More Notes of a Dirty Old Man

More Notes of a Dirty Old Man
The Uncollected Columns
Edited by David Stephen Calonne


After toiling in obscurity for years, Charles Bukowski found fame in 1967 with his autobiographical newspaper column, "Notes of a Dirty Old Man," and a book of that name in 1969. He continued writing this column, from its inception in Open City to its conclusion in High Times, through the mid-1980s. More Notes of a Dirty Old Man gathers many uncollected gems from the column's 20-year run. These stories and essays haven't been seen in decades, making More a valuable addition to Bukowski's oeuvre. Filled with his usual obsessions--sex, booze, gambling--More features Bukowski's offbeat insights into politics and literature, his tortured relationships with women, and his lurid escapades on the poetry circuit. Highlighting his versatility, the book ranges from thinly veiled autobiography to fictional tales of dysfunctional suburbanites, disgraced politicians, and down-and-out sports promoters, climaxing with a long, hilarious adventure among French filmmakers, "My Friend The Gambler," based on his experiences making the movie, Barfly. From his days at the post office through his later fame, More follows the entire arc of Bukowski's career.

Edited by Bukowski scholar David Stephen Calonne, More Notes of a Dirty Old Man features an afterword outlining the history of the column and its effect on the author's creative development.

Title More Notes of a Dirty Old Man
Subtitle The Uncollected Columns
Publisher City Lights Publishers
Title First Published 23 August 2011
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 248 p.
ISBN-10 0872865436
ISBN-13 9780872865433
Publication Date 01 September 2011
Main content page count 248
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $16.95
 


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