Creator: Charles Bukowski
Charles Bukowski was a German-American novelist and poet. The bulk of his writing focuses on his everyday life as a working-class alcoholic in Los Angeles. Even though his work is minimalistic and often crude, he created many a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming, such as his poems "Bluebird," "Nirvana," and "Dinosauria, We," as well as a few of the stories in Notes of a Dirty Old Man, a collection of short pieces which originally appeared as a column in two local underground newspapers. He was also the author of the screenplay to Coppola's Barfly. Bukowski died in 1994 at the age of 73."Nirvana" was adapted to music by Tom Waits and available on his album Orphans, Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards.
Novels by Charles Bukowski
Tropes in the works of Charles Bukowski:
- Author Avatar: Henry Chinaski.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: "My ambition is handicapped by my laziness" pretty much sums his characters up.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Henry Chinaski, Bukowski's literary alter ego.