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Against the American Dream: Essays on Charles Bukowski

Harrison, Russell

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ISBN 10: 0876859619 / ISBN 13: 9780876859612
Published by Black Sparrow Pr, 1994
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Signed. First Edition. * Signed / Limited Edition. Limited to only 100 copies, this being # 60. -Signed by Author on the colophon page at rear. - Bound in 1/4 dark blue cloth with decorative paper boards. Includes the clear acetate dust jacket as issued. - Very clean, tight, square and unmarked. A Fine Copy in a Fine Jacket. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001398488

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Title: Against the American Dream: Essays on ...

Publisher: Black Sparrow Pr

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Includes dust jacket.

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Charles Bukowski (1920 1994), poet laureate of the drunk and downtrodden, was an authentic folk-genius of the American vernacular. For Russell Harrison, he was also a "social lyricist" a proletarian poet who saw life-on-the-job in the United States as deadening, demoralizing, yet also the stuff of art. In this collection of essays on Bukowski's poetry and fiction, Harrison is at his most original when tracing influences on the artist's work (from the Surrealists to Jackie Gleason) and when offering us Buk as the anti-Ben Franklin (that is, as the man who defined success as refusing the American Dream).

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Russell Harrison (b. 1944) is an associate professor of American literature at Hofstra University. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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