Charles Bukowski | Literature Criticism Interview by Glenn Esterly

This literature criticism consists of approximately 24 pages of analysis & critique of Charles Bukowski.
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Interview by Glenn Esterly

SOURCE: "The Pock-marked Poetry of Charles Bukowski: Notes of a Dirty Old Mankind," in Rolling Stone, June 17, 1976, pp. 28-34.

In the following interview, Esterly and Bukowski discuss topics such as the author's writing, his life, his relationships with women, and other issues.

In preparation for tonight's poetry reading, Charles Bukowski is out in the parking lot, vomiting. He always vomits before readings; crowds give him the jitters. And tonight there's a big crowd. Some 400 noisy students—many of whom have come directly from nearby 49rs tavern—are packed into an antiseptic auditorium at California State University at Long Beach on this fourth night of something called Poetry Week. Not exactly the kind of event calculated to set the campus astir, as evidenced by the sparse audiences for readings by other poets on the first...

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