This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
From iconic tortured artist/everyman Charles Bukowski, Hollywood is the fictionalization of his experience adapting his novel Barfly into a movie by the same name.
Henry Chinaski, Bukowski’s alter-ego, is pushed to translate a semi-autobiographical book into a screenplay for John Pinchot. He reluctantly agrees, and is thrust into the otherworld called Hollywood, with its parade of eccentric and maddening characters: producers, artists, actors and actresses, film executives and journalists. In this world, the artistry of books and film is lost to the dollar, and Chinaski struggles to keep his footing in the tangle of cons that comprise movie making.
Hollywood is Dirty Old Man Bukowski at his most lucid. It overflows with curses, sex, and alcohol. And through it all, or from it all, Bukowski finds flashes of truth about the human condition.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Hank and his wife, Sarah, agree to write a screenplay, and encounter the strange world of the movie industry.About the Author:
Charles Bukowski is one of America’s best-known contemporary writers of poetry and prose and, many would claim, its most influential and imitated poet. He was born in 1920 in Andernach, Germany, to an American soldier father and a German mother, and brought to the United States at the age of two. He was raised in Los Angeles and lived there for over fifty years. He died in San Pedro, California, on March 9, 1994, at the age of seventy-three, shortly after completing his last novel, Pulp.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Canongate Books Ltd. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0857860895 Ships promptly. Seller Inventory # Z0857860895ZN
Book Description Canongate Books Ltd. Paperback. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0857860895
Book Description Canongate Books Ltd. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110857860895