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"Women", in boards with cloth spine and paper label to the spine, Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, signed, original oil painting bound in, fresh acetate jacket, 35 from a limited edition of 75, 1978; 9 1/4" x 6 1/4" (board size); Literary cult hero Charles Bukowski was a prolific writer who used his poetry and prose to depict the depravities of urban life and the downtrodden in American society. His subject matter was drinking, sex, gambling, and music; his voice, crisp and hard. An abused and bullied child, Bukowski discovered his love of alcohol in adolescence. Though he did not begin his professional writing career until the age of thirty-five, he wrote more than forty books of poetry and prose while cultivating a deserved reputation as a hard-living, hard-drinking man. His 1978 novel "Women" features his recurring, semi-autobiographical character Henry Chinaski in later life. In "Women", Chinaski has emerged from a live of poverty to become a celebrated writer. What has not changed is his constant carousing or his relationship with women, who temporarily fulfill him and ultimately, always, disappoint.

Sale Price: $3,250

Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500

Condition Report

Fine and fresh condition in clear acetate dust jacket.