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One of Charles Bukowski s best, this beer soaked, deliciously degenerate novel follows the wanderings of aspiring writer Henry Chinaski across World War II era America Deferred from military service, Chinaski travels from city to city, moving listlessly from one odd job to another, always needing money but never badly enough to keep a job His day to day existence spirals into an endless litany of pathetic whores, sordid rooms, dreary embraces, and drunken brawls, as he makes his bitter, brilliant way from one drink to the nextCharles Bukowski s posthumous legend continues to grow Factotum is a masterfully vivid evocation of slow paced, low life urbanity and alcoholism, and an excellent introduction to the fictional world of Charles Bukowski ❮Reading❯ ➶ I Blame The Scapegoats Author John O& – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk this beer soaked ❮PDF❯ ✅ Beneath the Earth Author John Boyne – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk deliciously degenerate novel follows the wanderings of aspiring writer Henry Chinaski across World War II era America Deferred from military service [PDF] ✩ Gagged Author Richard Asplin – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Chinaski travels from city to city [PDF / Epub] ✪ Aristocrats ☆ Stella Tillyard – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk moving listlessly from one odd job to another [BOOKS] ✯ A Dark and Twisted Tide (Lacey Flint, By Sharon J. Bolton – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk always needing money but never badly enough to keep a job His day to day existence spirals into an endless litany of pathetic whores ✭ Wild Horses (Saddle Club, Books ✯ Author Bonnie Bryant – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk sordid rooms ➶ [Read] ➲ At Sixes And Sevens By Rosie Harris ➾ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk dreary embraces ➿ [Download] ➽ Save Rafe! (Middle School By James Patterson ➵ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and drunken brawls [Ebook] ➧ The Hand That First Held Mine By Maggie O& – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk as he makes his bitter [Reading] ➷ Ghost Light By Joseph O& – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk brilliant way from one drink to the nextCharles Bukowski s posthumous legend continues to grow Factotum is a masterfully vivid evocation of slow paced ❮Read❯ ➸ LDN Graffiti ➻ Author Joe Epstein – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk low life urbanity and alcoholism ❴PDF❵ ✪ Sworn to Silence Author Brendan Boland – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and an excellent introduction to the fictional world of Charles Bukowski Factotum


About the Author: Charles Bukowski

Henry Charles Bukowski born as Heinrich Karl Bukowski was a German born American poet, novelist and short story writer His writing was influenced by the social, cultural and economic ambience of his home city of Los Angeles.It is marked by an emphasis on the ordinary lives of poor Americans, the act of writing, alcohol, relationships with women and the drudgery of work Bukowski wrote thousands of poems, hundreds of short stories and six novels, eventually publishing over sixty booksCharles Bukowski was the only child of an American soldier and a German mother At the age of three, he came with his family to the United States and grew up in Los Angeles He attended Los Angeles City College from 1939 to 1941, then left school and moved to New York City to become a writer His lack of publishing success at this time caused him to give up writing in 1946 and spurred a ten year stint of heavy drinking After he developed a bleeding ulcer, he decided to take up writing again He worked a wide range of jobs to support his writing, including dishwasher, truck driver and loader, mail carrier, guard, gas station attendant, stock boy, warehouse worker, shipping clerk, post office clerk, parking lot attendant, Red Cross orderly, and elevator operator He also worked in a dog biscuit factory, a slaughterhouse, a cake and cookie factory, and he hung posters in New York City subways.Bukowski published his first story when he was twenty four and began writing poetry at the age of thirty five His first book of poetry was published in 1959 he went on to publishthan forty five books of poetry and prose, including Pulp 1994 , Screams from the Balcony 1993 , and The Last Night of the Earth Poems 1992.He died of leukemia in San Pedro on March 9, 1994.



10 thoughts on “Factotum

  1. says:

    There were times while reading this short novel that I had to stop and wonder if my aspiration to one day be the female Bukowski is either setting my sights too high or placing the bar too low And then I up and went to a bar, since I was reading this on the anniversary of the Dirtiest Old Man in Literature s passing and all, so I stopped worrying about pretty much everything YOU RE STILL MY BOY, BUK.


  2. says:

    people like talking shit about charles bukowski on goodreads, it seems funny.i liked this book a lot henry chinaski is an asshole but he knows he s an asshole and simply accepts being an asshole everything seems detached and transient, nothing really matters to him, life is just this thing that is happening which he feels powerless to, so he doesn t invest much emotion in the things he feels like he needs to do to sta


  3. says:

    Factotum an employee who does all kinds of work.Henry Chinaski an alter ego of Charles Bukowski was a special kind of factotum he was an employee who didn t want to do any kind of work I m a writer temporarily down on my inspirations Oh, a writer, eh Yes Are you sure No, I m not What do you write Short stories mostly And I m halfway through a novel A novel, eh Yes What s the name of it The Leaky Faucet of My Doom Oh, I


  4. says:

    I love this poem about the drunken Charles Bukowski, written by Raymond Carver, depicting fictional Buk speaking to a bunch of creative writing students, in You Don t Know What Love Is factotum describes someone who does a range of low level meaning low paid work This short novel I listened to, which makes it a bit like a guy telling you his life story while drinking you under the table oh, he always could, and even now, ye


  5. says:

    fac to tum fak t d m noun An employee who does all kinds of work Welcome Henry Chinaski, Bukowski s ever sarcastic, cynical, alcoholic and perpetually unemployed alter ego It s the 1940s, Chinaski had been rejected by the World War II drafts on account of his mental health, and he s searching for a job A job that would serve him nicely and won t come in between him and his true love writingHow in the hell could a man enjoy bei


  6. says:

    Factotum, Charles BukowskiFactotum 1975 is the second novel by German born American author Charles Bukowski Set in the 1940 s, the plot follows Henry Chinaski, Bukowski s perpetually unemployed, alcoholic alter ego, who has been rejected from the World War II draft and makes his way from one menial job to the next hence a factotum Chinaski drifts through the seedy city streets of lower class Los Angeles in search of a job that wi


  7. says:

    I have a sort of pre emptive dislike verging on loathing of Bukowski, which I think is rooted in my post adolescent rejection of and disillusionment with the Beat writers whom I absolutely adored in high school I ve never read Bukowski before, but I ve seen Barfly and Factotum on the screen I ve seen two documentaries about him which likewise left medisgusted and depressed than anything This is where I m coming from There s also thi


  8. says:

    When the undercurrent of life starts to pull you away even struggling against it can take you further awaythis book is the perfect example of this.


  9. says:

    What kind of job you looking for Stockboy, shipping clerk, janitorThe denizens of Bukowski s fictional world encompass the marginalized chaff of mid 20thcentury America Barely a step ahead of abject vagrancy, Bukowski s protagonist and alter ego Henry Chinaski is the everyman of our species comfortable asking the bare minimum of this world When you drank the world was still out there, but for the moment it didn t have you by the throat.Ch


  10. says:

    Chinaski has this new job, he s a bartender now He s not all into it anyway He can t remember the name of the woman he had sex with last night, or was it last hour He s not sure The bar is pretty noisy, this singer s all, work work work work She s sort of dusky and short, wearing black lipsticks She s wiggling and wobbling, but he s not into her work work work work These people are assholes he murmurs He said me huffi, work work work work wo


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