Der Mann mit der Ledertasche
Publish date: 2004
Publisher: Kiepenheuer und Witsch
Pages no: 203
Edition language: Deutsch
Synopsis: "It began as a mistake." By middle age, Henry Chinaski has lost more than twelve years of his life to the U.S. Postal Service. In a world where his three true, bitter pleasures are women, booze, and racetrack betting, he somehow drags his hangover out of bed every dawn to lug waterlogged m...
a brilliantly woven plot with an extraordinary language wit. the only thing I pondered after finishing the book was whether this book deserves the the title of post office. I would give 3.5 stars for this.
Post Office is my first Charles Bukowski novel (I know him more for his short stories and poetry), and it didn't disappoint. Many times I found myself laughing out loud, and then other times I was horrified by the behavior of Bukowski's fictional alter ego, Hank Chinaski. The man's not a hero of any...
My first Bukowski, which is not going to be the last. The novel is ridiculously funny and incredibly sad at the same time. Henry Chinaski by a turn of fate ends up wasting twelve years of his life in a post office among overachieving supervisors and strange company policies. I think anyone, who has ...
The book that made Bukowski famous, this is a succinct version of all the work that came after: drink, women, sucky jobs, gritty life. It's quite good, and as an added benefit for the slightly faint of heart, there's less emphasis on the sex and the overwhelming misogynistic viewpoints (although t...
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