Charles Bukowski works database

The Flash of Lightning Behind the Mountain

Published in 2004 by Ecco

Game Day - pg. 3
German - pg. 3 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - circa 1991-1994
The Old Girl - pg. 5
The Birds - pg. 9 - circa 1959
Gas - pg. 13
Mystery Leg - pg. 15
Be Cool, Fool - pg. 22
An Unliterary Afternoon - pg. 24 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1980
Poop - pg. 27
The End Of An Era - pg. 31 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1986
The 60s - pg. 38
The Would-Be Horseplayer - pg. 41
The Night Richard Nixon Shook My Hand - pg. 43
Throwing Away The Alarm Clock - pg. 44
Pretenders - pg. 45
$1.25 A Gallon - pg. 47
Floss-Job - pg. 49
A Friendly Place - pg. 51 - circa 1994
The Old Couple - pg. 54
What? - pg. 56
Born Again - pg. 57
Card Girls - pg. 58
It's Never Been So Good - pg. 61 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1985
Goading The Muse - pg. 63 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - circa 1991-1994 - circa 1991-1994
The Wavering Line - pg. 66
The Road To Hell Is Paved With Yammering Once-Geniuses - pg. 70 - circa 1991
Crucifixion - pg. 72
Barfly - pg. 73 - circa 1988
Thoughts While Eating A Sandwich - pg. 77 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1985
Nothing's Free - pg. 78
What Bothers Them Most - pg. 79
Into The Wastebasket - pg. 84
It's Over And Done - pg. 87
Nice Guy - pg. 88
Feet To The Fire - pg. 90
The Poetry Game - pg. 91 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1980
The Fix Is In - pg. 93
Photos - pg. 94 - 1985
Tonight - pg. 95 - circa 1963
A Visitor Complains - pg. 97 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1985
Besieged - pg. 100 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1985
The Novice - pg. 101
Cleopatra Now - pg. 103
Please - pg. 106 - manuscript - 1985
The Barometer - pg. 107 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1985
Enemy Of The King, 1935 - pg. 109
Nights Of Vanilla Mice - pg. 111
Lark In The Dark - pg. 113 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - circa 1991-1994 - circa 1993
Lonely Hearts - pg. 115 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - circa 1991-1994
B As In Bullshit - pg. 117 - circa 1989
A Riot In The Streets - pg. 118
Interlude - pg. 119
D.N.F. - pg. 121 - manuscript - 1974
Reading Little Poems In Little Magazines - pg. 122
How To Get Away? - pg. 124 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1986
The Difficulty Of Breathing - pg. 126
Help Wanted And Received - pg. 129 - circa 1988
Heart In The Cage - pg. 130 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1992
Places To Die And Places To Hide - pg. 132
Poem For The Young And Tough - pg. 134
Ow - pg. 135 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1986
My Doom Smiles At Me - pg. 136
Hey, Kafka! - pg. 138
A Strange Visit - pg. 140
1970 Blues - pg. 142
Snow White - pg. 144
Sour Grapes - pg. 145 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1993
Fencing With The Shadows - pg. 146
A Hell Of A Duet - pg. 148 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1985
The Dogs - pg. 150 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1985
Cold Summer - pg. 153 - circa 1994
Crime Does Pay - pg. 155
Throwing My Weight Around - pg. 157
They Rolled The Bed Out Of There - pg. 160
Crawl - pg. 163 - circa 1994
Nothing Here - pg. 165
My Last Winter - pg. 166
First Poem Back - pg. 167
A Summation - pg. 168
Walking Papers - pg. 169
Alone In This Room - pg. 171
Farewell, Farewell - pg. 172 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1993
About The Mail Lately - pg. 173
Life On The Half Shell - pg. 175 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - circa 1991-1994
The Hardest - pg. 176 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - circa 1991-1994 - circa 1993
A Terrible Need - pg. 177 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1986
Body Slam - pg. 178
The Gods Are Good - pg. 179
The Sound Of Typewriters - pg. 180
A Fight - pg. 184
Sunbeam - pg. 187
Apparitions - pg. 191
Speed! - pg. 192 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1985
It's Difficult To See Your Own Death Approaching - pg. 194
Made In The Shade (Happy New Year) - pg. 195 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1993
One For Wolfgang - pg. 196
Night Unto Night - pg. 197
Notes On Some Poetry - pg. 199 - circa 1993
The Buzz - pg. 201
A Simple Kindness - pg. 203 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1985
Good Try, All - pg. 205 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1985
Proper Credentials Are Needed To Join - pg. 207
Silly Damned Thing Anyhow - pg. 210
Moth To The Flame - pg. 212
7 Come 11 - pg. 213
Put Out The Light - pg. 215
Foxholes - pg. 217
Calm Elation, 1993 - pg. 218
I Have This New Room - pg. 223
Writing - pg. 225
Human Nature - pg. 227 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - circa 1991-1994
Notations - pg. 229
Democracy - pg. 231 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1986
Kraznick - pg. 232 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1975
Hungaria, Symphonia Poem #9 By Franz Liszt - pg. 234 - circa 1987
Club Hell, 1942 - pg. 236
Unloading The Goods - pg. 239
Saratoga Hot Walker - pg. 241 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1983
The Sixties? - pg. 244
Experience - pg. 250 - circa 1963
Fame At Last - pg. 252
Party Of Nine - pg. 255
He Showed Me His Back - pg. 258 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - circa 1991-1994
The Unfolding - pg. 259 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1985
Drunk Before Noon - pg. 261 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1985
Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down - pg. 263
They Are After Me - pg. 265
Feeling Fairly Good Tonight - pg. 268
There's A Poet On Every Bar Stool - pg. 269
Valet - pg. 274
Prescience - pg. 277 - circa 1992
10:45 A.M. - pg. 278 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1974
The Horses Of Mexico - pg. 280 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - circa 1991-1994
A Big Night - pg. 282 - circa 1993
A Musical Difference - pg. 284 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1985
You Tell Me What It Means - pg. 286 - circa 1991
Dear Reader - pg. 288
Not Much Singing - pg. 290 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - circa 1991-1994 - circa 1993
The Shadows - pg. 292
A Pause Before The Counter Attack - pg. 293
Picture This - pg. 294
9 Bad Boys - pg. 295
One More Day - pg. 296

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