On Writing

On Writing

Book - 2015
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"Charles Bukowski's stories, poems, and novels have left an enduring mark on our culture. In this collection of correspondence--letters to publishers, editors, friends, and fellow writers--the writer shares his insights on the art of creation." -- provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780062396006
Characteristics: viii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Debritto, Abel - Editor


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Feb 14, 2019

This is a good book to get into Bukowski's head. Reading his letters to other writers and editors - dated from 1946 to 1993, you can see that he stayed the same person throughout his life: a loner who steadfastly refused to "sell out", to change and become a "better person". He's also remarkable in his desire to stay true to himself and to dedicate his whole life to art.


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