Charles Bukowski


"Don't be sad, son, maybe it's the ones you think you've lost, those you've gotten rid of." 

"You can not change anyone in this life and you should not change for anyone. What are you a necessary destination for someone else; nor anyone else for you. Don't tire yourself; Let those who want to accompany the life to come to you" 

The owner of these precious sharp sentences is Charles Bukowski. So who is this Bukowski? 

Briefly speaking, he has been dragged to many places throughout his life. He was a child who had been pushed back from his family since his childhood and struggled for his life in physical and psychological violence to earn money. Charles was shy and socially withdrawn throughout his youth. Situations brought by poverty were always the subject of ridicule by his friends. And so Bukowski found himself writing. After graduating from high school, she took courses in literature, art and journalism for writing. He went to New York for his dreams and his short stories and essays were always turned down. Bukowski was deeply depressed and indulged in alcohol. During this time he did not write anything for ten years. He was trying to make a living by working in short-term jobs. Charles had an ulcer, a terminal illness. He was treated for a long time and when he left the hospital, he decided to turn to poetry. Eventually, his poems appeared in certain magazines and newspapers. Until the age of 46, the money he earned from his writing was only $80. What got us to know Charles was a job offer for him. 

In 1969, Bukowski, who received a lifetime job offer from John Martin, owner of Black Sparrow Publishing House (now HarperColins/ECCO) for $100 a month, quits his job at the post office and decides to devote all his time to writing. In a letter about this decision, Bukowski states: “I had to choose between two options: staying at the post office going crazy, or playing typing and starving. I chose to starve.” Bukowski had a belligerent personality due to the difficulties he experienced. That's why he was arrested several times. It took its place in the American Literature World with its unique language and originality. He is famous for his works, often dealing with social outcasts and depression, and reflecting a lifestyle prone to alcoholism. Whether Charles wrote his own life has been the subject of debate. Some of his fans are of the opinion that it is not possible to make such a fiction without experiencing it. The character of Henry Chinaski, which he uses in some of his works, is thought to be a reflection of his own life. bukowski, “Bread Break” his childhood, high school years and family, “Factotum” the periods when he ran away from home in his work, "Women" He described the women who entered his life in his work. Bukowski wrote thousands of poems, hundreds of short stories, 6 novels and these works have been collected in nearly 50 books. For the first time in our country Street ExchangeBukowski's works have been translated into almost all languages ​​of the world and he has a unique fan base. He has become one of the writers of whom the most works have been written. 

The Captain Out for Dinner and the Crews Capture the Ship 

I will quote this work, which is the diary written by Charles. He spends his time at his desk, in front of his computer, and watching horse races at the hippodrome. It is about the hopelessness that he has lived all his life and his own calculations. There is not much to say about this work, which has very few pages, but it will draw you in the moment you start reading it. Get ready to question life in this work that you will be fascinated by! 

"YWe all get caught in different traps. No one can escape from those traps. There are even those who live their whole life in a trap. The important thing is to realize that the trap is the trap. If you can't spot it, you're done." 

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