Charles Bukowski (Critical Lives)

3.75 avg rating
( 24 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781780230238: Charles Bukowski (Critical Lives)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

In this new interpretation of the life and work of the American poet, short-story writer and novelist "Charles Bukowski", David Stephen Calonne examines Bukowski's writings, colourful life and the desperate conditions of his lifestyle, looking at the literary traditions that influenced him and discussing his unique place in world literature. Bukowski was born in Germany and raised in the United States, a schism that Calonne shows to be crucial in the writer's development. From the influence of Germany's literary and intellectual traditions to the writer's traumatic childhood, this book explores the effect the writer's hybrid identity had on the themes and content of his work. Exploring several unknown works of fiction and poetry created in the early years of his career, the many volumes of poetry published with Black Sparrow Press, major works of fiction like "Post Office" and "Factotum", as well as feature films such as the Mickey Rourke-starring "Barfly", Calonne catalogues and dissects the many versions of Bukowski created by the writer and his followers. A concise yet comprehensive new account, "Charles Bukowski" will interest the wide audience already familiar with this prolific, influential figure, as well as being an invaluable introduction to those new to Bukowski's work and who wish to know more.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"David Stephen Calonne is a Bukowski scholar and this highly readable account informs and entertains without ever condescending . . . this is a very readable summary of his career and Calonne does not shy away from discussing Bukowski's 'self-mythologising.'"--Daily Telegraph

"Charles Bukowski by David Calonne is not just the best book on Charles Bukowski's writing, it is the ONLY one."--John Martin, founder of The Black Sparrow Press

About the Author:

David Stephen Calonne is the author of William Saroyan: My Real Work is Being and Bebop Buddhist Ecstasy: Saroyan's Influence on Kerouac and the Beats. He has edited several Bukowski titles, including Portions from a Wine-Stained Notebook (2008), Absence of the Hero (2010) and More Notes of A Dirty Old Man (2011).

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

1.

David Stephen Calonne
Published by Reaktion Books, United Kingdom (2012)
ISBN 10: 1780230230 ISBN 13: 9781780230238
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Reaktion Books, United Kingdom, 2012. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. In this new interpretation of the life and work of the American poet, short-story writer and novelist "Charles Bukowski", David Stephen Calonne examines Bukowski's writings, colourful life and the desperate conditions of his lifestyle, looking at the literary traditions that influenced him and discussing his unique place in world literature. Bukowski was born in Germany and raised in the United States, a schism that Calonne shows to be crucial in the writer's development. From the influence of Germany's literary and intellectual traditions to the writer's traumatic childhood, this book explores the effect the writer's hybrid identity had on the themes and content of his work. Exploring several unknown works of fiction and poetry created in the early years of his career, the many volumes of poetry published with Black Sparrow Press, major works of fiction like "Post Office" and "Factotum", as well as feature films such as the Mickey Rourke-starring "Barfly", Calonne catalogues and dissects the many versions of Bukowski created by the writer and his followers.A concise yet comprehensive new account, "Charles Bukowski" will interest the wide audience already familiar with this prolific, influential figure, as well as being an invaluable introduction to those new to Bukowski's work and who wish to know more. Seller Inventory # AA99781780230238

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
11.51
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

2.

David Stephen Calonne
Published by Reaktion Books, United Kingdom (2012)
ISBN 10: 1780230230 ISBN 13: 9781780230238
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Reaktion Books, United Kingdom, 2012. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. In this new interpretation of the life and work of the American poet, short-story writer and novelist "Charles Bukowski", David Stephen Calonne examines Bukowski's writings, colourful life and the desperate conditions of his lifestyle, looking at the literary traditions that influenced him and discussing his unique place in world literature. Bukowski was born in Germany and raised in the United States, a schism that Calonne shows to be crucial in the writer's development. From the influence of Germany's literary and intellectual traditions to the writer's traumatic childhood, this book explores the effect the writer's hybrid identity had on the themes and content of his work. Exploring several unknown works of fiction and poetry created in the early years of his career, the many volumes of poetry published with Black Sparrow Press, major works of fiction like "Post Office" and "Factotum", as well as feature films such as the Mickey Rourke-starring "Barfly", Calonne catalogues and dissects the many versions of Bukowski created by the writer and his followers.A concise yet comprehensive new account, "Charles Bukowski" will interest the wide audience already familiar with this prolific, influential figure, as well as being an invaluable introduction to those new to Bukowski's work and who wish to know more. Seller Inventory # BTA9781780230238

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
12.90
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

3.

Calonne, David Stephen
Published by Reaktion Books (2012)
ISBN 10: 1780230230 ISBN 13: 9781780230238
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)

Book Description Reaktion Books, 2012. Paperback. Condition: BRAND NEW. Seller Inventory # 1780230230_abe_bn

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
13.56
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

4.

Calonne, David Stephen
ISBN 10: 1780230230 ISBN 13: 9781780230238
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 16655413-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
11.57
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.05
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

5.

Calonne David Stephen
Published by Reaktion Books
ISBN 10: 1780230230 ISBN 13: 9781780230238
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Majestic Books
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Reaktion Books. Condition: New. pp. 224. Seller Inventory # 57974670

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
10.12
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

6.

Calonne, David Stephen
Published by Reaktion Books (2012)
ISBN 10: 1780230230 ISBN 13: 9781780230238
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
booksXpress
(Freehold, NJ, U.S.A.)

Book Description Reaktion Books, 2012. Paperback. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # 9781780230238

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
18.10
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

7.

Calonne
Published by Reaktion Books
ISBN 10: 1780230230 ISBN 13: 9781780230238
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:

Book Description Reaktion Books. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 3957933

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
18.36
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

8.

David Stephen Calonne
Published by Reaktion Books
ISBN 10: 1780230230 ISBN 13: 9781780230238
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Books Puddle
(New York, NY, U.S.A.)

Book Description Reaktion Books. Condition: New. pp. 224. Seller Inventory # 2650536529

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
17.24
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.10
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

9.

Calonne, David Stephen
ISBN 10: 1780230230 ISBN 13: 9781780230238
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPricesUK
(Castle Donington, DERBY, United Kingdom)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 16655413-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
8.70
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 15
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

10.

Calonne, David Stephen
Published by Reaktion Books (2012)
ISBN 10: 1780230230 ISBN 13: 9781780230238
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:

Book Description Reaktion Books, 2012. Condition: New. 2012. Paperback. Examines Bukowski's writings, colourful life and the desperate conditions of his lifestyle. This book explores the effect the writer's hybrid identity had on the themes and content of his work. It catalogues and dissects the many versions of Bukowski created by the writer and his followers. Series: Critical Lives. Num Pages: 224 pages, 30 black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: BGL; DSC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 137 x 199 x 14. Weight in Grams: 354. . . . . . Seller Inventory # V9781780230238

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
16.44
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 8.62
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book