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THE PLEASURES OF THE DAMNED. POEMS, 1951-1993.

Bukowski Charles. (Poems) Martin, John. (Ed.)

ISBN 10: 0061228435 / ISBN 13: 9780061228438
Published by ECCO PRESS., NY, 2007
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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Title: THE PLEASURES OF THE DAMNED. POEMS, 1951-...

Publisher: ECCO PRESS., NY

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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To his legions of fans, Charles Bukowski was—and remains—the quintessential counterculture icon. A hard-drinking wild man of literature and a stubborn outsider to the poetry world, he wrote unflinchingly about booze, work, and women, in raw, street-tough poems whose truth has struck a chord with generations of readers.

Edited by John Martin, the legendary publisher of Black Sparrow Press and a close friend of Bukowski's, The Pleasures of the Damned is a selection of the best works from Bukowski's long poetic career, including the last of his never-before-collected poems. Celebrating the full range of the poet's extraordinary and surprising sensibility, and his uncompromising linguistic brilliance, these poems cover a rich lifetime of experiences and speak to Bukowski's “immense intelligence, the caring heart that saw through the sham of our pretenses and had pity on our human condition” (New York Quarterly). The Pleasures of the Damned is an astonishing poetic treasure trove, essential reading for both longtime fans and those just discovering this unique and legendary American voice.

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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 more than 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.

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