Start by marking “Post Office” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Chinaski gets a horrible job with the Post Office, working 12 hour shifts with unrealistic targets, and a hateful boss. The first pages of Charles Bukowski’s Post Office throw the reader – in medias res – into this routine-not-so-routine, among write-ups, millionaire women, hippies, and parakeets. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Bukowski was a fascinating author and although I do find his short stories to be among the best shorts ever written, I also enjoy his longer pieces, such as the Post Office. Genre: Author: “It began as a mistake.” By middle age, Henry Chinaski has lost more than twelve years of his life to the U.S. He had spunk and a surprising ("surprising" because of all the booze) work ethic but an ultimately boring sense of humor. Light lean at top of spine. here are the opening lyrics to I Can't Wait to Get Off Work (And See My Baby on Montgomery Avenue): Bukowski was once an idol of mine. And that seems to be Bukowski’s gift -- his raw honesty. Refresh and try again. And underneath all that, the fish, the poor fish fighting each other, eating each other. Account & Lists Account Returns & Orders. Post Office: A Novel by Charles Bukowski. Should it? Prime. Can it? Light wear to the dust jacket at the spine ends and corners. Hello, Sign in. In the author’s own unique style, he writes what is a semi-autobiographical account based on his own experiences working at mundane jobs with the United States Post Office. Bukowski was born Heinrich Karl Bukowski in Andernach, Rhine Province, The Free State of Prussia, Weimar Republic (present-day Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany) to Heinrich (Henry) Bukowski, a German-American in the U.S. army of occupation after World War I who remained in Germany after his army service, and Katharina (née Fett). He had spunk and a surprising ("surprising" because of all the booze) work ethic but an ultimately boring sense of humor. 1st UK edition / 1st printing with an original price of 6.25 pounds. The little Joe Pesci on my shoulder kept chiming in, "Funny how?...I mean funny like I'm a clown, I amuse you? Or perhaps that's giving him too much credit. What do you get when you mix two cases of beer, chronic gambling, and a vulgar, "Fuck this world and fuck you if you live in it" attitude? “The ocean, look at it out there, battering, crawling up and down. Drink, fuck, drag lazily from one day to the next, sleeping poorly and badly, betting at horse races, trying in every way to lose his post office job. Bukowski was once an idol of mine. Account & Lists Account Returns & Orders. We’d love your help. Like the poems and in contrast to his later novels, more monotonous, in Post Office, Bukowski combines disenchantment with a set of jokes and quips. And that seems to be Bukowski’s gift -- his ra. Maybe I'll write a novel, I thought. Cart A good and quick read. Going to read this but a little confused by the relationship between this and Mitchell's work - they are very different writers and can't imagine there's any relationship between this and Cloud Atlas. Post Office is like life itself: a mean, dirty, boring spot. by Ecco. Bukowski is a Barfly (like the title of the movie he scripted) who balances the perversity of city life with alcohol and a heavy dose of cursing. Post Office: A Novel by Charles Bukowski. Hello, Sign in. Download books for free. Henry Charles Bukowski (born as Heinrich Karl Bukowski) was a German-born American poet, novelist and short story writer.His writing was influenced by the social, cultural and economic ambience of his home city of Los Angeles.It is marked by an emphasis on the ordinary lives of poor Americans, the act of writing, alcohol, relationships with women and the drudgery of work. I wasn't Charles Bukowski - had neither his talent nor his self destructive ways - but I can say that there's a lot of truth in this novel, along with humor and typical Bukowski attitude. By middle age, Henry Chinaski has lost more than twelve years of his life to the U.S. What do you mean funny, funny how?..." Topics Charles Bukowski Post Office Collection opensource Language English. Which book should I read first? By middle age, Henry Chinaski has lost more than twelve years of his life to the U.S. «La mattina dopo era mattina e io ero ancora vivo. Post Office: A Novel by Charles Bukowski. In Los Angeles, California, down-and-out barfly Henry Chinaski becomes a substitute mail carrier; he quits for a while and lives on … Account & Lists Account Returns & Orders. We're like those fish, only we're up here. With those few words he seemingly describes everything that is about to happen. my gradma would just stare them down and say, "You know, he was not a nice guy -he kicked my grandson's dog for no reason. Charles Bukowski Fiction Charles Bukowski’s classic roman à clef, Post Office captures the despair, drudgery, and happy dissolution of his alter ego, Henry Chinaski, as he enters middle age Post Office is an account of Bukowski alter-ego Henry Chinaski. The cover said: "One of the funniest novels ever written." Like a peppy Bukowski who's into the job but still wants to make it big with a novel. Charles Bukowski is one of America’s best-known contemporary writers of poetry and prose and, many would claim, its most influential and imitated poet.He was born in 1920 in Andernach, Germany, to an American soldier father and a German mother, and brought to the United States at the age of two. Post Office: A Novel by Charles Bukowski. My first affair with Bukowski. Despite the setting in the suburbs of Los Angeles, Post Office doesn’t fully explore the lives of the oppressed or marginalized – it doesn’t have the characteristics of a sociological novel. Die-hard mystery fans are always on the hunt for their next supremely satisfying whodunit. I'm guessing funny as in no matter what this loser Chinaski does, he always ends up getting drunk and then working, while hungover, at his soul deadening job throwing letters into the appropriate cubbyholes. I mean will it tell them life can go so wrong even when we try our best? No, I must say not amusing funny, little Joe on my shoulder, definitely not amusing. Charles Bukowski Post Office Addeddate 2020-10-21 11:44:22 Identifier charles-bukowski-post-office Identifier-ark ark:/13960/t2m711t3b Ocr ABBYY FineReader 11.0 (Extended OCR) Page_number_confidence Janko was writing about the post office but he ended up deviating the book into a bad romance to sell, like bands did with power ballads back in the 80s to push their albums. Rather, it’s a long, out-of-tune chant, a succession of scenes of dirty realism and alcoholic despair. It's nice to know your moves.”, "In the morning, it was morning and I was still alive. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Try. Post Office is the first novel written by Charles Bukowski, published in 1971 when he was 50 years old. (And to think he gave it all up to write!) This classic 1971 novel—the one that catapulted its author to national fame—is the perfect introduction to the grimly hysterical world of legendary writer, poet, and Dirty Old Man Charles Bukowski and his fictional alter ego, Chinaski. Hi everyone! The novel, an antithesis to the American dream – as in Pleasantville or The Pursuit of Happiness – is a disrespectful twist on days repeating themselves until Chinaski loses his job: and finally, reversing perspective, the novel ends and Chinaski-Bukowski starts writing. E lo scrissi.»Con Post Office Charles Bukowski ci ha dato uno dei suoi libri migliori, un vero e proprio inno all’istinto insopprimibile di libertà, perennemente in bilico tra il disinganno più cinico e l’amore per la vita. I've since grown up. Copyright 2021 © All rights Reserved. He might have had only half a trick, like that uncle of ours who used. He took himself too seriously (while pretending that he didn't). October 13th 2009 Yes. One of his best. Looking elsewhere is highly recommended for lessons on what to do when life goes wrong despite our best efforts. I worked for the Postal Service for 34 years. The main character is Charles Chinaski, and the plot seems losely based on Bukowski’s own life, which made it all the more depressing. "It began as a mistake." Post Office: A Novel: Bukowski, Charles: Amazon.sg: Books. Henry is a middle-aged alcoholic willing to buck any system, void of ambition, yet exhibiting superior intellect and reasoning. “I wasn't much of a petty thief. And then I did. It was Christmas season and I learned from the drunk up on the hill, who did the trick every Christmas, that they would hire damned near anybody, and so I went and the next thing I knew I had this leather sack on my back and was hiking around at my leisure. His words are like what Hemingway would have thrown away. Henri Chinaski, Bukowski’s alter ego, is the literary gimmick that allows a blurred journey between fantasy and reality, truth and plausibility of what B.’s life must have been like. I've since grown up. I make you laugh, I'm here to f@$%in' amuse you? Bukowski was America's greatest one-trick pony. Dunaway's character Wanda was based on Jane Cooney Baker. Sometimes some guy will come up with a new way of writing about his dick, your, The cover said: "One of the funniest novels ever written." And he was practically talentless. Spotting on top edge of text block. Find books Hello Select your address All Hello, Sign in. Post Office (Paperback) / Author: Charles Bukowski ; 9780061177576 ; General & literary fiction, Fiction, Books In the author’s own unique style, he writes what is a semi-autobiographical account based on his own experiences working at mundane jobs with the United States Post Office. Another masterpiece of feminism in American Literature. On one side stands the idealization of job security, on the other real life’s brutality and dreariness; in between, the anarchic anger of Chinaski-Bukowski, his language full of cynicism, self-mockery, and bitterness, punctuated with rare images of tenderness. Charles Bukowski has 455 books on Goodreads with 1218431 ratings. In 1962, Bukowski worked on a series of poems and stories lamenting the death of Jane Cooney Baker, his first “real love”. No. He could have practically started each section with those words and it would seem fitting. I want to start reading Bukowski. After a while, it's not even worth trying to get your nose back. There are already so many reviews of this title, that I may not be saying anything new. No, I must say not amusing funny, little Joe on my shoulder, definitely not amusing. Post Office: A Novel by Charles Bukowski. Forse scriverò un romanzo, pensai. and yeah I know he's a pretty good read, but God who'd want to be such an a$$hole? One bad move and you're finished. [Poll Ballot] Post Office by Charles Bukowski 3 stars, Terry has extensive experience as an international, Goodreads Editors (and CEO) Share Their Mystery Picks. I love the stripped down, short and direct sentences that tell it like it is. Why is reading Bukowski so much more enjoyable when you've been drinking? In fact, after this postman died in an awful motorcycle crash, and everyone in town was walking around going, "Holy shit, did you hear about that crash?" You just want your uncle to pass out so he'll stop bothering you. I found this book while substitute teaching a group of tranquil 12th graders. 4548/2020 del 11/03/2020 RG n. 6985/2020 al Tribunale di Torino. Post Office | Bukowski Charles | download | Z-Library. Okay, I can already hear the “booooos” from the Mitchellites saying “how can you give, Going to read this but a little confused by the relationship between this and Mitchell's work - they are very different writers and can't imagine ther. He might have had only half a trick, like that uncle of ours who used to steal our noses. In the author’s own unique style, he writes what is a semi-autobiographical account based on his own experiences working at mundane jobs with the United States Post Office. Skip to main content.sg. can that book be read by children? Thank u all! Charles Bukowski – Post Office. He surprises the reader with an uncaring tone, living in the moment and recounting the art of making ends meet so convincingly to make his path tempting. On one side stands the idealization of job security, on the other real life’s brutality and dreariness; in between, the anarchic anger of Chinaski-Bukowski, his language full of cynicism, self-mockery, and bitterness, punctuated with rare images of tenderness. Post Office, Charles Bukowski Post Office is the first novel written by Charles Bukowski, published in 1971 when he was 50 years old. The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories, Cathedral tells the big and small relationship struggles, Use of Hypercritic constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, GDPR.