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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Portions from a Wine-stained Notebook (Uncollected Stories/Essays 1)

The most interesting work was a factionalized account of the last days of John Fante, a writer afflicted with the final stages of wlne-stained, who though legless and blind, dictated novels until the very end. A wonderful introduction to anyone interested in being introduced to the madness and genius that is Charles Bukowski.

Wjne-stained from a Wine-Stained Notebook: Showing of 18 reviews. Every page has something that a thin-skinned sensitive person might find despicable and disgusting.

One of the great things about Bukowski’s essays and short stories is that you can read one or two and move on. One of these items ships sooner than the other.

He presently teaches at East Michigan University. He is violent and sexually manic in ways that his two American masters—William Saroyan and John Fante—are not, frrom his aggressive prose should be understood as the tough carapace he adopts to protect himself from violation. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Paperbackpages. Definitely not a good choice for beginners. But back to the book.


PORTIONS FROM A WINE-STAINED NOTEBOOK by Charles Bukowski , David Stephen Calonne | Kirkus Reviews

Bukowski is wine-sfained tough one for me. Using the city as a backdrop for his work, Bukowski wrote prolifically, publishing over fifty volumes of poetry and prose. Apr 11, DoctorM rated it really liked it Shelves: Among its many gifts, Portions from a Wine-Stained Notebook has one of the charlles lesbian sex scenes I ever read.

Like the knowing that some of his works won’t be available to the broader audiences gave his much more freedom in expressing himself than usual.

He knew that he wanted and needed to write, and wine-stanied 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.


I needed to get drunk on words, instead had to go to the bottle. Ham On Rye ain’t bad either; Factotum ain’t bad either.

Withoutabox Submit portons Film Festivals. I would say I’m a moderate fan of Bukowski, as he writes naturally, in a way one would speak thoughtfully or emotionally, but I’m a huge fan of this collection. Aug 10, Leeeigh rated it it was amazing. A must for Bukowski fans. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Whoever designed this cover is one talented individual.


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City Lights Open Media. Bukowski, of course, was aware of his reputation, but did not allow it to get him down: When Bukowski, was churning out his famous novels in the 80’s, his readership base included the actors, Sean Penn, and Mickey Rourke. Potreste anche incappare in qualche racconto interessante, ma sarebbe comunque sommerso da suoi pensieri casuali, recensioni, prefazioni mai pubblicate e via dicendo.

But he writes with grace and insight about his life and about the lower depths of American life in a lost age. Discussing his style in ‘Basic Training,’ he writes, ‘I hurled myself toward my personal god: Despite his brash exterior, Bukowski had heart.

Eventually it gets old.

I was a bum and a common laborer most of my life.