Portions From a Wine-Stained Notebook is written by Charles Bukowski, edited by David Stephen Calonne, and published by City Lights. I’m finding a lot of the material in Bukowski’s “Portions from a wine-stained notebook” is quite the departure from most of the other works I have. Portions From A Wine Stained Notebook Charles Bukowski Charles Bukowski left a lot of great writing behind. He was so prolific, in fact, that.

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Lists with This Book. Bukowski is an angry asshole.

Aug 15, Greg Strandberg rated it liked it Shelves: I started to give this three stars because it’s the worst Bukowski I’ve read; however, it’s a collection of diverse quality and there are several gems so good that they make the book worth reading: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

Apr 11, DoctorM rated it really liked it Shelves: David Calonne has unearthed Portions From a Wine-Stained Notebookthe previously missing link in Bukowski’s oeuvre that suddenly makes everything come clear. I was a bum and a common laborer most of my life. There is an angst I get when reading this style of writing.

Quotes from the Charles Bukowski book “Portions From A Wine-Stained Notebook” – Bukowski Quotes

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Worth finding, worth reading. Jul 05, Kees-Jan van Engelenburg rated it it was amazing. Among its many gifts, Portions from a Wine-Stained Notebook has nktebook of the best lesbian sex scenes I ever read.

He died of leukemia in San Pedro on March 9, In this story he also fucks one of the women in the ass, and then promptly sticks his dick into her cunt r Bukowski is a tough one for me.

This collection of previously unpublished or poorly publi Some Bukowski’s books feel worse and worse after novelty wears off, and you re-read them for stainev sesond and third time.


He has been accused of being a misogynist and a bad writer. There are descriptions of a Rolling Stones concert, a brief encounter with Allen Ginsberg, and a riot.

David Stephen Calonne Editor. Bukowski published his first story when he was twenty-four and began writing poetry at the age of thirty-five. The book contains meditations on his familiar themes drinking, horse-racing, etc.

Cowles rated it liked it Shelves: A very well-selected collection of previously uncollected writings, some comfortingly familiar, others pleasantly surprising. Among the highlights are his first published short story, “Aftermath of a Lengthy Rejection Slip”; his last short story, “The Other”; his first and last essays; and the first installment of his famous “Notes of a Dirty Old Man” column.

Bukowski would’ve been a dreadful neighbour and friend; he was certainly an awful husband and lover. Most readers either love or detest Charles Bukowski, the poet and novelist infamous for his prodigious worldly appetites. There are still a few WTF moments though. Portions From a Wine-Stained Notebook is essential reading for Bukowski fans, as well as a good introduction for new readers of this innovative, unconventional writer.

Genius could be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way. Discussing his style in ‘Basic Training,’ he writes, ‘I hurled myself toward my personal god: Very many posthumous Bukowski titles are underwhelming, but this collection escapes the trend in its pithy selection of vital, uncollected works.

More posthumous uncollected prose from the Dirty Old Man. Portions from a Wine-Stained Notebook: The tighter and smaller you got it the less chance there was of error and the lie.

Jun 16, Shashi Martynova rated it really liked it Shelves: Didn’t hold my interest as well as some of his poetry books and his novels. Lawrence damned dead death Dirty Old Dolly Sisters door drank drink stalned Eddie eyes face feel felt fuck girl goatee going grabbed hair notebooo Hank head hell Hemingway Henry Miller hippies horse Irwin Shaw John Bante Karyn kissed knew lady laughed legs Listen living looked magazines Mary Mike Millie morning line never night Nina Nina’s pissed play poems poet poetry Press pulled race Sanderson screamed Shipkey shit Sinclair Lewis sitting stories streets style talk tell there’s thing thought told took trying wait walked whiskey Notebok Burnett William Saroyan wine woman women write wrote Yeah.


He doesn’t glamorize life on skidrow.


Bukowski never wasted a word, and this collection should bukkwski far towards shining a light trom prose in danger of being lost in the shadow of its larger-than-life author. He died in San Pedro, California on March 9, Spender quit, Auden quit, Olson begged to the crowd. I especially liked the story “Workout” which is about Bukowski jerking it while he watches two young women grinding their cunts against each other. He also worked in a dog biscuit factory, a slaughterhouse, a cake chrles cookie factory, and he hung posters in New York City subways.

While this book may not win Bukowski any new fans, those who love his acid wit and unflinching look at the lives of real people will not be disappointed.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Mailer became an intelligent journalist, as did Capote. Those new to his work will have the good fortune of discovering a writer who could break your heart, make you howl, and slap you off your bar-stool you in a single sentence.

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