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Calonne, David Stephen 1953-

Overview
Works: 55 works in 155 publications in 6 languages and 4,017 library holdings
Genres: Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Interviews  Essays  History  Personal correspondence  Academic theses  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Author of introduction, Redactor, Compiler, edi
Classifications: PS3552.U4, 811.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Stephen Calonne
William Saroyan, my real work is being by David Stephen Calonne( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A criticism and interpretation of Saroyan's work
Henry Miller by David Stephen Calonne( )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new critical biography takes an innovative look at the life and work of the notorious American author (1891-1980). It examines Miller's intense immersion in esoteric and theosophical interests, charting the cultivation of these ideas from his boyhood and adolescence to late in his career and evaluating the way in which his writings and lifestyle were influenced by his spiritual quests. Calonne discusses Miller's involvement in the arts, his love of painting and music, and his friendships with a number of classical musicians. Miller is revealed as a quirky, charismatic man of genius who continues to influence popular culture today, as, for example, in the work of award-winning graphic novelist Alison Bechdel. Highlighting many areas of Miller's life that have hitherto been neglected, Calonne's book takes a fascinating revisionary approach to the life and work of one of America's most controversial and iconic writers
More notes of a dirty old man : the uncollected columns by Charles Bukowski( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After toiling in obscurity for years, Charles Bukowski found fame in 1967 with his autobiographical newspaper column, "Notes of a Dirty Old Man," and a book of that name in 1969. He continued writing this column, from its inception in Open City to its conclusion in High Times, through the mid-1980s. More Notes of a Dirty Old Man gathers many uncollected gems from the column's 20-year run. These stories and essays haven't been seen in decades, making More a valuable addition to Bukowski's oeuvre. Filled with his usual obsessions--sex, booze, gambling--More features Bukowski's offbeat insights into politics and literature, his tortured relationships with women, and his lurid escapades on the poetry circuit. Highlighting his versatility, the book ranges from thinly veiled autobiography to fictional tales of dysfunctional suburbanites, disgraced politicians, and down-and-out sports promoters, climaxing with a long, hilarious adventure among French filmmakers, "My Friend The Gambler," based on his experiences making the movie, Barfly. From his days at the post office through his later fame, More follows the entire arc of Bukowski's career."--Publisher's website
Charles Bukowski : portions from a wine-stained notebook : uncollected stories and essays, 1944-1990 by Charles Bukowski( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Bukowski (1920-1994), one of the most outrageous and controversial figures of twentieth-century American literature, was so prolific that many important pieces were never collected during his lifetime. Portions from a Wine-Stained Notebook is a substantial selection of these wide-ranging works, most of which have been unavailable since their original appearance in underground newspapers, literary journals, and even porn magazines. Among the highlights are Bukowski's first published short story, "Aftermath of a Lengthy Rejection Slip"; his last short story, "The Other"; his first and last essays; and the first installment of his famous "Notes of a Dirty Old Man" column. The book contains meditations on his familiar themes (drinking, horse-racing, etc.) as well as singular discussions of such figures as Artaud, Pound, and the Rolling Stones. Other significant works include the experimental title piece; a fictionalized account of meeting his hero, John Fante ("I Meet the Master"); an unflinching review of Hemingway ("An Old Drunk Who Ran Out of Luck"); the intense, autobiographical "Dirty Old Man Confesses"; and several discussions of his aesthetics ("A Rambling Essay on Poetics and the Bleeding Life Written While Drinking a Six-Pack [Tall]," "In Defense of a Certain Type of Poetry, a Certain Type of Life, a Certain Type of Blood-Filled Creature Who Will Someday Die," and "Upon the Mathematics of the Breath and the Way"). What is ultimately revealed is an unexpectedly learned mind behind his seemingly off hand productions. Portions from a Wine-Stained Notebook is essential reading for Bukowski fans, as well as a good introduction for new readers of this innovative, unconventional writer. --From the publisher
The bell tolls for no one : stories by Charles Bukowski( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Previously uncollected pulp fiction by the 20th century American master
Absence of the hero : uncollected stories and essays, volume 2 : 1946-1992 by Charles Bukowski( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Charles Bukowski (1920-1994), one of the most outrageous figures of twentieth-century American literature, was so prolific that many significant pieces never found their way into his books. Absence of the Hero contains much of his earliest fiction, unseen in decades, as well as a number of previously unpublished stories and essays. The classic Bukowskian obsessions are here: sex, booze, and gambling, along with trenchant analysis of what he calls 'Playing and Being the Poet.' Among the book's highlights are tales of his infamous public readings; a review of his own first book; hilarious installments of his newspaper column, Notes of a Dirty Old Man, including meditations on neo-Nazis and driving in Los Angeles; and an uncharacteristic tale of getting lost in the Utah woods ('Bukowski Takes a Trip'). Yet the book also showcases the other Bukowski--an astute if offbeat literary critic. From his own 'Manifesto' to his account of poetry in Los Angeles to idiosyncratic evaluations of Allen Ginsberg, Robert Creeley, LeRoi Jones, and Louis Zukofsky, Absence of the Hero reveals the intellectual hidden beneath the gruff exterior."--Publisher's description
Charles Bukowski by David Stephen Calonne( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Poet, short-story writer, and novelist Charles Bukowski (1920-94) was once called by Time a laureate of American lowlife. In this new interpretation of his life and work, David Stephen Calonne examines the creation and originality of Bukowski's writings through the lens of his colorful life, the literary traditions that influenced him, and his unique place in world literature. Calonne describes how Bukowski, who was born in Germany and immigrated to the United States at the age of three, was influenced by German literary and intellectual traditions. He shows how the writer's traumatic childhood--his abusive father, social withdrawal, and early introduction to alcohol--influenced the themes and content of his work. Calonne also explores several unknown pieces of fiction and poetry from the early years of Bukowski's career, as well as his major works--including Post Office and the poetry volumes published by Black Sparrow Press--and biographical films such as Barfly. Comprehensive but concise, Charles Bukowski will find a wide audience in fans of this prolific, influential figure and provide a valuable introduction to his new admirers."--Publisher's description
The spiritual imagination of the Beats by David Stephen Calonne( Book )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Spiritual Imagination of the Beats is the first comprehensive study to explore the role of esoteric, occult, alchemical, shamanistic, mystical and magical traditions in the work of eleven major Beat authors. The opening chapter discusses Kenneth Rexroth and Robert Duncan as predecessors and important influences on the spiritual orientation of the Beats. David Stephen Calonne draws comparisons throughout the book between various approaches individual Beat writers took regarding sacred experience--for example, William S. Burroughs registered significant objections to Buddhism, while Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac both devoted considerable time to studying Buddhist history and texts. This book also focuses on authors who have traditionally been neglected in Beat studies--Diane di Prima, Bob Kaufman, Philip Lamantia, and Philip Whalen. In addition, several understudied works such as Gregory Corso's "The Geometric Poem"--Inspired by Corso's deep engagement with ancient Egyptian thought--are given close attention. Calonne introduces important themes from the history of heterodoxy--from Gnosticism, Manicheanism and Ismailism to Theosophy--and demonstrates how inextricably these ideas shaped the Beat literary imagination."--Page i
The mathematics of the breath and the way : on writers and writing by Charles Bukowski( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Mathematics of the Breath and the Way, Charles Bukowski considers the art of writing, and the art of living as a writer. Bringing together a variety of previously uncollected stories, columns, reviews, introductions, and interviews, Mathematics finds him approaching the dynamics of his chosen profession with cynical aplomb, deflating pretentions and tearing down idols armed with only a typewriter and a bottle of beer. Beginning with the title piece--a serious manifesto disguised as off-handed remarks en route to the racetrack--Mathematics runs through numerous tales following the author's adventures at poetry readings, parties, film sets, and bars, and also features an unprecedented gathering of Bukowski's singular literary criticism. From classic authors like Hemingway to underground legends like d.a. levy to his own stable of obscure favorites, Bukowski uses each occasion to expound on the larger issues around literary production. The book closes with a handful of interviews in which he discusses his writing practices and his influences, making Mathematics a perfect guide to the man behind the myth and the disciplined artist behind the boozing brawler--back cover
Sunlight here I am : interviews and encounters, 1963-1993 by Charles Bukowski( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These interviews and encounters document Charles Bukowski's long rise to world renown, beginning in 1963 and ending seven months before his death in 1993
Conversations with Gary Snyder by Gary Snyder( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gary Snyder (b. 1930) is one of the most distinguished American poets, remarkable both for his long and productive career and for his equal contributions to literature and environmental thought. His childhood in the Pacific Northwest profoundly shaped his sensibility due to his contact with Native American culture and his early awareness of the destruction of the environment by corporations. Although he emerged from the San Francisco Renaissance with writers such as Kenneth Rexroth, Robert Duncan, and William Everson, he became associated with the Beats due to his friendships with Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, who included a portrait of Snyder as Japhy Ryder in his novel The Dharma Bums. After graduating from Reed College, Snyder became deeply involved with Zen Buddhism, and he spent twelve years in Japan immersed in study. Conversations with Gary Snyder collects interviews from 1961 to 2015 and charts his developing environmental philosophy and his wide-ranging interests in ecology, Buddhism, Native American studies, history, and mythology. The book also demonstrates the ways Snyder has returned throughout his career to key ideas such as the extended family, shamanism, poetics, visionary experience, and caring for the environment as well as his relationship to the Beat movement. Because the book contains interviews spanning more than fifty years, the reader witnesses how Snyder has evolved and grown both as a poet and philosopher of humanity's proper relationship to the cosmos while remaining committed to the issues that preoccupied him as a young man."--
Diane di Prima : visionary poetics and the hidden religions by David Stephen Calonne( )

5 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diane di Prima: Visionary Poetics and the Hidden Religions' reveals how central di Prima was in the discovery, articulation and dissemination of the major themes of the Beat and hippie countercultures from the fifties to the present.0Di Prima (1934--) was at the center of literary, artistic, and musical culture in New York City. She also was at the energetic fulcrum of the Beat movement and, with Leroi Jones (Amiri Baraka), edited 'The Floating Bear' (1961-69), a central publication of the period to which William S. Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Charles Olson, and Frank O'Hara contributed. Di Prima was also a pioneer in her challenges to conventional assumptions regarding love, sexuality, marriage, and the role of women. 0David Stephen Calonne charts the life work of di Prima through close readings of her poetry, prose, and autobiographical writings, exploring her thorough immersion in world spiritual traditions and how these studies informed both the form and content of her oeuvre. Di Prima's engagement in what she would call "the hidden religions" can be divided into several phases: her years at Swarthmore College and in New York; her move to San Francisco and immersion in Zen; her researches into the I Ching, Paracelsus, John Dee, Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa, alchemy, Tarot, and Kabbalah of the mid-sixties; and her later interest in Tibetan Buddhism. 'Diane di Prima: Visionary Poetics and the Hidden Religions' is the first monograph devoted to a writer of genius whose prolific work is notable for its stylistic variety, wit and humor, struggle for social justice, and philosophical depth
Conversations with Allen Ginsberg by David Stephen Calonne( Book )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) was one of the most famous American poets of the twentieth century. Yet, his career is distinguished by not only his strong contributions to literature but also social justice. Conversations with Allen Ginsberg collects interviews from 1962 to 1997 that chart Ginsberg's intellectual, spiritual, and political evolution. Ginsberg's mother, Naomi, was afflicted by mental illness, and Ginsberg's childhood was marked by his difficult relationship with her; however, he also gained from her a sense of the necessity to fight against social injustice that would mark his political commitments. While a student at Columbia University, Ginsberg would meet Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs, and Gregory Corso, and the Beat Generation was born. Ginsberg researched deeply the social issues he cared about, and this becomes clear with each interview. Ginsberg discusses all manner of topics including censorship laws, the legalization of marijuana, and gay rights. A particularly interesting aspect of the book is the inclusion of interviews that explore Ginsberg's interests in Buddhist philosophy and his intensive reading in a variety of spiritual traditions. Conversations with Allen Ginsberg also explores the poet's relationship with Bob Dylan and the Beatles, and the final interviews concentrate on his various musical projects involving the adapting of poems by William Blake as well as settings of his own poetry. This is an essential collection for all those interested in Beat literature and twentieth-century American culture."--Provided by publisher
Le retour du vieux dégueulasse by Charles Bukowski( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in French and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Réunion de l'ensemble des chroniques inédites qui ne figurent pas dans le Journal d'un vieux dégueulasse, dans lesquelles Bukowski laisse vagabonder son imagination en transgressant tous les tabous.--[Memento]
Un carnet taché de vin : inédits 1944-1990 by Charles Bukowski( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Absence of the hero : uncollected stories and essays, 1946-1992 by Charles Bukowski( )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Czech and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyone's favorite Dirty Old Man returns with more boozy tales of extraordinary madness
Portions from a wine-stained notebook 1944-1990 by Charles Bukowski( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most outrageous and controversial figures of 20th-century American literature, Charles Bukowski was so prolific that many of his writings were never collected during his lifetime. Here is a substantial selection of these wide-ranging works, most of which have been unavailable since their original appearance in underground newspapers, literary journals, even porn magazines. This landmark collection also contains meditations on his familiar themes, as well as singular discussions of such figures as Artaud, Pound, and Hemingway, and several discussions of his aesthetics, revealing an unexpectedly learned mind behind his seemingly offhand productions." "Portions From a Wine-Stained Notebook is essential reading for Bukowski fans, as well as a perfect introduction for new readers of this innovative, unconventional writer."--BOOK JACKET
Das weingetränkte Notizbuch : Stories und Essays ; 1944-1990 by Charles Bukowski( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fragmentos de un cuaderno manchado de vino : relatos y ensayos inéditos (1944-1990) by Charles Bukowski( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il sole bacia i belli : interviste, incontri, insulti by Charles Bukowski( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Italian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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More notes of a dirty old man : the uncollected columns
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Charles Bukowski : portions from a wine-stained notebook : uncollected stories and essays, 1944-1990Absence of the hero : uncollected stories and essays, volume 2 : 1946-1992Sunlight here I am : interviews and encounters, 1963-1993Absence of the hero : uncollected stories and essays, 1946-1992Portions from a wine-stained notebook 1944-1990
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Calonne, David

Calonne, David 1953-

Calonne, David S. 1953-

David Stephen Calonne onderwijzer

カロン, デイヴィッド・ステファン

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