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
. His work is minimalistic, 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 Barfly
. Bukowski died in 1994 at the age of 73.
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"Nirvana" was adapted to music by Tom Waits and available on his album Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards.
Novels by Charles Bukowski
- Post Office (1971)
- Factotum (1975)
- Women (1978)
- Ham On Rye (1982)
- Hollywood (1989)
- Pulp (1994)
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