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  1. cirerita

    On Drinking

    Another early review: https://alexanderadamsart.wordpress.com/2018/12/04/bukowski-on-drinking/
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    Midwest - No. 7 - 1964

    The magazine version is 66 lines long, 32 lines shorter than the original mss and 35 lines longer than the book version.
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    What about 'Roll the Dice'?

    That's right, it doesn't completely match that mss.
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    On Drinking

    Wish I could say it was the alka-seltzers, at least that would have been funny. But no, it was the N word. I unsuccessfully argued that the N word has appeared in previous Bukowski collections. It doesn't matter, apparently. No more N words, I'm told. All right. skiroomalum, pm with your full...
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    Manuscripts

    That's a typo. My bad! I don't hold anything against farts. See "warm water bubbles" in Storm. Will try to fix this whenever the paperback edition comes out. Thanks for catching this.
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    On Drinking

    I was asked to remove the poem below, "share the pain," from On Drinking. The first person to guess why will get a cool, inscribed galley copy of On Drinking.
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    On Drinking

    Early, discarded cover:
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    On Drinking

    An early review: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/charles-bukowski/on-drinking/
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    Nausea - Vol. 3 - No. 1 - 1975: Bow Love Down

    Yes, made by Bukowski himself! The first draft of this poem, first titled "a poem the female liberationists will hardly like at all" and then "dow [not "bow"] love down:" is identical to the Play the Piano version. The magazine version seems to be a second draft where Bukowski tightened things...
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    Posthumous Books

    I can't speak for Bersarin, but I do think that, overall, the uncollected stuff is usually stronger than most unpublished stuff. For The People Look Like Flowers at Last, Martin culled most poems off early little mags. Posthumous doctoring aside, the poems in The People might be stronger because...
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    Grammar in Bukowski books

    Ciao Andrea, I'm pasting here a little something Bukowski wrote about grammar: Here's another excerpt off On Writing: And yet another excerpt off On Writing:
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    Bukowski/Stream of Consciousness

    In the very first draft for this poem, the title was slightly different. It seems to be "kuv stuck mox out," but I'm not really sure.
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    Bukowski/Stream of Consciousness

    "kuv stuff mox out" (magazine version or Storm for the Living and the Dead version)
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    If you like Ron Koertge...

    Just hot off the press: http://losangelesreview.org/interview-ron-koertge/
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    Hustler interview - "I'm a Christmas Tree"

    The Easy Reader interview first came out in 1980.
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    Charles Bukowski's Posthumous Edits: As the Spirit Wanes, Shit Happens

    That's because we're freaks :D When I talk to younger people about art, they don't even remember whatever came out a couple of weeks ago.
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    Charles Bukowski's Posthumous Edits: As the Spirit Wanes, Shit Happens

    I think he meant a book (of any kind) a year, which is pretty much what he did. Now, I'm no publisher, but I did notice that what the ON series first came out in 2015-2016 (On Writing, On Cats, On Love), by the time Essential Bukowski was published in late 2016, there seemed to be less interest...
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    Charles Bukowski's Posthumous Edits: As the Spirit Wanes, Shit Happens

    That PNR piece is full of inaccuracies. If you know your Bukowski, then you know that "the books Martin and Bukowski assembled in the poet’s lifetime" is simply not accurate because Bukowski never assembled a single book nor contributed to assembling a single collection in his lifetime. For...
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    Charles Bukowski's Posthumous Edits: As the Spirit Wanes, Shit Happens

    From PN Review: https://www.pnreview.co.uk/cgi-bin/scribe?item_id=10197
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    The Genius of the Crowd:

    1) Focusing on the posthumous collections is the best strategy there is right now. Some people forget publishers are not charities; they are in it for the money, as simple as that. They need a reason --a pretty good reason-- to justify reissuing, say, 10 collections which are doing fine as they...
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    The Genius of the Crowd:

    I don't think so. He's talking about Post Office only. I can't see a single reference in that letter about Martin editing his poetry. Post Office was finished in February 1970, and by July 1970 Bukowski already knew the book had been heavily edited for publication --in On Writing, there's a May...
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    The Genius of the Crowd:

    Well, I recently talked to Neeli Cherkovski in San Francisco and he said that Martin gave him $40 to type a bunch of poems off the magazines to later use them in The Days. Neeli said that he made a lot of minor changes while typing things up, and that he even discarded entire lines. He then...
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    The Genius of the Crowd:

    Just for the sake of clarity: the (mostly minor) changes in The Roominghouse Madrigals --and in any other Bukowski book published by BSP during his lifetime-- are not similar to the awful posthumous edits. To me, anyway. If you feel those early changes are similar to the posthumous edits, that's...
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    The Genius of the Crowd:

    Your impression, certainly not mine. Not by a longshot. For instance, I see that "the genius of the crowd" is not in the list above. If changing "Anything That Differs From Their Concepts" to "Anything That Differs From Their Own" is, according to you, enough to say that this change is similar...
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    The Genius of the Crowd:

    There are "inconsistencies" (changes/edits) in all the BSP books, including The Days Run Away... To me, that's not a real issue for all the reasons I've said here and elsewhere. As to the mags in San Pedro, well, I saw them with my own eyes, and I arranged them alphabetically before Linda...
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