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Video: Charles Bukowski’s Crappy Life


“I’m such a spoiled old toad … I was blessed with a crappy life.” — Charles Bukowski in 1993

One afternoon, Bukowski sat down to record the audio version of his classic, Run With the Hunted. The session took place in his home with his wife by his side. These are the outtakes.

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Produced by http://quotedstudios.org and http://www.harperaudioclassics.com in 2014

Executive Producer: David Gerlach
Director/Animator: Drew Christie
Audio Producer: Amy Drozdowska


3 comments on “Video: Charles Bukowski’s Crappy Life

  1. melpacker
    August 26, 2017

    I think spending time trying to figure out why we like the writing of this unrepentant dirty old man is a little like trying to figure out why we like the smell of gasoline. I gave up long ago and I still like the smell of gasoline, too.

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  2. charliebrice2017
    August 26, 2017

    This was great. Thanks for posting this. I’m still trying to figure out why I love Bukowski’s poems so. Charlie

    Sent from my iPhone


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    • Vox Populi
      August 26, 2017

      One of Bukowski’s charms is that he knows who he is. This knowledge frees him to say just about anything.


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