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Charles Bukowski

These Words I Write Keep Me From Total Madness


Biographical


Cherkovski, Neeli.
Whitman's Wild Children.
Lapis Press, 1988.

Cherkovski was fifteen, a kid from the street, when he met Bukowski. Cherkovski's essay on Bukowski is an honest account, and reveals scenes from Bukowksi's life not covered in Buk's own stories.

Cherkovski, Neeli.
Hank: The Life of Charles Bukowski.
Random House, 1991.

In July 1997, Steerforth Press reissued a revised and expanded edition in paperback as Bukowski: A Life.

Cherkovski, Neeli.
Bukowski: A Life.
Steerforth Press, July 1997.

A revised and expanded edition in paperback of Hank: The Life of Charles Bukowski.

Paperback available for purchase from Amazon.com.

Christy, Jim.
The Buk Book: Musings on Charles Bukowski.
Photographs by Claude Powell.
ECW Press, 1997.

Paperback available for purchase from Amazon.com.

Dorbin, Sanford.
A Bibliography of Charles Bukowski.
Black Sparrow, 1969.

An exhaustive listing of Bukowski's publications to 1969, including several books and numerous literary magazines. Also includes a listing on commentary and poetry written about Bukowski. Most items are out of print; many are available only through rare book dealers or the rare book collections in libraries.

Fox, John.
"Bukowski: Dirty Old Man as Poet."
Santa Barbara News & Review 4.42 (1975 October 24).

Entire issue devoted to Bukowski (?). Joint authors: Katy Jacobson, Keith Witt.

Locklin, Gerald.
Charles Bukowski: A Sure Bet.
Water Row Press, 1996.

Hardcover available for purchase from Amazon.com.

Long, Philomene, ed.
Bukowski in the Bathtub: Recollections of Charles Bukowski by John Thomas.
Raven Press, 1997.

Paperback available for purchase from Amazon.com.

Polimeni, Carlos.
Bukowski for Beginners.
Writers & Readers, 2000.

Paperback available for purchase from Amazon.com.

Richmond, Steve.
Spinning Off Bukowski.
Sun Dog Press, 1996.

Paperback available for purchase from Amazon.com.

Sherman, Jory.
Bukowski: Friendship, Fame & Bestial Myth.
Blue Horse Publications, 1981.

Includes letters and illustrations from Bukowski's involvement with NOLA Express, a literary newspaper published in New Orleans in the early 70s. Includes a version of the story "Notes of a Dirty Old Man," selected letters between Bukowski and Sherman, and Sherman's early biography of Bukowski, which is less about Bukowski than about Sherman himself.

Bukowski in Pictures Sounes, Howard.
Bukowski in Pictures.
Grove Press, 2000.

Hardback edition available for purchase from Amazon.com.

Sounes, Howard.
Charles Bukowski: Locked in the Arms of a Crazy Life.
Grove Press, 1998.

Hardback and paperback editions available for purchase from Amazon.com.

Waldron, Daniel, ed. & Fernanda Pivano.
Charles Bukowski: Laughing with the Gods.
Sun Dog, 2000.

Paperback available for purchase from Amazon.com.

Weizmann, Daniel, ed.
Drinking With Bukowski: Recollections of the Poet Laureate of Skid Row.
Thunder's Mouth, January 2001.

Paperback available for purchase from Amazon.com.

Winans, A. D.
The Charles Bukowski/Second Coming Years.
Beat Scene Press, 1996.



 
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