Bone Palace Ballet by Charles Bukowski
New Poems

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This is a collection of 175 previously unpublished works by Bukowski. It contains yarns about his childhood in the Depression and his early literary passions, his apprentice days as a hard-drinking, starving poetic aspirant, and his later years when he looks back at fate with defiance.


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Charles Bukowski is one of America's best-known contemporary writers of poetry and prose, and, many would claim, its most influential and imitated poet. He was born in Andernach, Germany, and raised in Los Angeles, where he lived for fifty years. He published his first story in 1944, when he was twenty-four, and began writing poetry at the age of thirty-five. He died in San Pedro, California, on March 9, 1994, at the age of seventy-three, shortly after completing his last novel, Pulp.
Published March 17, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 368 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Horror. Non-fiction

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The second section, ""the streets were all I saw,"" tells stories from Bukowski's early adulthood, when he spent his time starving ""in a roominghouse and/ pretending to be a writer."" Not surprisingly, Bukowski (Betting on the Muse, etc.) romanticizes the visits to whores and barroom escapades, ...

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