Factotum. Charles Bukowski.


London: WH Allen, 1981. First Printing of the First UK Edition. A Fine tight copy in a Fine, unclipped dust jacket. A factotum is a hired hand, an outcast and a loner. One of Charles Bukowski's best, this beer-soaked, deliciously degenerate novel follows the wanderings of aspiring writer Henry Chinaski across World War II-era America. Deferred from military service, Chinaski travels from city to city, moving listlessly from one odd job to another, always needing money but never badly enough to keep a job. His day-to-day existence spirals into an endless litany of pathetic whores, sordid rooms, dreary embraces, and drunken brawls, as he makes his bitter, brilliant way from one drink to the next. Charles Bukowski's posthumous legend continues to grow. Factotum is a masterfully vivid evocation of slow-paced, low-life urbanity and alcoholism, and an excellent introduction to the fictional world of Charles Bukowski. This is Bukowski's unique take on being down and out in America. Item #21879
ISBN: 0491028059

Price: $200.00

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