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
"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
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.
I wasn't a fan of Bukowski before I read this book. I'm still not, but I wasn't before, either.
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
I started this a bit reluctantly. Same old Bukowski. There was a lot of familiar stuff. I've read this stuff for over half my life. Somewhere along the line I had a great sense of comfort. Reading about drinking, about madness, about nihilism, about nothing. I saw Bukowski in the way I always tend to s Leggi tutto
Interesting insight to the life of a drunk. The writing captures the essence of drinking as well as one's philosophy behind it.