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Charles Bukowski Book and Novel

Charles Bukowski - Author

Charles Bukowski, who died in 1994, was the legendary Californian writer who became famous for his semi-autobiographical books about low-life America. Novels such as Factotum and Post Office made this one-time bum, and lifelong alcoholic, rich and famous, and culminated in the making of Barfly, a major Hollywood movie based on his life starring Mickey Rourke and Faye Dunaway.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Charles Bukowski

Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski
Ham on Rye
Charles Bukowski
Legendary barfly Charles Bukowski's fourth novel, first published in 1982, is probably the most autobiographical and moving of all his books, dealing in particular with his difficult relationship with his father and his early childhood in LA. Ham on Rye...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/07/2001
Lovereading Price: £7.99

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