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.

Author: Yozahn Dugul
Country: Costa Rica
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Life
Published (Last): 21 December 2017
Pages: 411
PDF File Size: 20.1 Mb
ePub File Size: 17.61 Mb
ISBN: 236-5-57037-632-8
Downloads: 58541
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Douk

What Henry Miller did. The tighter and smaller notbeook got it the less chance there was of error and the lie. Edited by David Stephen Calonne. When it meant something good.


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.

There is some excellent advice for people who live in cities and an interesting line about the impact of inherited wealth on a man’s character. Bukowski really sums up himself with “Genius could be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. He lives for and loves his solitude, even with his revolving door of women. Watch a clip from “Charles Bukowski Tapes” by Barbet Schroeder, where Bukowski takes a tour of Hollywood, pointing out his favorite spots: From inside the book. Most of the essays reveal Bukowski’s world view while the essays on other writers felt like pure grandstanding and machismo.


Bukowski is a tough one for me. It’s nice to know he still has a shit-ton of unreleased writing laying around. Published September 1st by City Lights Publishers first published This collection is Un collected Short Stories and Essays, His short fiction from the 40s is astounding in that, as in Vonnegut’s early fiction, one can see the profound talent neatly beginning to coalesce.


There are descriptions of a Rolling Stones concert, a brief encounter with Allen Ginsberg, and a stqined. No eBook available Amazon. Fucked up, male, but incredibly true. This collection of previously unpublished or poorly published material is a real goldmine, and contains some of the best stuff he’s written.

PORTIONS FROM A WINE-STAINED NOTEBOOK by Charles Bukowski , David Stephen Calonne | Kirkus Reviews

In a distinct rhythm. Account Options Sign in.

The subject matter is varied from story to story: 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 office clerk, parking lot attendant, Red Cross orderly, and elevator operator. Portions is a substantial selection of these wide-ranging works, most of which have been unavailable since their original appearance stainedd underground newspapers, literary journals, even porno mags.

Bukowski never wasted a word, and this collection should go far towards shining a light on prose in danger of being lost in the shadow of its larger-than-life author.


Open Preview See a Problem? He makes some good points about America and this need to declare revolution when you aren’t really sure about what you’d do if you overthrew the government See “Should we blow up uncle Sam’s ass? Refresh and try again.

In a world long since gone lousy with faux hard-living typers and posers, he was the original. When it meant something good. In Chuck’s world, are stajned people physically slower than straight people?

To ask other readers questions about Portions from a Wine-Stained Notebookplease sign up. He has been accused of being a misogynist and a bad writer. In a distinct rhythm. His books are widely translated and posthumous volumes aa to appear. Among the highlights are his first published short story, “Aftermath of a Lengthy Rejection Slip”; his last short story, “The Other”; his first and last essays; and the first installment of his famous “Notes of a Dirty Old Man” column.

City Lights Foundation Books. Mailer became an intelligent journalist, as did Capote. Cowles rated it liked it Shelves: He’s noted for his articles and essays. He died of leukemia in San Pedro on March 9, Jul 22, Luna Saint Claire rated it it was amazing.