The Night Torn Mad With Footsteps

The Night Torn Mad With Footsteps

This collection of previously unpublished poems offers the author's take on squabbling neighbours, off-kilter lovers, would-be hangers-on, and the loneliness of a man afflicted with acute powers of observation.

Author: Charles Bukowski

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061875854

Category: Poetry

Page: 360

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This collection of previously unpublished poems offers the author's take on squabbling neighbours, off-kilter lovers, would-be hangers-on, and the loneliness of a man afflicted with acute powers of observation. The tone is gritty and amusing, spiralling out towards a cock-eyed wisdom.
Categories: Poetry

The Pleasures of the Damned

The Pleasures of the Damned

440 putrefaction (You Get So Alone at Times That It Just Makes Sense) 85 racetrack parking lot at the end of the day (The Night Torn Mad with Footsteps) 471 radio with guts, a (play the piano drunk . . . ) 349 railroad yard, the (What ...

Author: Charles Bukowski

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 9781847678874

Category: Poetry

Page: 529

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The Pleasures of the Damned is a selection of the best poetry from America's most iconic and imitated poet, Charles Bukowski. Celebrating the full range of the poet's extraordinary sensibility and his uncompromising linguistic brilliance, these poems cover a lifetime of experience, from his renegade early work to never-before-collected poems penned during the final days before his death. Selected by John Martin, Bukowski's long-time editor and the publisher of the legendary Black Sparrow Press, this stands as what Martin calls 'the best of the best of Bukowski'.
Categories: Poetry

On Love

On Love

in The Night Torn Mad with Footsteps, 2001. “one for the shoeshine man.” May 17, 1975 manuscript; collected in Love Is a Dog ... “who in the hell is Tom Jones?”. June 4, 1975 manuscript; collected in Love Is a Dog .

Author: Charles Bukowski

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 9781782117292

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 241

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In On Love, we see Charles Bukowski reckoning with the complications of love and desire. Alternating between the tough and the tender, the romantic and the gritty, Bukowski exposes the myriad faces of love in the poems collected here - its selfishness and its narcissism, its randomness, its mystery and its misery, and, ultimately, its true joyfulness, endurance and redemptive power. Whether writing about his daughter, his lover, or his work, Bukowski is fiercely honest and reflective, using love as a prism to look at the world and to view his own vulnerable place in it.
Categories: Literary Collections

sifting through the madness for the word the line the way

sifting through the madness for the word  the line  the way

... ( 1990 ) The Last Night of the Earth Poems ( 1992 ) Screams from the Balcony : Selected Letters 1960–1970 ( Volume 1 ) ... The Correspondence of Charles Bukowski & Sheri Martinelli ( 2001 ) The Night Torn Mad with Footsteps : New Poems ...

Author: Charles Bukowski

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 006197997X

Category: Poetry

Page: 416

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One of the most recognizable poets of the last century, Charles Bukowski is simultaneously a common man and an icon of urban depravity. He uses strong, blunt language to describe life as he lives it, and through it all charts the mutations of morality in modern America. Sifting Through the Madness for the Word, the Line, the Way is a treasure trove of confessional poetry written towards then end of Bukowski’s life. With the overhang of failing health and waning fame, he reflects on his travels, his gambling and drinking, working, not working, sex and love, eating, cats, and more. Sifting Through is Bukowski at his most meditative – published posthumously, it’s completely non-performative, and gets to the heart of Bukowski’s lifelong pursuit of natural language and raw honesty. We recommend you read this as Bukowski wrote: by sifting through the madness for what hits you as the word, the line, the way.
Categories: Poetry

Bukowski

Bukowski

... Black Sparrow Press, 2000 Beerspit Night and Cursing: The Correspondence of Charles Bukowski and Sheri Martinelli, 1960–1967, Edited by Steven Moore, Santa Rosa, Black Sparrow Press, 2001 The Night Torn Mad with Footsteps, ...

Author: Neeli Cherkovski

Publisher: Godine+ORM

ISBN: 9781574232424

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 325

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Meet the man behind the myth in the only full-fledged biography of the American novelist, poet, and legend by a close friend and collaborator. Neeli Cherkovski began a deep friendship with Bukowski in the 1960s while guzzling beer at wrestling matches or during quieter evenings discussing life and literature in Bukowski’s East Hollywood apartment. Over the decades, those hundreds of conversations took shape as this biography—now with a new preface, “This Thing Upon Me Is Not Death: Reflections on the Centennial of Charles Bukowski.” Bukowski, author of Ham on Rye, Post Office, and other bestselling novels, short stories, and poetry collections only ever wanted to be a writer. Maybe that’s why Bukowski’s voice is so real and immediate that readers felt included in a conversation. “In his written work, he’s a hero, a fall guy, a comic character, a womanizing lush, a wise old dog,” biographer Neeli Cherkovski writes. “His readers do more than glimpse his many-sidedness. For some, it’s a deep experience. They feel as if his writing opens places inside of themselves they might never have seen otherwise. Often a reader comes away feeling heroic, because the poet has shown them that their ordinary lives are imbued with drama.” Full of anecdotes, wisdom, humor, and insight, this is an essential companion to the work of a great American writer. Long-time Bukowski fans will come away with fresh insights while readers new to his work will find this an exhilarating introduction. “A treasure trove for Bukowski fans . . . Cherkovski’s access to his subject allows him an intimacy otherwise impossible.” —John Rechy, Los Angeles Times
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Mathematics of the Breath and the Way

The Mathematics of the Breath and the Way

... Open All Night: New Poems (2000) The Night Torn Mad with Footsteps: New Poems (2001) Beerspit Night and Cursing: The Correspondence of Charles Bukowski and Sheri Martinelli, 1960–1967 (2001) Sifting Through the Madness for the Word, ...

Author: Charles Bukowski

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 9781786894441

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 313

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In The Mathematics of the Breath and the Way, Charles Bukowski considers the art of writing, and the art of living as writer. Bringing together a variety of previously uncollected stories, columns, reviews, introductions, and interviews, this book finds him approaching the dynamics of his chosen profession with cynical aplomb, deflating pretensions and tearing down idols armed with only a typewriter and a bottle of beer. Beginning with the title piece - a serious manifesto disguised as off-handed remarks en route to the racetrack - The Mathematics of the Breath and the Way runs through numerous tales following the author's adventures at poetry readings, parties, film sets, and bars, and features an unprecedented gathering of Bukowski's singular literary criticism. The book closes with a handful of interviews in which he discusses his writing practices and his influences, making this a perfect guide to the man behind the myth and the disciplined artist behind the boozing brawler.
Categories: Literary Collections

Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski

The Last Night of the Earth Poems(Black Sparrow Press, 1992)Note: The last full-length poetry book published during ... Open All Night: New Poems (Black Sparrow Press, 2000) The Night Torn Mad With Footsteps: New Poems (Black Sparrow ...

Author: Howard Sounes

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 9781847676320

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 337

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Locked in the Arms of a Crazy Life is the classic biography of Charles Bukowski, the hard-drinking barfly whose semi-autobiographical books about low-life America made him a cult figure across the globe. Extensive original research and unique contributions from friends, family and associates – including Mickey Rourke, Robert Crumb, Sean Penn, Norman Mailer and Allen Ginsberg – as well as personal photographs and drawings by Buk himself make this a must for Bukowski devotees and new readers alike. This updated edition features a new preface by the author, expanded notes and a unique star rating in the bibliography of Bukowski's own works.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Hunchback of East Hollywood

The Hunchback of East Hollywood

The Night Torn Mad With Footsteps , published in 2001 , is another large posthumous poetry collection from Black Sparrow which makes us wonder yet again how Hank found time to live the high life amidst all his scribblings .

Author: Aubrey Malone

Publisher: Critical Vision

ISBN: 1900486288

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 196

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More renowned for his outrageous outbursts than anything he put on paper, Bukowski is one of America's most misunderstood and under-appreciated writers. Charting his vexed relationships with women, employers, friends, colleagues and the tender mercies of the demon drink, this is the first book to study the writer's life and work in equal measure, focusing on the manner in which one impacted on the other. Now one of Ireland's most respected authors and critics gets inside the real Bukowski to deliver a full frontal assault on the most unlikely literary career in history.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Absence of the Hero

Absence of the Hero

On Rabelais see Bukowski's “he died April 9, 1553” in The Night Torn Mad with Footsteps: New Poems. Santa Rosa: Black Sparrow Press, 2001, pp. 218-19. And in an interview from 1981 he explained: “. . . the Decameron, Boccaccio.

Author: Charles Bukowski

Publisher: City Lights Publishers

ISBN: 9780872865570

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Everyone’s favorite Dirty Old Man returns with a new volume of uncollected work. Charles Bukowski (1920–1994), one of the most outrageous figures of twentieth-century American literature, was so prolific that many significant pieces never found their way into his books. Absence of the Hero contains much of his earliest fiction, unseen in decades, as well as a number of previously unpublished stories and essays. The classic Bukowskian obsessions are here: sex, booze, and gambling, along with trenchant analysis of what he calls "Playing and Being the Pet." Among the book's highlights are tales of his infamous public readings ("The Big Dope Reading," "I Just Write Poetry So I Can Go to Bed with Girls"); a review of his own first book; hilarious installments of his newspaper column, Notes of a Dirty Old Man, including meditations on neo-Nazis and driving in Los Angeles; and an uncharacteristic tale of getting lost in the Utah woods ("Bukowski Takes a Trip"). Yet the book also showcases the other Bukowski-an astute if offbeat literary critic. From his own "Manifesto" to his account of poetry in Los Angeles ("A Foreword to These Poets") to idiosyncratic evaluations of Allen Ginsberg, Robert Creeley, LeRoi Jones, and Louis Zukofsky, Absence of the Hero reveals the intellectual hidden beneath the gruff exterior. Our second volume of his uncollected prose, Absence of the Hero is a major addition to the Bukowski canon, essential for fans, yet suitable for new readers as an introduction to the wide range of his work. "He loads his head full of coal and diamonds shoot out of his finger tips. What a trick. The mole genius has left us with another digest. It's a full house--read 'em and weep."—Tom Waits "This second volume of Bukowski's uncollected stories and essays offers all that Bukowski is known for—wry obscenity, smutty wisdom, seeming ramblings whose hidden smarts catch you unaware--but in addition there are moments here in which he takes off the mask and strips away the bravado to show himself at his most vulnerable and human. A must for Bukowski aficionados."—Brian Evenson, author of Last Days and The Open Curtain "Like a brass-rail Existentialist or a skid-row Transcendentalist, [Bukowski] is candid, unblinking, leaving it to his readers to cast their own judgment about his mishaps, his drinking, his sexual appetite or his own pessimism. He is Ralph Waldo Emerson as a Dirty Old Man, not lounging in the grape-arbor of Concord, Massachusetts, but bent-over a table in an L.A. flophouse scribbling in pencil to the strains of Sibelius."—Paul Maher Jr., Phawker "[Bukowski] could be generous and mean-spirited, heroic and defensive, spot-on and slanted, but he became the world-class writer he had set out to be; he has joined the permanent anti-canon or shadow-canon whose denizens had shown him the way. Today the frequent allusions to him in both popular and mainstream culture tend more to respect than mockery. If scholarship has lagged, this book would indicate that this situation is changing."—Gerald Locklin, Resources for American Literary Study "The pieces range over nearly half a century, and include a story about a baseball player seized by a sudden bout of existential paralysis, along with early, graphically sexual (and masterfully comic) stories published in such smut mags as Candid Press."—Penthouse "An absolute must for fans of Charles Bukowski's work, Absence of a Hero is also a welcome addition to public and college library literary studies shelves."—Midwest Book Review
Categories: Fiction

Mind Over Mind

Mind Over Mind

Grateful acknowledgment ismade forpermission toreprint an excerpt from “he died April 9, 1553” from The Night Torn Mad with Footsteps by Charles Bukowski. Copyright © 2001 byLindaLee Bukowski. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins ...

Author: Chris Berdik

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101595275

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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“Our brains can’t help but look forward. We spend very little of our mental lives completely in the here and now. Indeed, the power of expectations is so pervasive that we may notice only when somebody pulls back the curtain to reveal a few of the cogs and levers responsible for the big show.” We all know expectations matter—in school, in sports, in the stock market. From a healing placebo to a run on the bank, hints of their self-fulfilling potential have been observed for years. But now researchers in fields ranging from medicine to education to criminal justice are moving beyond observation to investigate exactly how expectations work—and when they don’t. In Mind Over Mind, journalist Chris Berdik offers a captivating look at the frontiers of expectations research, revealing how our brains work in the future tense and how our assumptions—about the next few milliseconds or the next few years—bend reality. We learn how placebo calories can fill us up, why wine judges can’t agree, how fake surgery can sometimes work better than real surgery, and how imaginary power can be corrupting. We meet scientists who have found that wearing taller and more attractive avatars in a virtual world boosts confidence in real life, gambling addicts whose brains make losing feel like winning, and coaches who put blurry glasses on athletes to lift them out of slumps. Along the way, Berdik probes the paradox of expectations. Their influence seems based on illusion, even trickery, but they can create their own reality, for good or for ill. Expectations can heal our bodies and make us stronger, smarter, and more successful, or they can leave us in agony, crush our spirit, and undermine our free will. If we can unlock their secrets, we may be able to harness their power and sidestep their pitfalls. Drawing on psychology, neuroscience, history, and fascinating true stories of xpectations in action, Mind Over Mind offers a spirited journey into one of the most exciting areas of brain research today.
Categories: Psychology