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Slouching Toward Nirvana

Bukowski, Charles, and Martin, John (Editor)

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ISBN 10: 0060577037 / ISBN 13: 9780060577032
Published by Ecco Press, 2005
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Glued binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 270 p. Audience: General/trade. Every Bukowski poem is a treat for the common person. A necessary writer. Fine in fine dust jacket. Very clean copy. First edition. First Edition. First Printing. Bookseller Inventory # Alibris.00010000257

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Title: Slouching Toward Nirvana

Publisher: Ecco Press

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

in this place

there are the dead, the deadly and the dying.

there is the cross, the builders of the cross and the burners of the

cross.

the pattern of my life forms like a cheap shadow

on the wall before me.

my love

what is left of it

now must crawl

to wherever it can crawl.

the strongest know that death is

final

and the happiest are those gifted with the

shortest journey.

About the Author:

Charles Bukowsk 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 three. He was raised in Los Angeles and lived there for fifty years. He published his first story in 1944 when he was twenty-four and began writing poetry at the age of thirty-five. 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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