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Play the Piano Drunk Like a Percussion Instrument Until the Fingers Begin To Bleed a Bit


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Play the Piano introduces Charles Bukowski's poetry from the 1970s. He leads a life full of gambling and booze but also finds love. These poems are full of lechery and romance as he struggles to mature.

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.

Table of Contents

tough company 13
12-24-78 16
an ideal 17
leaning on wood 18
the souls of dead animals 20
another argument 21
the red porsche 22
some picnic 24
the drill 26
40,000 flies 27
the strangest thing 28
the paper on the floor 30
2 flies 33
through the streets of anywhere 36
fire station 38
an argument over Marshal Foch 45
40 cigarettes 47
a killer gets ready 49
I love you 51
a little atomic bomb 52
the egg 53
the knifer 55
the ladies of summer 56
I'm in love 57
the apple 59
the violin player 61
5 dollars 63
cooperation 65
the night I was going to die 67
2347 Duane 69
a radio with guts 71
Solid State Marty 73
interviews 75
face of a political candidate on a street billboard 77
Yankee Doodle 78
blue moon, oh bleweeww mooooon how I adore you! 81
nothing is as effective as defeat 82
success 83
Africa, Paris, Greece 84
the drunk tank judge 87
claws of paradise 90
the loner 93
the sandwich 95
the happy life of the tired 96
the proud thin dying 98
under 99
hot month 100
maybe tomorrow 101
junk 102
8 rooms 104
I liked him 106
the killer smiles 107
horse and fist 108
close encounters of another kind 110
mermaid 112
hug the dark 113
59 cents a pound 115
promenade 117
metamorphosis 118
we'll take them 119
dow average down 120
to weep 122
fair stand the fields of France 124
art 125

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Bukowski, Charles
by Charles Bukowski
Santa Barbara, Calif.
American - General
Single Author *
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
General Poetry
Poetry-A to Z
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9.13x5.76x.34 in. .34 lbs.

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