By Charles Bukowski
This can be a very fascinating compilation of letters and poems written via Charles Bukowski. these are scans of his unique writing, it learn like a gradual innovative auto-biography. a few nice poetry too and people letters are attention-grabbing in his occasions of utmost indigence... in these days he stated he in basic terms ate a candybar an afternoon, a Pay Day candybar!
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661 Scanned Manuscripts and Letters (1964-1992) by Charles Bukowski