Charles Bukowski | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Elizabeth Young

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Charles Bukowski.
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Critical Review by Elizabeth Young

SOURCE: "Bum steered," in New Statesman and Society, June 17, 1994, pp. 37-38.

Young provides a favorable review of the Bukowski anthology Run With The Hunted: A Charles Bukowski Reader.

Any serious reader thinks they know only too well what Charles Bukowski's work will deliver. Wet rings on bar counters; the swish of the barman's dirty cloth. Rotgut whisky and paint-stripper wine. Misanthropy. Despair. Women with big, swaying bottoms and very high heels. A touch of misogyny. Barflies, bums, floozies, the tote, the track and the betting shop. He's typing in his underwear in a low-rent room, with a filthy glass, an empty bottle and an overflowing ashtray beside him. Yes, we had him well sussed.

And so, with all due respect to this recently departed author, why read any more of the old fart's...

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