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Charles Bukowski

Born on August 16, 1920
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Charles Bukowski made a career of writing gritty short stories, poems, novels, and the occasional screenplay. His favorite subjects concerned life among the drunken, the destitute, the degraded, and the debauched. Read Full Biography
  • Review: Factotum

    by James Rocchi

    Woke up this morning and it seemed to me, That every night turns out to be A little more like Bukowski. And yeah, I know he's a pretty good read. But God who'd wanna be? God who'd wanna be such an asshole? -- Modest Mouse,...

  • New On DVD - Chicken Little, Dreamer, The Squid And The Whale

    by Robert Newton

    Bukowski: Born in to This - There is a morbidly fascinating fly-on-the-wall vibe that pervades John Dullaghan's profile of the late Beat writer Charles Bukowski, a base familiarity that parallels the Ham On Rye author's...

  • Sundance Review: Factotum

    by Karina Longworth

     I heard Bingham Ray talking about this film in the other day. He loved it, he told a friend, and was very proud of Matt Dillon's performance in it. "It's a whole new Matt," Ray assured a skeptical friend. But I'm not...

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