Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Starred Review. Bukowski’s chatty free verse (and : The Pleasures of the Damned: Selected Poems eBook: Charles Bukowski: Kindle Store. 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 . A hefty new volume collects Charles Bukowski’s hard-found music of the streets.

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Some are mediocre and a few outright bad. Nov 25, Craven rated it it was ok. Reality is not pretty or kind.

Apr 28, Andy Jones rated it really liked it. Maybe he finds pleasuers whore with a heart of gold but probably not. Tense Tips on technique 7: But in all fairness, many of the poems were published after Bukowski’s death.

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Bukowski lives his life; he drinks, he smokes, he has sex with ugly whores, he pays his rent, and he feels sorry Charles Bukowski, where to begin. But I never got around to it. A Farewell to Arms. We’re your elderly on the pensions and social security, waitresses, garbage men, retail sales people, and pleaures. On Writers and Writing. As far as I’m concerned, any artist who can pen 54 books is worth looking into. All those widows and orphans.


Finally I decided to dip my toe in to his poetry “Women” still sits on my shelf, unread.

I see this final storm approaching and calmly my mind waits. However, if you like honest emotion, straightforward observations of the human condition that ring with truth, and you have sufficient maturity to acknowledge a certain amount of coarse verbiage sometimes expresses reality, this is, maybe, the only poetry book you’ll ever want. His style of writing allows other poets to be bold. We get given a tour, if you like of things that existed in his life, and how exactly he feels about those things.

He never put himself out to be better than he was. The man is not a pleasres. For the most part, I was disappointed. The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas: 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’. Tense Tips on technique 7: ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. It made me fall in love with the dude. Same with Wandering in the Cage. Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls.

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I wanted to revel in his brilliance. Trust Me, Ths Lying. Please review your cart. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. Feb 16, Fiona rated it it was amazing Shelves: I am glad you lived the way you did and told us all about it. Someone told me his editor was responsible for all that stuff, so maybe it’s not his fault.


Tthe see this final storm as nothing very serious in the sight of the world. I love conversational works, but this is conversational to a fault – like do we need the words “cunt” and “ass” on every other page to demonstrate that we write for the average joe? The Pleasures of the Damned by Charles Bukowski. The grief he felt was enormous, world wrecking and I identified with that grief since I lost my husband and soul mate two years ago.

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This was such a treat. Play me the f’n blues. A Strangeness in my Mind. A poem in this category that stood out to me was “My last winter”: Jo That book-hoarding geek Paritoshika wrote: Not Enabled Word Wise: See all 73 reviews.

The Pleasures of the Damned by Charles Bukowski

This is actually like reading a life in poetry. I eventually tried to ignore them and just ran the lines together on the fly however they sounded right to me. Gregg Taylor Banter author of Wolves and Wildflowers. I took issue with much of the formatting, though.