Run With the Hunted
Run With the Hunted
A Charles Bukowski Reader


Charles Bukowski


Charles Bukowski was born in Andernach, Germany on August 16, 1920, the only child of an American soldier and a German mother. At the age of three, he came with his family to the United States and grew up in Los Angeles. He attended Los Angeles City College from 1939 to 1941, then left school and moved to New York City to become a writer. His lack of publishing success at this time caused him to give up writing in 1946 and spurred a ten-year stint of heavy drinking. After he developed a bleeding ulcer, he decided to take up writing again. He worked a wide range of jobs to support his writing, including dishwasher, truck driver and loader, mail carrier, guard, gas station attendant, stock boy, warehouse worker, shipping clerk, post office clerk, parking lot attendant, Red Cross orderly, and elevator operator. He also worked in a dog biscuit factory, a slaughterhouse, a cake and cookie factory, and he hung posters in New York City subways.

Bukowski published his first story when he was twenty-four and began writing poetry at the age of thirty-five. His first book of poetry was published in 1959; he went on to publish more than forty-five books of poetry and prose, including Pulp (Black Sparrow, 1994), Screams from the Balcony: Selected Letters 1960-1970 (1993), and The Last Night of the Earth Poems (1992). He died of leukemia in San Pedro on March 9, 1994.


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More Notes of a Dirty Old Man
The Uncollected Columns
Charles Bukowski, David Stephen Calonne
Sequel to his most famous book, "More Notes of a Dirty Old Man" features rare Bukowski columns unseen in decades.



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Absence of the Hero
Uncollected Stories and Essays, Vol. 2: 1946-1992
Charles Bukowski, David Stephen Calonne
Everyone's favorite Dirty Old Man returns with more boozy tales of extraordinary madness



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The Pleasures of the Damned
Poems, 1951-1993
Charles Bukowski
In going through this comprehensive collection the reader is able to see past the dirty-old-man façade that has plagued Bukowski's writing and glimpse at moments of sincere compassion and prophetic epiphanies. His poetry is constantly morphing into...



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Portions From a Wine-Stained Notebook
Uncollected Stories and Essays, 1944-1990
Charles Bukowski, David Stephen Calonne
Essential uncollected work from one of the most infamous and provocative contemporary American writers.



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The People Look Like Flowers At Last
New Poems
Charles Bukowski
the gas line is leaking, the bird is gone from the cage, the skyline is dotted with vultures; Benny finally got off the stuff and Betty now has a job as a waitress; and the chimney sweep was quite delicate as he giggled up through the soot....



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Women
A Novel
Charles Bukowski
Low-life writer and unrepentant alcoholic Henry Chinaski was born to survive. After decades of slacking off at low-paying dead-end jobs, blowing his cash on booze and women, and scrimping by in flea-bitten apartments, Chinaski sees his poetic star...



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Ham on Rye
A Novel
Charles Bukowski
In what is widely hailed as the best of his many novels, Charles Bukowski details the long, lonely years of his own hardscrabble youth in the raw voice of alter ego Henry Chinaski. From a harrowingly cheerless childhood in Germany through...



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Post Office
A Novel
Charles Bukowski
"It began as a mistake." By middle age, Henry Chinaski has lost more than twelve years of his life to the U.S. Postal Service. In a world where his three true, bitter pleasures are women, booze, and racetrack betting, he somehow drags his hangover...



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Slouching Toward Nirvana
New Poems
Charles Bukowski
the short poem like the short life may not be the best thing but generally it's easier. this is a short poem at the end of a long life sitting here looking at you now then saying adios!...



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The Flash of Lightning Behind the Mountain
New Poems
Charles Bukowski
The second of five new books of unpublished poems from the late, great, Charles Bukowski, America's most imitated and influential poet -- 143 never-before-seen works of gritty, amusing, and inspiring verse.  ...



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The Night Torn Mad With Footsteps
New Poems
Charles Bukowski



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Beerspit Night and Cursing
The Correspondence of Charles Bukowski & Sheri Martinelli 1960-1967
Charles Bukowski, Sheri Martinelli
From Black Sparrow Press. Unmasks the tough, street-smart persona of Charles Bukowski—America's "Ultimate Outsider"



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What Matters Most Is How Well You Walk Through the Fire
Charles Bukowski



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Hollywood
Charles Bukowski
A Rabelaisian romp into the film industry cul-de-sac; satirically on the money.



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The Captain Is Out to Lunch and the Sailors Have Taken over the Ship
Charles Bukowski, R. Crumb
A collection of outrageous journal entries from the '90s. Illustrated by Robert Crumb.



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Bone Palace Ballet
New Poems
Charles Bukowski



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Betting on the Muse
Poems & Stories
Charles Bukowski
A perfect accompaniment to Bukowski's letters, this collection of BOTH stories and poems gives you more bang for the buck -- a whopping 402 pages of Bukowski's unique voice. He can spin you a yarn with his story or poem just like he's sitting there...



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Pulp
Charles Bukowski
A grittier-than-thou Marlowe type rummages through the Los Angeles underworld in this satirical novel in the noir vein.



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The Last Night of the Earth Poems
Charles Bukowski
High proof alcohol, heaven-sent classical music, and a hardass attitude you can't beat with a stick; sturm und drang à la sleazy L.A.



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The Roominghouse Madrigals
Early Selected Poems, 1946-1966
Charles Bukowski
Spanning three decades, these poems go neck and neck and come out by a nose... poverty implies excesses in the soul.



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Barfly: The Movie
Charles Bukowski
The original screenplay for the Barbet Schroeder film. Fist-fighting, alcohol binges, psychosis, and a bit of the ol' ill-fated romance. Great pics of Bukowski and the cast.



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You Get So Alone at Times That It Just Makes Sense
Charles Bukowski
Alcohol, madness, and the true way. Poetry as life...done in hard time.



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There's No Business
Charles Bukowski
A collectable, staple-bound story of lust, violence, show-biz, and beer, in true Bukowski form. Illustrated by R. Crumb.



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Tales of Ordinary Madness
Charles Bukowski
With Bukowski, the votes are still coming in. There seems to be no middle ground-people seem either to love him or hate him. Tales of his own life and doings are as wild and weird as the very stories he writes. In a sense, Bukowski was a legend in...



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Bring Me Your Love
Charles Bukowski
A collectable, staple-bound story of love and deciet, beautifully illustrated by R. Crumb.



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Hot Water Music
Charles Bukowski
Short stories about bad jobs, bad love affairs, and bad living conditions. The ever-present stench of booze does not leave the pages.



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The Most Beautiful Woman in Town
& Other Stories
Charles Bukowski
These mad immortal stories, now surfaced from the literary underground, have addicted legions of American readers, even though the high literary establishment continues to ignore them. In Europe, however (particularly in Germany, Italy, and France...



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Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame
Charles Bukowski
Verses soaked in cheap booze and bad living. Donne this ain't.



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Notes of a Dirty Old Man
Charles Bukowski
"People come to my door—too many of them really—and knock to tell me Notes of a Dirty Old Man turns them on. A bum off the road brings in a gypsy and his wife and we talk. . . drink half the night. A long distance operator from Newburgh, N.Y. sends...



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The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses over the Hills
Charles Bukowski
Poems delving into such sensitive issues as bodily harm toward bellboys; hilarious and pathetic.



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South of No North; Stories of the Buried Life.
Stories of the Buried Life
Charles Bukowski
Sordid short stories of life lived like a Molotov Cocktail. Tales of damaging power. Strange and necessary.



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Love Is a Dog from Hell
Poems, 1974-1977
Charles Bukowski
Poems depicting the anguish and frustration that the heart endures.



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Factotum
A Novel
Charles Bukowski
One of Charles Bukowski's best, this beer-soaked, deliciously degenerate novel follows the wanderings of aspiring writer Henry Chinaski across World War II-era America. Deferred from military service, Chinaski travels from city to city, moving...



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Mockingbird Wish Me Luck
Charles Bukowski
The cultural ambassador of the flophouse hits hard to the body with poems about this lousy thing called life.