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Charles Bukowski Pick of the Month:
Charles Bukowski

Henry Charles Bukowski, Jr. -- "Hank" -- was born August 16, 1920 in Andernach, Germany, though the family moved to the United States when he was quite young. At one point in his literary career, Bukowski was given the "Outsider of the Year Award." Biographer Cherkovski traces the poet's "outsider" status to early childhood, when children teased him about his German accent and called him "Heinie": "Heinie' followed him on up through the fourth grade." His parents were little comfort. Bukowski himself remarks, "I had some pretty terrible parents, and your parents are pretty much your world. That's all there is." ...[ More ]

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