Charles Bukowski in 1988
|Born||Heinrich Karl Bukowski|
August 16, 1920
Andernach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
|Died||March 9, 1994 (aged 73)|
San Pedro, Los Angeles, U.S.
|Occupation||Novelist, poet, short story writer, columnist|
|Literary movement||Dirty realism, Transgressive fiction|
His writing was influenced by the social, cultural, and economic ambience of his home city of Los Angeles. His work addresses the ordinary lives of poor Americans, the act of writing, alcohol, relationships with women, and the drudgery of work. He died of leukemia.
References[change | change source]
- Dobozy, Tamas (2001). "In the Country of Contradiction the Hypocrite is King: Defining Dirty Realism in Charles Bukowski's Factotum". Modern Fiction Studies 47: 43–68. doi:10.1353/mfs.2001.0002.
- "Charles Bukowski (criticism)". Enotes.com. Retrieved 2014-07-17.
- "Bukowski, Charles". Columbia University Press. Missing or empty
Other websites[change | change source]
- Timeline of Bukowski's life and publications
- Profile and poems at Poetry Foundation.org
- Profile and poems at Poets.org
- "Hanging with Bukowski at the Gotlieb Center". BU Today. Boston University 26 March 2009
- Guide to the Charles Bukowski Manuscript. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California.
- "Bukowski Comes to Wormwood", The Wormwood Review 1985
- "Mickey Rourke plays a tough barfly". Interview with Bukowski 10 February 1987. Chicago Sun Times
- 13 August 2000 Bukowski profile (audio, 11 mins) NPR.
- "Smashed:The pulp poetry of Charles Bukowski" by Adam Kirsch at The New Yorker 14-03-2005
- HarperCollins profile, timeline and resources
- Charles Bukowski on IMDb