Biography: Portrait of an Artist
Create a presentation about the life of Charles Bukowski for the class in any medium you choose. Discuss what parts of his stories are biographical and not, including his views on society and the world.
Create a map of Los Angeles that details all of the majors events in "The Most Beautiful Woman in Town and Other Stories." Show how these areas are connected to each other, as well as researching the affluence of these places during the time these stories were written. In this manner, discuss how this affects the settings of Bukowski's stories.
From the Diary of...
You are Harry from "Life and Death in the Charity Ward." Keep a journal and discuss your feelings about the hospital, the staff, your fellow patients, and, most importantly, what the cigarettes from Bukowski mean to you. Be sure to consider that...
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