Legendary Californian writer Charles Bukowski, who died in 1994, became world famous for his semi-autobiographical books about low-life America. Classic novels like 'Post Office' and 'Women' made this one-time bum and lifelong alcoholic rich and famous.
In this, the first critical biography of Bukowski, author Howard Sounes has drawn on years of exhaustive research -- including new interview with virtually all Bukowski's friends, his family and his many lover, as well as unprecedented access to his private letters and unpublished writing -- to reveal the extraordinary true story.
Outrageous and often uproariously funny, the revelations in 'Locked in the Arms of a Crazy Life' will surprise existing fans of Bukowski's work and delight those who are just discovering his great iconoclast.
The biography is illustrated with over fifty never-before-published personal photographs and features unique contributions from movie star friends of Bukowski's.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 05 / 2007
- 129 x 198mm