The Mathematics of the Breath and the Way: On Writers and Writing. Charles Bukowski.
The Mathematics of the Breath and the Way: On Writers and Writing
The Mathematics of the Breath and the Way: On Writers and Writing

The Mathematics of the Breath and the Way: On Writers and Writing

ISBN: 9780872867598
San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books, 2018. First Edition. Softcover. "In The Mathematics of the Breath and the Way, Charles Bukowski considers the art of writing, and the art of living as a writer. Bringing together a variety of previously uncollected stories, columns, reviews, introductions, and interviews, Mathematics finds him approaching the dynamics of his chosen profession with cynical aplomb, deflating pretentions and tearing down idols armed with only a typewriter and a bottle of beer...Mathematics runs through numerous tales following the author's adventures at poetry readings, parties, film sets, and bars, and also features an unprecedented gathering of Bukowski's singular literary criticism...the book closes with a handful of interviews in which he discusses his writing practices and his influences, making Mathematics a perfect guide to the man behind the myth and the disciplined artist behind the boozing brawler." (from back cover). A most comprehensive & enlightening collection of writings by Charles Bukowski (1920-1994), the legendary cult favorite whose life & work have made an indelible impact on American literature & popular culture. The common theme of these myriad pieces over many years is the very practice of writing, by himself & a variety of other literary figures from Ernest Hemingway to d.a. levy. Edited & with a very informative introduction by our good friend David Stephen Calonne, a prolific Beat-&-Beyond author & our esteemed colleague at the European Beat Studies Network (ebsn.eu). With reproduction of a drawing of Bukowski at his computer by comix legend Robert Crumb on front cover; & several of Bukowski's own witty, minimalist drawings throughout. Small-format softcover original, first edition, a production of Lawrence Ferlinghetti's iconic City Lights imprint. An important scholarly resource; a uniquely specialized & rewarding Bukowski collectible. In very fine condition with only a few tiny bumps & very short, faint creases at thin edges & corners of front, back covers & spine; very small, faint creases & tiny bumps to upper corners of a few page leaves; otherwise substantially as-new inside & out. Very Fine. [Item #4400]

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