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If you want an example of this style of writing and the beauty of plotless – Craig Wallwork delivers a ‘benchmark’ with The Sound of Loneliness.

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I knew that if I was driving that i would consider the possibility or desirability of drowning everybody. Barely a step ahead of abject vagrancy, Bukowski’s protagonist and alter-ego Henry Chinaski is the everyman of the most base of our species comfortable asking the bare minimum of this world. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Bukowski wrote thousands of poems, hundreds of short stories and six novels, eventually publishing over sixty books Charles Bukowski was the only child of an American soldier and a German mother.

She’s wiggling and wobbling, but he’s not into her. The bus driver leaned back and we roared along over this narrow cement strip surrounded by water and all the people in the bus, the twenty-five or forty of fifty-two people trusted him, but I never did.

They have no intelligence! How in the hell could a man enjoy being awakened at 6: But what was Bukowski, really?


His first book of poetry was published in ; he went on to publish more than forty-five books of poetry and prose, including PulpScreams from the Balconyand The Last Night of fadtotum Earth Poems And this I found interesting, in an historico-anthropological sort of way, while simultaneously depressing and upsetting. Because of the title, there might be a greater focus here on all the charlew, mind-numbing jobs he worked to pay for flophouse rent fcatotum booze, almost all of them from which he was fired, sometimes after only a day.

The thought of sitting in front of a man behind a desk and telling him that I wanted a job, that I was qualified for a job, was too much for me.

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For other uses, see Factotum disambiguation. This is also low on the social commentary factor which, believe it or not, Bukowski actually does plenty of elsewhere – it’s just that it’s generally over-shadowed by all the raunchier aspects of his work.

It could mean jail. View all 44 comments. His day-to-day existence spirals into an endless litany of pathetic whores, sordid rooms, dreary embraces, and drunken brawls, as he makes his bitter, brilliant way from one drink to the next.

It could mean derision. I always got to work sick but safe. Chinaski drifts through the seedy city streets of lower-class Los Angeles in search of a job that will not come between him and his first love: As it happens, all of them come back with a rejection slip.


View all 10 comments. I was not so hot in the mornings with mine. Return to Book Page. He wanted to be a writer. Published May 31st by Ecco first published When a brief stint as charkes bookie finds him abandoned by the only woman with whom he is able to relate, a fling with gold-digging floozie Laura finds him once again falling into a morose state of perpetual drunkenness and unemployment.

Most of the text ‘fluff’ to get to a punchline that never actually happens. But none of the bus drivers ever dumped us. He did what he had to do to make it work. Chuck Buck prides himself as a worthless human filled with anger and bitterness towards all his fellow men.

It is marked by an emphasis on the ordinary lives of poor Americans, the act of writing, alcohol, bjkowski with women and the drudgery of work. She was now probably saying the same thing about me to him. I have yet to read a Bukowski novel that I consider great.

His writing was influenced by the social, cultural and economic ambience of his home city of Los Angeles.