One of the most prolific, incendiary and thought-provoking poets and authors of the latter part of the 20th century, Charles Bukowski firmly established himself as a unique voice in American popular culture. Focusing on the filth and grime of American masculinity and machismo, Bukowski’s works touched on the ‘real’ America, a place filled with alcohol, sex and depravity, taking place primarily in the city of Los Angeles. This highly influential writer has also been the subject of numerous critical discourse, attempting to break down his works into their subtextual and compositional elements to glean greater meaning from them. Continue reading...
Essays on Charles Bukowski
Example Of Essay On Evaluation Of A Charles Bukowski Poem
Charles Bukowski was an American novelist, poet and a short story writer. He is renowned for writing about the lower American class. He depicted the bleakness of the lower class by using apt images of alcoholism, sex and booze. He also wrote about men’s futile relationships with women and how due to lack of faith, men and women indulged in mindless sex, just to pass time. He is also known as “the laureate of American lowlife” (Iyer).
“Alone with everybody” also depicts the austerity and desolation of the people. The very title of the poem symbolizes the isolation Continue reading...
Course Work on Tone of the Three Charles Bukowski Poems
What is the tone/language of the three Charles Bukowski poems? Is the tone/language the same for all three?
All three poems by Charles Bukowski (namely, ‘so you want to be a writer?’, ‘the suicide kid’ and ‘The meek have inherited’) can be united due to their dramatic, and even tragic tone. One can feel the dull mood of everyday reality, man’s aversion to life and desire to die. To create the following tone of the poems, poet demonstrated his perfect mastery in using stylistic devices.