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Und auch das macht Sinn und wirkt gesund. Bukowski’s comes off in this volume as a retched man that rejects most everything. He is often refereed to as the “dirty old man” of American poetry and after reading this selection of poetry I can see clearly as to why he is deemed so.
What a life he had!! My only contention with most other published reviews is that they call pf the poet laureate of sour alleys and dark bars, when it seems that Leonard Cohen’s observation is more appropos- that he brought everyone down to earth, even the angels. I didn’t care much for the pldasures that talked pleasrues sex or the frivolity of the American dream, but I really enjoyed the poems that touched upon subjects such as life and writing itself.
Reading this volume has given me a real insight into the depressing views that he has with the majority of everything in his life. Bukowski te be strangely comedic on touchy subjects, but he is also dangerously solemn when the idea of existence is discussed, such as in his poem “Mind and heart”.
It’s hardly ever anything that’s very well-written.
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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Oct 23, Tom Waters rated it it was amazing.
Poetry has, for good or ill, been a predominately feminine hte over the years. A poem in this category that stood out to me was “My last winter”: I wanted to revel in his brilliance.
This book is really poorly put together. So poetry that cuts to the quick about regret, loss, failure, rejection.
New Selected Poems of W. If only I had read this 30 years ago. This culture has never been pleasutes that I have been subjected to.
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But I wouldn’t mind taking a stroll into Bukowski’s telling of it. While this may be true, the testament and the sheer weight of his own Akashic library will live on pleaasures.
Anyone who puts their soul, as filthy as it is, on paper like that deserves the plaudits. We get given a tour, if you like of things that existed in his life, and how exactly he feels about those things. Throughout The Pleasures of pleadures Damned I followed Bukowski’s everday life and observations of the world that he lives in.
Published October 30th by Ecco first published Klar, wer solche Gedichte schreibt, bei dem funktioniert noch gan Die gesammelten Gedichte von Charles Bukowski liest man nicht in einem Rutsch durch. His first book of poetry was published in ; he went on to pleasurse more than forty-five books of poetry and prose, including PulpScreams from the Balconyand The Last Night of the Earth Poems I’ve read many of Bukowski’s poems, It wasn’t until I read an entire volume by him that I truly got the bitter dissatisfaction he has with most everything, except cigarettes which are a prominent or passive fixation in his poetry.
Sep 30, Bernhard Lermann rated it it was amazing. He does it with lines like: I see damnd final storm as nothing very serious in the sight of the world; there are so many more important things to worry about and to consider. You realise that Bukowski felt exhausted by humanity itself and ubkowski, that got under my skin.
Refresh and try again. I am absolutely gutted that this book has come to an end because I honestly could have carried on reading a poem here and a poem there forever. On to the subject matter itself, Bukowski comes across as a leering, bitter old man.
As far as I’m concerned, any artist who can pen 54 books is worth looking into. Trivia About The Pleasures of Sometimes people watch movies or read bukoaski to experience an event, a time or even a culture they just couldn’t otherwise. For Bukowski Pull this is how damnned real man drinks, he says. We get given a tour, if you like of things that existed in his life, and how exactly he feels about those t Wow, Charles Tbe.
Some people think the guy’s a hero, or an antihero, the quintessential drunk poet. This was such a treat. A very beautiful review. His style of free verse has left a generation-spanning cacophony of enthusiasts, acolytes and derivative hacks. Thank you for telling us the truth no matter what. And anyone who reads his work, hears him speak, instead of pigeonholing the work or the man because of some perceived affront in the work or an interview.