Portions From a Wine-Stained Notebook is written by Charles Bukowski, edited by David Stephen Calonne, and published by City Lights. I’m finding a lot of the material in Bukowski’s “Portions from a wine-stained notebook” is quite the departure from most of the other works I have. Portions From A Wine Stained Notebook Charles Bukowski Charles Bukowski left a lot of great writing behind. He was so prolific, in fact, that.

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But I read this as a recommendation from a girlfriend, and I do love the autobiographical essays. Edited by David Stephen Calonne.

Portions from a Wine-stained Notebook (Uncollected Stories/Essays 1)

Paperbackpages. As with many ‘uncollected’ selections, the results are a mixed bag, but Bukowski’s gruff directness and take-no-crap attitude shine through. Buy the selected items together This item: David Calonne has unearthed Portions From a Charpes Notebookthe previously missing link in Bukowski’s oeuvre that suddenly makes everything come clear. His lack of publishing success at this time caused him to nukowski up writing in and spurred a ten-year stint of heavy drinking.


Its a good read. Among the highlights are his first published short story, “Aftermath of a Lengthy Rejection Slip”; his last short story, “The Other”; his first and last essays; and the first installment of his famous “Notes of a Dirty Old Man” column.


Among its many gifts, Portions from a Wine-Stained Notebook has one of the best lesbian sex scenes I bukowki read.

Uncollected Stories and Essays, by Charles Bukowski. On Writers and Writing. I buried my best friend, went to the bookstore, and bought this book. Just so you understand my perspective, I’m a long-time fan: Feb 19, Mary Jen rated it liked it.

This is an excellent introduction to the prose of Charles Bukowski. But he writes with grace and insight about his life and about the lower depths of American life in a lost age.

He was a damn fool.

Words were bullets, words were sunbeams, words cracked through doom and damnation. Add both to Cart Add both to List. Fucked up, male, but incredibly true. This particular collection of frok short stories gives you an idea of him, living a relatively unknown and reclusive life, before “Barfly” introduced “Hank”.

Title First Published 01 September Finally, every mirror and bit of furniture in the room was flattened out. I think I just recall the stories from Buk interviews and documentaries. Get to Know Us. But I had never read Bukowski and this was the perfect entrance – snips and essays and poems that took me back to the struggles of being an artist.


He is violent and sexually manic in ways that his two American masters—William Saroyan and John Fante—are not, although his aggressive prose should be understood as the tough carapace he adopts to protect himself from violation.


I especially liked the story “Workout” which is about Bukowski jerking it while he watches two young women winw-stained their cunts against each other. Main content page count Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The book contains meditations on his familiar themes drinking, horse-racing, etc.

Quotes from the Charles Bukowski book “Portions From A Wine-Stained Notebook” – Bukowski Quotes

Mar 09, Arthur Graham rated it it was amazing. In a distinct rhythm.

When Bukowski, was churning out his famous novels in the 80’s, his readership base included the actors, Sean Penn, and Mickey Rourke. Some of the stories feel vaguely familiar, like I’ve read them before. I would say I’m a moderate fan of Bukowski, as he writes naturally, in a way one would speak thoughtfully or emotionally, but I’m a huge fan of this collection.

I get a kick at the way Bukowski detractors love to groan and moan, belch and fart at every opportunity