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Post Office by Charles Bukowski

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  • Jul 2, 2010
Veiled fiction, this is Bukowski with some of his best prose.
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review by . June 26, 2010
Post Office By Charles Bukowski
      Some writers you read for adventure or adventure. You pick up a  Ludlum or Tolkien novel to be taken on a ride in their imaginary or semi-imaginary roles. They have strong characters fighting great struggles against a definable evil. There is a middle, beginning, and end.      Others you read for personal expression. It is some writer writing an often personal, and often character-driven piece told from a point of view. Imagine Salinger's …
review by . January 13, 2009
Post Office by Charles Bukowski
Henry "Hank" Chinaski gets a temporary Christmas job with the Post Office as a carrier, with an ease that is surprising to him.  He finds himself delivering the mail and getting laid, which doesn't seem to interrupt his home life consisting of Betty and booze.  Then he signs on as a full time substitute and works for the boss from hell, Mr. Jonstone.  Jonstone regularly gives Hank the worse routes, for Hank isn't afraid to voice his distaste for his job.   He takes a break from …
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"It began as a mistake." By middle age, Henry Chinaski has lost more than twelve years of his life to the U.S. Postal Service. In a world where his three true, bitter pleasures are women, booze, and racetrack betting, he somehow drags his hangover out of bed every dawn to lug waterlogged mailbags up mud-soaked mountains, outsmart vicious guard dogs, and pray to survive the day-to-day trials of sadistic bosses and certifiable coworkers. This classic 1971 novel—the one that catapulted its author to national fame—is the perfect introduction to the grimly hysterical world of legendary writer, poet, and Dirty Old Man Charles Bukowski and his fictional alter ego, Chinaski.

About the Author

Charles Bukowski is one of America's best-known contemporary writers of poetry and prose, and, many would claim, its most influential and imitated poet. He was born in Andernach, Germany, and raised in Los Angeles, where he lived for fifty years. He published his first story in 1944, when he was twenty-four, and began writing poetry at the age of thirty-five. He died in San Pedro, California, on March 9, 1994, at the age of seventy-three, shortly after completing his last novel, Pulp (1994).

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ISBN-10: 0061177571
ISBN-13: 978-0061177576
Date Published: 1971
Format: Paperback: 208 pages, Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.3 x 0.6 inches

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