Charles Bukowski (1920–1994)


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Charles Bukowski, the American poet, short-story writer, and novelist, was born Heinrich Karl Bukowski, Jr. in Andernach, Germany on August 1920. He was the son of Henry Bukowski, a US soldier who was part of the post-World War I occupation force, and Katharina Fett, a German woman. His father, his wife and young "Henry Charles" returned to the ... See full bio »

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Barfly Writer
(1987)
Factotum Writer
(2005)
Crazy Love Writer
(1987)

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 2010 The Devil Was Hot (Video short) (completed)
 2020/I Resiliencia (Short) (short story by)
 2018 Kasabanin En Güzel Kizi (Short) (story)
 2017 The Laughing Heart (Short)
 2016 Nothing Else to Do (Short)
 2016 Alone with Everybody (Short)
 2016 Girl on the Escalator (Short) (poem)
 2015 Warm Face/Cold Place (Short) (poem)
 2015/IV Vessel (Short) (writer: excerpt from "On Seeing An Old Civil War Painting With My Love")
 2015 Sitting on a Fire Escape Eating Eggs (Short) (inspired by)
 2015 The Strangest Thing Just Happened (Short) (original story)
 2014 Hit Man (Short) (story)
 2013 The Big Pot Game (Short) (story by)
 2013 Fuck the Forest (Short) (original story)
 2013 Charles Bukowski's Nirvana (Short) (original story)
 2012 The Laughing Heart (Short) (poem by)
 2012 The Midnight Show (TV Series) (based on poem by - 1 episode)
- Doomed Pioneers (2012) ... (based on poem by)
 2011/II Mask (Short) (inspired by)
 2011 Mermaid of Venice (Short) (based on a short story by)
 2011 Dr Nazi (Short) (short story)
 2010 A .45 to Pay The Rent (Short) (Short Story)
 2009 Nedgång och Fall (Short) (novel)
 2008 Encore une nuit de merde dans cette ville pourrie (Short) (original idea)
 2008 Syn Szatana (Short) (short story)
 2007 Pink & Tender (Short) (story "Rape! Rape!")
 2006/I The Suicide (Short) (short story)
 2005 A Man (Short)
 2005 Frozen Food Section (Short) (adapted from the poem by)
 2005 Factotum (novel)
 2004 My Old Man (Short)
 2003/II Son of Satan (Short)
 2002 Apporte-moi ton amour (Short) (short story)
 2001 Broken-Mirror Music (Short) (short story)
 2000 Bring Me Your Love (Short) (story)
 2000 The Man with the Beautiful Eyes (Short) (poem "The Man with the Beautiful Eyes")
 1998 Love for $17.50 (Short) (story)
 1998 Horseshoe (Short) (poem)
 1995 An Evil Town (Short) (short story)
 1995 Bukowski at Bellevue (Documentary)
 1995 The Living Room Festival (TV Series) (poem)
 1994 Amor por menos (Short) (story)
 1994 The Blanket
 1994 The Works III (TV Movie) (poems)
 1993 Lonely at the Top (Short) (writer)
 1991 Guts (Short) (short story)
 1991 Sve Zene Se Zovu Kiki (Short) (story)
 1991 Lune froide (novels "Copulating Mermaid of Venice" and "Trouble with the Battery")
 1990 Love Pig (Short) (story "Bring Me Your Love")
 1988 Lune froide (Short) (novels "Copulating Mermaid of Venice" and "Trouble with the Battery")
 1987 Crazy Love (novels)
 1987 Barfly (written by)
 1987 900 Pounds (Short)
 1984 The Killers (based on his short story "The Killers")
 1981 Storie di ordinaria follia (book "Erections, Ejaculation, Exhibitions, and General Tales of Ordinary Madness")
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Other Works:

Poetry: "5th Race" in "Offerta Speciale: torta da indovinare". Turin: Carla Bertola e Alberto Vitacchio publishers. See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 11¾" (1.82 m)
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Personal Quote:

I hate to go into bars anymore. I've had too much of barrooms.(...)Now I go up with my bottle and write, all alone. The company's great. Turn on the radio and type. I like looking at a novel and you don't know what you're gonna type next.[1987] See more »

Trivia:

Bukowski was arrested for being drunk in public by the Los Angeles Police Department on May 14, 1948, December 17, 1962, and on August 12, 1963. The fear of being tossed in the L.A.P.D.'s drunk tank features in his writing. See more »

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Star Sign:

Leo

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