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Flash of Lightning Behind the Mountain : New Poems - Charles Bukowski

Flash of Lightning Behind the Mountain

New Poems

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Published: 1st January 2005
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The second of five new books of unpublished poems from the late, great, Charles Bukowski, America's most imitated and influential poet -- 143 never-before-seen works of gritty, amusing, and inspiring verse.

Germanp. 3
The old girlp. 5
The birdsp. 9
Game dayp. 11
Gasp. 13
Mystery legp. 15
Be cool, foolp. 22
An unliterary afternoonp. 24
Poopp. 27
The end of an erap. 31
The 60'sp. 38
The would-be horseplayerp. 41
The night Richard Nixon shook my handp. 43
Throwing away the alarm clockp. 44
Pretendersp. 45
$1.25 a gallonp. 47
Floss-jobp. 49
A friendly placep. 51
The old couplep. 54
What?p. 56
Born againp. 57
Card girlsp. 58
It's never been so goodp. 61
Goading the musep. 63
The wavering linep. 66
The road to hellp. 70
Crucifixionp. 72
Barflyp. 73
Thoughts while eating a sandwichp. 77
Nothing's freep. 78
What bothers them mostp. 79
Into the wastebasketp. 84
It's over and donep. 87
Nice guyp. 88
Feet to the firep. 90
The poetry gamep. 91
The fix is inp. 93
Photosp. 94
Tonightp. 95
A visitor complainsp. 97
Besiegedp. 100
The novicep. 101
Cleopatra nowp. 103
Pleasep. 106
The barometerp. 107
Enemy of the king, 1935p. 109
Nights of vanilla micep. 111
Lark in the darkp. 113
Lonely heartsp. 115
B as in bullshitp. 117
A riot in the streetsp. 118
Interludep. 119
D.N.F.p. 121
Reading little poems in little magazinesp. 122
How to get away?p. 124
The difficulty of breathingp. 126
Help wanted and receivedp. 129
Heart in the cagep. 130
Places to die and places to hidep. 132
Poem for the young and toughp. 134
Owp. 135
My doom smiles at me-p. 136
Hey, Kafka!p. 138
A strange visitp. 140
1970 bluesp. 142
Snow whitep. 144
Sour grapesp. 145
Fencing with the shadowsp. 146
A hell of a duetp. 148
The dogsp. 150
Cold summerp. 153
Crime does payp. 155
Throwing my weight aroundp. 157
They rolled the bed out of therep. 160
Crawlp. 163
Nothing herep. 165
My last winterp. 166
First poem backp. 167
A summationp. 168
Walking papersp. 169
Alone in this roomp. 171
Farewell, farewellp. 172
About the mail latelyp. 173
Life on the half shellp. 175
The hardestp. 176
A terrible needp. 177
Body slamp. 178
The gods are goodp. 179
The sound of typewritersp. 180
A fightp. 184
Sunbeamp. 187
Apparitionsp. 191
Speedp. 192
It's difficult to see your own death approachingp. 194
Made in the shade (Happy New Year)p. 195
One for Wolfgangp. 196
Night unto nightp. 197
Notes on some poetryp. 199
The buzzp. 201
A simple kindnessp. 203
Good try, allp. 205
Proper credentials are needed to joinp. 207
Silly damned thing anyhowp. 210
Moth to the flamep. 212
7 come 11p. 213
Put out the lightp. 215
Foxholesp. 217
Calm elation, 1993p. 218
I have this new roomp. 223
Writingp. 225
Human naturep. 227
Notationsp. 229
Democracyp. 231
Kraznickp. 232
Hungaria, Symphonia Poem #9 by Franz Lisztp. 234
Club Hell, 1942p. 236
Unloading the goodsp. 239
Saratoga hot walkerp. 241
The sixties?p. 244
Experiencep. 250
Fame at lastp. 252
Party of ninep. 255
He showed me his backp. 258
The unfoldingp. 259
Drunk before noonp. 261
Thumbs up, thumbs downp. 263
They are after mep. 265
Feeling fairly good tonightp. 268
There's a poet on every bar stoolp. 269
Valetp. 274
Presciencep. 277
10:45 a.mp. 278
The horses of Mexicop. 280
A big nightp. 282
A musical differencep. 284
You tell me what it meansp. 286
Dear reader:p. 288
Not much singingp. 290
The shadowsp. 292
A pause before the counter attackp. 293
Picture thisp. 294
9 bad boysp. 295
One more dayp. 296
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Charles Bukowski

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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ISBN: 9780060577025
ISBN-10: 0060577029
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st January 2005
Publisher: ECCO Press,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.43