Factotum by Charles Bukowski [FIRST EDITION] 1995 ☙ Black Sparrow Press

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Factotum by Charles Bukowski 


Like a majority of Bukowski's works, this book was published simultaneously in both Hardcover and Softcover first editions by Black Sparrow Press.  

Trade Paperback.  21st Printing from 1995.   

*Note - Book has some residual staining from candle wax to back cover.  See photos.  

Otherwise book is very good, inside reads as new.  Bright white pages.  Front cover and spine are very nice, despite the state of back cover.

One of Charles Bukowski's best, this beer-soaked, deliciously degenerate novel follows the wanderings of aspiring writer Henry Chinaski across World War II-era America. Deferred from military service, Chinaski travels from city to city, moving listlessly from one odd job to another, always needing money but never badly enough to keep a job. His day-to-day existence spirals into an endless litany of pathetic whores, sordid rooms, dreary embraces, and drunken brawls, as he makes his bitter, brilliant way from one drink to the next.

Charles Bukowski's posthumous legend continues to grow. Factotum is a masterfully vivid evocation of slow-paced, low-life urbanity and alcoholism, and an excellent introduction to the fictional world of Charles Bukowski.
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