Charles Bukowsk is one of America's best-known contemporary writers of poetry and prose, and, many would claim, its most influential and imitated poet. He was born in 1920 in Andernach, Germany, to an American soldier father and a German mother, and brought to the United States at the age of three. He was raised in Los Angeles and lived there for fifty years. He published his first story in 1944 when he was twenty-four and began writing poetry at the age of thirty-five. He died in San Pedro, California, on March 9, 1994, at the age of seventy-three, shortly after completing his last novel, Pulp.
While it is very much the norm in modern literature to focus on the self as the central theme of the writer's work, the novelist choses this motif at his own peril. Read morePublished on Dec 30 2007 by Reviewing for dummies
Great? I guess that subjective, right? But there's something about the rawness of the storytelling here that really appealed to me. Read morePublished on Nov. 16 2007 by Christa DeGrazia
I can't pretend I've lived a life much like Bukowski's. I can't say I want to. But reading about it is a riot.
Why isn't this book taught in schools? Read more
Working as Tech Support for a web hosting company for nearly 4 years, i've said that the transition from mail to e-mail would also bring about a transition to the phrase 'going... Read morePublished on March 19 2007 by Gary
Bukowski is an acquired taste. His bluntness and rawness is not for everyone. He's NOT a mainstream author; and nowhere is this more evident than in POST OFFICE, which is an... Read morePublished on June 10 2005 by Jonathan Day
There are very few novels like "POST OFFICE": a book that conveys the dreariness of a lousy job, a novel of dreams deferred, a novel that portrays the many compromises a... Read morePublished on June 9 2005 by Lee Geston