Sifting Through the Madness for the Word, the Line, the Way

Sifting Through the Madness for the Word, the Line, the Way

New Poems

Book - 2003
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One of the most recognizable poets of the last century, Charles Bukowski is simultaneously a common man and an icon of urban depravity. He uses strong, blunt language to describe life as he lives it, and through it all charts the mutations of morality in modern America.

Sifting Through the Madness for the Word, the Line, the Way is a treasure trove of confessional poetry written towards then end of Bukowski's life. With the overhang of failing health and waning fame, he reflects on his travels, his gambling and drinking, working, not working, sex and love, eating, cats, and more.

Sifting Through is Bukowski at his most meditative - published posthumously, it's completely non-performative, and gets to the heart of Bukowski's lifelong pursuit of natural language and raw honesty.

We recommend you read this as Bukowski wrote: by sifting through the madness for what hits you as the word, the line, the way.
Publisher: New York : Ecco, c2003
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060527358
Branch Call Number: 811 Bukowski
811 Bukowski
Characteristics: 395 p. ; 24 cm


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jesking Sep 27, 2011

Some of these poems, you really are "sifting through" but Bukowski had some great lines in this one. "Red dogs in blue hell what is this duplistic thing I call myself." I use that one all the time!


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