Charles Bukowski


Reads His Poetry

  • Release Date: 01 Jul 1999
  • TAKCD-6514-2

Like Thelonious Monk, another spiky American Original, Charles Bukowski was sui generis. Bukowski's writing, whether poetry or fiction, hit like a letter bomb. But though its brutal honesty was not for the timorous, Bukowski's work was all heart, informed by down-and-out decades beginning with a childhood that made Oliver Twist's seem positively idyllic. Bukowski (1920-1994) wrote about racetrack railbirds (he was for years a regular at Hollywood Park and Santa Anita) and stylish jai… MORE