Women: Charles Bukowski Humiliates His Conquests

When I was fourteen, I might have enjoyed Charles Bukowski’s Women, much as I had enjoyed Henry Miller’s Tropic of Capricorn and Tropic of Cancer.  The books, though they were written over 40 years apart, amount to about the same thing: a narrative about a working class guy who got rich writing about all the […]

Loren Kantor: Woodcutting Fool

I was recently contacted by an artist whose medium of preference is woodcarving.  Loren Kanter is a resident of Los Angeles and contacted me after visiting my website to share several woodcarvings he made of a variety of literary figures.  I was especially excited because Loren had woodcuts of two authors whose work I love: […]

1000 Books In 10 Years; Vol. 15, Pulp by Charles Bukowski

  Dedicated to bad writing. So opens the last novel Charles Bukowski published before he passed away of leukemia in 1994, and the narrative that follows is anything but. A contemporary detective novel that harkens back to Raymond Chandler and expresses a love for story telling, Bukowski’s work is one that dares the reader to […]