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He talks how filthy the life and humans are when he’s a great example of all that himself. Regrettably this piece of apeshit does not add much to the value. Bukowski was at home with street people and his work contains a brutal realism and graphic imagery. Something which you recognize. Preview — Escritos de un viejo indecente by Charles Bukowski.

I venture to add to this ibdecente at the time of these writings Vharles had just begun to find his niche and esctitos managed to only publish roughly eight books over the last decade none of which really brought him any widespread fame or financial security. Notes of a Dirty Old Man is the ramblings of a drunk and dirty gambler, always looking for his next drink or screw.

At one point, someone says to a Bukowski self-insert character, “It doesn’t matter whether your stories are true,” to which Bukowski replies “They are. Indirect book quote I’m reminded of World War Z ; each story is captivating, but you tire a little of the style. Bukowski himself writes of the magical feeling of having the freedom to write whatever he wanted and the sudden notoriety he aquired with his new exposure.

Escritos de un viejo indecente by Charles Bukowski

Even if it is all an act, all of the autobiographical shit, Bukowski still has the narrative perspective of a person who refused to be groomed by his parents, teachers, or lovers. Bukowksi worked well when given every writers dream: Mar 02, M. There are some really, really interesting and great short stories in this xe and there are some really weird, messed-up ones which leave you saying or thinking WTF?

The only unity that could be said to bring these together is the distinctive narrative voice of the author and his usual themes of the darker aspects of life. I cannot believe that the author of this book and “ham on rye” are the same person.


Escritos de un viejo indecente by Charles Bukowski. There is plenty of booze and debauchery in this collection.

Inddcente dated this guy Dave when I was living in Chalres in the 70s. See my review on Nazis and Nudists by David Haldane. At one point, Bukowski states that he is aware that his narration is switching between tenses, and tells the reader that, if they care, they can “shove a nipple up their scrotum. He lived most of his live in boarding houses in the Los Angeles area.

While they take hours, he is finished in five minutes. And not even because it was nasty or creepy because let’s face it, despite panic attacks and crap, I made it through Brett Easton Ellis’ American Psycho and if I can get through that, I think I can get through any book.

As much as these little stories are impossible to forget, however, it is Bukowski’s wry observations on life that really shine through, such as ‘The difference between a brave man and This is Bukowski at his visceral best – a collection of his columns originally published in ‘Open City’ in the s. Bukowski published his first story when he was twenty-four and began writing poetry at the age of thirty-five.

Reunion tumultuosa Tom Sharpe.

Escritos de un viejo indecente

And ugliness is a fact of life, as “Notes of a Dirty Old Man” shows, page after page, but I still couldn’t stop reading, because in the end, every story leads to the same place, and this is it: The rants, stories, and prose poems collected here are uneven in quality, but enough of them held my interest so that I was able to finish reading “Notes of a Dirty Old Man.

The inclusion of this story may sound pretentious, and that is probably because it escritks, but it is a good encapsulation of the Bukowski appeal. This is the first of his books that I’ve read and I catch myself thinking that I really don’t hope the rest of his book are the same. It’s the sort of gut-slice writing that you either devour or spit back out in disgust.


See 1 question about Escritos de un viejo indecente…. Beneath the vulgarity, self-loathing and woman hating, there is a glimmer of something. En este caso es un poco diferente lo que esta libro tiene para ofrecer. Looking for beautiful books? Cahrles see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. So maybe Bukowski is profound because he was the first to write in this kind of voice. However, you did provoke a smile here and there, mostly when you were sober, and I will grant you 3 small stars for you many wordplays.

He came to the United States with his parents when he was three years old xe spent his early years in poverty.

To ask other readers questions about Escritos de un viejo indecenteplease sign up. You can tell he was pretty smashed while writing this shit – he’ll segue from an MRA-style “women-are-conniving-rats” rant to a story about fucking a 5-foot tall, pound prostitute.

A bum off the road brings in a gypsy and his wife and we talk. Definitely worth the price of admission though. My library Help Advanced Book Search. She wants me to give up drinking beer and to eat well. They largely consist of the usual semi-autobiographical fare from the author in the form of short stories and a few poems but they are essentially really more of a grab bag collection of odds and ends on a variety of subjects.

Librería La Lengua Absuelta: Charles Bukowski, Escritos de un Viejo Indecente

I think Bukowski says it best in the beginning, during his time writing for Open City, the paper was so busy that the editor often accepted Bukowski’s pieces without second glance, more than likely due to his recent brush with success.

Or since I first read it anyway. I’m eescritos stranger to Bukowski, but this collection is just awful. He picks it up and reads the title.