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Bone Palace Ballet : New Poems - Charles Bukowski

Bone Palace Ballet

New Poems

Paperback Published: 28th May 1997
ISBN: 9781574230284
Number Of Pages: 368

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This is a collection of 175 previously unpublished works by Bukowski.

It contains yarns about his childhood in the Depression and his early literary passions, his apprentice days as a hard-drinking, starving poetic aspirant, and his later years when he looks back at fate with defiance.

God's manp. 17
not normalp. 21
classicalp. 23
the puking ladyp. 25
depression kidp. 30
burlesquep. 34
first lovep. 37
mountainp. 40
field exercisesp. 43
what will the neighbors think?p. 45
full circlep. 49
a place in Phillyp. 53
the Kenyon Review and other mattersp. 55
big night on the townp. 57
total madnessp. 59
on the bump. 64
society should realize...p. 67
madmanp. 69
nazip. 71
16 Jap machine gun bulletsp. 73
bar stoolp. 75
the mirror gamep. 81
liar, liar, pants on fire!p. 83
the inspectionp. 84
somewhere in Texasp. 87
city boyp. 89
the strange morning outside the barp. 93
a $15 boy and a $1500 casketp. 98
rosaryp. 101
the smirking darkp. 103
two craziesp. 106
a note on the massesp. 108
Lord Byronp. 111
the weakp. 115
a tough timep. 116
some luck, somehowp. 121
art classp. 123
payoffp. 127
ding-dongp. 129
AFDC for you and mep. 133
I know youp. 134
bone palace balletp. 135
ohp. 137
what can you do?p. 138
my friend, the parking lot attendantp. 140
last will and testamentp. 142
12 minutes to postp. 144
in the center of the actionp. 145
the foolp. 146
the rockp. 149
ahp. 150
room 106p. 151
in other wordsp. 153
the horseplayerp. 155
the big onep. 157
the paradep. 158
bum on the loosep. 159
going awayp. 161
stagp. 162
late paymentp. 164
2 horse collarsp. 165
counselp. 166
the fighterp. 167
my worst rejection slipp. 168
40,000p. 173
coffeeshopp. 176
poetry readingsp. 181
journey to the endp. 185
upon reading a critical reviewp. 186
the beautiful ladyp. 187
blackp. 188
my stylep. 189
deadp. 190
a re-evaluationp. 191
snake-eyesp. 192
our worldp. 193
how to get rid of the puristsp. 195
a curious thingp. 197
the fingerp. 201
don't forgetp. 203
last callp. 204
undecentp. 206
one of thosep. 207
candy-assp. 209
the wordp. 210
pleasep. 213
good night, sweet princep. 215
Dreiser wasn't so hot eitherp. 216
cruisingp. 220
the way it isp. 223
a final word on no final wordp. 225
each man's hell is differentp. 227
the powers that bep. 229
cleverp. 231
the poemp. 233
my mailp. 235
walking with the deadp. 239
up through the nightp. 240
the fool dines outp. 241
hey, hey, heyp. 243
band-aidp. 244
the dangling carrotp. 247
preparationp. 248
freewayp. 249
the new homelessp. 253
the mailp. 255
killing lifep. 256
wait, it will find usp. 257
the x-factorp. 258
evaluationp. 260
the youngp. 261
no return addressp. 262
yes sirree!p. 263
snapshot (1985)p. 264
finished?p. 265
the voice of Chinaskip. 266
quotablep. 267
interviewp. 268
the lady who looks forever youngp. 270
an answerp. 271
a modelp. 273
my companionp. 274
the barometerp. 276
the riversp. 279
dark, and darkerp. 281
the roomp. 282
the two toughestp. 284
the darkening lightp. 286
those good peoplep. 287
horse flyp. 288
night capp. 289
actionp. 291
playtimep. 295
poem for my 71st birthdayp. 296
slow nightp. 297
the racetrack salutes you!p. 299
alonep. 300
the jokep. 302
Glasgowp. 304
owlp. 307
Dostoevskyp. 308
my computerp. 309
thanks to the computerp. 312
safep. 313
3 blacksp. 315
life like a big tender glovep. 316
the old guy in the piano barp. 317
nights and yearsp. 319
quiet in a quiet nightp. 320
a little cafe on 6th streetp. 322
death in modern agep. 325
too hotp. 326
the last songp. 327
reunionp. 328
disgustingp. 329
Bach, come backp. 331
the modern lifep. 333
mailbagp. 334
self-invitedp. 336
oldp. 338
the young poetsp. 340
Belfastp. 344
the dreamp. 345
returning to an old lovep. 347
cool furp. 348
old?p. 349
a problemp. 351
takenp. 354
welcome darknessp. 356
Bachp. 357
great jazzp. 358
a momentp. 360
wondrousp. 361
factp. 362
therep. 363
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ISBN: 9781574230284
ISBN-10: 157423028X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 28th May 1997
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.7 x 15.0  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.43

Charles Bukowski


About the Author


harles 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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