Absence of the Hero

Absence of the Hero
Uncollected Stories and Essays, Vol. 2: 1946-1992
Introduction by David Stephen Calonne
Edited by David Stephen Calonne


"Love, Love, Love"

In this recording, Stephen Elliott reads the story "Love, Love, Love" from Charles Bukowski's collection of unpublished stories and essays, Absence of the Hero.
"Love, Love, Love" ( MP3 9.21 MB )

"Vern's Wife"

In this recording, Stephen Elliott reads the story "Vern's Wife" from Charles Bukowski's collection of unpublished stories and essays, Absence of the Hero.
"Vern's Wife" ( MP3 15.48 MB )

Table of Contents, Introduction & First Story of Absence of the Hero

Read the table of contents, introduction and opening story from a new volume of classically smutty Bukowski.
AbsenceXcerpt.pdf ( pdf 305 KB )