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Sifting Through the Madness for the Word, the Line, the Way: New Poems.

Bukowski, Charles.

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ISBN 10: 0060527358 / ISBN 13: 9780060527358
Published by Ecco Press, New York, 2003
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A Fine copy in illustrated boards without jacket as issued. The first of Bukowski's posthumous collections of poems. 395 pages. Catalog Zest. Bookseller Inventory # 21776

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Title: Sifting Through the Madness for the Word, ...

Publisher: Ecco Press, New York

Publication Date: 2003

Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition.

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One of the most recognizable poets of the last century, Charles Bukowski is simultaneously a common man and an icon of urban depravity. He uses strong, blunt language to describe life as he lives it, and through it all charts the mutations of morality in modern America.

Sifting Through the Madness for the Word, the Line, the Way is a treasure trove of confessional poetry written towards then end of Bukowski’s life.  With the overhang of failing health and waning fame, he reflects on his travels, his gambling and drinking, working, not working, sex and love, eating, cats, and more.

Sifting Through is Bukowski at his most meditative – published posthumously, it’s completely non-performative, and gets to the heart of Bukowski’s lifelong pursuit of natural language and raw honesty.

We recommend you read this as Bukowski wrote: by sifting through the madness for what hits you as the word, the line, the way.

From the Back Cover:

from "neither Shakespeare nor Mickey Spillane"

young young young, only wanting the Word,
going mad in the streets and in the bars,
brutal fights, broken glass, crazy women
screaming in
your cheap room,
you a familiar guest at the drunk tank, North
Avenue 21, Lincoln Heights

sifting through the madness for the Word, the
line
the way,
hoping for a check from somewhere,
dreaming of a letter from a great editor:
"Chinaski, you don't know how long we've beenwaiting for you!"

no chance at all.

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