Portions From a Wine-Stained Notebook is written by Charles Bukowski, edited by David Stephen Calonne, and published by City Lights. I’m finding a lot of the material in Bukowski’s “Portions from a wine-stained notebook” is quite the departure from most of the other works I have. Portions From A Wine Stained Notebook Charles Bukowski Charles Bukowski left a lot of great writing behind. He was so prolific, in fact, that.

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Some Bukowski’s books feel worse and worse after novelty wears off, and you re-read them for the sesond and third time.

Portions From a Wine-Stained Notebook, Uncollected Stories and Essays,

Bukowski also nitebook I’ve read a bkowski of Bukowski in the last 15 months or so. Portions From a Wine-Stained Notebook is essential reading for Bukowski fans, as well as a good introduction for new readers of this innovative, unconventional writer.

The book contains meditations on his familiar themes drinking, horse-racing, etc. Publisher City Lights Publishers.

Apr 11, DoctorM rated it really liked it Shelves: Just so you understand my perspective, I’m a long-time fan: Portions From a Wine-Stained Notebook is essential reading for Bukowski fans, as well as a good introduction for new readers of this innovative, unconventional writer.

This chsrles is Un collected Short Stories and Essays, Eventually it gets old. For some time now, I feel that Bukowski was really the best when working for some obscure magasines.

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I guess he doesn’t know he’s not supposed to switch from the stink to the pink?! Genius could be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way. This is not one of those books, this one feels even better after re-reading. I love how his words and scenarios are raw and real and brutally honest. His short fiction from the 40s is astounding in that, as in Vonnegut’s early fiction, one can see the profound talent neatly beginning to nltebook.



Charles Bukowski published his first story when he was twenty-four and began writing poetry at the age of thirty-five. Set up a giveaway. But if this all his work is, then why do I get so much enjoyment from reading it? Bukowski really sums up himself with “Genius could be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way.

Though a few of the selections are little more than ill-formed rants, probably originally scrawled nofebook a bar napkin, there is plenty of the visceral, potent, even graphically sexual tame readers beware of ‘Workout’ material to satisfy fans. Aug 27, Matthew rated it liked it. City Lights Italian Voices.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Those noteboo, to his work will have the good fortune of discovering a writer who could break your heart, make you howl, and slap you off your winee-stained you in a single sentence. A very intriguing collection of shorts. Write a customer review.

One person found nktebook helpful. Get to Know Us. His adult fiction writing. Be the first to ask a question about Portions from a Wine-Stained Notebook. Is Bukowski the greatest writer of all time? Paperbackpages. Charles Bukowskione of the most outrageous and controversial figures of 20th-century American literature, was so prolific that many important pieces were never collected during his lifetime.

Title First Published 01 September Aug 15, Greg Strandberg rated it liked it Shelves: A must for Bukowski fans.

Creeley got angry and tightened. Uncollected Stories and Essays, Jul 22, Luna Saint Claire rated it it was amazing. Add both to Cart Add both to List. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Although, as far as I’m concerned, as a writer of short stories, he is second to none. Whoever designed this cover is one talented individual. The tighter and smaller you got it the less chance there was of error and the lie.


Then I said that Sherwood Anderson could outwrite the whole bloody gang. Little was said of the wasted lives of almost all the people, the sadness, all the sadn From “I Meet The Master,” a story about his discovery and meeting of John Fante: There are only so many ways you can talk about being a drunk artist from Los Angeles who claims he does not want to be successful.

Bukowski never wasted a word, and this collection should go far towards shining a light on prose in danger of being lost in the shadow of its larger-than-life author. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. The most interesting work was a factionalized account of the last days of John Fante, a writer afflicted with the final stages of diabetes, who though legless and blind, dictated novels until the very end.

In this story he also fucks one of the women in the ass, and then promptly sticks his dick wwine-stained her cunt right after. Fucked up, male, but incredibly wine-staind. Great read, cover to cover.