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Description - Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski

Legendary barfly Charles Bukowski's fourth novel, first published in 1982, is probably the most autobiographical and moving of all his books, dealing in particular with his difficult relationship with his father and his early childhood in LA. "Ham on Rye" follows the path of Bukowski's alter-ego Henry Chinaski through the high school years of acne and rejection and into the beginning of a long and successful career in alcoholism. The novel begins against the backdrop of an America devastated by the Depression and takes the Chinaski legend up to the bombing of Pearl Harbour. Arguably Bukowski's finest novel.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841951638
ISBN-10: 1841951633
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 20mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Rebel inc.
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Jul-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski, who died in 1994, was the legendary Californian writer who became famous for his semi-autobiographical books about low-life America. Novels such as Factotum and Post Office made this one-time bum, and lifelong alcoholic, rich and famous, and culminated in the making of Barfly, a major Hollywood movie based on his life starring Mickey Rourke and Faye Dunaway.

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