Quotes By Charles Bukowski: Henry Charles Bukowski born Heinrich Karl Bukowski, August 16, 1920 – March 9, 1994) was a German–American poet, novelist, and short-story writer. His writing was influenced by the social, cultural, and economic ambiance of his home city of Los Angeles. His work addresses the ordinary lives of poor Americans, the act of writing, alcohol, relationships with women, and the drudgery of work. Bukowski wrote thousands of poems, hundreds of short stories, and six novels, eventually publishing over 60 books.
Polish and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from a place called Buków, Bukowo, or Bukowa, from buk ‘beech’.
Charles Bukowski’s fourth novel, Ham on Rye, is the semi-autobiographical story of the early years of his alter ego Henry Chinaski. It is a finely written and honest account of the painful childhood of a boy marked out from his peers