The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Powell's Q&A | September 3, 2014

Emily St. John Mandel: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Emily St. John Mandel



Describe your latest book. My new novel is called Station Eleven. It's about a traveling Shakespearean theatre company in a post-apocalyptic North... Continue »
  1. $17.47 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Station Eleven

    Emily St. John Mandel 9780385353304

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$11.95
List price: $16.99
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
2 Hawthorne Literature- A to Z

Factotum

by

Factotum Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

One of Charles Bukowski's best, this beer-soaked, deliciously degenerate novel follows the wanderings of aspiring writer Henry Chinaski across World War II-era America. Deferred from military service, Chinaski travels from city to city, moving listlessly from one odd job to another, always needing money but never badly enough to keep a job. His day-to-day existence spirals into an endless litany of pathetic whores, sordid rooms, dreary embraces, and drunken brawls, as he makes his bitter, brilliant way from one drink to the next.

Charles Bukowski's posthumous legend continues to grow. Factotum is a masterfully vivid evocation of slow-paced, low-life urbanity and alcoholism, and an excellent introduction to the fictional world of Charles Bukowski.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780876852637
Author:
Bukowski, Charles
Publisher:
Ecco
Author:
by Charles Bukowski
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Beat generation
Subject:
Occupations
Subject:
Alcoholics
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Drifters
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.52 in 8 oz

Other books you might like

  1. The Curious Incident of the Dog in...
    Used Hardcover $5.50
  2. South of No North; Stories of the... Used Trade Paper $8.95
  3. The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald Used Book Club Paperback $7.95
  4. Fountainhead Used Mass Market $1.50
  5. Harbrace Paperbound Library #0070: T... Used Trade Paper $9.50
  6. The Emperor of Ocean Park: A Novel Used Trade Paper $2.50

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Poetry » A to Z
History and Social Science » American Studies » Popular Culture

Factotum Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$11.95 In Stock
Product details 208 pages Black Sparrow Books - English 9780876852637 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.