For a generation, Henry Charles Bukowski represented street level life in American literature. His books and quotes are infinitely popular, some even legend. Though German born, Bukowski embraced American life with its social, cultural and economic flaws and perfections. His view on this life flows throughout his works, where he emphasizes the poverty stricken, the effects of alcohol, friends, the very craft of writing, women and the seeming hopeless task of going to a job every day.
Bukowski penned short stories in the hundreds... with six novels and thousands of poems, he may be a drunk, but not shy of expression. In 1986, the author was celebrated by Time Magazine as a laureate of American lowlife. His work imbued intimacy, larger than life aplomb and classic pulp fiction.
This is one of my favorite Charles Bukowski Quotes... capturing the essence of a real man, in a real world... something we don't get enough of in the current state of media; reality.