Ham on Rye covers

mjp

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I saw this today and I'm wondering what the remote desert - or a trailer home - has to do with Ham on Rye.

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Seems like Ham on Rye has had more (English language) covers than any other Bukowski title...

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That last one is especially awful.
 

Pogue Mahone

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It's just unbelievable. Non of them really make sense. And the last one of the multi-color kid -- I guess it's an attempt to make it "Burning Man" modern, but the kid looks like he has autism and I don't think Buk would have liked it.

No one really pisses on Barbara Martin here and I agree with the sentiment. But the real approach should have been Buk doing a drawing that encapsulated his feelings about the book. Much like the early chaps.
 

roni

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I'm all for the original BSP-cover (and I am not always a fan of Barbara Martin's designs). It makes perfect sense and has a historical approach to the person of the writer who's giving his autobiography here.

B.t.w.:
Who is Roddy Doyle? Is his introduction any good?
 

PhillyDave

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@roni Doyle is an Irish writer. Amazing? No. Enjoyable? Sure. A bunch of his novels have been made into movie. The biggie is The Commitments. Actually I read A Star Called Henry 6(?) months ago that really was an excellent novel.
 

roni

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Thanks for the info. Do you (or does anybody) have a scan of his introduction to 'Ham On Rye'?
 
i was looking for some covers... is the brazilian edition the only one with this crumb drawing on it?

by the way, is there any thread comparing international covers?

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