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Betting on the Muse: Poems and Stories

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ISBN13: 9781574230017
ISBN10: 1574230018
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Publisher Comments:

These poems and stories are part of an archive of unpublished work that Charles Bukowski left to be published after his death.

Synopsis:

Recounts the life of Henry Chinaski, an indolent blue-collar intellectual, and his male and female friends, in a series of poems and stories.

Synopsis:

Betting on the Muse is a combination of hilarious poetry and stories. Charles Bukowski writes about the real life of a working man and all that comes with it.

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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Mark Bennett, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by Mark Bennett)
One of the very best of Charles Bukowski. It contains my favorite poem of his, "that rare good moment."

A grand finish:

...there, you have it,
all that style,
grace,
god damn it's so
strange
to feel good to
be alive,
doing nothing
exceptional
and feeling
the glory of
that,
like a full
choir behind
you,
like the
sidewalks,
like the
doorknobs.

grass grows in Greece
and even ducks
sleep.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781574230017
Author:
Bukowski, Charles
Publisher:
Ecco
Author:
by Charles Bukowski
Location:
Santa Rosa, Calif. :
Subject:
American
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Single Author *
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
1691
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.02x5.81x1.01 in. 1.04 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Recounts the life of Henry Chinaski, an indolent blue-collar intellectual, and his male and female friends, in a series of poems and stories.
"Synopsis" by , Betting on the Muse is a combination of hilarious poetry and stories. Charles Bukowski writes about the real life of a working man and all that comes with it.
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