Objective: Charles Bukowski is the author of "Women", as well as several other novels, some of which also focus on Henry Chinaski, such as "Post Office" and "Factotum". This lesson will focus on the author and his biography.
1. In Class Reading: Hand out copies of a short biography on Charles Bukowski. Have the class read the biography and take notes in preparation for a discussion on it.
2. In Class Writing Assignment: Based on what you have learned about Charles Bukowski from reading his biography, write one or two paragraphs about him and his accomplishments.
3. Class Discussion: Who was Charles Bukowski? What are his most popular works? He wrote in America in the 1970s; how does the time period and location in which he lived affect his writing? How does his life affect his writing? What significance might his biography have regarding his writing career?
4. Homework: In preparation...
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