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I’m not a part o that world. As a writer he used his home city of Los Angeles as his muse, writing poetry from the viewpoint of the poor, the homeless, the bums on skid row and the bar flies strung out on booze. I haven’t had any real troubles in my life. I bought a book of Charles Bukowski’s poems a couple days ago. You realise that Bukowski felt exhausted by humanity od and really, that got under my skin. Although I never have had such bad skin problems as Bukowski, I’ve felt ugly, abashed, belittled by the loud people at restaurants.

I loved those poems and thought I would enjoy more of his work.

However, I disagree with all p,easures the critics on this front. All those widows and orphans. The Pleasures of the Damned ist now my favourite Bukowski poetry collection.

If you’re in to poetry, odds are that you’ve read one of their books. I am absolutely gutted that this book has come to an end because Tje honestly could have carried on reading a poem here and a poem there forever.

Tense Tips on technique 7: However, there’s some new stuff too – some of the material was first published here, and its covers contain a sizable amount of the bukowsmi poet’s work between his early, formative years and his final days, dying of leukemia after a lifetime of heavy drinking.


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This is some of the creepiest, least poetic work I’ve ever read. Charles Bukowski is overbearingly honest in most of his poetry. Pointlessly, and to excess.

I eventually tried to ignore them and just ran the lines together on the fly however they sounded right to me.

He just tells it like it is. Bukowski was like the king of the down and outs, I admire this man so much. While this may be true, the testament and the sheer weight of his own Akashic library will live on forever. I’ve read many of Bukowski’s poems, It wasn’t until I read an entire volume by him that I truly got the bitter dissatisfaction he has with most everything, except cigarettes which are a prominent or passive fixation in his poetry.

His p This sucks on such a high number of levels, it’s almost comical. He died of leukemia in San Pedro on March 9, Let me start by saying I totally understand and agree with the hype surrounding Charles Bukowski even if most of said hype is coming from a bunch of adolescents on Tumblr who most likely don’t have much life experience or at least don’t have enough life experience to sympathize with Mister Bukowski’s way of life not that I am dictating who should or shouldn’t read this as I think everyone should!

As the book starts winding towards the end, his approaching death becomes the focus of his poems, rather than the vices that drove him there.


But I wouldn’t mind taking a stroll into Bukowski’s telling of it. It sinks in, and it leaves a lasting impression. For starters, this collection seems to have been slapped together without any dates or order to the work. It is marked by an emphasis on the ordinary lives of poor Americans, the act of writing, alcohol, relationships with women and the drudgery of work.

I am glad that beings like you have existed and have breathed a breath of fresh air into verse.

The Pleasures of the Damned Quotes by Charles Bukowski

Plot Tips on technique 6: I read nearly all of this on the toilet. Feb 09, Cerissa rated it it was amazing.

Paritoshika Singh Your review makes me want to read this book immediately! Its another end of another week and you are sitting alone at your favorite place overflowing with all those pretty faces. The Built Moment Lavinia Greenlaw. But the awkward and unmotivated line breaks drove me up the friggin wall sometimes. Settings Tips on technique 3: His approach to poetry, which he explains perfectly in “Poetry”, makes more sense to me than any other authors explination of it.

In addition there is a ratio of about 1 decent poem to 15 filler poems.