Jean-François Duval . . .
BUKOWSKI AND THE BEATS
followed by AN EVENING AT BUK’S PLACE
There are several reasons for this book. The principle one is pleasure—the pure joy of returning to Charles Bukowski and to the Beats, by dipping into their legend—particularly since the Beat movement is now enjoying a lively revival of attention through new editions, appearances of previously unpublished material, exhibitions, and other events. There is also the pleasure of rediscovering Charles Bukowski, cult author whose reputation continues to grow steadily all over the world. The full drama of his humor, of his angers, memories, frustrations, and distinctive grace come to life during Duval’s long interview with Buk: An Evening at Buk’s Place. The pleasure also consists of having a close look at the links and contradictions between Bukowski and the Beat constellation.
. . . full of affection and admiration for Bukowski, but Duval brings
a sharp edge and
Duval’s book should delight both Bukowski fans and Beat scholars.
Trade paperback - 256 pages- $15.95