The roominghouse madrigals : early selected poems, 1946-1966 / Charles Bukowski.

Author
Bukowski, Charles [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Santa Rosa : Black Sparrow Press, 1988.
Description
256 pages ; 23 cm

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Library of Congress genre(s)
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Notes
"This edition is printed in paper wrappers; there are 500 hardcover numbered & signed by the author; & 176 numbered copies handbound in boards...each with an original signed print by Charles Bukowski,"--colophon.
Contents
  • 22,000 dollars in 3 months.
  • on seeing an old Civil War painting ...
  • what to do with contributor's copies?
  • brave bull.
  • it's not who lived here.
  • o, we are the outcasts.
  • poem for my 43rd birthday.
  • the genius of the crowd.
  • 4:30 a.m.
  • the simplicity of everything in Viet Nam.
  • the night they took Whitey.
  • the Japanese wife.
  • Sundays kill more men than bombs.
  • the loser.
  • on a night you don't sleep.
  • an empire of coins.
  • all I know.
  • on going back to the street ...
  • Anthony.
  • layover.
  • the dogs of Egypt.
  • old man, dead in a room.
  • love is a piece of paper town to bits.
  • big bastard with a sword.
  • about my very tortured friend, Peter.
  • not quite so soon.
  • counsel.
  • I wait in the white rain.
  • breakout.
  • I cannot stand tears.
  • horse on fire.
  • mother and son.
  • the day I kicked away a bankroll.
  • the dogs.
  • imbecile night.
  • a kind of lecture ...
  • the gift.
  • object lesson.
  • goldfish.
  • sleep.
  • hello, Willie Shoemaker.
  • the literary life.
  • countryside.
  • death wants more death.
  • eat.
  • 10 lions and the end of the world.
  • the blackbirds are rough today.
  • a word on the quick and modern poem makers.
  • seahorse.
  • I have lived in England.
  • farewell, foolish objects.
  • a report upon the consumption of myself.
  • fleg.
  • interviewed by a Guggenheim recipient.
  • very.
  • the look:
  • one night stand.
  • poem to a most affectionate lady.
  • parts of an opera, parts of a guitar ...
  • letter from the north.
  • the best way to get famous is to run away.
  • the kings are gone.
  • reprieve and admixture.
  • the swans walk my brain ...
  • the end.
  • a farewell thing while breathing.
  • sad-eyed mules of men.
  • dear friend.
  • a conversation on morality ...
  • soireé.
  • notations from a muddled indolence.
  • nothing subtle.
  • I don't need a bedsheet with slits for eyes ...
  • 86'd.
  • the ants.
  • suicide.
  • 3:30 a.m. conversation.
  • cows in art class.
  • practice.
  • I kneel.
  • freedom: the unmolested eagle of myself.
  • singing is fire.
  • the sun wields mercy.
  • on the failure of a poet.
  • the beast.
  • a rat rises.
  • pansies.
  • the man with the hot nose.
  • hangover and sick leave.
  • Mercy, wherever you are ...
  • it's nothing to laugh about.
  • 35 seconds.
  • regard me.
  • with vengeance like a tiger crashes.
  • itch, come and gone.
  • this.
  • 2 outside, as bones break in my kitchen.
  • saying goodbye to love.
  • you smoke a cigarette.
  • friendly advice to a lot of young men.
  • everything.
  • ... American Express, Athens, Greece.
  • one hundred and ninety-nine pounds ...
  • I write this upon the last drink's hammer.
  • poem for Liz.
  • a nice place.
  • insomnia.
  • wrong number.
  • when the berry busy dies ...
  • face while shaving.
  • 9 rings.
  • somebody always breaking my dainty solitude ...
  • thank God for alleys.
  • the millionaire.
  • Dow Jones: down.
  • as I lay dying.
  • a minor impulse to complain.
  • Buffalo Bill.
  • experience.
  • I am visited by an editor and a poet.
  • the Mexican girls.
  • the new place.
  • conversation in a cheap room.
  • I was born to hustle roses down the avenues of the dead.
  • winter comes to a lot of places in August.
  • bring down the beams.
  • reunion.
  • fragile!
  • I am with the roots of flowers.
  • Monday beach, cold day.
  • the high-rise of the new world.
  • the gypsies near Del Mar.
  • 6 a.m.
  • a trick to dull our bleeding.
  • rose, rose.
  • Spain sits like a hidden flower in my coffeepot.
  • thermometer.
  • eaten by butterflies.
  • destroying beauty.
Other title(s)
Rooming house madrigals.
ISBN
  • 0876857322 ((pbk.))
  • 9780876857328 ((pbk.))
  • 0876857330 ((hard))
  • 9780876857335 ((hard))
  • 0876857349 ((hard ; : lim. ed.))
  • 9780876857342 ((hard ; : lim. ed.))
LCCN
88010426
OCLC
17766341
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