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Brewer, Gaylord 1965-

Overview
Works: 22 works in 47 publications in 1 language and 1,719 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Motion picture plays  Domestic fiction  Poetry 
Classifications: PS3552.U4, 811.54
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Most widely held works by Gaylord Brewer
Charles Bukowski by Gaylord Brewer ( Book )
6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Apropos of his reputation as the underground poet, Charles Bukowski (1920-1994) developed a public persona of poseur, abusive performer, and violent curmudgeon. Bukowski's embrace of this self-aggrandizing image belies his dedication to the trade of writing. The poem was his lifeline to sanity, to immediate reclamation of daily events, and to the transformation of the mundane into the extraordinary. His poems, short stories, and novels, like the man himself, resist easy classification. Brilliantly intuitive in turning autobiographical material into art, Bukowski shares with Ernest Hemingway - whose influence Bukowski acknowledged - the central subject of the male psyche, a preoccupation with death, a heavy reliance on dialogue, and a marvelous linguistic economy. However, Bukowski consistently set himself apart by his use of humor - Hemingway's tragic fatalism recast as absurd black comedy. Bukowski's persistent focus on the working class and those on the fringes of society, his unrepentant use of drink and scatological idiom - these in the context of his assault on academe and shaped by his ribald and insouciant humor - set him apart stylistically, ideologically, and in the critical reception his work has received. In Charles Bukowski, the first comprehensive, full-length study of the author's explosive career, Gay Brewer skillfully assesses the literary significance of Bukowski's astounding body of published work. Brewer deals extensively with Bukowski's themes, shifting styles, influences, and excellence in several areas, and examines by genre - novels, short prose, and poetry - every significant work published by Bukowski in his lifetime. Although he had been publishing poetry regularly in small underground and alternative presses since the 1950s, he remained a relatively obscure author until late in life. His first novel, Post Office, was published in 1971. Brewer incisively discusses the conflict that came with celebrity upon the 1987 release of the autobiographical feature film Barfly, as well as the relationship of creativity to Bukowski's later writings. Brewer shows Bukowski's work continued to evolve as he grew older; the poetry, in particular, strives toward increasing simplicity, directness, and most radically, a rejection of metaphor, while many of his later short stories are remarkable for their control, economy, and subtlety. Brewer's Charles Bukowski successfully bridges the gap between the relative lack of scholarly attention devoted to Bukowski and his enormous worldwide influence and popularity among writers and readers alike
David Mamet and film : illusion/disillusion in a wounded land by Gaylord Brewer ( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Four nails : poems by Gaylord Brewer ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A detective in distress : Philip Marlowe's domestic dream by Gaylord Brewer ( Book )
8 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: This thesis examines the gradual changes in Raymond Chandler's detective, Philip Marlowe. The character begins with an anachronistic code of knightly behavior that even his ironic self-detachment cannot salvage. He turns to domestic routines such as preparing breakfast and serving drinks, but these echo with loneliness. Both his chivalric code and his household habits fail him, and Marlowe avoids despair only through a woman's redemptive love. Ultimately, Chandler's supposed detective novels form a love story of one man's quest for domestic fulfillment
Barbaric mercies : poems by Gaylord Brewer ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Laughing like hell : the harrowing satires of Jim Thompson by Gaylord Brewer ( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Give over, Graymalkin : poems by Gaylord Brewer ( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Devilfish : poems by Gaylord Brewer ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Octavius the 1st : a novella by Gaylord Brewer ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Octavius is the tale of a 30-something man who lives with his mother and grandmother, a constipated pug, and the albino girl he loves
Let me explain : poems by Gaylord Brewer ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Exit pursued by a bear : poems by Gaylord Brewer ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
ZoĢcalo by Gaylord Brewer ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presently a beast by Gaylord Brewer ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The martini diet by Gaylord Brewer ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The age of good barbarism : poems by Gaylord Brewer ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Greatest hits : 1994-2000 by Gaylord Brewer ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
David Mamet and film illusion and disillusion in a wounded land by Gaylord Brewer ( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Book lover : poems by Gaylord Brewer ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poems of hope and renewal. -- Mulberry Press
Kate Daniels and Gaylord Brewer by Kate Daniels ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Kate Daniels and Gaylord Brewer read some of their poetry on October 22, 2008
Tuesdays by Gaylord Brewer ( )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Brewer, Gay
Brewer, Gay 1965-
Languages
English (45)
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