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Charles Bukowski Periodical Collection: Finding Aid
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This collection contains nearly 400 issues of 248 periodicals with content written by or about the poet, novelist, and short-story writer Charles Bukowski (1920-1994), who was known for his crude and evocative poetry and prose that often described the hard luck, boozing, and womanizing underbelly of life in Los Angeles, California, in the second half of the 20th century. The items date from 1941 to 2009 and consist of periodicals ranging from small literary journals to large weekly news magazines that contain poems, short stories, interviews, excerpts, and drawings by Bukowski, as well as photographs of him, and articles or interviews about him, or in which he is mentioned.
396 items in 29 boxes
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The collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please visit the Huntington's website: www.huntington.org.