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  • Published: 1 May 2008
  • ISBN: 9780753513774
  • Imprint: Virgin Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $29.99

The Most Beautiful Woman in Town



The underbelly of Los Angeles, courtesy of iconic American writer Charles Bukowski

Surfacing from the literary underground, Bukowski's wild and immortal stories have become cult favourites. This collection of anecdotal short stories demonstrates Bukowski's compelling semi-autobiographical style and his mastery of visceral language and the depiction of seamy underworlds.

Focusing on themes that recur throughout his work, from Los Angeles and bar culture to alcoholism, gambling, sex and violence, these pieces also introduce unexpected elements of fantasy and surrealism.

  • Published: 1 May 2008
  • ISBN: 9780753513774
  • 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 The Most Beautiful Woman in Town

Not since George Orwell has the condition of being down-and-out been so well recorded

New York Times

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