Hollywood (häftad)
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Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
288
Utgivningsdatum
2019-07-04
Upplaga
Main - Canons
Förlag
Canongate Canons
Medarbetare
Sounes, Howard (introd.)
Dimensioner
178 x 143 x 19 mm
Vikt
194 g
ISBN
9781786891679
Hollywood (häftad)

Hollywood

Häftad Engelska, 2019-07-04
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'What will you do?' 'Oh, hell, I'll write a novel about writing the screenplay and making the movie.' 'What are you going to call it?' 'Hollywood.' Henry Chinaski has a penchant for booze, women and horse-racing. On his precarious journey from poet to screenwriter he encounters a host of well-known stars and lays bare the absurdity and egotism of the film industry. Poetic, sharp and dangerous, Hollywood - Bukowski's fictionalisation of his experiences making the film Barfly - explores the many dark shadows to be found in the neon-soaked glare of Hollywood's limelight.
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No other book gets as close to the corrupt heart of American movie-making * * Guardian * * A literary immortal * * Time * * Bukowski's voice is insistent and affirming but it also has the humble durability of someone who won't stay down . . . His stories help keep people alive * * Independent * * A laureate of American low life * * Time * * Full of entertaining vignettes of celebrities * * The Times * *

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Charles Bukowski was the legendary Californian writer who became famous for his semi-autobiographical books about low-life America. Novels such as Factotum and Post Office made this one-time bum, and lifelong alcoholic, rich and famous, and culminated in the making of Barfly, a major Hollywood movie based on his life starring Mickey Rourke and Faye Dunaway. He died in March 1994.