Item #CNJZ0013 You Get So Alone At Times That It Just Makes Sense. Charles Bukowski.
You Get So Alone At Times That It Just Makes Sense
You Get So Alone At Times That It Just Makes Sense
You Get So Alone At Times That It Just Makes Sense

You Get So Alone At Times That It Just Makes Sense

Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1986. Limited Edition. Hardcover. One of 400 signed/numbered hardcover copies, octavo size, 317 pp., signed by Bukowski. Fine / near fine. Item #CNJZ0013

Charles Bukowski (1920-1994) was "a prolific underground writer who used his poetry and prose to depict the depravity of urban life and the downtrodden in American society. A cult hero, Bukowski relied on experience, emotion, and imagination in his work, using direct language and violent and sexual imagery" (n.b., from the web site of the Poetry Foundation). As much as he achieved popular acclaim during his lifetime, his reputation and following have only increased after his death.

This volume, "You Get So Alone At Times That It Just Makes Sense" is "about a man who lives his life trying to survive and the experiences that he has while feeling completely insane and full of uninterpretable feelings" (n.b., quote from the web site of All Readers). The breadth of the poetry touches everyone, with lines such as "Now something so sad has hold of us that the breath leaves and we can't even cry..."

___DESCRIPTION: Grey cloth shelfback, paper spine label with pink and purple lettering, ivory paper over boards with multi-coloured lettering and a fractured head shot of Bukowski, a few small coloured letters and decorations on the rear board, blue endpapers, title page in purple, blue and black, no. 33 of 400 signed hardcover copies (total HC edition 1026); octavo size (9.25" by 6.25"), pagination: [1-12] 13-313 [1, blank] [1, colophon, signed by Bukowski in black ink] [1, blank] [1, black and white photograph of Bukowski with bio]. In a dust wrapper of semi-opaque acetate from the publisher.

___CONDITION: Fine, the boards clean, straight corners without rubbing, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; clean, crisp, and as new. In an acetate dust wrapper, near fine with light overall marks and some shallow wrinkling at the tail of the spine (where the thin layer of plastic is beginning to lift from the mylar).

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Price: $500.00

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