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Post Office - by Charles Bukowski (Paperback)

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  • Charles Bukowski's classic roman à clef, Post Office, captures the despair, drudgery, and happy dissolution of his alter ego, Henry Chinaski, as he enters middle age.Post Office is an account of Bukowski alter-ego Henry Chinaski.
  • Author(s): Charles Bukowski
  • 208 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Biographical

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About the Book



This legendary Henry Chinaski novel is now available in a newly repackaged trade paperback edition, covering the period of the author's alter-ego from the mid-1950s to his resignation from the United States Postal Service in 1969.



Book Synopsis



Charles Bukowski's classic roman à clef, Post Office, captures the despair, drudgery, and happy dissolution of his alter ego, Henry Chinaski, as he enters middle age.

Post Office is an account of Bukowski alter-ego Henry Chinaski. It covers the period of Chinaski's life from the mid-1950s to his resignation from the United States Postal Service in 1969, interrupted only by a brief hiatus during which he supported himself by gambling at horse races.

"The Walt Whitman of Los Angeles."--Joyce Carol Oates

"He brought everybody down to earth, even the angels."--Leonard Cohen, songwriter



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"It began as a mistake." By middle age, Henry Chinaski has lost more than twelve years of his life to the U.S. Postal Service. In a world where his three true, bitter pleasures are women, booze, and racetrack betting, he somehow drags his hangover out of bed every dawn to lug waterlogged mailbags up mud-soaked mountains, outsmart vicious guard dogs, and pray to survive the day-to-day trials of sadistic bosses and certifiable coworkers. This classic 1971 novel--the one that catapulted its author to national fame--is the perfect introduction to the grimly hysterical world of legendary writer, poet, and Dirty Old Man Charles Bukowski and his fictional alter ego, Chinaski.

Dimensions (Overall): 8.0 Inches (H) x 5.36 Inches (W) x .53 Inches (D)
Weight: .36 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 208
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Biographical
Publisher: Ecco Press
Format: Paperback
Author: Charles Bukowski
Language: English
Street Date: July 29, 2014
TCIN: 11337636
UPC: 9780061177576
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-5903
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.53 inches length x 5.36 inches width x 8 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.36 pounds
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