Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Starred Review. Bukowski’s chatty free verse (and : The Pleasures of the Damned: Selected Poems eBook: Charles Bukowski: Kindle Store. The Pleasures of the Damned is a selection of the best poetry from America’s most iconic and imitated poet, Charles Bukowski. Celebrating the full range of the . A hefty new volume collects Charles Bukowski’s hard-found music of the streets.

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Man, this dirty old guy could write!

As the book starts winding towards the end, his approaching death becomes the focus of his poems, rather than the vices that drove him there. I wanted to revel in his brilliance. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot. He stripped down things to what they actually are instead of what society likes to pretend them to be.

Continue shopping Bukowsku Continue shopping. I strongly suggest that you check out some of his work and consider investing in a copy – once you find out just how he lived his life, you’ll wonder how he managed to survive in to his seventies and how such an old, cynical soul could have such a poetic voice.


You tell it like it is Mr. Someone told me his editor was responsible for all that stuff, so maybe it’s not his fault. The Mathematics of the Breath and the Way: For the most part, I was disappointed.

The Pleasures of the Damned

Someone told me his editor was resp I read nearly all of bukowaki on the toilet. During his lifetime he published more than forty-five books, including novels such as Factotum, Post Office and Ham on Rye. For starters, this collection seems to have been slapped together without any dates or order to the work.

Others are good and a treat to read.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. I didn’t care much for the poems that talked about sex or the frivolity of the American dream, but I really enjoyed the poems that touched upon subjects such as life and writing itself.

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Forget that it’s been labeled ‘poetry’. God Bless You, Mr. Damn you, Bukowski, why you so good? Mar 17, Kevin Hosein rated it it was amazing. A selection of the best poetry from America’s most iconic and imitated poet, Charles Bukowski.


He just tells it like it is.

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Ghe comes off in this volume as a retched man that rejects most everything. So it’s no wonder it took me more than a month to finish this book.

The Pleasures of the Damned by Charles Bukowski

THAT is the stuff that makes you want to keep reading, despite your better judgement. Reading this volume has given me a real insight into the depressing views that he has with the majority of everything in his life.

South of No North. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. You’ll laugh, cyarles cringe, you’ll be turned on and turned off.

He’s really just a bitter, offensive guy.