Drunk and Disorderly: Charles Bukowski in Hollywood
Dec01

Drunk and Disorderly: Charles Bukowski in Hollywood

by Chris Dickerson   Charles Bukowski never considered himself part of the Beat Generation; in fact, he frequently disparaged the idea. He wasn’t a joiner, he didn’t like drugs (except booze), and while the Beats haunted San Francisco or New York’s Greenwich Village, Bukowski clung proudly – often on wobbly drunken legs – to his hometown, Hollywood, California. So Bukowski prowled Hollywood, its dive bars and run-down rooming...

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Alt Lit as the New Beat Generation
Sep09

Alt Lit as the New Beat Generation

“Do you think in five years the national media will create a stupid term like blogniks to describe us?”   As a scholar of the Beat Generation, the recent public attention focused on the current phenomenon known as Alt Lit has inspired in me some observations of similarities between the two literary movements. Indeed, one could provide comparisons to other movements or “generations,” but for me the similarities between these two...

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Beatdom #13 On Sale
Jul25

Beatdom #13 On Sale

After much delay, Beatdom #13 – the DRINKING issue – is now on sale. Get it on Amazon, Kindle, or via our website. This issue features essays about William S. Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and Charles Bukowski’s thoughts on...

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Coming Soon
Jul03

Coming Soon

This is the cover for Beatdom #13: the DRINKING issue. It features legendary booze-hound, Charles Bukowski, as drawn by the talented Waylon Bacon.  

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What Can Be Learned from Charles Bukowski
Dec03

What Can Be Learned from Charles Bukowski

by Izzy Woods On the peripheral edge of the Beat Movement sits Charles Bukowski. Lauded as all manner of things from the “laureate of American lowlife” to a “pulp fiction professional”, Bukowski’s style and indeed, volume of work makes him appealing. With thousands of poems, hundreds of stories and six novels under his belt, there’s definitely a lot to be learnt from Bukowski’s methods, however harebrained they may seem in hindsight....

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The Bukowski Project
Apr01

The Bukowski Project

Here’s something surely of interest to Beat readers: a musical performance of some of the work of Charles Bukowski. This month, Ute Lemper will perform The Bukowski Project at New York’s Abrons Art Center. For details about tickets and times, see here. To read about her previous performances, see...

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Loneliness and Waitresses: Tom Waits and Charles Bukowski
Mar29

Loneliness and Waitresses: Tom Waits and Charles Bukowski

By Ardin Lalui Imagine a world without waitresses. Who’d want it? There’s some men have no use for a world like that. For them a life without waitresses is no life at all, no life worth living. Take Tom Waits and Charles Bukowski. Waitresses have left a deep mark on the art of both and have helped shape and add meaning to some of their best work. They have both drawn waitresses as romantic and mysterious. Waitresses have altered the...

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New Year Links

For more Beat links, take a look at our Twitter page: www.twitter.com/beatdom. Charles Bukowski + Robert Ebert + Errol Morris The White Hand extract (Ginsberg and Leary) Michael Hendrick on the rerelease of The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg Greg Olear’s predictions for 2011 (that’s “twenty-eleven”) – including David Wills being installed as next Dear Leader of North Korea Jack Kerouac on promiscuity...

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