Born Into This got me to start buying and reading all of Buk's novels about a year and a half ago (after reading books and books of his poetry). I watched it three or four times On Demand.
If you put Sounes, Miles, Cherkovski, Brewer, Fox, et al and all the chapbook memoirs by people who knew him into a blender with all the information in this forum, you start to get within pissing distance of a real picture of the man.
But no single book has done it, and I don't think one book could do it.
I have both his books on my shelf ('second coming years' and 'holy grail - second coming revolution') but never took the time to read them.
so, you guys do recommend, yes? then I'll try to find the time ...
Second Coming Years is one I haven't heard of. I'll have to track it down.
WHY does there seem to be such an urge to link up Bukowski and the Beats? Any opinions?
But I do find it unusual, for the most part an attempt is usually made to connect writers/poets/artists,together with a stonger thread than what seems to happen with Bukowski and the Beats.