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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 Andernach, Germany, to an American soldier father and a German mother in 1920, 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
During his lifetime Bukowski published more than forty-five books of poetry and prose, including the novels Post Office (1971), Factotum (1975), Women (1978), Ham on Rye (1982), and Hollywood (1989). Among his most recent books are the posthumous editions of What Matters Most Is How Well You Walk Through the Fire: New Poems (1999), Open All Night: New Poems (2000), The Night Torn Mad with Footsteps: New Poems (2001), Sifting through the madness for the Word, the line, the way: New Poems (2003), and The Flash of Lightning Behind the Mountain: New Poems (2004).
All of his books have now been published in translation in more than a dozen languages, and his worldwide popularity remains undiminished. In the years to come Ecco will publish additional volumes of previously uncollected poetry and prose.
"[O]ne of his best collections." Booklist
"Slouching Toward Nirvana" is the third of five new books of unpublished poems from the late, great Charles Bukowski, "the uncrowned poet laureate of Los Angeles."--"Los Angeles Times."
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Charles Bukowski (19201994) is one of America's best-known contemporary writers of poetry and prose, and, many would claim, its most influential and imitated poet. Bukowski published more than forty-five books during his lifetime, including the novels Ham on Rye, Women,and Post Office-all of which have been published in translation in more than a dozen languages. Ecco has also published five posthumous collections of his poetry.