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Publisher Comments:

Hank and his wife, Sarah, agree to write a screenplay, and encounter the strange world of the movie industry.

Review:

"The movie-making machinations of the title town are exposed in this thinly veiled roman a clef about a hard-drinking poet-novelist tamed screenwriter. Presumably based on his experiences writing the movie, "Barfly," Bukowski lays open the absurdity and egotism of the film industry from the worm's-eye view of a screenwriter....This novel is funny, and it moves quickly." Independent Publisher

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"Bukowski depicts perfectly a business where your cheque is always in the post: the elation never lasts and rip-offs are standard practice....a superb snapshot of what filmmaking at the fag-end of the Hollywood dream is all about." Times Literary Supplement

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"Charles Bukowski, West Coast poet and patron saint of drinking writers, or writing drinkers...has written a classic in the take-the-money-and-don't-run category of Hollywood fiction....this is fiction disguised thinly enough for even non-cinephiles to see through the pseudonyms." Molly Haskell, New York Times Book Review

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:
9780876857632
Author:
Bukowski, Charles
Publisher:
Ecco
Author:
by Charles Bukowski
Author:
Glasser, Robin Preiss
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Motion picture industry
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Motion picture industry -- Fiction.
Subject:
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) Fiction.
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 2 to 5
Language:
English
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
11 x 8.25 in 17.44 oz
Age Level:
from 7 to 10

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Product details 248 pages Black Sparrow Books - English 9780876857632 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The movie-making machinations of the title town are exposed in this thinly veiled roman a clef about a hard-drinking poet-novelist tamed screenwriter. Presumably based on his experiences writing the movie, "Barfly," Bukowski lays open the absurdity and egotism of the film industry from the worm's-eye view of a screenwriter....This novel is funny, and it moves quickly."
"Review" by , "Bukowski depicts perfectly a business where your cheque is always in the post: the elation never lasts and rip-offs are standard practice....a superb snapshot of what filmmaking at the fag-end of the Hollywood dream is all about."
"Review" by , "Charles Bukowski, West Coast poet and patron saint of drinking writers, or writing drinkers...has written a classic in the take-the-money-and-don't-run category of Hollywood fiction....this is fiction disguised thinly enough for even non-cinephiles to see through the pseudonyms."
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