The Captain is Out to Lunch

Author: Charles Bukowski

Publisher: Ecco


Category: Fiction

Page: 152

View: 527

A book length collaboration between two underground legends, Charles Bukowski and Robert Crumb. Bukowski's last journals candidly and humorously reveal the events in the writer's life as death draws inexorably nearer, thereby illuminating our own lives and natures, and to give new meaning to what was once only familiar. Crumb has illustrated the text with 12 full-page drawings and a portrait of Bukowski.

Characters and Plots in the Fiction of Graham Greene

Author: Robert L. Gale

Publisher: McFarland


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 353

View: 257

"This encyclopedia includes an introductory essay about Greene's work. A chronology lists events of his literary career, military work, travels and life. Alphabetically entries follow, summarizing the plots of novels and short stories, indicating movies a


Author: Mark Lemon



Category: English wit and humor


View: 298

Charles Bukowski

Locked in the Arms of a Crazy Life

Author: Howard Sounes

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 384

“A lively portrait of American literature’s ‘Dirty Old Man’” (Library Journal). A former postman and long-term alcoholic who did not become a full-time writer until middle age, Charles Bukowski was the author of autobiographical novels that captured the low life—including Post Office, Factotum, and Women—and made him a literary celebrity, with a major Hollywood film (Barfly) based on his life. Drawing on new interviews with virtually all of Bukowski’s friends, family, and many lovers; unprecedented access to his private letters and unpublished writing; and commentary from Norman Mailer, Allen Ginsberg, Sean Penn, Mickey Rourke, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, R. Crumb, and Harry Dean Stanton, Howard Sounes has uncovered the extraordinary true story of the Dirty Old Man of American literature. Illustrated with drawings by Bukowski and over sixty photographs, Charles Bukowski is a must for Bukowski devotees and new readers alike. “Bukowski is one of those writers people remember more for the legend than for the work . . . but, as Howard Sounes shows in this exhaustively researched biography, it wasn’t the whole story.” —Los Angeles Times “Engaging . . . Adroit . . . revealing.” —The New York Times Book Review “A must-read for anybody who is a fan of Bukowski’s writing.” —The Globe and Mail (Toronto)


Author: Pearl Violette Metzelthin



Category: Cookery


View: 978

The Captain's a Woman

Tales of a Merchant Mariner

Author: Deborah Doane Dempsey

Publisher: Naval Inst Press


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 269

View: 807

She was the first female to graduate from a U.S. maritime or military academy and the first to be licensed as a master mariner. This lively memoir reveals why Dempsey has earned the respect of colleagues.

On Cats

Author: Charles Bukowski

Publisher: Canongate Books


Category: Literary Collections


View: 957

'A cat is only ITSELF, representative of the strong forces of life that won't let go' For Charles Bukowski there was something majestic and elemental about cats. He considered them to be sentient beings, whose searing gaze could penetrate deep into our being. Cats see into us; they are on to something. An illuminating portrait of one very special writer and a lifelong relationship with the animals he considered his most profound teachers, On Cats brings together Bukowski's reflections on the ruthless, resilient, indigent and endearing creatures he so admired.