I too, would like to have a Best-of containing all his famous and best poems. Sure, we already have them scattered all over the various poetry books of his and that's why it makes sense to me to have them all in one volume. I had hoped Pleasures... would be such a book and it is to some degree since it contains many of his best poems, but unfortunately about 40% of the book are his posthumous poems many of which no doubt have been "Martinized". At least a Best-of makes more sense to me than the Buk on cats book.yes, it will be a sort of 'Best-of' and I do see the need for not everybody is so much of a fan to buy all the books of poetry. And even I, who owns them, sometimes just want to take a portable version of reliable standards with me when leaving the house. I'm all for a good 'Best-of'collection, be it in music or literature.
Yeah, in former times I used to say, that ecco should bring out all the posthumous books AGAIN restored. I'm sure these would sell to most who already own them in their bad versions.That's what Ecco should be doing. Repairing and restoring Bukowski's legacy.