Sifting Through the Madness for the Word, the Line, the Way: New Poems. Charles Bukowski.

Sifting Through the Madness for the Word, the Line, the Way: New Poems.

New York: Ecco Press, 2003. First Printing of the First US Edition. A Fine copy in illustrated boards without jacket as issued. The poems in this posthumous collection are all as autobiographical as their not-Bukowski "I" referent, Buk's perpetual stand-in--drinkin', screwin', horse-playin', typin' Henry Chinaski-- allows. As usual, they are chock-full of gripes, curses, petty rebellions, cocked snooks, long-suffering mutterings, Pyrrhic victories, and the other expressions of malcontent that were Buk's stock-in-trade for some 40 years. Perhaps he was a rhetorician, a ranter, more than a real poet, but for sure he was a humorist, one of the greatest in American literature, in prose as well as verse. 395 pages. Item #21776
ISBN: 0060527358

Price: $75.00

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