Portions From a Wine-Stained Notebook is written by Charles Bukowski, edited by David Stephen Calonne, and published by City Lights. I’m finding a lot of the material in Bukowski’s “Portions from a wine-stained notebook” is quite the departure from most of the other works I have. Portions From A Wine Stained Notebook Charles Bukowski Charles Bukowski left a lot of great writing behind. He was so prolific, in fact, that.
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He knew that he wanted and needed to write, and he looked at literature as a birthright he was never afraid to look on great books and their authors and offer up judgments, or to see great writing as something to which he could rightfully aspire, even without academic or social credentials. This is not one of those books, this one feels even better after re-reading. Lawrence damned dead death Dirty Old Dolly Sisters door drank drink drunk Eddie eyes face feel felt fuck girl goatee going grabbed hair hand Hank head hell Hemingway Henry Miller hippies horse Irwin Shaw John Bante Karyn kissed knew lady laughed legs Listen living looked magazines Mary Mike Millie morning line never night Nina Nina’s pissed play poems poet poetry Press pulled race Sanderson screamed Shipkey shit Sinclair Lewis sitting stories streets style talk tell there’s thing thought told took trying wait walked whiskey Whit Burnett William Saroyan wine woman women write wrote Yeah.
This is probably the best book by Charles Bukowski I’ve ever read. That attitude combative, ambitious, democratic in a way Whitman and Hemingway would’ve understood is something as lost now as the world of rooming houses and battered typewriters that Bukowski celebrated. Reading these stories and essays, you can hear the beating heart of the poet in every line.
Portions is a substantial selection of these wide-ranging works, most of which have been unavailable From inside the book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Jun 06, Lucas rated it really liked it. When it meant something good. As a critic, Bukowski could show his admiration for the great writers, but also make clear that he un Very many posthumous Bukowski titles are underwhelming, but this cahrles escapes the trend in its pithy selection of vital, uncollected works.
In a world long since gone lousy with faux hard-living typers and posers, he was the original. Charles Bukowskione of the most outrageous and nohebook figures of 20th-century American literature, was so prolific that many important pieces were never collected during his lifetime. Some Bukowski’s hukowski feel worse and worse after novelty wears off, and you re-read them for the sesond and third time.
Quotes from the Charles Bukowski book “Portions From A Wine-Stained Notebook” – Bukowski Quotes
I started to give this three stars because it’s the worst Bukowski I’ve read; however, it’s a collection of diverse quality and there are several gems so good that they make the book worth reading: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
Jun 16, Shashi Martynova rated it really liked it Shelves: The tighter and smaller you got it the less chance there was of error and the lie. He knew that he wanted an I’d never much liked Bukowski, though that’s maybe more because of the film “Barfly” than anything by Bukowski himself.
Many often confuse him with the persona he presented in his work: David Calonne has unearthed Portions From a Wine-Stained Notebookthe previously missing link in Bukowski’s oeuvre that suddenly makes everything come clear. In a world long since gone lousy with faux hard-living typers and posers, he was the original.
Portions from a Wine-Stained Notebook: Uncollected Stories and Essays, 1944-1990
So much Bukowski material has been released since he died in that his posthumous output rivals that of hip hop icon Tupac Shakur. As with many ‘uncollected’ selections, the results are a mixed bag, but Bukowski’s gruff directness and take-no-crap attitude shine through. Those new to his work will have the good fortune of discovering a writer who could break your heart, make you howl, and slap you off your bar-stool you in a single sentence. Apr 11, DoctorM rated it really liked it Shelves: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Portions from a Wine-stained Notebook: Short Stories and Essays – Wikipedia
But if this all his work is, then why do I get so much enjoyment from reading it? Books by Charles Bukowski. I read Bukowski standing up one day in a bookstore City Lights and thought he did it too.
For some time now, Porhions feel that Bukowski was really the best when working for some obscure magasines. There are descriptions of a Rolling Stones concert, a brief encounter with Allen Ginsberg, and a riot. Portions from a Wine-Stained Notebook: Worth finding, worth reading. Mar 03, Zack rated it it was amazing. Feb 21, Maja Shinigami rated it really liked it Shelves: Among the highlights are his first published short story, “Aftermath of a Lengthy Rejection Slip”; his last short story, “The Other”; his first and last essays; and the first installment of his famous “Notes of a Dirty Old Man” column.
Bukowski is an angry asshole. A good piece of work about finally meeting your idol that includes some standout lines: But he writes with grace and insight about his life and about the lower depths of American life in a lost age.
Bukowski, of course, was aware of his reputation, but did not allow it to get him down: Open Preview See a Problem? But they also reveal a sophisticated side of the author: After he developed a bleeding ulcer, he decided to take up writing again.
Quotes from the Charles Bukowski book “Portions From A Wine-Stained Notebook”
Bukowski really sums up himself with “Genius could be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way. Very many posthumous Bukowski titles are underwhelming, but this collection escapes the trend in its pithy selection of vital, uncollected works. Those new to his work will have the good fortune of discovering a writer who could break your heart, make you howl, and slap you off your bar-stool you in a single sentence.
May 12, Josip Serdarevic rated it liked it. In a distinct rhythm.