Tales of Ordinary Madness - Charles Bukowski 1983 City Lights Books paperback No Barcode

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Blurb: 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.

A .45 to pay the rent --
Doing time with public enemy no. 1 --
Scenes from the big time --
Nut ward just east of Hollywood --
Would you suggest writing as a career? --
The great Zen wedding --
Reunion --
Cunt and Kant and a happy home --
Goodbye Watson --
Great poets die in steaming pots of shit --
My stay in the poet's cottage --
The stupid Christs --
Too sensitive --
Rape! Rape! --
An evil town --
Love it or leave it. A dollar and twenty cents --
No stockings --
A quiet conversation piece --
Beer and poets and talk --
I shot a man in Reno --
A rain of women --
Night streets of madness --
Purple as an iris --
Eyes like the sky --
One for Walter Lowenfels --
Notes of a potential suicide --
Notes on the pest --
A bad trip --
Animal crackers in my soup --
A popular man --
Flower horse --
The big pot game --
The blanket