Barfly - The Movie

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Harper Collins, Mar 17, 2009 - Fiction - 176 pages
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The screenplay of the 1987 movie, as written by Charles Bukowski.


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User Review  - wesh - LibraryThing

The basis of the outstanding 1987 Mickey Rourke film 'Barfly,' directed by Barbet Schroeder. The story benefits from having been told in Bukowski's plain-spoken, humorous style. Read full review

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User Review  - Bricker - LibraryThing

In keeping with most of Bukowski's work, this book is beautiful and brutal and twisted and thought-provoking. Read full review

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Charles Bukowski is one of America’s best-known contemporary writers of poetry and prose and, many would claim, its most influential and imitated poet. He was born in 1920 in Andernach, Germany, to an American soldier father and a German mother, and brought to the United States at the age of two. He was raised in Los Angeles and lived there for more than fifty years. He died in San Pedro, California, on March 9, 1994, at the age of seventy-three, shortly after completing his last novel, Pulp.

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