War All the Time

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Harper Collins, Mar 17, 2009 - Poetry - 288 pages
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War All the Time is a selection of poetry from the early 1980s. Charles Bukowski shows that he is still as pure as ever but he has evolved into a slightly happier man that has found some fame and love. These poems show how he grapples with his past and future colliding.

 

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User Review  - Salmondaze - LibraryThing

Containing easily Bukowski's greatest horse race poem, "Horsemeat", War All The Time stands out in Bukowski's poetic constellation. The rest of the book is above-average and goes down nicely with Love ... Read full review

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User Review  - Hunter Marston - Goodreads

Some classics but not as good as the last one I read (Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame). Read full review

Contents

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11
windy night18
18
Sparks27
27
A Love Poem
33
yard pass
64
playing it out71
71
on being 2077
77
hog
86
upon first reading the immortal literature
129
the sickness
135
the day the epileptic spoke
148
transformation and disfiguration
162
frozen food section177
177
a sweaty day in August
191
not to worry204
204
bad action220 fall out222
222

Dagwood and Blondie
93
oh yes100
100
promenade
106
fall into it without trying
112
space creatures
121
overhead mirrors
235
now
248
sex andor love
261
green274
274
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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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