What Matters Most is How Well You Walk Through the Fire by Charles Bukowski [TRADE PAPERBACK / 2002]
What Matters Most is How Well You Walk Through the Fire by Charles Bukowski
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Book some wear to edges and a few faint stains to cover. Otherwise, a very strong reading copy!
Charles Bukowski's gamble in art was as prolific as it was audacious. The second in Black Sparrow's series of posthumous volumes of Bukowski's poetry takes us deeper into the raw, wild vein that extends from the early 1970s to the 1990s. As in Bone Palace Ballet (1997), Buk here observes the world with an "unadorned self-awareness" (Publishers Weekly) that makes each poem "a little nugget of roughneck-intellectual autobiography or attitude" (Booklist). The courage, candor, humor and human understanding of Bukowski's poetry commingle to create a kind of intuitive contact and gut wisdom not found in Western verse since Francois Villon.