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Charles Bukowski

Author, Poet (16-Aug-1920 — 9-Mar-1994)


David Barker. Charles Bukowski: A Bibliographic Price Guide. Salem: (self published). 1983.

Michael Gray Baughan. Charles Bukowski. Chelsea House Publishers. 2004.

Gay Brewer. Charles Bukowski. Twayne. 1997. 215pp.

Neeli Cherkovski. Hank: The Life of Charles Bukowski. Santa Rosa, CA: Black Sparrow. 1991. 337pp.

Jim Christy. The Buk Book: Musings on Charles Bukowski. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: E C W Press. 1997.

Seamus Cooney (editor). The Bukowski/Purdy Letters: A Decade of Dialogue, 1964-1974. Sutton West, Ontario, Canada: Paget Press. 1983.

Seamus Cooney (editor). Charles Bukowski Screams from the Balcony: Selected Letters, 1960-1970: Volume I. Santa Rosa, CA: Black Sprrow Press. 1998. 372pp.

Seamus Cooney (editor). Charles Bukowski: Living On Luck: Selected Letters, 1960s-1970s: Volume II. Santa Rosa, CA: Black Sparrow Press. 1995.

Seamus Cooney (editor). Reach for the Sun: Charles Bukowski Selected Letters, 1978-1994: Volume III. Santa Rosa, CA: Black Sparrow Press. 1999.

Sanford Dorbin. A Bibliography of Charles Bukowski. Los Angeles, CA: Black Sparrow Press. 1969. 94pp.

Hugh Fox. Charles Bukowski. A Critical and Bibliographical Study. Somerville, MA: Abyss Publications. 1969. 121pp.

Russell Harrison (editor). Against the American Dream: Essays on Charles Bukowski. Santa Rosa, CA: Black Sparrow Press. 1994. 323pp.

Aaron Krumhansl. A Descriptive Bibliography of the Primary Publications of Charles Bukowski. Santa Rosa, CA: Black Sparrow Press. 1999. 204pp.

Aubrey Malone. The Hunchback of East Hollywood: A Biography of Charles Bukowski. Headpress. 2003.

Barry Miles. Charles Bukowski. London: Virgin Books Ltd.. 2005.

Steven Moore (editor). Beerspit and Cursing: The Correspondence Of Charles Bukowski & Sheri Martinelli, 1960-1967. Santa Rosa, CA: Black Sparrow Press. 2001.

Jory Sherman. Bukowski: Friendship, Fame & Bestial Myth. Augusta, GA: Blue Horse Publications. 1981. 38pp.

Howard Sounes. Charles Bukowski: Locked in the Arms of a Crazy Life. New York: Grove. 1999. 310pp.


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  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  7. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.226)

  8. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.37)

  9. World Authors 1970-1975 (pp.129-32)

  10. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.108)

  11. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.149)

  12. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.99)

  13. Who's Who in Twentieth-Century World Poetry (p.52)

  14. Legends in Their Own Time (p.36)

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