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ISBN13: 9780061177576
ISBN10: 0061177571
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"It began as a mistake." By middle age, Henry Chinaski has lost more than twelve years of his life to the U.S. Postal Service. In a world where his three true, bitter pleasures are women, booze, and racetrack betting, he somehow drags his hangover out of bed every dawn to lug waterlogged mailbags up mud-soaked mountains, outsmart vicious guard dogs, and pray to survive the day-to-day trials of sadistic bosses and certifiable coworkers. This classic 1971 novel — the one that catapulted its author to national fame — is the perfect introduction to the grimly hysterical world of legendary writer, poet, and Dirty Old Man Charles Bukowski and his fictional alter ego, Chinaski.

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This legendary Henry Chinaski novel is now available in a newly repackaged trade paperback edition, covering the period of the author's alter-ego from the mid-1950s to his resignation from the United States Postal Service in 1969.

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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trista28, January 3, 2013 (view all comments by trista28)
This was approppriatly the first Bukowski book that I've read. It was wonderful from the start. Bukowski's description of anxiety and stress make you tremble and sweat with him right there in the post office. A wonderful introduction to the work of a very missed author.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061177576
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Bukowski, Charles
Author:
by Charles Bukowski
Author:
Charles
Author:
Bukowski,
Publisher:
Ecco
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Employees
Subject:
Postal service
Subject:
Los angeles (calif.)
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20140729
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.00x5.36x.53 in. .36 lbs.

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