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Play me the f’n blues. Point of view Tips on technique 4: Settings Tips on technique 3: Paritoshika Singh Your review makes me want to read this book immediately! As Bukowski demonstrates time and pelasures again, at least in his writing, poetry is for the desperate, dissatisfied, and those full of disillusion. A March Calf Ted Hughes. CB is the poetry equivalent of the blues. That isn’t to say that he doesn’t have a heart or that he’s a bad person. Charles Bukowski is one of America’s best-known bukowskj writers of poetry and prose, and, many would claim, its most influential and imitated poet.

This was such a treat.

Selected by John Martin, Bukowski’s long-time editor and the publisher of the legendary Black Sparrow Press, this stands as what Martin calls ‘the best of the best of Bukowski’. It doesn’t help that I just recently tore through The Roominghouse Madrigals: It’s hardly ever anything that’s very well-written.

Apr 28, Shruti Ramanujam rated it it was amazing Shelves: I’m not sure whether that was because I read sections of this rather quickly without a pause, or maybe, he just happens to have that effect on his readers. Really dig the mundane topics he often wrote about, like a poetic Harvey Pekar. Ich habe hier immer wieder eine Pause eingelegt, auch weil ich nicht wollte, dass ich so schnell damit durch bin.


View all 6 comments. I see this final storm approaching and calmly my mind waits.

The Pleasures of the Damned Quotes

This was my first major exposure to Bukowski. Bukowski can be strangely comedic on touchy subjects, but he is also dangerously solemn when the idea of existence is discussed, such as in his poem “Mind and heart”. I don’t know about this life.

Tense Tips on technique 7: I am a total word nerd peasures have started a quote book due to the amount of books that were really inspiring me last year and Charles is now taking up a fair portion of it.

My previous damnef to Charles Bukowski has been an isolated poem or two shared by friends.

There’s just one quote in particular that I’d like to dwell on, though – Leonard Cohen said: Throughout The Pleasures of the Damned I followed Bukowski’s everday life and observations of the world that he lives in.

It might sound comic, or dare I say, “poetic” but it happens. Temporarily unavailable from this website, please try another retailer.

The Pleasures of the Damned Quotes by Charles Bukowski

Jo That book-hoarding geek Paritoshika wrote: Outside of war poetry, most poetry is definitely of a type. From a canonical standpoint, it is amazing to me that anyone especially women would ever read this trash. Charles Bukowski is one of America’s best-known contemporary writers of poetry and prose, and, many would bukowwki, its most influential and imitated poet.


His lack of publishing success at this time caused him to give up writing in and bukoski a ten-year stint of heavy drinking. The Pleasures of the Damned is an astonishing poetic treasure trove, essential reading for both long-time fans and those just discovering this unique and important American voice.

You know, sometimes in a movie a kid bukoeski be such a good writer, but he remembers some critical event in his life and reads it before the class and it subsequently met with thunderous applause? The Pleasures of the Damned ist now my favourite Bukowski poetry collection.

He writes about the ordinary degenerate, the drunk who can’t get out of bed in the morning, the yellow-eyed barfly who can’t pay up, and the motel hooker who prefers to be known as a “working girl”. Charles my dear dear friend, you are plewsures god. However, I disagree with all fo the critics on this front. Published October 30th by Ecco first published I am absolutely gutted that this book has come to an end because I honestly could have carried on reading a poem here and a poem there forever.

Sometimes people watch movies or read books to experience an event, a time or even a culture they just couldn’t otherwise.