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Literary Criticism

Brewer, Gay.
Charles Bukowski.
New York NY: Twayne, 1997.
Twayne's United States authors series; no. 684.
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Dobozy, Tamas.
"In the Country of Contradiction the Hypocrite is King: Defining Dirty Realism in Charles Bukowski's Factotum "
Modern Fiction Studies 47.1 (2001): 43-68.
Article available from Project Muse.
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Dorbin, Sanford M.
A Bibliography of Charles Bukowski.
Los Angeles CA: Black
Sparrow, 1969.
350 copies printed.
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Fox, Hugh.
Charles Bukowski: A Critical and Bibliographical Study.
Somerville MA: Abyss Publications, 1969.
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Harrison, Russell.
Against the American Dream: Essays on Charles Bukowski.
Santa Rosa CA: Black Sparrow, 1994.
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Joyce, William.
Miller, Bukowski & their Enemies : Essays on Contemporary Culture.
Greensboro NC: Avisson Press, 1996.
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Krumhansl, Aaron.
A Descriptive Bibliography of the Primary Publications of Charles Bukowski.
Santa Rosa CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1999. 250 pages.
A descriptive bibliography of the primary publications of Charles Bukowski.
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Locklin, Gerald.
Charles Bukowski: A Sure Bet.
Sudbury MA: Water Row Press, 1996.
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Packard, William, ed.
"Craft Interview with Charles Bukowski".
New York Quarterly. 1985. v. 27. 1985. pp. 19-25.
New York Quarterly regularly published Bukowski poems each quarterly issue for over 5 years. The interview reveals a placid, aging writer. Includes three photos.
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Peters, Robert.
"Gab Poetry, or Ducks vs. Nightingale Music: Charles Bukowski."
Where the Bee Sucks: Workers, Drones and Queens of Contemporary American Poetry.
Santa Monica CA: Asylum Arts, 1994. pp 56-66.
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Smith, Edward L., ed.
Sure: The Charles Bukowski Newsletter.
Homeland CA: E.L. Smith, 1991.
"Sure, is a journal devoted to Charles Bukowski. It began as 'The Charles Bukowski Newsletter,' and the first issue was published in May, 1991. Over the years it has gone through some changes. Originally the thin zine-like journal was put out three time per year but recently the format has changed. It is now much thicker and published annually. With its eclectic mix of photos, posters, poems by Bukowski and about Bukowski, articles about the man and about the man's work, sure, is an excellent resource for Bukowski scholars as well as regular Bukowski fans."
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Includes uncollected poems and illustrations. Introduction by Gerald Locklin.
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Theis, Stan.
"Bukowski's Hollywood".
Enclitic. Summer 1989 v. 11 (23). pp. 89-93.
Theis, assistant editor of USC-LA's critical publication Enclitic, reviews Hollywood and links Bukowski to California's regional literature.
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"Charles Bukowski".
Review of Contemporary Fiction.
Fall 1985. v. 5, no. 3. pp. 4-63.
Thirteen essays written about Bukowski's writing, its influence, lack of critical appreciation, and psychological interpretations. Discusses Post Office, Women, South of No North, War All the Time, and Notes of a Dirty Old Man. Some short non-fiction pieces about Bukowski. The best single source for critical inquiry about Bukowski.