Charles Bukowski

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Charles Bukowski
Charles Bukowski in 1988
Charles Bukowski in 1988
BornHeinrich Karl Bukowski
(1920-08-16)August 16, 1920
Andernach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
DiedMarch 9, 1994(1994-03-09) (aged 73)
San Pedro, Los Angeles, U.S.
OccupationNovelist, poet, short story writer, columnist
Literary movementDirty realism,[1][2] Transgressive fiction[3]

Henry Charles Bukowski (born Heinrich Karl Bukowski; August 16, 1920 – March 9, 1994) was a German-American poet, novelist, and short story writer.

His writing was influenced by the social, cultural, and economic ambience of his home city of Los Angeles.[4] 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.

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  1. 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.
  2. "Charles Bukowski (criticism)". Retrieved 2014-07-17.
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-10-11. Retrieved 2015-06-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)[full citation needed]
  4. "Bukowski, Charles". Columbia University Press. Missing or empty |url= (help)

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