Charles Bukowski works database

Absence of the Hero

Published in 2010 by City Lights Books

The Reason Behind Reason - pg. 1 - circa 1946
Love, Love, Love - pg. 5 - circa 1946
Cacoethes Scribendi - pg. 8 - circa 1947
The Rapist's Story - pg. 13 - circa 1957
80 Airplanes Don't Put You In The Clear - pg. 25 - circa 1957
Manifesto: A Call For Our Own Critics - pg. 32 - circa 1960
Peace, Baby, Is A Hard Sell - pg. 34 - circa 1962
Examining My Peers - pg. 39
If I Could Only Be Asleep - pg. 42 - circa 1965
The Old Pro - pg. 44 - circa 1971
Review of Ginsberg/Zukofsky - pg. 49
Bukowski On Bukowski - pg. 56
Notes Of A Dirty Old Man - pg. 59
The Absence Of The Hero - pg. 64
Christ with Barbecue Sauce - pg. 68
Ah, Liberation, Liberty, Lillies On The Moon! - pg. 75
The Cat In The Closet - pg. 78
Notes Of A Dirty Old Man - pg. 87
Sound And Passion - pg. 92 - circa 1971
I Just Write Poetry So I Can Go To Bed With Girls - pg. 99
The House Of Horrors - pg. 112 - 1971
Untitled Essay On d.a. levy - pg. 115 - circa 1971
Henry Miller Lives In Pacific Palisades And I Live On Skid Row, Still Writing About Sex - pg. 117 - circa 1972
A Forward To These Poems - pg. 126
The Outsider - pg. 129
Vern's Wife - pg. 140 - circa 1972
Notes Of A Dirty Old Man - pg. 144
Notes Of A Dirty Old Man - pg. 149 - 1973
He Beats His Women - pg. 154
Notes Of A Dirty Old Man - pg. 157 - 1974
Notes Of A Dirty Old Man - pg. 162 - 1975
Notes Of A Dirty Old Man: Notes Of A Dirty Old Driver Of A Blue 1967 Volkswagen TRV 491 - pg. 166
The Big Dope Reading - pg. 171
East Hollywood: The New Paris - pg. 188 - circa 1981
The Gambler - pg. 211
Ladies Man Of East Hollywood - pg. 221
The Bully - pg. 245
The Invader - pg. 255
Playing And Being The Poet - pg. 271

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