First published in 1977, "Love Is a Dog from Hell" is a collection of Bukowski's poetry from the mid-seventies. A classic in the Bukowski canon, "Love Is a Dog from Hell" is a raw, lyrical, exploration of the exigencies, heartbreaks, and limits of love.
A classic in the Bukowski poetry canon, Love Is a Dog from Hell is a raw, lyrical, exploration of the exigencies, heartbreaks, and limits of love.
A book that captures the Dirty Old Man of American letters at his fiercest and most vulnerable, on a subject that hits home with all of us. Charles Bukowski was a man of intense emotions, someone an editor once called a ?passionate madman.? Alternating between tough and gentle, sensitive and gritty, Bukowski lays bare the myriad facets of love?its selfishness and its narcissism, its randomness, its mystery and its misery, and, ultimately, its true joyfulness, endurance, and redemptive power.
"there is a loneliness in this world so great
that you can see it in the slow movement of
the hands of a clock."
Charles Bukowski, geb. am 16. August 1920 in Andernach, lebte seit seinem zweiten Lebensjahr in Los Angeles. Nach Jobs als Tankwart, Schlachthof- und Hafenarbeiter begann er zu schreiben und veröffentlichte weit über 40 Prosa- und Lyrikbände. Charles Bukowski starb am 9. März 1994 in San Pedro/L.A.