Hey guys, I'm trying to write a piece about the philosophy in Charles Bukowski's work, and am currently discussing 'The Laughing Heart'.
I'm kinda perplexed, I've always understood Bukowski as an atheist, yet in this poem, he refers twice to 'the gods'. Do you think he is being literal here (in...
'I wasn’t lonely. I experienced no self-pity. I was just caught up in a life in which I could ﬁnd no meaning.'
I'm writing a thesis on Bukowski's search for meaning and can't find a source of this anywhere?
thanks in advance, i know you beautiful bastards will save me!
Ah, you are a king amongst men!
By the way if you have any thoughts or ideas of resources for a study of Bukowski as an Existentialist, I'm all ears. (Just asking because, looking at your history, you seem to really know your shit on Buk)
Thank you so much mjp, I've been searching for that one too.
I was getting my references from 'Art, Survival and So Forth' By Jules Smith in which she writes:
'J.W Corrington's essay examined 'The Tragedy of The Leaves', The Priest and the matador' and 'Old Mans, dead in a room,' linking the...
I'm writing my senior year dissertation on Bukowski's connection with the French Existentialist's (mainly Camus and Sartre) and have seen this essay referenced many times, but unfortunately can't afford to $200 eBay asking price. Also, if you have any suggestions on what else might be usefull...