Author(s): Charles Bukowski
In On Love, we see Charles Bukowski reckoning with the complications of love and desire. Alternating between the tough and the tender, the romantic and the gritty, Bukowski exposes the myriad faces of love in the poems collected here - its selfishness and its narcissism, its randomness, its mystery and its misery, and, ultimately, its true joyfulness, endurance and redemptive power. Whether writing about his daughter, his lover, or his work, Bukowski is fiercely honest and reflective, using love as a prism to look at the world and to view his own vulnerable place in it. Memorably moving and, at times, hilarious, On Love reveals Bukowski at his most candid and affecting.
Raw and romantic, On Love captures one of our funniest, fiercest, and most daring writers on a subject that touches all of our lives
* A laureate of American low life Time * He brought everybody down to earth, even the angels -- Leonard Cohen * The best poet in America -- Jean Genet * Reflective, humane, tremendously evocative and absorbingly readable The Times * The thing about Bukowski is, when you read what he has to say, he's right -- Sean Penn
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 1920 in Andernach, Germany, to an American soldier father and a German mother, and brought to the United States at the age of two. He was raised in Los Angeles and lived there the rest of his life. He died in San Pedro, California, on March 9, 1994, at the age of seventy-three, shortly after completing his last novel, Pulp. A Fulbright scholar, Abel Debritto works in the Digital Humanities. His book Charles Bukowski, King of the Underground was published in 2013.