Portions From a Wine-Stained Notebook is written by Charles Bukowski, edited by David Stephen Calonne, and published by City Lights. I’m finding a lot of the material in Bukowski’s “Portions from a wine-stained notebook” is quite the departure from most of the other works I have. Portions From A Wine Stained Notebook Charles Bukowski Charles Bukowski left a lot of great writing behind. He was so prolific, in fact, that.

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There is also the issue of class; certain readers seem unable to forgive Bukowski for achieving fame and fortune from his realistic portraits of fast women, alcoholics, and the unemployed. What Henry Miller did. Fact is, Bukowski keeps being read, books continue to sell and sell and sell Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Genius could be the ability to say a profound thing in a wlne-stained way.

Portions from a Wine-Stained Notebook: Uncollected Stories and Essays, 1944-1990

Aug 15, Greg Strandberg rated it liked it Shelves: There is the usual dismantling of notebooo of writers like Norman Mailer who Bukowski says will not be rememberedJohn Updike and Saul Bellow. Share your thoughts with other customers. This is a collection of short stories. In fro, story he also fucks one of the women in the ass, and then promptly sticks his dick into her cunt right wine-stined.


Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. As a critic, Bukowski could show his admiration for the great writers, but also make clear that he un Very many posthumous Bukowski titles are underwhelming, but this collection escapes the trend in its pithy selection of vital, uncollected works.

But I read this as a recommendation from a girlfriend, and I do love the autobiographical essays.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. He makes some good points about America and this need to declare revolution when portiions aren’t really sure about what you’d do if you overthrew the government See “Should we blow up uncle Sam’s ass? Those new to his work will have the good fortune of discovering a writer who could break your heart, make you howl, and slap you off your bar-stool you in a single sentence. Discussing his style in ‘Basic Training,’ he writes, ‘I hurled myself toward my personal god: Customers who bought this item also bought.

Like the knowing that some of his works won’t be available to the broader audiences gave his much more freedom in expressing himself than usual.

PORTIONS FROM A WINE-STAINED NOTEBOOK by Charles Bukowski , David Stephen Calonne | Kirkus Reviews

Title First Published 01 September Words were bullets, words were sunbeams, words cracked through doom and damnation. Aug 27, Buowski rated it liked it.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Plrtions is not one of those books, this one feels even better after re-reading. Uncollected Stories and Essays, Definitely not a good choice for beginners.


Among its many gifts, Portions from a Wine-Stained Notebook has one of the best lesbian sex scenes I ever read. His writing was influenced by the social, cultural and economic ambience of his bukoqski city of Los Angeles.

Bukowski never wasted a word, and this collection should go far towards shining a light on prose in danger of being lost in the shadow of its larger-than-life author.

Quotes from the Charles Bukowski book “Portions From A Wine-Stained Notebook” – Bukowski Quotes

I am going to throw out 2 fans of his. If you never read Bukowski’s books, this is NOT the one to begin the reading. Feb 11, Mariah Nelson rated it really liked it.

There is wine-syained excellent advice for people who live in cities and an interesting line about the impact of inherited wealth on a man’s character. Open Preview See a Problem?

He also worked in a dog biscuit factory, a slaughterhouse, a cake and cookie factory, and he hung posters in New York City subways. As someone who was introduced to Bukowski from my college education, I wonder how He’s noted for his articles and essays.