Portions From a Wine-Stained Notebook is written by Charles Bukowski, edited by David Stephen Calonne, and published by City Lights. I’m finding a lot of the material in Bukowski’s “Portions from a wine-stained notebook” is quite the departure from most of the other works I have. Portions From A Wine Stained Notebook Charles Bukowski Charles Bukowski left a lot of great writing behind. He was so prolific, in fact, that.

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Portions From a Wine-Stained Notebook, Uncollected Stories and Essays,

Anyway some fine essays here. Quotes from Portions from a W That attitude combative, ambitious, democratic in a way Whitman and Hemingway would’ve understood is something as lost now as the world of rooming houses and portiins typewriters that Bukowski celebrated.

And there are class reasons, too, I suppose. There are only so many ways you can talk about being a drunk artist from Los Angeles who claims sine-stained does not want to be successful.

Portions From a Wine-Stained Notebook is essential reading for Bukowski fans, as well as a good introduction for new readers of this innovative, unconventional writer. Anything newly published by Hank comes close to reading rapture, especially something like this which contains his prose. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.


Learn more about Amazon Prime. In this story he also fucks one of the women in the ass, and then promptly sticks his dick into her cunt right after. Those new to his work will have the good fortune of discovering a writer who could break your heart, make you howl, and slap you off your bar-stool you in a single sentence.


Mar 03, Zack rated it it was amazing.

Portions from a Wine-Stained Notebook: There is an angst I get when reading this style of writing. Charles Bukowski published his first story when he was twenty-four and began writing poetry at the age of thirty-five. I’d like to read this book wine-etained Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?


Most readers either love or detest Charles Bukowski, the poet and novelist infamous for his prodigious worldly appetites. I can relate to how drained he is by being around other humans.

Jul 22, Luna Saint Claire rated it it was amazing. But he writes with grace and insight about his life and about the lower depths of American life in a lost age. Like the knowing that some of his works won’t be available to the broader audiences gave his much more freedom in expressing himself than usual. I’m outraged and awestruck at the same time.

Not my favourite Bukowski selection s but still a worthwhile addition for any fan of his work. Fucked up, male, but incredibly true.

One of the great things about Bukowski’s essays and short stories is that you can read one or two and move on. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Whoever designed this cover is one talented individual.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Then I said that Sherwood Anderson could outwrite the whole bloody gang.

It was a good fight. San Francisco Poet Laureates.

By the way, cover design is excellent, a work of art. He held special contempt for bhkowski elitists, those, as Calonne eloquently notes in his illuminating introduction, ‘who tried to domesticate the sacred barbaric Muse: He worked a wide range of jobs to support his writing, including dishwasher, truck driver and loader, mail carrier, guard, gas station attendant, stock boy, warehouse worker, shipping clerk, post potions clerk, parking lot attendant, Red Cross orderly, and elevator operator.


I read Bukowski standing up one day in a bookstore City Lights and thought he did it too. Portions is a substantial selection of these wide-ranging works, most of which have been unavailable since their original appearance in underground newspapers, literary j Charles Bukowskione of the most outrageous and controversial figures of 20th-century American literature, was so prolific that many important pieces were never collected during his lifetime.

It’s nice to know he still has a shit-ton of unreleased writing laying around. Please try again later. City Lights Pocket Poets. Ham On Rye ain’t bad either; Factotum ain’t bad either. David Stephen Calonne provides a lucid and highly learned introduction to the book.

A good piece of work about finally meeting your idol that includes some standout lines: Jun 06, Lucas rated it really liked it. As a critic, Bukowski could show his admiration for the great writers, but also make clear that he understood they often made jokes at the expense of the intelligentsia, a trick which he would not fall for.

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Bukowski wrote thousands of poems, hundreds of short stories and six novels, eventually publishing over sixty books Charles Bukowski was the charpes child of an American soldier and a German mother. The book contains meditations on his familiar themes drinking, horse-racing, etc. A must for Bukowski fans.