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Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski gimė 1920 metais, Andernache, Vokietijoje. Kai jam sukako treji, šeima persikėlė į JAV. Jis užaugo Los Andžele, kuriame praleido didžiąją dalį savo gyvenimo ir kuris tapo daugelio jo kūrinių pagrindu. Pirmąjį savo apsakymą jis išspausdino dar 1944 metais, būdamas dvidešimt ketverių, o poeziją rašyti pradėjo gana vėlai – trisdešimt penkerių.

Pirmasis ir vienas geriausių Charles Bukowski romanų „Paštas“ – negailestinga dugne atsidūrusio žmogaus gyvenimo kronika, alkoholiko gyvenimo dienoraštis, aštri beprasmiškos, bukinančios sistemos satyra, o kartu ir nuoširdi, net kiek sentimentali graudžių meilės istorijų knyga.

Autoriaus alter ego Henris Činaskis – pašto tarnautojas, girtuoklis, lošėjas, mergišius, atsiskyrėlis, didžiulės emocinės jėgos ir juodojo humoro kupiname pasakojime atveriantis skaitytojams ir skaitytojoms negailestingą Amerikos tikrovę. Kaip teigia pats autorius, šiai knygai parašyti jam prireikė dvidešimties naktų, dvidešimties pintų viskio, trisdešimt penkių pakuočių alaus ir aštuoniasdešimties cigarų.

Amerikos literatūrai Charles Bukowski svarbus, visų pirma, kaip unikalaus stiliaus poetas, kurio klausėsi, sekė ir mėgdžiojo keletas Amerikos literatų kartų. Jau pagarsėjusio, tačiau turinčio stačioko ir girtuoklio reputaciją poeto skaitymai dažnai pasibaigdavo skandalais. Tačiau jis buvo kviečiamas į geriausius Amerikos universitetus ir literatūrinius klubus. Nonkonformizmas, sąžiningumas, humoras, saviironija – tai, kas iš tiesų vežė Amerikos literatūrinę publiką, – buvo charakteringi ne tik rašytojo kūrybai, bet ir asmenybei.

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Charles Bukowski mirė 1994 m., ką tik pabaigęs paskutinį romaną Pulp („Skaitalas“). Jis išleido daugiau nei keturiasdešimt penkias poezijos ir prozos knygas, tarp kurių romanai Post Office (1971, liet. „Paštas“, 2004, 2013), Factotum (1975, liet. „Faktotumas“, 2008),  Women (1978, liet. „Moterys“, 2006), Ham on Rye (1982, liet. „Arklienos kumpis“, 2007), Holywood (1989, liet. „Holivudas“, 2010) ir apsakymų rinkiniai Notes of a Dirty Old Man (1969), Most Beautiful Women in Town (1973, lietuviškai pasirodys 2017 m.).

Paskutinysis Charles Bukowski romanas „Skaitalas“ (Pulp, 1994) – postmodernistinis ironijos, mistikos ir juodojo jumoro kokteilis, dedikuotas prastai literatūrai ir parašytas kaip geltonosios literatūros parodija.

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Charles Bukowski niekada nesiejo savęs su beat kartos rašytojais Jacku Keruacu ar Allenu Ginsbergu, tačiau jo nonkonformistinis, tiesmukiškas literatūrinis stilius leidžia jį priskirti prie šios literatūrinės tradicijos.

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Charles Bukowski

The Captain Is Out to Lunch

11.87 €   Kaina: 10,80 €

A book length collaboration between two underground legends, Charles Bukowski and Robert Crumb. Bukowski's last journals candidly and humorously reveal the events in the writer's life as death draws inexorably nearer, thereby illuminating our own lives and natures, and to give new meaning to what was once only familiar. Crumb has illustrated the text with 12 full-page drawings and a portrait of Bukowski.

Charles Bukowski

South of No North

Kaina: 11,87 €

South of No North is a collection of short stories written by Charles Bukowski that explore loneliness and struggles on the fringes of society.

Charles Bukowski

More Notes of a Dirty Old Man

17.00 €   Kaina: 14,60 €

"He loads his head full of coal and diamonds shoot out of his finger tips. What a trick. The mole genius has left us with another digest. It's a full house--read 'em and weep."--Tom Waits After toiling in obscurity for years, Charles Bukowski suddenly found fame in 1967 with his autobiographical newspaper column, "Notes of a Dirty Old Man," and a book of that name in 1969. He continued writing this column, in one form or another, through the mid-1980s. More Notes of a Dirty Old Man gathers many uncollected gems from the column's twenty-year run. Drawn from ephemeral underground publications, these stories and essays haven't been seen in decades, making More a valuable addition to Bukowski's oeuvre. Filled with his usual obsessions--sex, booze, gambling--More features Bukowski's offbeat insights into politics and literature, his tortured, violent relationships with women, and his lurid escapades on the poetry reading circuit. Highlighting his versatility, the book ranges from thinly veiled autobiography to purely fictional tales of dysfunctional suburbanites, disgraced politicians, and down-and-out sports promoters, climaxing with a long, hilarious adventure among French filmmakers, "My Friend the Gambler," based on his experiences making the movie Barfly. From his lowly days at the post office through his later literary fame, More follows the entire arc of Bukowski's colorful career. Edited by Bukowski scholar David Stephen Calonne, More Notes of a Dirty Old Man features an afterword outlining the history of the column and its effect on the author's creative development. Born in Andernach, Germany in 1920, Charles Bukowski came to California at age three and spent most of his life in Los Angeles. He died in San Pedro, California, on March 9, 1994.

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Paprastos beprotybės istorijos

Bukowskio novelės. Skaityti šią knygą – tarsi išeiti į ringą prieš bokso čempioną. Kaliniai, lošėjai, vagys, prostitutės, juodadarbiai, girtuokliai ir poetai – Ch. Bukowskis rašo apie juos negailestingai, tačiau su humoru ir užuojauta.

Charles Bukowski

On Love

13.00 €   Kaina: 11,00 €

In On Love, we see Charles Bukowski reckoning with the complications of love and desire. Alternating between the tough and the tender, the romantic and the gritty, Bukowski exposes the myriad faces of love in the poems collected here - its selfishness and its narcissism, its randomness, its mystery and its misery, and, ultimately, its true joyfulness, endurance and redemptive power. Whether writing about his daughter, his lover, or his work, Bukowski is fiercely honest and reflective, using love as a prism to look at the world and to view his own vulnerable place in it.

Charles Bukowski

Hot Water Music

13.61 €   Kaina: 12,50 €

Hot Water Music is a collection of short stories by Charles Bukowski, published in 1983. The collection deals largely with: drinking, women, gambling, and writing. It is an important collection that establishes Bukowski's minimalist style and his thematic oeuvre.

Charles Bukowski

Love Is a Dog from Hell

Kaina: 11,30 €

Poems rising from and returning to Bukowski's personal experiences reflect people, objects, places, and events of the external world, and reflects on them, on their way out and back.

Charles Bukowski

Ham on Rye

15.00 €   Kaina: 12,10 €

INTRODUCTION BY RODDY DOYLE 'He brought everyone down to earth, even the angels' LEONARD COHEN Charles Bukowski is one of the greatest authors of the twentieth-century. The autobiographical Ham on Rye is widely considered his finest novel. A classic of American literature, it offers powerful insight into his youth through the prism of his alter-ego Henry Chinaski, who grew up to be the legendary Hank Chinaski of Post Office and Factotum.

Charles Bukowski

You Get So Alone at Times That It Just Makes Sense

Kaina: 11,30 €

While the Beat Generation was making its headway in literature with the likes of On the Road and Howl, Bukowski was, in most instances, dead drunk. In the post-World War II lit movement where the Beat Generation found its threshold, Bukowski was in engaged in what was to be a ten-year alcohol induced stupor predicated on his failure to initially break in the literary world. He actually wrote in a time after the Beat Generation, and this perhaps have brought contentions of whether he is actually a Beatnik himself. If the Beat Generation talks about bohemian hedonism advancing a firm denial of conformity through experimentation with drugs, repudiation of social constructs of gender and sexuality, negation of societal materialism, and most importantly, the depiction of human condition and emotion in its truest and most explicit state, then, this collection pretty much speaks for itself and saying that he really is part of the generation is not an unfounded conclusion. 

Charles Bukowski

The Days Run Away Like Horses Over the Hills

Kaina: 11,30 €

Bukowski is the real deal. Good poems about cats, women, drinking, The American Dream, the death of his lover, war, being a new dad, a bullfight (described better than Hemingway did) etc... Life, etc... - Jake, a reader on The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses Over the Hills

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