Dangling in the Tournefortia

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Harper Collins, Mar 17, 2009 - Poetry - 288 pages
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There is not a wasted word in Dangling in the Tournefortia, a selection of poems full of wit, struggles, perception, and simplicity. Charles Bukowski writes of women, gambling and booze while his words remain honest and pure.

 

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I didn't find many poems I liked in about the first 70 pages; after that there was a pretty normal distribution of quality for a Buke book. Starts slow, finishes good. Sounds like a horse Bukowski would have bet on. Read full review

Contents

the lady in red
13
Independence Day
26
nothing
39
two drunks
53
ladies man
66
genius
81
the fast life
95
bad fix
106
the weathers been fair
162
true confession
176
the sniveler
192
the woman from Germany
204
produced and bottled by
219
guava tree
232
let it go
246
contemporary literature one
261

we both knew him
120
the descent of the species
135
another day
149
for the little one
276
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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 over 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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