The Pleasures of the Damned

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THE BEST OF THE BEST OF BUKOWSKI

The Pleasures of the Damned is a selection of the best poetry from America's most iconic and imitated poet, Charles Bukowski. Celebrating the full range of the poet's extraordinary sensibility and his uncompromising linguistic brilliance, these poems cover a lifetime of experience, from his renegade early work to never-before-collected poems penned during the final days before his death.

Selected by John Martin, Bukowski's long-time editor and the publisher of the legendary Black Sparrow Press, this stands as what Martin calls 'the best of the best of Bukowski'.

The Pleasures of the Damned is an astonishing poetic treasure trove, essential reading for both long-time fans and those just discovering this unique and important American voice.

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Celebrating the full range of Bukowski's extraordinary sensibility and his uncompromising linguistic brilliance, these poems cover a lifetime of experience, from his renegade early work to never-before collected poems penned during the final days before his death. Selected by John Martin, Bukowski's long-time editor and the publisher of the legendary Black Sparrow Press, The Pleasures of the Damned is an astonishing poetic treasure trove, essential reading for both long-time fans and those just discovering this unique and important American voice.

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Likely to stand as the definitive volume of Bukowski's poems. It is well edited by John Martin, the publisher of the estimable Black Sparrow Press, who was Bukowski's editor for most of his working life. ( New York Times Book Review)

He brought everybody down to earth, even the angels. (LEONARD COHEN)

The best poet in America. (JEAN GENET)

A laureate of American low life. ( Time)

Bukowski wrote poetry as minimal as a bullet. He could be funny and heartbreaking in the same sentence. (Colin Waters Sunday Herald 2010-01-24)

This bulbous collection contains a frankly astonishing amount of poems - it's a paperback of such great dimensions that it could be wood-pannelled and used as a small bar. ( Dazed and Confused)

Extraordinary: unsentimental, vigorous and profound. ( Good Book Guide)

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