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The Pleasures of the Damned Quotes by Charles Bukowski

damnde What a life he had!! I was sadly disappointed, his works are filled with anger, revulsion, spite and profanity; scattered with intermittent gems that are struggling to maintain their luster amidst all the despair. Refresh and try again. Lists with This Book.

I have things in my past that can be viewed as depressing but never so much as to call me unfortunate.

His work truly appeals to poetry lovers who think that they hate poetry. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Do you recommend this as first read or I’m better off buying “The last night of the earth poems”? He saw the irony in working hard for money to live to the point of death.

And I can get glimpse at the Hawaii landscape in The Descendants.


The Pleasures of the Damned by Charles Bukowski

There’s no need bukowsik say anything else. Man, this dirty old guy could write! His poetry has allowed me to connect in a way no other poet has. I think I read his work so I can prepare for whatever can come. This book promises ‘the best of the best of Bukowski’, and it certainly doesn’t disappoint – then again, at over pages, there’s a lot in there to choose from. You were a lonely man with a heart of glass and every word you wrote, you wrote for yourself.

Charles Bukowski, where to begin. Aber er grenzt sich auch von denen da oben ab.

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For starters, this collection seems to have been slapped together without any dates or order to the work. That’s not to say it’s bad, but it’s certainly I enjoyed many of these poems, but some, not so much. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He read the greats when he was young including Hemingway who of which is constantly referenced damnned the poems.

He grew up in Los Angeles and lived there for the majority of his life. For the most part, I was disappointed.

He made free verse his bitch and told us in raw sentences how life is at the bottom-most part of the barrel. May 14, Ryan rated it did not like it.


No fancy wording or clever rhymes. Poetry has, for good or ill, been a predominately feminine pursuit over the years. From a canonical standpoint, it is amazing to me that anyone especially women would ever read this trash.

The Pleasures of the Damned

Poems Charles Bukowski John Martin ed. Celebrating the full range of the poet’s extraordinary sensibility and his uncompromising linguistic brilliance, these poems cover a lifetime of experience, from his renegade early work to never-before-collected poems penned during the final days before his death.

His writing was influenced by the social, cultural and economic ambience of his home city of Los Angeles. I am glad you lived the way you did and told us all about it. My favorite poem so far: Jan tbe, Elle rated it did not like it Shelves: Nov 03, William Thomas rated it it was amazing Shelves: As the book starts winding towards the end, his approaching death damnfd the focus of his poems, rather than the vices that drove him there.