The BUK Book: Musings on Charles Bukowski. Jim Christy, Claude Powell, Charles Bukowski.
The BUK Book: Musings on Charles Bukowski
The BUK Book: Musings on Charles Bukowski
The BUK Book: Musings on Charles Bukowski

The BUK Book: Musings on Charles Bukowski

ISBN: 1550222953
Toronto, Ontario, Canada: ECW Press, 1997. First Edition. Softcover. "The BUK book offers a unique look at a phenomenon: Charles Bukowski- BUK- the battered and scarred postal clerk, odd jobs man, and lowly factotum, became the best-known "underground" writer in the English language. Jean Genet called him "the best poet in America." His work- raw, crude, heartwarming, and hilarious- has inspired imitators, emulators, sycophants, and detractors. Until now, everything written about the man has suffered accordingly. In The BUK Book, Jim Christy cuts through all the crap, and writes engagingly about the man, the myth, and his work. The book features twenty-four photographs, all shot by Claude Powell, Bukowski's confidante and drinking buddy." (back cover) A compact, propulsive biography of Charles Bukowski (1920-1994), the legendary cult favorite whose life & work have made an indelible impact on American literature & popular culture, by the prolific Canadian author & sculptor Jim Christy. The many photographs taken by Claude Powell interspersed with the text are quite explicit depictions of Bukowski, alone in his sloppy glory or in the very intimate company of his nude wife Linda. Small trade-format softcover original with flaps & sewn binding, first edition published in Canada. A straight, no chaser portrait of Bukowski; an essential Beat-&-Beyond collectible. In very fine condition with only slight rubbing to glossy front, back covers & spine; a bit of wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same & blank flaps; very light browning to edges of text block. Interior very fine with only very light browning to blank margins of page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #4264]

Price: $30.00