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 Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski

Birth
Andernach, Landkreis Mayen-Koblenz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Death 9 Mar 1994 (aged 73)
San Pedro, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Ocean View #875
Memorial ID 2162 · View Source
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Author, Poet. Born in Germany, he was a prolific underground writer who used poetry and prose to depict the depravity of urban life in American society. He came to the United States with his parents at the age of two and detailed his coming of age in the autobiographical novel, "Ham on Rye" (1982). He did not begin his professional writing career until age thirty-five, when he started publishing columns in underground newspapers such as "Open City" and the "L.A. Free Press". Over the course of his career, he wrote more than forty books of poetry, prose and novels, to include "Flower, Fist, and Bestial Wail" (1959), "It Catches My Heart in Its Hands" (1963), "Post Office" (1971), "Hot Water Music" (1983) and "Hollywood" (1989). He died of leukemia at age 73 in San Pedro, California.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 2162
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Bukowski (16 Aug 1920–9 Mar 1994), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2162, citing Green Hills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .