Charles Bukowski was born in Andernach, Germany, on August 16, He came to the United States with his parents when he was three years old and spent his early years in poverty. As a young man he was a transient, doing odd jobs. He lived most of his live in boarding houses in the Los Angeles area.
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Which book should I read first? Thank u all! Grigoria Pontiki I would suggest Ham on Rye too. It's about Chinasky's early life and in my opinion, Bukowski's best book.
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Bukowski wrote thousands of poems, hundreds of short stories and six novels, eventually publishing over sixty books Charles Bukowski was the only child of an American soldier and a German mother.
At the age of three, he came with his family to the United States and grew up in Los Angeles. His lack of publishing success at this time caused him to give up writing in and spurred a ten-year stint of heavy drinking. After he developed a bleeding ulcer, he decided to take up writing again. He worked a wide range of jobs to support his writing, including dishwasher, truck driver and loader, mail carrier, guard, gas station attendant, stock boy, warehouse worker, shipping clerk, post office clerk, parking lot attendant, Red Cross orderly, and elevator operator.
He also worked in a dog biscuit factory, a slaughterhouse, a cake and cookie factory, and he hung posters in New York City subways.
Bukowski published his first story when he was twenty-four and began writing poetry at the age of thirty-five. His first book of poetry was published in ; he went on to publish more than forty-five books of poetry and prose, including Pulp , Screams from the Balcony , and The Last Night of the Earth Poems He died of leukemia in San Pedro on March 9, Books by Charles Bukowski.
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Post Office is the first novel written by Charles Bukowski , published in when he was 50 years old. In Los Angeles, California , down-and-out barfly Henry Chinaski becomes a substitute mail carrier ; he quits for a while and lives on his winnings at the track, then becomes a mail clerk. Chinaski drifts from place to place, surviving through booze and women, with his biting sense of humor and a cynical view of the world. An autobiographical account of Bukowski's years working as a carrier and sorter for the United States Postal Service ,  the novel is "dedicated to nobody". Post Office introduces Bukowski's autobiographical anti-hero , Henry Chinaski.