Title: Love is a Dog From Hell: Poems 1974-1997.
Publisher: Black Sparrow Press, Santa Barbara
Publication Date: 1977
A Near Fine copy with red corduroy backstrip with just a touch of shelf wear to bottom edges of boards in original acetate dust jacket. This is one of 750 copies of the trade edition of this early Black Sparrow publication. Love is a Dog from Hell is one of Bukowski's seminal collections of poetry that captures his earliest poems and show him at his most potent as an observer and chronicler of the lower echelons of society. First Printing of the First Trade Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 23211
First published in 1977, Love Is a Dog from Hell is a collection of Bukowski's poetry from the mid-seventies. A classic in the Bukowski canon, Love Is a Dog from Hell is a raw, lyrical, exploration of the exigencies, heartbreaks, and limits of love.
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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