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Factotum by  Charles Bukowski - Signed First Edition - 1975 - from The Haunted Bookshop, LLC (SKU: 072402)

Factotum

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Factotum

by Bukowski, Charles

  • Used
  • near fine
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
Condition
Near Fine
ISBN 10
0876852657
ISBN 13
9780876852651
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About This Item

Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Books, 1975. Signed by the author at the colophon and numbered 4 of 5 (presentation copies in the limited first edition), this book contains a bound-in original oil painting by Charles Bukowski, still protected with the original tissue guard; laid in is Black Sparrow Press Broadside/Flyer No. 7, itself signed by Bukowski and numbered 8/100. Crisp, bright pages; green boards show gentle sunning along the head edges, and spine plate is also mildly sunned, but red cloth spine is fresh; even the original acetate outer cover is near fine, with a touch of finish wear.. Signed by Author. First Edition. One-Quarter Cloth. Near Fine.

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.

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Details

Bookseller
The Haunted Bookshop, LLC US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
072402
Title
Factotum
Author
Bukowski, Charles
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0876852657
ISBN 13
9780876852651
Publisher
Black Sparrow Books
Place of Publication
Santa Barbara
Date published
1975

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edges
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