List of Bukowski's works (1 Viewer)

I was hoping to find a comprehensive list of Charles Bukowski's work. Can anyone point me in the right direction? If there isn't such a list or if I have missed something obvious can someone let me know, I've been looking for most of today for one called 'Dorbin's Bibliography' but I havn't found it :( .


Dorbin's book covers up to 1969 only and it's a collector's item, so expect really high prices.
You're gonna need Aaron K's book, but it's hardcover and kind of hard-to-find, so it's not cheap either.

The best place is this forum. Just ask!
i'm sure either mjp or cirerita could list it all if they somehow found the time. i know mjp's really busy but i'm sure if you ask him nicely, he will oblige you.
Maybe when the new database is finished, a blank or wild card search could produce such a list... but then again, maybe the server will just implode...

A list of every work? Some list :D
The new database lists 4,150 works, but I suspect I'll find that some of those are duplicates by the time I'm finished.

A wildcard query that would list everything would work, I guess, but be rather database intensive...why do you want a comprehensive list of his works anyway? That's a damn long list, brother.
It was just a matter of interest, I really meant a list of publications rather than works. Surely that would be a shorter list? I didn't realise how big his output was as a writer. I'm working my way through a couple of his books at the moment and really enjoying them and I couldn't get a measure for how many books he had. The library and the local bookshops don't stock many - just Factotum and Post Office - both of which I bought there and then. I'm really interested in his poetry but thats damn near impossible to find in shops.

Thanks for all your time

If it's just a list of publications you're looking for, hit the "search by book" or "search the magazine listings" links on the main database page.
cirerita said:
4,150 works only? didn't the old database have almost 6,000 entries? there were too many duplicates?
5599 entries. But that was only because the database wasn't designed properly. Everything is in one table, so a poem printed in five places has five entries.

In the new database, works are in one table, magazines in another, books in another, etc. Then you have separate tables for the relations between the works and where they appeared. Nine tables all together compared to one now.


Put simply, the new database will be more accurate, and work like a database should. I didn't know shit about databases when I started that thing. I still don't know shit, but I know a little more. Enough to really fuck it up. ;)
not sure how comprehensive it is...i'm not even really sure where I came across this exactly. Theres a few titles I haven't even heard of.

Hope it's of some help though.

# 55 beds in the same direction (1974)
# A Bukowski Sampler (1969)
# A Love Poem (1979)
# A New War (1997)
# All the Assholes in the World and Mine (1966)
# Alone In A Time Of Armies (1985)
# Another Academy (1970)
# Art (1977)
# At Terror Street and Agony Way (1968)
# Beauti-Ful (1988)
# Beerspit Night and Cursing: The Correspondence of Charles Bukowski and Sheri Martinelli 1960-1967 (2001)
# Betting on the Muse: Poems & Stories (1996)
# Between The Earthquake (1993)
# Bone Palace Ballet (1997)
# Bring Me Your Love (illustrated by Robert Crumb) (1983) ISBN 0876856067
# Burning in Water Drowning in Flame: Selected Poems 1955-1973 (1974)
# Cold Dogs in the Courtyard (1965)
# Come On In!: New Poems (2006)
# Confession Of A Coward (1995)
# Confessions of a Man Insane Enough to Live with Beasts (1965)
# Crucifix in a Deathhand (1965)
# Dangling in the Tournefortia (1981)
# Darkness & Ice (1990)
# Days Run Away Like Wild Horses Over the Hills (1969)
# Erections, Ejaculations, Exhibitions and General Tales of Ordinary Madness (1972)
# Factotum (1975)
# Fire Station (1970)
# Flower, Fist and Bestial Wail (1960)
# Going Modern (1984)
# Gold In Your Eye (1986)
# Grip the walls (1964)
# Ham On Rye (1982)
# Heat Wave (1995)
# Hollywood (1989)
# Horsemeat (1982)
# Horses Don't Bet on People and Neither Do I (1984)
# Hot Water Music (1983)
# If we take (1969)
# If You Let Them Kill You They Will (1989)
# In The Morning And At Night (1991)
# In The Shadow Of The Rose (1991)
# It Catches My Heart in Its Hand (1963)
# Last Night of the Earth Poems (1992)
# Legs, Hips and Behind (1978)
# Living on Luck: Selected Letters 1960s-1970s, Volume 2 (1995)
# Longshot Pomes for Broke Players (1962)
# Love is a Dog from Hell (1977)
# Luck (1987)
# Me and your sometimes love poems (1972)
# Mockingbird, Wish Me Luck (1972)
# Night's work (1966)
# Not Quite Bernadette (1990)
# Notes of a Dirty Old Man (1969)
# Now (1992)
# One For The Old Boy (1984)
# Open All Night (2000)
# People Poems (1991)
# Pink Silks (2001)
# Play the Piano Drunk Like a Percussion Instrument Until the Fingers Begin to Bleed a Bit (1979)
# Poems Written Before Jumping out of an 8 Story Window (1968)
# Popcorn In The Dark (2000)
# Post Office (1971) ISBN 0876850875
# Pulp (1994)
# Reach for the Sun: Selected Letters 1978-1994, Volume 3 (1999)
# Red (1989)
# Relentless As The Tarantula (1986)
# Roominghouse Madrigals: Early Selected Poems 1946-1966 (1988)
# Run with the Hunted (1962)
# Run with the Hunted: A Charles Bukowski Reader (1993)
# Scarlet (1976)
# Screams from the Balcony: Selected Letters 1960-1970 (1993)
# Septuagenarian Stew: Stories and Poems (1990)
# Shakespeare Never Did This (1979)
# Shakespeare Never Did This (augmented edition) (1995)
# Sifting Through The Madness for the Word, The Line, The Way: New Poems (2003) ISBN 00600568232
# Slouching Toward Nirvana (2005)
# South of No North (1973)
# Sparks (1983)
# The Bukowski/Purdy Letters (1983)
# The Captain Is Out to Lunch and the Sailors Have Taken Over the Ship (1998)
# The Day it Snowed in L.A. (1986)
# The Flash of Lightning Behind the Mountain: New Poems (2004) ISBN 0060577010
# The Genius of the Crowd (1966)
# The Last Generation (1982)
# The Last Poem & Tough Company (1976)
# The Laughing Heart (1996)
# The Movie "Barfly" (1987)
# The Movie Critics (1988)
# The night torn mad with footsteps (2001)
# The Simple Truth (2002)
# The Singer (1999)
# The Wedding (1986)
# There's No Business (illustrated by Robert Crumb) (1984)
# This (1990)
# Those Marvelous Lunches (1993)
# Three Poems (1992)
# To Lean Back Into It (1998)
# War All the Time: Poems 1981-1984 (1984)
# We Ain't Got No Money Honey (1989)
# What Matters Most Is How Well You Walk Through the Fire (1999)
# Women (1978)
# You Get So Alone at Times It Just Makes Sense (1986)
# You Kissed Lilly (1978)
Looks like the list from wikipedia. I tried to put it in chronological order a couple of times, but they keep changing it back.
This ones in chronological order - haven't checked its completeness though, but gives a bit more info... guess its just their collection (University of South Carolina) - might even be my own wishlist ;) some rarities listed certainly.

From 20 Tanks from Kasseldown (Portfolio III, 1946) to Beerspit Night and Cursing (Black Sparrow, 2001)

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