Book Description: "The Most Beautiful Woman in Town & other stories illustrates American realist writer Charles Bukowski's brilliant wit and irony. The 240 page book is an encounter with thirty humorous and often grotesque stories supposedly experienced by the author. It is debated by various critics how wholly autobiographical Bukowski's work actually is. I would gladly list the table of contents; however, I will refrain because of the explicit language contained. Bukowski is certainly not a read for children or the faint of heart. Aptly, the publishing company editors of City Lights Books include the beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Nancy J. Peters. Charles Bukowski takes readers into a stream-of-consciousness writing style and into a world filled with booze, groping, brawls, and vomiting. Bukowski, who is published internationally and is given serious respect in academic circles, enjoys biting the hands that feed him. His blatant tales of woe, which sometimes spur a literalist reaction of shock and revulsion, are truly layered works of art. Bukowski's work is a commentary concerning far more than the underbelly of working-class American turmoil. He is an analytic humorist and ironist, recognizing that policemen, artists, and professors are just as susceptible to the reality of ugliness as the masses are."
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