Life and work Family and early years Charles Bukowski was born as Heinrich Karl Bukowski in Andernach, Germany, to Heinrich (Henry) Bukowski and Katharina (née Fett). His paternal grandfather Leonard had emigrated to America from Germany in the 1880s. In Cleveland, Leonard met Emilie Krause, who had emigrated from Danzig, Germany (today Gdańsk, northern Poland). Charles Bukowski's parents met in Andernach in western Germany following World War I. The family settled in South Central Los Angeles in 1930, the city where Charles Bukowski's father and grandfather had previously worked and lived. In the '30s the poet's father was often unemployed. In his early teens, Bukowski had an epiphany when he was introduced to alcohol by his loyal friend William "Baldy" Mullinax, depicted as "Eli LaCrosse" in Ham on Rye, son of an alcoholic surgeon. Early writing In 1955 he was treated for a near-fatal bleeding ulcer. 1960s Black Sparrow years Charles Bukowski in 1990
I Met A Genius by Charles BukowskiI Met A Genius by Charles Bukowski Live Scores 1st Place: * Sunprincess * Points: 66,205 2nd Place: D.l. Aceves Points: 56,809 3rd Place: Anika Eifion Points: 23,247 Click here to see the rest of the list Share this page : Charles Bukowski (16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994 / Andernach) #11 on top 500 poets Poems by Charles Bukowski : 55 / 140 Listen to this poem: User Rating: ( 95 votes ) Report Poem What do you think this poem is about? For Example: love, art, fashion, friendship and etc. I Met A Genius I met a genius on the traintodayabout 6 years old,he sat beside meand as the train ran down along the coastwe came to the oceanand then he looked at meand said,it's not pretty. Charles Bukowski Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003 Read poems about / on: ocean, today, running Poet Other Poems More poems of Charles Bukowski » Read this poem in other languages This poem has not been translated into any other language yet. I would like to translate this poem » What do you think this poem is about? Top 500 Poems
Women (novel)Women focuses on the many dissatisfactions Chinaski faced with each new woman he encountered. One of the women featured in the book is a character named Lydia Vance; she is based on Bukowski's one-time girlfriend, the sculptress and sometime poet Linda King. Another central female character in the book is named "Tanya" who is described as a 'tiny girl-child' and Chinaski's pen-pal. In the book, Chinaski's nickname is Hank, which was one of Bukowski's nicknames. Bukowski himself drew the picture of the girl on the cover of the book. The book was simultaneously published in Australia by Wild and Woolley, who bought a chunk of the first Black Sparrow Press print run. When asked his favorite author, Chinaski responds, "Fante." Women Quotes
Science versus Pseudoscience: Do You Know What You Think You Know?The JREF is proud to announce a continuing series on randi.org featuring articles by skeptical teachers exploring critical thinking in the classroom, using the investigation of the paranormal, fringe science, and pseudoscience to teach methods of science and reason. We welcome feedback, discussion, and further suggestions from educators and parents in the comments section. If you would like to be involved in this project, please contact Bob Blaskiewicz. Two years ago, looking to branch out from the life & earth sciences, I signed up to teach a class for our Honors program. As a part of their Honors requirements, students must take at least two Honors colloquia. Titled “Science versus Pseudoscience: Do you know what you think you know?” The class was divided into three sections: complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), paranormal/supernatural claims, and denialism. In the second section of class we covered the really fun stuff: cryptozoology, psychic readings, and UFOs. Trackback(0)
Marquis de SadeLife Early life and education The Marquis de Sade was born in the Hôtel de Condé, Paris, to Jean Baptiste François Joseph, Count de Sade and Marie Eléonore de Maillé de Carman, cousin and Lady-in-waiting to the Princess of Condé. He was educated by an uncle, the Abbé de Sade. Later, he attended a Jesuit lycée, then pursued a military career, becoming Colonel of a Dragoon regiment, and fighting in the Seven Years' War. Sade's father, Jean-Baptiste François Joseph de Sade. Title and heirs The men of the Sade family alternated between using the marquis and comte (count) titles. For many years, Sade's descendants regarded his life and work as a scandal to be suppressed. Scandals and imprisonment Sade lived a scandalous libertine existence and repeatedly procured young prostitutes as well as employees of both sexes in his castle in Lacoste. Beginning in 1763, Sade lived mainly in or near Paris. He had been working on his magnum opus Les 120 Journées de Sodome.
The Fall (Albert Camus novel)The Fall (French: La Chute) is a philosophical novel written by Albert Camus. First published in 1956, it is his last complete work of fiction. Set in Amsterdam, The Fall consists of a series of dramatic monologues by the self-proclaimed "judge-penitent", Jean-Baptiste Clamence, as he reflects upon his life to a stranger. In what amounts to a confession, Clamence tells of his success as a wealthy Parisian defense lawyer who was highly respected by his colleagues; his crisis, and his ultimate "fall" from grace, was meant to invoke, in secular terms, The Fall of Man in the Garden of Eden. The Fall explores themes of innocence, imprisonment, non-existence, and truth. Clamence often speaks of his love for high, open places — everything from mountain peaks to the top decks of boats. The canals of Amsterdam, when seen from the air, appear as a series of concentric circles emerging from the city centre, which led Camus to liken them to the circles of Hell. Text Camus, Albert. (2004).
Consummation Of Grief by Charles BukowskiConsummation Of Grief by Charles Bukowski Live Scores 1st Place: * Sunprincess * Points: 66,205 2nd Place: D.l. Aceves Points: 56,809 3rd Place: Anika Eifion Points: 23,247 Click here to see the rest of the list Share this page : Charles Bukowski (16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994 / Andernach) #11 on top 500 poets Poems by Charles Bukowski : 23 / 140 Listen to this poem: User Rating: ( 194 votes ) Report Poem What do you think this poem is about? For Example: love, art, fashion, friendship and etc. Consummation Of Grief Charles Bukowski Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003 Read poems about / on: fish, water, dark, grief, life, fishing, rose Poet Other Poems More poems of Charles Bukowski » Read this poem in other languages This poem has not been translated into any other language yet. I would like to translate this poem » What do you think this poem is about? Comments about this poem (As The Sparrow by Charles Bukowski ) Enter the verification code : Read all 7 comments » Top 500 Poems Social Media
J. D. SalingerJerome David Salinger (/ˈsælɪndʒər/; January 1, 1919 – January 27, 2010) was an American writer who won acclaim early in life. He led a very private life for more than a half-century. He published his final original work in 1965 and gave his last interview in 1980. Early life and experiences Jerome David Salinger was born in New York City, on New Year's Day, 1919. 1133 Park Avenue Salinger had trouble fitting in at his new school and took measures to conform, such as calling himself Jerry. (His family called him Sonny.) His parents then enrolled him at Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Though he had written for the school newspaper at McBurney, Salinger began writing stories "under the covers [at night], with the aid of a flashlight". Salinger was the literary editor of the class yearbook, Cross Sabres. Salinger started his freshman year at New York University in 1936. World War II Post-war years The Catcher in the Rye