Posts Tagged: Charles Bukowski

What to Read When You’re at the Bar

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Miriam Parker shares a list of books to celebrate her debut novel, The Shortest Way Home.

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Staying Syncretic: A Conversation with Kool A.D.

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Kool A.D. discusses his debut novel, OK, the war on drugs, systemic destruction of left-leaning movements by the government, and the inability to escape American capitalism.

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The Storming Bohemian Punks the Muse #19: Are YOU My Hero?

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This week, I’ve found myself thinking about heroism. What makes a hero, anyway? Who should we choose for our heroes? When I was around fourteen, I developed a hero crush on W. C. Fields, of all people! I was delighted when I read about the time he and John Barrymore gave a ride to a […]

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Notable Twin Cities: 2/19–2/25

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Sunday 2/19: Co-founder of Milkweed Editions and poet Emilie Buchwald will feature at Literary Witnesses, held in the Plymouth Congregational Church. Buchwald will read from her newest collection of poetry, The Moment’s Only Moment. 12 p.m., free. Tuesday 2/21: Carol Connolly’s series Reading by Writers continues with a tribute to Charles Bukowski. Readers, all Twin […]

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To Sleep, Perchance to Write

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You’ve read about famous authors’ workspaces, writing schedules, and semi-compulsive rituals, but have you read about their sleep habits? Brain Pickings’s Maria Popova collaborated with information designer Giorgia Lupi and Rumpus illustrator Wendy MacNaughton to create a series of super-charming illustrations of writers correlating their wake-up times with their creative productivity. (Of course Bukowski got up at noon.) Check […]

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Going Back to Bed

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“Someday they’ll say Bukowski knew. Lay down for three of four days to get your juices back—then get up, look around and do it… But who the hell can do it ‘cause you need a dollar.” Open Culture shares a video of Charles Bukowski discussing how he deals with depression and renews creativity.

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The Last Book I Loved: Women

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Read between Faulkner’s Collected Short Stories and the wonderful Martin Millar’s Lonely Werewolf Girl, it was time for prose that slapped me in the face and welcomed me with a beer. Charles Bukowski’s Henry Chinaski character is starting to emerge as a successful poet, and consequently has a bit more money to buy booze, a […]

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