Title: Shakespeare Never Did This. Photographs by ...
Publisher: Black Sparrow, Santa Rosa
Publication Date: 1995
A Fine copy in a mylar dust jacket. This is a photographic account of Bukowski's European tour that included readings and a trip to the place of his birth, The volume includes 11 poems. This copy is signed by the photographer Michael Montfort. Catalog Pinot First Printing of the First Black Sparrow Trade Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 22610
An account of Charles Bukowski's 1978 European trip. In 1978 Europe was new territory for Bukowski holding the secrets of his own personal ancestry and origins. En route to his birthplace in Andernach, Germany, he is trailed by celebrity-hunters and paparazzi, appears drunk on French television, blows a small fortune at a Dusseldorf racetrack and stands in a Cologne Cathedral musing about life and death.
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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