I’m so ignorant

61 years old and I never heard of Bukowski. Someone posted part of Raw with Love on FB and I had to investigate. I felt like I did when I first heard Richard Thompson lyrics.

I have a lot of catching up to do. Books have been ordered.

Fascinating how his editor hijacked his work after his death. Looking for Raw with Love here I found the page from the LA Free Press. So very different from the version you find online. Sanitized, slashed, prettied up. I like it grittier better. That reflects real life.

So much to learn...


Welcome to The Forum, here you can learn plenty about Bukowski and his oeuvre.
I see you've already learned a thing or two. Well done.

Black Swan

Abord the Yorikke!
Lucky you, you have many months of pleasure ahead of you. And you are in the right place to help you keeping it real.
The manuscripts thread as well as the database will not disappoint! So much free reading in here its insane. As well as audio recordings, which I really wish there were more of him recording his own work because they are amazingly enjoyable.
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