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Beerspit Night and Cursing: the Correspondence of Charles Bukowski & Sheri Martinelli 1960-1967

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Unmasks the tough, street-smart persona of Charles Bukowski—America's "Ultimate Outsider"
  • Amazing letters filled with passionate, literary, and personal observation
  • Insights into the author of Tales of Ordinary Madness, Notes of a Dirty Old Man, and Run with the Hunted
  • Insights into Sheri Martinelli: the protege of Anais Nin, an accomplished painter, and the mistress of Ezra Pound Charels Bukowski's persona as the Dirty Old Man of American Literature is just that: a persona, a mask beneath which there was a man better read and more cultured than most people realize.

Sheri Martinelli was one of the favored few for whom Bukowski dropped the mask and engaged in serious discussion of literature and art, and for that reason the discovery and publication of his letters to her give us a more complete picture of this complicated man.

Book News Annotation:

Martinelli—a prot<'e>ge<'e> of Ana<:i>s Nin who was known in San Francisco in the late 1950s as the Queen of the Beats—was one of the few people, editor Steven Moore notes, for whom Bukowski regularly dropped his persona as Dirty Old Man of American Literature to engage in serious discussions of writing and art. In their seven years of corresponding, beginning in 1962, they shared intimate secrets and confessed to their attempts to find meaningful activity in life. All of their surviving letters are included in this compilation and are printed in full. Appendices include Martinelli's 1961 review of A signature of Charles Bukowski and Bukowski's contributions (a handful of poems and cartoons) to Martinelli's Anagogic and Paideumic Review.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Unmasks the tough, street-smart persona of Charles Bukowski--America's "Ultimate Outsider" Amazing letters filled with passionate, literary, and personal observation Insights into the author of "Tales of Ordinary Madness," "Notes of a Dirty Old Man," and "Run with the Hunted" Insights into Sheri Martinelli: the protege of Anais Nin, an accomplished painter, and the mistress of Ezra Pound Charels Bukowski's persona as the Dirty Old Man of American Literature is just that: a persona, a mask beneath which there was a man better read and more cultured than most people realize.

Sheri Martinelli was one of the favored few for whom Bukowski dropped the mask and engaged in serious discussion of literature and art, and for that reason the discovery and publication of his letters to her give us a more complete picture of this complicated man.

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:
9781574231502
Editor:
Moore, Steven
Author:
Moore, Steven
Author:
Bukowski, Charles
Author:
by Charles Bukowski
Author:
Martinelli, Sheri
Publisher:
Ecco Press
Location:
Santa Rosa, Calif.
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Beat generation
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Correspondence
Subject:
Women artists
Subject:
Women publishers.
Subject:
Letters
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
no. 105-330
Publication Date:
20020631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
8.93x5.92x1.14 in. 1.27 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Unmasks the tough, street-smart persona of Charles Bukowski--America's "Ultimate Outsider" Amazing letters filled with passionate, literary, and personal observation Insights into the author of "Tales of Ordinary Madness," "Notes of a Dirty Old Man," and "Run with the Hunted" Insights into Sheri Martinelli: the protege of Anais Nin, an accomplished painter, and the mistress of Ezra Pound Charels Bukowski's persona as the Dirty Old Man of American Literature is just that: a persona, a mask beneath which there was a man better read and more cultured than most people realize.

Sheri Martinelli was one of the favored few for whom Bukowski dropped the mask and engaged in serious discussion of literature and art, and for that reason the discovery and publication of his letters to her give us a more complete picture of this complicated man.

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