Charles Bukowski | Critical Essay by Robert Peters

This literature criticism consists of approximately 11 pages of analysis & critique of Charles Bukowski.
This section contains 3,071 words
(approx. 11 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Robert Peters

SOURCE: "Gab Poetry, or Ducks vs. Nightingale Music: Charles Bukowski," in Where the Bee Sucks: Workers, Drones, and Queens of Contemporary American Poetry, Santa Maria: Asylum Arts, 1994, pp. 56-66.

In the following essay, Peters discusses the elements of Bukowski's poetry.

I once witnessed a Charles Bukowski first: the debut of the great raunchy poet as actor. The vehicle, The Tenant, was a two character drama written by Linda King. Bukowski contributed lines of his own, better developing his own image in the play. This line was his addition, as delivered by Miss King: "You may be the greatest poet of the century, but you sure can't fuck." In a lively way The Tenant turns upon the problem of whether a super-poet should move in with his girlfriend, who would then, one would suppose, buy him his beer, give him bj's, and let him abuse her...

(read more)

This section contains 3,071 words
(approx. 11 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Robert Peters
Copyrights
Gale
Critical Essay by Robert Peters from Gale. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook