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Journals, with illustrations by Robert Crumb. Raw, iconoclastic, by turns rueful and hilarious, these last journals by Charles Bukowski have found their perfect match: the brilliant, outrageous comic art of Robert Crumb who has provided a portrait of the author plus twelve striking full-page drawings illustrating select passages from the text. Beginning in August 1991, these journals alternate between generous accounts of his gambling jaunts and the bizarre intrusions of fame: the interviewers, Hollywood glitterati, TV producers — odd counterpoints to "the racetrack crowd ... the world brought down to size, life grinding against death and losing." Disarmingly candid, and salted with a particularly wry and gritty wisdom.

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The last journals of Charles Bukowski, illustrated by the comic art of Robert Crumb. Following a world-weary Bukowski as he nears the end of his life, most of the entries are written in the middle of the night, during the precious hours when the ever-present shadow of mortality was held at bay.

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A book length collaboration between two underground legends, Charles Bukowski and Robert Crumb. Bukowski's last journals candidly and humorously reveal the events in the writer's life as death draws inexorably nearer, thereby illuminating our own lives and natures, and to give new meaning to what was once only familiar. Crumb has illustrated the text with 12 full-page drawings and a portrait of Bukowski.

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Charles Bukowski 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 two. He was raised in Los Angeles and lived there for over fifty years. 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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lukas, July 1, 2008 (view all comments by lukas)
After watching "Barfly" & "Factotum," I've been on a bit of a Bukowski kick. This posthumously released collection is composed of his journals from the early 90s, written shortly before his death. The drinking & whoring are pushed to the side & Bukowski's tone is more resigned & philosophical as he reflects on writing, aging, & life. Illustrated by another great American crank: Robert Crumb.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781574230581
Author:
Bukowski, Charles
Publisher:
Ecco Press
Illustrator:
Crumb, Robert
Author:
by Charles Bukowski
Author:
wski, Charles
Author:
Buko
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Poets
Subject:
Bukowski, charles, 1921-1994
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
152
Dimensions:
9.24x5.61x.39 in. .37 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The last journals of Charles Bukowski, illustrated by the comic art of Robert Crumb. Following a world-weary Bukowski as he nears the end of his life, most of the entries are written in the middle of the night, during the precious hours when the ever-present shadow of mortality was held at bay.
"Synopsis" by , A book length collaboration between two underground legends, Charles Bukowski and Robert Crumb. Bukowski's last journals candidly and humorously reveal the events in the writer's life as death draws inexorably nearer, thereby illuminating our own lives and natures, and to give new meaning to what was once only familiar. Crumb has illustrated the text with 12 full-page drawings and a portrait of Bukowski.
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