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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, gal net 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 skaitytojui negailestingą Amerikos tikrovę. Kaip teigia pats autorius, šią knygą parašyti jam prireikė dvidešimties naktų, dvidešimties pintų viskio, trisdešimt penkių pakuočių alaus ir aštuoniasdešimties cigarų.

Amerikos literatūrai Charles Bukowski svarbus visu 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 savo paskutinį romaną Pulp (Skaitalas). Jis išleido virš keturiasdešimt penkių poezijos ir prozos knygų, tarp kurių tokie romanai kaip Post Office (1971, liet. „Paštas“, 2004), Factotum 1975, Women (1978, liet. „Moterys“, 2006 m.), Ham on Rye (1982)”, Holywood (1989) ir apsakymų rinkiniai Notes of a Dirty Old Man (1969) Most Beautiful Women in Town (1973).

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 Jack Keruac ar Allen Ginsberg, tačiau jo nonkonformistinis, tiesmukiškas literatūrinis stilius leidžia jį priskirti šiai literatūrinei tradicijai.

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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.

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Hot Water Music

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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.

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Ham on Rye

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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.

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You Get So Alone at Times That It Just Makes Sense

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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. 

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The Days Run Away Like Horses Over the Hills

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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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Notes of a Dirty Old Man

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Beginning in 1967, Bukowski wrote the column "Notes of A Dirty Old Man" for the underground newspaper Open City. Perennially drunk, broke and in search of a woman, Bukowski takes on the guise of a wise fool as he ventures through America's seedy lowlife. Peopled by Kerouac, Burroughs and other much less salubrious characters, his exploits provoke humour and despair, whilst highlighting the inherent beauty and futility of life.

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Factotum

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Henry Chinaski, an outcast, a loner and a hopeless drunk, drifts around America from one dead-end job to another, from one woman to another and from one bottle to the next. Uncompromising, gritty, hilarious and confessional in turn, his downward spiral is peppered with black humour.

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Women

Kaina: 12,00 €

Low life writer and alcoholic Henry Chinaski was born to survive. Now, at the age of fifty, he is living the life of a rock star, running three hundred hangovers a year and a sex life that would cripple Casanova. Women is a riotous and uncompromisingly vivid account of life on the edge.

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Pulp: A Novel

Kaina: 12,00 €

Charles Bukowski's brilliant, fantastical pastiche of a detective story. Packed with wit, invention and Bukowski's trademark lowlife adventures, it is the final novel of one of the most enjoyable and influential cult writers of the last century.

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The Most Beautiful Woman in Town

Kaina: 12,00 €

This collection of anecdotal short stories demonstrates Bukowski's compelling semi-autobiographical style and his mastery of visceral language and the depiction of seamy underworlds

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