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In what is widely hailed as the best of his many novels, Charles Bukowski details the long, lonely years of his own hardscrabble youth in the raw voice of alter ego Henry Chinaski. From a harrowingly cheerless childhood in Germany through acne-riddled high school years and his adolescent discoveries of alcohol, woman, and the Los Angeles Public Library's collection of D.H. Lawrence, Ham on Rye offers a crude, brutal, and savagely funny portrait of an outcast's coming-of-age during the desperate days of the Great Depression.

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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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Julyemarie, August 7, 2007 (view all comments by Julyemarie)
I was lent this book on a vacation and could not put it down. As it starts out, the mood is sad, almost pity for what this boy was growing up with. But as the story unfolds, you see why is was important to get through the beginning...it made him who he is. Definitely a must read...please keep in mind that some content is graphic and of an adult nature. I finished this book in two days and I'll bet you will read it just as quickly!
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ISBN:
9780061177583
Author:
Bukowski, Charles
Publisher:
Ecco Press
Author:
by Charles Bukowski
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
General Fiction
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Authors
Subject:
Teenage boys
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Los angeles (calif.)
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Autobiographical fiction
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Literature-A to Z
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Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20140731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.90x5.50x.71 in. .54 lbs.

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