Poetry
» Poetry
» Periodicals

Fiction
» Novels
» Short Stories
» Anthologies

Nonfiction
» Nonfiction
» Correspondence

Personal
» Introduction
» Biography
» Film & Video
» Audio Recordings

Scholarly
» Literary Criticism

Online
» Other Buk Sites
» Other Authors

Site
» About this Site

» Bukowski
» Levee 67

 
Charles Bukowski

These Words I Write Keep Me From Total Madness


Short Stories

Bukowski's Post-Absurdist, Post-Hemingway, Post-Porn stories are required reading for drunks, dropouts, writers, would-bes and has-beens.


Betting on the Muse: Poems and Stories. Santa Rosa CA: Black Sparrow, 1996.

The first posthumous collection of writing includes poetryand short stories.

Hardcover & paperback available for purchase from Amazon.com.

Bring Me Your Love. Robert Crumb, illus. Santa Rosa CA: Black Sparrow, 1983.

Large-format chapbook illustrated by Robert Crumb. Harry visits his wife/girlfriend Gloria at a hospital where she is recuperating from an unspecified illness and accusses Harry of infidelity.

Hardcover & paperback available for purchase from Amazon.com.

Erections, Ejaculations, Exhibitions, and General Tales of Ordinary Madness. San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1972.

A mammmoth collection of short stories written to support Bukowski after he quit working. Most of the stories follow in the Hemingway tradition: violent, bawdy, talky, but with a twist, writing gone for broke, and lost. City Lights reissued the collection in 1983 as Tales of Ordinary Madness and The Most Beautiful Woman in Town.

Hot Water Music. Santa Barbara CA: Black Sparrow, 1983.

Thirty-six short stories about artists, bums, and lovers in Los Angeles.

Hardcover & paperback available for purchase from Amazon.com.

The Most Beautiful Woman in Town. San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books, 1983.

City Lights paperback available for purchase from Amazon.com.

Septuagenarian Stew. Santa Rosa: Black Sparrow, 1990.

Bukowski alive and writing at age 70. The poems have a weakness to them, but the stories are among his most restrained, complete. Includes the two chapbook stories "There's No Business" and "Bring Me Your Love."

Hardcover & paperback available for purchase from Amazon.com.

South of No North: Stories of the Buried Life. Los Angeles CA: Black Sparrow, 1973.

Continued adventures of Henry Chinaski.

Hardcover & paperback available for purchase from Amazon.com.

Tales of Ordinary Madness. San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books, 1983.

City Lights paperback available for purchase from Amazon.com.

There's No Business. Robert Crumb, illus. Santa Rosa CA: Black Sparrow, 1984.

Robert Crumb illustrates this story of Marty Hyman's last night on the stage. Hyman's come-backs to the audience-crank are classic. Bukowski could have done standup. A beautiful book.

Hardcover & paperback available for purchase from Amazon.com.



 
Charles Bukowski: These Words I Write Keep Me from Total Madness
www.levee67.org/bukowski/short-stories.html
Page updated: January 15, 2010, 12:15 PM
Copyright © 1994 - 2010