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On Writing

(2015)
A non fiction book by

 
 
Sharp and moving reflections and ruminations on the artistry and craft of writing from one of our most iconoclastic, riveting, and celebrated masters.

Charles Bukowski's stories, poems, and novels have left an enduring mark on our culture. In this collection of correspondence - letters to publishers, editors, friends, and fellow writers - the writer shares his insights on the art of creation.

On Writing reveals an artist brutally frank about the drudgery of work and canny and uncompromising about the absurdities of life - and of art. It illuminates the hard-edged, complex humanity of a true American legend and counterculture icon - the "laureate of American lowlife" (Time) - who stoically recorded society's downtrodden and depraved. It exposes an artist grounded in the visceral, whose work reverberates with his central ideal: "Don't try."

Piercing, poignant, and often hilarious, On Writing is filled not only with memorable lines but also with Bukowski's trademark toughness, leavened with moments of grace, pathos, and intimacy.

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July 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: On Writing
Author(s): Charles Bukowski
ISBN: 0-06-239600-5 / 978-0-06-239600-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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July 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: On Writing
Author(s): Charles Bukowski
ISBN: 1-78211-722-9 / 978-1-78211-722-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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Paperback Editions

August 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: On Writing
Author(s): Charles Bukowski
ISBN: 1-78211-724-5 / 978-1-78211-724-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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July 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: On Writing
Author(s): Charles Bukowski
ISBN: 0-06-241740-1 / 978-0-06-241740-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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July 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: On Writing
Author(s): Charles Bukowski
Publisher: Ecco
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July 2015 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: On Writing
Author(s): Charles Bukowski
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA