Tales of Ordinary Madness

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Virgin, 2008 - Short stories - 231 pages
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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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This book is great. Its full of amazing short stories. Animal crackers in my soup is a fantastic tale. This book is a must read for Bukowski fans right behind Ham on Rye.***** Read full review

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This mans work is an invaluable contribution to literature. Thank you for making it available for my consumption! Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Born in 1920, Charles Bukowski became one of America's best-known writers. During his lifetime he published more than forty-five books of poetry and prose including the novels Post Office (1971), Factotum (1975), Women (1979) and Pulp (1994) all available from Virgin Books.

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