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Martin, John 1930-

Overview
Works: 12 works in 18 publications in 3 languages and 592 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Fiction  Short stories  Autobiographical fiction  Portraits 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PS3552.U4, 811.54
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Most widely held works about John Martin
 
Most widely held works by John Martin
The people look like flowers at last : new poems by Charles Bukowski( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis: the gas line is leaking, the bird is gone from the cage, the skyline is dotted with vultures; Benny finally got off the stuff and Betty now has a job as a waitress; and the chimney sweep was quite delicate as he giggled up through the soot. I walked miles through the city and recognized nothing as a giant claw ate at my stomach while the inside of my head felt airy as if I was about to go mad. it's not so much that nothing means anything but more than it keeps meaning nothing, there's no release, just gurus and self-appointed gods and hucksters. the more people say, the less there is to say. even the best books are dry sawdust.-from "fingernails; nostrils; shoelaces."
The pleasures of the damned : poems, 1951-1993 by Charles Bukowski( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THE PLEASURES OF THE DAMNED is a selection of the best works of Bukowski's later years, edited by John Martin of Black Sparrow Press, including the last of his new, never- before- published poems
The flash of lightning behind the mountain : new poems by Charles Bukowski( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a second compilation of extraordinary, never-before-published poetry from one of America's greatest modern writers and most influencial poets
Slouching toward Nirvana : new poems by Charles Bukowski( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Charles Bukowski is one of America's best-known contemporary writers of poetry and prose, and, many would claim, its most influential and imitated poet. He was born in Andernach, Germany, to an American soldier father and a German mother in 1920, and brought to the United States at the age of three. He was raised in Los Angeles and lived there for fifty years. He published his first story in 1944 when he was twenty-four and began writing poetry at the age of thirty-five. He died in San Pedro, California, on March 9, 1994, at the age of seventy-three, shortly after completing his last novel, Pulp (1994)."--Jacket
Avec les damnés : textes et poèmes choisis by Charles Bukowski( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Sifting through the madness for the word, the line, the way : new poems by Charles Bukowski( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecco releases a new book of unpublished poems from the late Charles Bukowski, one of America's best-known contemporary writers and its most influential andimitated poet
Run with the hunted by Charles Bukowski( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author reads selections of his poems and short stories
The continual condition : poems by Charles Bukowski( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the literary pantheon, Charles Bukowski remains a counterculture icon. A hard-drinking wild man of literature, a stubborn outsider to the poetry world, he has struck a chord with generations of readers, writing raw, tough poetry about booze, work, and women that speaks to his fans as being "real" and, like the work of the Beats, even dangerous
Letter from William Goyen, Los Angeles, to John Martin, 1979 January 9 : by William Goyen( )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sending him the manuscripts of three plays -- The House of Breath, The Bite of the Diamond Rattler, and Christy -- and discussing his ideas for their publication
Tvrdej chleba by Charles Bukowski( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Czech and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Run with the hunted : a Charles Bukowski reader by Charles Bukowski( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

For five decades, Charles Bukowski's writing has depicted life on the edge with an unflinchingly mordant clarity that has earned him millions of devotees all over the world. Here is the first comprehensive collection of the best of Bukowski's autobiographical stories, novels, and poems, and it brings into razorsharp focus the counterculture idol's astonishing life and work. Bukowski's crisp, gritty, highly personal writing chronicles his spectacularly extreme life, with its mingling strings of odd jobs, unusual women, inspired debauches, matter-of-fact desperation, and literary triumphs. Run with the Hunted weaves these strings together in a manner that is as appropriate for Bukowski's work as it is unusual for an anthology. It is arranged chronologically, not by its contents' original publication dates but by the period in Bukowski's life that each entry covers. As such, it transcends the realm of anthology and becomes something very like Bukowski's memoir. Beginning with his first recollection of consciousness (as a toddler under a table in 1922) and culminating with wry septuagenarian reflections, Run with the Hunted is packed with dispassionately eloquent accounts of his hard life - from brutal childhood to reluctant stardom - and crystalline observations of life at large. Compiled by John Martin, Bukowski's longtime friend and editor, this landmark volume distills the essence of a prodigious life's work and offers a sometimes harrowing, invariably exhilarating reading experience
 
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The people look like flowers at last : new poems
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The pleasures of the damned : poems, 1951-1993The flash of lightning behind the mountain : new poemsSlouching toward Nirvana : new poemsSifting through the madness for the word, the line, the way : new poemsRun with the huntedThe continual condition : poemsRun with the hunted : a Charles Bukowski reader
Languages
English (15)

Spanish (2)

Czech (1)