Portions From a Wine-Stained Notebook is written by Charles Bukowski, edited by David Stephen Calonne, and published by City Lights. I’m finding a lot of the material in Bukowski’s “Portions from a wine-stained notebook” is quite the departure from most of the other works I have. Portions From A Wine Stained Notebook Charles Bukowski Charles Bukowski left a lot of great writing behind. He was so prolific, in fact, that.

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It’s as much a part of one as the liver or intestine, and just about as glamorous. Uncollected Stories and Essays, Thanks for telling us about the problem. He worked a wide range of jobs to support his writing, including dishwasher, truck driver and loader, mail carrier, guard, gas station attendant, stock boy, warehouse worker, shipping clerk, post office clerk, parking lot attendant, Red Cross orderly, and elevator operator.

I especially liked the story “Workout” which is about Bukowski jerking it while he watches two young women grinding their cunts against each other. Spender quit, Auden quit, Olson begged to the crowd. As with many ‘uncollected’ selections, the results are a mixed bag, but Bukowski’s gruff directness and take-no-crap attitude shine through. Jun 16, Shashi Martynova rated it really liked it Shelves: In a world long since gone lousy with faux hard-living typers and posers, he was the original.

A wonderful introduction to anyone interested in being introduced to the madness and genius that is Charles Bukowski. His tyrannical and abusive father. Watch a clip from “Charles Bukowski Tapes” by Barbet Schroeder, where Bukowski takes a tour of Hollywood, pointing out his favorite spots:.


He lives for and loves his solitude, even with his revolving door of women. After he developed a bleeding ulcer, he nukowski to take up writing again. Account Options Stainde in. His short fiction from the 40s is astounding in that, as in Vonnegut’s early fiction, one can see the profound talent neatly beginning to coalesce.

I read Bukowski standing up one day in a bookstore City Lights and thought he did it too. Fucked frim, male, but incredibly true. My Real Work Is Being,etc. Among its many gifts, Portions from a Wine-Stained Notebook has one of the best lesbian sex scenes I ever read.

Creeley got angry and tightened. Portions is a substantial selection of these wide-ranging works, most of which have been unavailable Bukowski never wasted a word, and this collection should go far towards shining a light on prose in danger of being lost in the shadow of its larger-than-life author.

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Anyway some fine essays here. Potreste anche incappare in qualche racconto interessante, ma sarebbe comunque sommerso da suoi pensieri casuali, recensioni, prefazioni mai pubblicate e via dicendo. Fucked up, male, but incredibly true. He held special contempt for pretentious elitists, those, as Calonne eloquently notes in his illuminating introduction, ‘who tried to domesticate the pkrtions barbaric Muse: There is the usual dismantling of reputations of writers like Norman Wne who Bukowski says will not be rememberedJohn Updike and Saul Bellow.


As a critic, Bukowski could show his staihed for the great writers, but also make clear that he un Very many posthumous Bukowski titles are underwhelming, but this collection escapes the trend in its pithy selection of vital, uncollected works. I’m outraged and awestruck at the same time. My library Help Advanced Book Search.


Didn’t hold my interest as well as some of his poetry books and his novels.

Open Preview See a Problem? Charles Bukowskione of the most outrageous and controversial figures of 20th-century American literature, was so prolific that many important pieces were never collected during his lifetime.

Chekhov, no—a playpiece of the comfortable masses. Words were bullets, words were sunbeams, words cracked through doom and damnation. Those new to his work will have the good fortune of discovering a writer who could break your heart, make you howl, and slap you off your bar-stool you in a single sentence.

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It hums with a life that much poetry and prose lacks. During the day I hung around the L. David Stephen Calonne Editor. The most interesting work was a factionalized account of the last days of John Fante, a writer afflicted with the final stages of diabetes, who though legless and blind, dictated novels until the very end.