Flash of Lightning Behind the Mountain New Poems

ISBN-10: 0060577029

ISBN-13: 9780060577025

Edition: 2004

Authors: Charles Bukowski, John Martin

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The second of five new books of unpublished poems from the late, great, Charles Bukowski, America's most imitated and influential poet -- 143 never-before-seen works of gritty, amusing, and inspiring verse.
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List price: $13.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 1/4/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Charles Bukowski was born in Andernach, Germany, on August 16, 1920. He came to the United States with his parents when he was three years old and spent his early years in poverty. As a young man he was a transient, doing odd jobs. He lived most of his live in boarding houses in the Los Angeles area. He attended Los Angeles City College briefly. He worked for the United States Postal Service for about ten years. Bukowski was at home with street people and his work contains a brutal realism and graphic imagery. He began publishing short stories in the mid-1940s. Starting with Flower, Fist and Bestial Wail in 1959, he produced poetry collections almost once a year. His following had grown by the time his collection of poetry about down-and-outers titled It Catches My Heart in Its Hands appeared in 1963. His short story collections include Dirty Old Man and Ejaculations, Exhibitions and General Tales of Ordinary Madness. His novels, with an autobiographical character called Henry Chinaski, include Post Office and Factotum. Bukowski wrote the screenplay for the 1987 motion picture Barfly. He later wrote about the filming of Barfly in his novel, Hollywood. Bukowski died in San Pedro, California, on March 9, 1994.

The old girl
The birds
Game day
Mystery leg
Be cool, fool
An unliterary afternoon
The end of an era
The 60's
The would-be horseplayer
The night Richard Nixon shook my hand
Throwing away the alarm clock
$1.25 a gallon
A friendly place
The old couple
Born again
Card girls
It's never been so good
Goading the muse
The wavering line
The road to hell
Thoughts while eating a sandwich
Nothing's free
What bothers them most
Into the wastebasket
It's over and done
Nice guy
Feet to the fire
The poetry game
The fix is in
A visitor complains
The novice
Cleopatra now
The barometer
Enemy of the king, 1935
Nights of vanilla mice
Lark in the dark
Lonely hearts
B as in bullshit
A riot in the streets
Reading little poems in little magazines
How to get away?
The difficulty of breathing
Help wanted and received
Heart in the cage
Places to die and places to hide
Poem for the young and tough
My doom smiles at me-
Hey, Kafka!
A strange visit
1970 blues
Snow white
Sour grapes
Fencing with the shadows
A hell of a duet
The dogs
Cold summer
Crime does pay
Throwing my weight around
They rolled the bed out of there
Nothing here
My last winter
First poem back
A summation
Walking papers
Alone in this room
Farewell, farewell
About the mail lately
Life on the half shell
The hardest
A terrible need
Body slam
The gods are good
The sound of typewriters
A fight
It's difficult to see your own death approaching
Made in the shade (Happy New Year)
One for Wolfgang
Night unto night
Notes on some poetry
The buzz
A simple kindness
Good try, all
Proper credentials are needed to join
Silly damned thing anyhow
Moth to the flame
7 come 11
Put out the light
Calm elation, 1993
I have this new room
Human nature
Hungaria, Symphonia Poem #9 by Franz Liszt
Club Hell, 1942
Unloading the goods
Saratoga hot walker
The sixties?
Fame at last
Party of nine
He showed me his back
The unfolding
Drunk before noon
Thumbs up, thumbs down
They are after me
Feeling fairly good tonight
There's a poet on every bar stool
10:45 a.m
The horses of Mexico
A big night
A musical difference
You tell me what it means
Dear reader:
Not much singing
The shadows
A pause before the counter attack
Picture this
9 bad boys
One more day
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