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Women

By Charles Bukowski

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| Paperback | 9780753518144

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Low life writer and alcoholic Henry Chinaski was born to survive. Now, at the age of fifty, he is living the life of a rock star, running three hundred hangovers a year and a sex life that would cripple Casanova. "Women" is a riotous and uncompromisi Continue

Low life writer and alcoholic Henry Chinaski was born to survive. Now, at the age of fifty, he is living the life of a rock star, running three hundred hangovers a year and a sex life that would cripple Casanova. "Women" is a riotous and uncompromisingly vivid account of life on the edge.

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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 ...(continue)

    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.

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    Michaël said on Feb 17, 2013 | Add your feedback

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    Il buon Chinaski alle prese con il suo "casanovismo".
    Tra alcool, sbronze racconta una storia dal sapore autobiografico.
    Si ripete spesso, ma è sempre figo.

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    Reboot said on Dec 25, 2010 | Add your feedback

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    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' ...(continue)

    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.

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    Sally Cinnamon said on Aug 4, 2010 | Add your feedback

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    A fantastic reading. It is a harder version of Updike and really carries the story straight to the heart of the reader.

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    Norezuan said on Nov 29, 2008 | Add your feedback

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  • English Books
  • Paperback 320 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 0753518147
  • ISBN-13: 9780753518144
  • Publisher: Virgin Pub
  • Publish date: 2009-01-08
  • Dimensions: 155 mm x 838 mm x 1,251 mm
  • Also available as: Hardcover , Others
  • In other languages: other languages Livres Français
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