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  • Published: 3 August 2009
  • ISBN: 9780753513873
  • Imprint: Virgin Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $29.99

Tales of Ordinary Madness


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More semi-autobiographical short stories from cult writer Charles Bukowski

Inspired by D.H. Lawrence, Chekhov and Hemingway, Bukowski's writing is passionate, extreme and has attracted a cult following, while his life was as weird and wild as the tales he wrote. This collection of short stories gives an insight into the dark, dangerous lowlife of Los Angeles that Bukowski inhabited.

From prostitutes to classical music, Bukowski ingeniously mixes high and low culture in his 'tales of ordinary madness'. These are angry yet tender, humorous and haunting portrayals of life in the underbelly of Los Angeles.

  • Pub date: 3 August 2009
  • ISBN: 9780753513873
  • Imprint: Virgin Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $29.99

About the Author

Charles Bukowski

Born in 1920, Charles Bukowski became one of America's best-known writers. During his lifetime he published more than forty-five books of poetry and prose including the novels Post Office (1971), Factotum (1975), Women (1979) and Pulp (1994) all available from Virgin Books.

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Praise for Tales of Ordinary Madness

“Dirty realism from the godfather of lowlife literature”

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