Le corse dei cavalli, gli incontri di boxe, le donne, le sbornie colossali, le interminabili giornate al bar, le avventure spesso sordide sullo sfondo di un'America povera ed emarginata: nel suo libro più celebre, un Bukowski più "arrabbiato" che mai ci restituisce con forza tutto il suo universo narrativo, giustapponendo alla crudezza di una resa realistica l'elemento ludico, la vis comica, la capacità di sorridere davanti alla desolazione della vita.
- ISBN: 8823517826
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 144
Dear Charles Bukowski (may you rot in peace) You had a way with words, and your powers of observation were not without an edge. I quite liked your political statements, they showed that you after all used your intellect, what-ever-much was left of it in your intoxicated brain. Your diary reminds me a Leggi tutto
Rating books with stars, like bars or restaurants or anything else is pretty silly. This was a good book to read at night while drinking pints at pubs in Seattle. A collection of "articles" from a small(?) paper in Los Angeles (?), there's no apparent chronology or order of any kind to them. If there Leggi tutto
You have to put Bukowski's sexism aside in order to enjoy his witty, often brutal tales from the American underground. Fun to read.
Picture an alien. Let's say, for convenience sake, he has a completely human appearance. He crashed on earth a few hours ago and now wanders around in a city whose name is irrelevant, while trying to get used to the possibility of having to spend the rest of his life among humans. See him as he walk Leggi tutto
Like South of No North , this book has its ups and downs, although I like Notes of a Dirty Old Man slightly better for several reasons. There are some really, really interesting and great short stories in this book and there are some really weird, messed-up ones which leave you saying or thinking WTF Leggi tutto
This is Bukowski at his visceral best - a collection of his columns originally published in 'Open City' in the 1960s. By turns hilarious, disgusting, prosaic and profound, these vignettes of distilled humanity are somehow rendered all the more powerful for the squalor and the cheap sex and the shame Leggi tutto
I had a Chuck Bukowski kick back in 2004. I moved out of my father's house the year prior, inadvertently isolated myself from most of my friends, got a soul-draining job in retail, and fallen into a bit of depression (which hardly anyone noticed). Though I hardly remember what I read, it spoke to me Leggi tutto
So dirty. So drunky. So angry. Truly like an American Celine.
This one is not for the faint of heart, the delicate, nor the easily offended, but if you are bold, daring, and curious, it is somewhat entertaining. The rants, stories, and prose poems collected here are uneven in quality, but enough of them held my interest so that I was able to finish reading "No Leggi tutto
Original Review (08/02/2017): Though it recycles a fair amount of "Post Office," "Ham on Rye," and "Factotum," "Notes of a Dirty Old Man" feels a little fresh for Bukowski. It at least has its own personality. You can tell he was pretty smashed while writing this shit - he'll segue from an MRA-style Leggi tutto
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