Bukowski’s “God”: Part 2

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For those that missed it, make sure to check out my first article – Bukowski’s “God” Part 1. Do much poking around the web looking for Bukowski and Jeffers and you’re sure to run across references to an article by Ted Olson entitled “Bukowski and Jeffers: Two Poets Listening to Life.” Published in the now-defunct Charles Bukowski […]

Bukowski as an Underrated Literary Great

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Charles Bukowski these days may not exactly be the most well-known novelist in the contemporary era, but his career and life in general is quite interesting - the stuff books are made of. Actually, his life was so colorful that he made novels out of it. What exactly about his life made Charles Bukowski that good of […]

A Life Lesson (or Two) From Charles Bukowski

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Whenever people talk about great novelists, the name “Charles Bukowski” rarely comes up, and if it does, people seem to think the person who suggested the name is trying to be funny, or even weird. The thing is, Bukowski, with his grit, dirt, and misogynistic view of life (which was very prevalent in his works) […]

Bukowski’s “God”

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“Jeffers is my god,” Bukowski often said, and, as far as poetry was concerned, that was true. Robinson Jeffers, king of the long lines and the jaundiced outlook, was once the fair-haired boy of American poetry, the first poet ever to grace the cover of Time magazine and even later, after his career and ultimately […]

Bukowski’s Politics

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What were Bukowski’s politics? Late in life,  he insisted he had none, that he was an apolitical and always had been. This was certainly not true. As a young man, around the beginning of WWII, Bukowski had openly expressed pro-German ideas and had fraternized with people his government viewed as seditious. He read Nazi literature and carried […]

The Life of Charles Bukowski

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There are different perspectives on what makes a writer. Some believe that writing is a natural skill. Others believe that you’ve got to strive hard in order to become a writer, while there’s another segment that believes it’s all about getting the right breaks at the right time. And while all of these perspectives are […]

A Charles Bukowski Fan’s Poem

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Charles Bukowski is one of my all time hero’s, his writing is amazing, funny, sad, serious, tragic, philosophical and always entertaining. I first read Mr Bukowski when I was 18 yeas old and ever since then his poems, stories and novels have engulfed my mind with hilarious scenarios , grotesque characters and poetic heartfelt moments […]