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On Love

(2016)
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A companion to On Writing and On Cats: A raw and tender poetry collection 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." In On Love, we see Bukowski reckoning with the complications and exaltations of love, lust, and desire. 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.

Bukowski is brilliant on love - often amusing, sometimes playful, and fleetingly sweet. On Love offers deep insight into Bukowski the man and the artist; whether writing about his daughter, his lover, his friends, or his work, he is piercingly honest and poignantly reflective, using love as a prism to see the world in all its beauty and cruelty, and his own fragile place in it. "My love is a hummingbird sitting that quiet moment on the bough," he writes, "as the same cat crouches."

Brutally honest, flecked with humor and pathos, On Love reveals Bukowski at his most candid and affecting.

    

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Hardback Editions

February 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: On Love
Author(s): Charles Bukowski
ISBN: 1-78211-728-8 / 978-1-78211-728-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: On Love
Author(s): Charles Bukowski
ISBN: 0-06-239603-X / 978-0-06-239603-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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Paperback Editions

January 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: On Love
Author(s): Charles Bukowski
ISBN: 0-06-242073-9 / 978-0-06-242073-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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August 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: On Love
Author(s): Charles Bukowski
ISBN: 1-78211-730-X / 978-1-78211-730-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

February 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: On Love
Author(s): Charles Bukowski
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: On Love
Author(s): Charles Bukowski
Publisher: Ecco
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA