Charles Bukowski works database

Slouching Toward Nirvana

Published in 2005 by Ecco

A 4th Of July In The Early 30'S - pg. 3
Without Stress Or Agony - pg. 9 - manuscript - 1978
My Close Call - pg. 12 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1990
Clothes Cost Money - pg. 13 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1990
An Easy Way To Die - pg. 17
We Have Hand Guns Around Here - pg. 19
Making Do - pg. 20 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1990
Rare Indeed - pg. 27 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1992
The Poet - pg. 28 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1983
Bolero - pg. 31
A Winter Memory - pg. 34 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1977
Living In A Great Big Way - pg. 36 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1990 - circa 1991
Then And Now - pg. 37
How Did They Get Their Job? - pg. 44 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1990
Paper And People - pg. 45
Writer's Block - pg. 49 - circa 1991
Disorder And Early Sorrow - pg. 51
In This Place - pg. 54
The Uninitiated - pg. 55
Cicada - pg. 57 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1992
Never Interrupt A Writer At Work - pg. 58
Oh My - pg. 59 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1990 - circa 1991
Meeting Them - pg. 60 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1990
No Eulogies, Please - pg. 62 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1982
Finality - pg. 64 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1990
The Machinery Of Loss - pg. 65 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1981
Damsels Of The Night - pg. 69
Forewarned - pg. 74 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1990
She Lost Weight - pg. 75 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1973
Military Surplus - pg. 76 - circa 1990
A Difficult Woman - pg. 79
Talk - pg. 81 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1978
Where The Action Is Real - pg. 83 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1978
Academy Award - pg. 86 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1978
Beach Boys - pg. 88 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1977
I'm No Good - pg. 90 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1992
Friend Of The Family - pg. 92 - circa 1993
Solving A Crime Before It Begins - pg. 94
Note For My Wall - pg. 96 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1977
The Wine That Roared - pg. 97
2:07 A.M. - pg. 101 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1977
A Clean, Well-Lighted Place - pg. 105
Do We Really Care? - pg. 108
For Crying Out Loud - pg. 111 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1975
High School Girls - pg. 113 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1984
Emergency - pg. 115 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1981
For A Woman Who Might Some Day Become A Nun - pg. 116
Some People Ask For It - pg. 117 - 1975
Against The Window Pane - pg. 119 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1975
An Answer To A Day's Worth Of Mail - pg. 121
New York, New York - pg. 122
The Knife Waltz - pg. 125 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1975
Dusty Shoes - pg. 126 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1990
Vulgar Poem - pg. 128 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1981
This One - pg. 134 - circa 1978
The Big Lonely Night - pg. 140
One A.M. - pg. 145
The Curse - pg. 147 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1990
With His Awful Teeth - pg. 149 - circa 1993
Golden Boy - pg. 151 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1978
Surreal Tangerines - pg. 153 - 1977
Little Magazines And Poetry Chapbooks - pg. 155 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1978
My Buddy - pg. 156 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1978
Last Friday Night - pg. 158
Open Here - pg. 160 - circa 1991
A Name Is Nothing If The Named Is Nothing - pg. 161 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - circa 1991-1994
The Stupidest Thing I Ever Did - pg. 163 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1992
You Can't Make A Lion Out Of A Butterfly - pg. 165 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1978
I Don't Know About You But - pg. 168 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - circa 1991-1994
It's A Drag Just Breathing - pg. 172
A Hard Lesson - pg. 175
A Conversation To Remember - pg. 177 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1992
Picture Show - pg. 178
He Played First Base - pg. 179 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1977
The Suicide Kid - pg. 181 - circa 1994
Snake Eyes And Faulty Screams - pg. 183
I Fought Them From The Moment I Saw Light - pg. 184
Now, Ezra - pg. 187
Concession - pg. 189
It - pg. 190 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1990
Terror - pg. 191
My Rosy Ass - pg. 193
This Is A Bitter Poem - pg. 196
Poem For Nobody - pg. 199 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1990
Checkmate - pg. 201 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1990
The Tide - pg. 202 - circa 1984
To Hell And Back - pg. 210 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1990
Something's Knocking At The Door - pg. 212
Regardless - pg. 214 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1990
The Dandy - pg. 219 - circa 1978
I Am A Mole - pg. 221 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1990
Somebody Else - pg. 222 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1990 - circa 1991
IBM Selectric - pg. 224 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1990
Why Oh Why And Oh Why Not? - pg. 227 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1990
Movies - pg. 228 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1990
No Luck At All - pg. 229
Good News - pg. 232 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - circa 1991-1994 - circa 1993
Bedpan Nightmare - pg. 234 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1990 - circa 1991
Robert - pg. 237 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1974
Private Screenings - pg. 239
As You Slow Down The Mermaids Look The Other Way - pg. 241
Something New - pg. 243 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1978
The Swimming Pool - pg. 244
The Great Writer - pg. 246 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1992
I Used To Think - pg. 247 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - circa 1991-1994
From The Department Of Health - pg. 249
Working Out - pg. 251 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1992
My Friend William Burroughs - pg. 252 - 1977
A Note Upon Starvation - pg. 254 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1977
Poem For My 70th Birthday - pg. 256
You'll Never Know - pg. 257
Joe - pg. 259
Top Gun - pg. 263 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1992
It's Strange - pg. 264 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1990
Explosion - pg. 266 - circa 1993
Small Talk - pg. 268 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1990
Basic - pg. 270

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