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The Resource Factotum, Charles Bukowski

Factotum, Charles Bukowski

Label
Factotum
Title
Factotum
Statement of responsibility
Charles Bukowski
Title variation
Fac.tō.tum
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Synopsis: One of Charles Bukowski's best, this beer-soaked, deliciously degenerate novel follows the wanderings of aspiring writer Henry Chinaski across World War II-era America. Deferred from military service, Chinaski travels from city to city, moving listlessly from one odd job to another, always needing money but never badly enough to keep a job. His day-to-day existence spirals into an endless litany of pathetic whores, sordid rooms, dreary embraces, and drunken brawls, as he makes his bitter, brilliant way from one drink to the next. Charles Bukowski's posthumous legend continues to grow. Factotum is a masterfully vivid evocation of slow-paced, low-life urbanity and alcoholism, and an excellent introduction to the fictional world of Charles Bukowski
Summary
Henry Chinaski, an outcast, loner, and hopeless drunk, drifts around America from one dead-end job to another, from one woman to another, and from one bottle to the next. Reprint. (An IFC film, directed by Bent Hamer, written by Bent Hamer & Jim Stark, releasing August 2006, starring Matt Dillon, Lili Taylor, & Marisa Tomei) (General Fiction)
Tone
Writing style
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10063376
Cataloging source
IEP
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1920-1994
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Bukowski, Charles
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Drifters
  • Alcoholics
  • Occupations
  • Beat generation
  • Alcoholics
  • Beat generation
  • Drifters
  • Occupations
Target audience
adult
Label
Factotum, Charles Bukowski
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Los Angeles : Black Sparrow Press, 1975
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm70920499
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Ecco ed.
Extent
205 pages
Isbn
9780876852637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)70920499
Label
Factotum, Charles Bukowski
Publication
Note
Originally published: Los Angeles : Black Sparrow Press, 1975
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm70920499
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Ecco ed.
Extent
205 pages
Isbn
9780876852637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)70920499

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