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Unknown manuscript by Charles Bukowski

June 19 2006

The widow of American writer Charles Bukowski said that will give the unknown writer of the manuscript library, where her husband often visited.

Among the books and manuscripts, cast as a gift to Huntington Library (San Marino, California) is a writer's drafts, which, apart from his wife Linda Lee Bukowski, have not seen a single person.  

Among the rarities were also donated by: the original script to the autobiographical film "The Piano» (Barfly), a draft of the novel "Bread with ham» (Ham on Rye, 1982), a rarity like the previous collections of poetry, in which Bukowski published in 1940 years.

"I understand that many of his records transferred to me, had to be destroyed after the death of her husband, but I want to know about his life, if not all, many things", - said Linda Lee Bukowski.

The total cost of donated curiosities, according to experts,   more than a million dollars, the Chicago Tribune.

Bukowski called brawler, a drunkard and "the most honest son of a bitch today." In his works written in a realistic, tough and unvarnished, Bukowski describes life in the poor neighborhoods of Los Angeles.

Charles Bukowski (August 16, 1920 - March 9, 1994) - American poet and novelist often mistakenly listed as beatnik. All my life I have lived in Los Angeles. He worked in the genre of hyper-realism, describing the heroes who are in an atmosphere of alcohol, debauchery and violence. The protagonist of nearly all his books (largely autobiographical) - writer Henry Chinaski. Bukowski's works repeatedly filmed. The writer died in 1994 of leukemia.


• Post Office / Post Office (1971, Rus. Translation 2002)
• do-all / Factotum (1975, Rus. Translation 2000)
• Women / Women (1978, Rus. Translation 1994)
• bread with ham / Ham On Rye (1982, Rus. Translation 2000)
• Hollywood / Hollywood (1989, Rus. Translation 1994)
Waste Paper / Pulp (1994, Rus. Translation 1996)

Short story collections:
• Notes old goat / Notes of a Dirty Old Man (1969)
• History of Ordinary Madness / Erections, Ejaculations, Exhibitions and General Tales of Ordinary Madness (1972, Rus. Translation 1997)
• South with no signs of the North / South of No North (1973, Rus. Translation 1999)
• The most beautiful woman in town / The Most Beautiful Woman in Town (1978, Rus. Translation 2001)
• Shakespeare never did this / Shakespeare Never Did This (1979)

Poetry collections:
• Mockingbird wish me luck / Mockingbird, Wish Me Luck (1972)
• Burning in water drowning in flame / Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame (1974)
• Love - hell hound / Love Is a Dog from Hell (1977)
• Play the piano drunk like a percussion until the fingers begin to bleed a bit / Play the Piano Drunk Like a Percussion Instrument Until the Fingers Begin to Bleed a Bit (1979)
• All the time, the war / War All the Time (1984)
• Sometimes it is so lonely that it even makes sense / You Get So Alone at Times It Just Makes Sense (1986)
• Madrigals rooming / Roominghouse Madrigals (1988)
• Dancing in the mortuary / Bone Palace Ballet (1997) \

The text of the bibliography used Internet encyclopedia Wikipedia.

Author: Ershov Julia

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