Charles Bukowski: Locked in the Arms of a Crazy Life

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Canongate Books, Oct 16, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 336 pages
Locked in the Arms of a Crazy Life is the classic biography of Charles Bukowski, the hard-drinking barfly whose semi-autobiographical books about low-life America made him a cult figure across the globe. Extensive original research and unique contributions from friends, family and associates – including Mickey Rourke, Robert Crumb, Sean Penn, Norman Mailer and Allen Ginsberg – as well as personal photographs and drawings by Buk himself make this a must for Bukowski devotees and new readers alike. This updated edition features a new preface by the author, expanded notes and a unique star rating in the bibliography of Bukowski's own works.

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A well researched, fond but honest biography of Charles Bukowski, who is one of 20th century American literature's most important writers. Sounes doesn't flinch from the truth of Bukowski's drinking ... Read full review

CHARLES BUKOWSKI: Locked in the Arms of a Crazy Life

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A soberly investigated picaresque life of the barfly author of Notes of a Dirty Old Man. For those critics who felt that Bukowski buddy Neeli Cherkovski's colorful but less than rigorous Hank: The ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Howard Sounes was born in England in 1965 and currently lives in London. He has worked as a newspaper journalist in Britain and abroad and is the author of Fred & Rose, the best-selling book about the lives and crimes of mass murderers Fred and Rosemary West.

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