Tales of Ordinary Madness
Inspired by D.H. Lawrence, Chekhov and Hemingway, Bukowski's writing is passionate, extreme and has attracted a cult following, while his life was as weird and wild as the tales he wrote. This collection of short stories gives an insight into the dark, dangerous lowlife of Los Angeles that Bukowski inhabited.
From prostitutes to classical music, Bukowski ingeniously mixes high and low culture in his 'tales of ordinary madness'. These are angry yet tender, humorous and haunting portrayals of life in the underbelly of Los Angeles.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Hagelstein - LibraryThing
A tightly edited collection of thirty-four Bukowski stories from the 1960s to 1980s. Profane, hilarious, self-indulgent, gritty, poignant. His characters live in Los Angeles, “in broken-down courts ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - drinkallsolution - LibraryThing
This and the recording "70 Minutes in Hell" marked my introduction to Bukowski. As a sullen lad of 16 I became immediately hooked. However, I'm not going to gush about one of my favorite writers, it ... Read full review