Title THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN IN TOWN AND OTHER STORIES
Book Condition Very Good
Publisher Virgin Books 2008
0753513773 / 9780753513774
Seller ID RWARE0000039914
These mad immortal stories, now surfaced from the literary underground, hav e addicted legions of American readers, even though the high literary estab lishment continues to ignore them. In Europe, however (particularly in Germ any, Italy, and France where he is published by the great publishing houses ), he is critically recognized as one of America's greatest realist writers . "Collections such as The Most Beautiful Woman in Town (1983) . . . showcase Bukowski's impressive narrative and creative abilities in stories that mos t often take place in bars and dingy apartments but are not simply about se x and alcohol. They're about staying alive in a world where the only choice for the majority of us is to face a firing squad in an office every day-th e post office, in Bukowski's case-or maintain a commitment to creativity as we struggle to pay for food and a meager place to live." -Adam Perry, Sant a Fe Reporter Charles Bukowski was born in Andernach, Germany on August 16, 1920, the only child of an American soldier and a German mother. At the age of three, he came with his family to the United States and grew up in Los Angeles. He attended Los Angeles City College from 1939 to 1941, then left school and moved to New York City to become a writer. His lack of publishing success at this time caused him to give up writing in 1946 and spurred a ten-year stint of heavy drinking. After he developed a bleeding ulcer, he decided to take up writing again. He worked a wide range of jobs to support his writing, including dishwasher, truck driver and loader, mail carrier, guard, gas station attendant, stock boy, warehouse worker, shipping cle.