Publisher: Virgin Pub
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Récit autobiographique de Bukowski qui porte sur environ 10 ans de sa vie, de ses 50 à ses 60 ans à peu près. Poète génial mais peu reconnu, alcoolique depuis toujours, son récit tourne principalement autour des femmes de cette période de sa vie. Ça se lit très bien, c'est souvent très cru, limite porno, et surtout très vrai. je recommande.
Michaël said on Feb 17, 2013, 18:22
Reboot said on Dec 25, 2010, 17:52
I'm not convinced at all. I mean, ok. This is Charles Bukowski and everybody loves him. This is the first book of him I have ever read and I can say it is overrated. Totally overrated. The content, first. It's about Henry Chinaski - you could say he's the author's alter ego, if it weren't the very same life of Bukowski - but I will try not to complain too much the lack of imagination. You may say that the witness of it is in his behaviours and actions which are the quintessence of a misogynist man. Well, I say he's just a drunk and there's no cleaverness in that. Rather, I mean to show my disappointment due to the style of someone who claims that John Fante was his favourite writer. In Bukowski's sentences you can only find the shortness of Fante, but not his incisiviness, let alone his breaches of poetics. In this volume I discovered only a couple of brilliant passages in 304 pages. Too little for such an esteemed author. It left me nothing, a part from the vague sensation that I won't read Bukowski's books no more. And that's a shame. Or maybe not.
Sally Cinnamon said on Aug 04, 2010, 17:14
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