This probably sounds cliche but I originally took interest in Bukowski because of the song by Modest Mouse titled "Bukowski". So I did some research to read more about him and find him interesting, although I have not read any of his novels or poems. The only thing I have really read about him is the quotes that are online. I have to do a research paper on an author. The paper is about how an event that happened in an author's life has affected at least three of his works. I was looking into maybe the abuse he suffered with as a child or maybe his alcoholism. I am just looking for a place to start. Any help, opinions, or feedback would be appreciated. thank you.