Best Buk Bio(s)?

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Hello everyone,

I have been reading and appreciating Bukowski for quite a while and now I have gotten to the point where I feel an urge to dig in real deep in his life and work. The problem is just that I don't know where to start. Therefore I ask you guys, who I know are very well versed and full of knowledge when it comes to our man, if you could tell me which Bukowski biography or memoir you consider to be the best?

Thanks.
 
I don't know if I should post a reply or not since it has already been discussed but, David Stephen Calonne's book should interest you. Highly recommended !
 

mjp

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What? If there are 50 Bukowski biographies, The Hunchback of East Hollywood ranks 51st. Maybe 52nd.
 

mjp

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Yes, we can include any book that was "written" by reading and rearranging existing bios. If you look at the other books Malone has churned out they are all the same. Hack jobs pieced together from other sources.

A real biography is a difficult, time consuming, expensive endeavor. The only people I can think of who went to that trouble are Sounes and John Dullaghan, who made Born Into This.


Though I'm pretty sure @Philip Wissbeck didn't come here just to shill for that book, since he's been a member for more than seven years.
 

Bukfan

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Funny, that Phillip Wissbeck thinks it's the best Buk bio around. I wonder if he ever read Sounes´ Buk bio?
I´ve got the Malone bio and I can't think of a worse Buk bio. I´ll never know how I managed to get through it. If you want to know what people think of it, just read the reviews on Amazon.
 
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