Beerspit Night And Cursing

The Correspondence Of Charles Bukowski And Sheri Martinelli 1960 - 1967

Paperback Published: 21st March 2019
ISBN: 9781574231502
Number Of Pages: 400

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Unmasks the tough, street-smart persona of Charles Bukowski—America's "Ultimate Outsider"

  • Amazing letters filled with passionate, literary, and personal observation
  • Insights into the author of Tales of Ordinary Madness, Notes of a Dirty Old Man, and Run with the Hunted
  • Insights into Sheri Martinelli: the protege of Anais Nin, an accomplished painter, and the mistress of Ezra Pound Charels Bukowski's persona as the Dirty Old Man of American Literature is just that: a persona, a mask beneath which there was a man better read and more cultured than most people realize.

Sheri Martinelli was one of the favored few for whom Bukowski dropped the mask and engaged in serious discussion of literature and art, and for that reason the discovery and publication of his letters to her give us a more complete picture of this complicated man.

Introductionp. 7
Abbreviationsp. 33
The Bukowski/Martinelli Letters
1960p. 37
1961p. 143
1962p. 273
1963p. 289
1964p. 299
1965p. 309
1966p. 321
1967p. 351
Martinelli's review of A Signature of Charles Bukowskip. 355
Bukowski's contributions to the Anagogic and Paideumic Reviewp. 361
Indexp. 373
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ISBN: 9781574231502
ISBN-10: 1574231502
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 21st March 2019
Publisher: ECCO PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.7 x 15.7  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.49

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Charles Bukowski

About the Author


Charles Bukowski was born in Andernach, Germany on August 16, 1920, the only child of an American soldier and a German mother. At the age of three, he came with his family to the United States and grew up in Los Angeles. He attended Los Angeles City College from 1939 to 1941, then left school and moved to New York City to become a writer. His lack of publishing success at this time caused him to give up writing in 1946 and spurred a ten-year stint of heavy drinking. After he developed a bleeding ulcer, he decided to take up writing again. He worked a wide range of jobs to support his writing, including dishwasher, truck driver and loader, mail carrier, guard, gas station attendant, stock boy, warehouse worker, shipping clerk, post office clerk, parking lot attendant, Red Cross orderly, and elevator operator. He also worked in a dog biscuit factory, a slaughterhouse, a cake and cookie factory, and he hung posters in New York City subways.

Bukowski published his first story when he was twenty-four and began writing poetry at the age of thirty-five. His writing often featured a depraved metropolitan environment, downtrodden members of American society, direct language, violence, and sexual imagery, and many of his works center around a roughly autobiographical figure named Henry Chinaski. His first book of poetry was published in 1959; he went on to publish more than forty-five books of poetry and prose, including Pulp (Black Sparrow, 1994), Screams from the Balcony: Selected Letters 1960-1970 (1993), and The Last Night of the Earth Poems (1992). He died of leukemia in San Pedro on March 9, 1994..

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