Need a quick question answered for my upcoming review of "Portions" for Pop Matters ... to date, how many volumes of Buk poetry are in the market? Thanks, guys ....
You may take issue with what I consider "major" books, but here is the list.
You're right.Interesting that you would include Fire Station, which was collected in its entirety in Play the Piano..., but exclude Scarlet and In the Shadow of the Rose.
You're right.These two seemed out of place...
Which leaves 51:
1965 Confessions of a Man Insane Enough to Live with Be...
1966 All The Assholes In The World and Mine
1970 Fire Station
1972 Erections, Ejaculations and General Tales of Ordin...
1983 Tales of Ordinary Madness
1983 The Most Beautiful Woman in Town and Other Stories
But including all of these seems like "padding:"
[...] Callone's intro to "Portions" (for instance, Callone asserts that the charity ward incident was '55 but the buk.net timeline says '54 based on correspondence and hospital receipts) [...]
[...] I think a better categorization than "Major" may be "In print."
It's more useful to newbies who probably read these lists and go to Barnes & Noble looking for Relentless As The Tarantula, or Cold Dogs In The Courtyard...
In the new database (I know), I make the distinction between one poem books (New Years Greetings, Burn Again Press, etc.) and what I considered "major" books. You may take issue with what I consider "major" books, but here is the list...
To me there's no doubt about this: the charity ward episode took place on April, 1954. He says as much a in at least two letters.I'd say, there is no final clarity about this date.
I used to think the same ;)For a total of 130! But Krumhansl has entries I never understood. Stuff like The Wedding, or The Iris Prints, books with no real Bukowski writing in them.
[...] took place on April, 1954. He says as much a in at least two letters.
I recently found a copy of NEXUS, Vol. 3, No. 2, Issue 15, edited by Jerome Kulek [San Francisco, March-April 1967]. The database and Dorbin show that it contains a poem titled “Tough Luck” (Dorbin C374), but this issue has no Bukowski contribution. Dorbin doesn't cite any page number, so perhaps a copy was not examined...have you ever seen copies of Xenia and Nexus? ;)