La bottiglia è stata l’unica compagna fedele nella vita di Charles Bukowski, la sua musa per eccellenza, fonte di piaceri e dolori, di nobili notti alla macchina da scrivere e miseri giorni alla ricerca di un modo per pagarsi whisky, vodka, vino, birra… Il bere ha segnato in modo profondo e indelebile ogni aspetto della vita del Vecchio Sporcaccione: dal rapporto con il padre alle sue storie d’amore, fino, ovviamente, al suo talento unico di scrittore.
Questo libro inedito raccoglie le migliori sbronze letterarie di Bukowski, fra le pagine più iconiche e ispirate di tutta la sua produzione.
- ISBN: 8823524040
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 304
Drinking for me it was or is a manner of dying with boots on and gun smoking and a symphony music background. drinking alone, I mean. that’s the only drinking— drinking alone being alone fitting the parts feeling the parts. of course drinking can kill you a cold shower can or a painting by Gaugin or an old dog on a hot day. I wo Leggi tutto
What a book to read on a Christmas day. Contains some of Bukowskis best poems. Some of the short stories and snippets, I have read before. What a man he was. There are billions of us here, more being born everyday, but only one Buk. Three of my favorite poems from this collection: short non-moon shor Leggi tutto
Fani Bukowskiego będą zachwyceni, a przeciwnicy dostaną pewnie mocny oręż do ręki po lekturze “O piciu”. Nie jest to lektura ani przyjemna, ani szczególnie łatwa, ale wiele mówiąca o samym autorze. Bukowski był pisarzem obsesyjnym, któremu nie zależało na “poetyczności”, a na tym, by po prostu pisać, Leggi tutto
"that's the problem with drinking, I thought, as I poured myself another drink..." Charles Bukowski is my favorite poet ever. It's the most shameful thing about my reading life, even more shameful than what I used to read 4 years ago, but it is what it is, we love who we love and that's all. I thi
'Drinking is an emotional thing. It joggles you out of the standardism of everyday life, out of everything being the same. It yanks you of your body and your mind and throws you up against the wall. I have the feeling that drinking is a form of suicide where you're allowed to return to life and begi Leggi tutto
I wasn't a fan of Bukowski before I read this book. I'm still not, but I wasn't before, either.
Truly sounds like he lived a horrible life, but I have absolutely fallen in love with the way he used words. Powerful stuff. I will read more.
I like reading Charles Bukowski a lot. But I already have a lot of his books and this is basically a "best of". It's a great starter book for the uninitiated. But I had already read more than half the book from reading so many of his past books. But all in all it's a good read.
What a drinker and what a writer.
Reading this book (a more slight, haphazard volume compared to previous volumes "On Love" and "On Writing") came at the right time for me at the end of 2019, when I was getting over a cold, to consider the role of alcohol in my life from the perspective of someone who... well, isn't a resigned/but s Leggi tutto