The Mathematics of the Breath and the Way

The Mathematics of the Breath and the Way
On Writers and Writing
Introduction by David Stephen Calonne
Edited by David Stephen Calonne





Electric Review

"This new Bukowski just released by City Lights is a real treat . . . From the onset, it reads like typical Bukowski––bawdy and broad, dissecting the world in which we live with piercing insight. . . . The Mathematics of the Breath and the Way tells us just what it's like to live in a writer’s skin. As such, we’re afforded a rare chance to get intimate with Charles Bukowski on a whole new level."––John Aiello

 


"Mathematics of the Breath and the Way is 'New and Notable' in Sunday New York Times"
May 8, 2018
- Jake Silverstein

Times Literary Supplement

"Bukowski was writing before the rise of MFA programs in creative writing. He recalls: 'Somebody asked me, "Bukowski, if you taught a course in writing what would you ask them to do?" I answered "I'd send them to the racetrack and force them to bet $5 on each race." This ass thought I was joking.' There was ever a touch of wild-man bravado with Bukowski. But some might judge it a better suggestion than being told to wrtie what you know in a seminar room on a provincial campus."––James Campbell


"2018 Summer Reading"
Jun 21, 2018

Mathematics of the Breath and the Way appears on this list.

- Doug Fabrizio