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  1. roni

    The Bukowski forum is closing

    Hannah, I AM DEEPLY GRATEFUL and can't thank you enough for what you've created und run here. I always said that and I mean it. I also thank you enormously for your will to keep the public forum accessible in read-only mode. It will remain a priceless source for thousands of people. Not to...
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    Link to Bukowski

    Nice idea. Too late though.
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    Timeline contributions

    Did you try via email? I could provide you with his mail-addy, if you'd want to give it another shot. Gerry has always been open and friendly, also attending the symposia of the Bukowski-Society a couple of times. But in the last years I got the impression, that he's a little tired to talk...
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    art & artists

    after Warhol you can't do a banana anymore. just like after Magritte you just can't do an apple (which Yoko Ono didn't realize in 1966).
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    What are you listening to? The world really needs to know. Volume 8

    Madonna: This Used To Be My Playground "Say goodbye to yesterday - these are words I'll never say."
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    "The Shower" as seen in Born Into This

    to be complete (and sorry the language is German): bibliographical data of the mag: ROCKS. No 2/2013. p.88 .
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    For sale 11 original PAINTINGS from 1975 (individual sale each) NOT tipped-in into books, but standalone

    Christmas comes fast now . . . For SALE: 11 Original Bukowski-paintings / all from July 1975 or shortly before / size ca 9x5¾" (23x15 cm) provenience: Filmmaker Thomas Schmitt who purchased them directly from Bukowski at his visit in July 1975 note: these paintings are ready-to-frame...
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    on German TV: The "Big White Book" sold for approx 1,700.- USD

    in the German TV docutainment "Bares für Rares" on Nov 9, 2020 The "Big White Book" sold for 1.400,- EUR (approx 1,700.- USD) without slipcase and having stains on the backcover! The expert was quite okay, but listening to the bunch of clueless bidders was annoying beyond belief. watch it here:
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    Bukowski-discussion-panel with daughter, friend and leading scholars - video online

    If you're not exactly in for the whole experience of nearly 2 hours, here's my recommendation for the best single part by each participant [Marina gets 2]: - MARINA: 26:20 - 29:50 / 1:42:14 - 1:43.52 - NEELI: 48:41 - 53:34 - ABEL: 18:52 - 22:22 - DAVID: 1:04:10 - 1:08:40 - RONI...
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    Charles Bukowski Timeline - now in print

    Here's my preface to it. The full PDF will come soon.
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    Bukowski-discussion-panel with daughter, friend and leading scholars - video online

    The Cultural Arts Committee at Harper College in Palatine, IL had a Bukowski-discussion-panel online via Zoom on Fri, Oct 30, which was recorded and now put on youtube. Participants: - Kurt Hemmer (host) - Marina Bukowski (Hank's daughter) - Neeli Cherkovski (old friend of his') - David...
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    art & artists

    Yes, Benedikt Taschen is a marvelous publisher. If you're into Warhol-artbooks like this new one, you might also have a look at this: https://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/art/all/04668/facts.andy_warhol_seven_illustrated_books_19521959.htm
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    The Bukowski forum is closing

    yeah, I was just about.
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    Bukowski would visit both Rudolph Valentino and Tyrone Powers graves?

    ... and she was engaged in the entertainment-industry, so this may be the link to the actors. Besides Valentino was a remarkable chigolo, just as Hank at this time.
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    Factotum - broken clock scene

    my wild guess would be that he didn't care. p.s. I too think, the scene was funny, at least in the movie.
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    Bukowski bookshelf

    in this very bookshelf in San Pedro, seperating the living-room from the dining-room and kitchen, there were only books by himself.
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    Does someone know who Stella is?

    I know a girl who's name is Stella indeed. But she's in Germany. ;-)
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    The final two live readings performed by Charles Bukowski archived as a quality 4 disc limited edition vinyl record box set

    Let me put it that way: To convince Thomas Schmitt to digitize his whole Buk-video-material (which had been sleeping on some shelfes for over 40 years, magnetic-band!, slowly fading away) took me 3 years, but only ca. 4,000.- USD and since then we not only have the FULL reading Bukowski gave in...
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    Bukowski Transgender feelings?

    thanks for making me aware of an English word I didn't know. Of course it all is a huge conspiracy. Bukowski tortured little children in caves to swallow their blood and invented Covid to establish a worldwide dictatorship of horse-racing. But why did you have to come out with these facts...
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    Charles Bukowski Timeline - now in print

    p.s.: This is what it looks like inside:
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    Charles Bukowski Timeline - now in print

    o.k., kids, you can now buy this piece. Shipping to the US for up to 2 copies (=500g) makes 3,70 EUR. So, one book incl shipping makes approx 19.- USD. (2 books incl. shipping make about 33.-USD) NOTE: You do not need to buy a physical copy if you're just after the data - I will post the PDF...
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    Crucifix in a Deathhand title

    Depends a lot on the condition you'd request. If you can live with a couple of minor flaws (and assuming you're no hardcore collector, you definitely can) it goes at amazingly cheap prizes. This IS, what I call amazingly cheap. I've bought mine for about 250.- USD somewhen around 2004-2006 and...
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    Database updated

    ok, I'll solve this riddle. - Poque didn't show a seperate (additional) True-Story page, but a close up of the same (for reading-convenience, I guess). - The folding-lines appear to be correct and matching, when you put every bit in its right place. Like so: I can't remember having ever...
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    Did Bukowski buy books

    He owned a copy of Schopenhauer's "Parerga and Paralipomena", which were sent to him as a gift by a German guy named Ulrich Aigner in 1984 (which goes to show, how he came to nod so much to Schopenhauer in "You Get So Alone", 1986).
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    if you like bukowski...

    jpb230659, you are right. sorry.
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