Play the Piano Drunk Like a Percussion Instrument until the Fingers Begin to Bleed a Bit

Play the Piano Drunk Like a Percussion Instrument until the Fingers Begin to Bleed a Bit

Charles Bukowski


"Play the Piano inebriated Like a Percussion tool until eventually the hands start to Bleed a Bit" is a suite of poetry via the prolific Charles Bukowski. In a down-to-earth, vernacular unfastened verse, Bukowski poetically explores a few routine subject matters: ladies and intercourse, playing and video games of probability, alcohol, cigarettes, his existence as a poet, and different writers.

I see Bukowski as a type of literary philosopher-satyr who usually writes in regards to the crude, seedy aspect of existence. a few of my favourite poems from this assortment are as follows: "fire station," a bawdy, boozy narrative poem; "a radio with guts," concerning the narrator's drunken abuse of the identify merchandise; and "interviews," an ironic mirrored image on encounters with "young males from the underground / newspapers and the small move / magazines."

during this ebook the reader will come upon junkies, drunks, and numerous colourful characters. Bukowski's tone is usually depression; usually the bawdy lifetime of his poems is haunted through the threat of dying. and that i used to be intrigued via his occasional literary references: to Dos Passos, Mailer, Rimbaud, Hemingway, and others. total, a compelling quantity.

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