Ham On Rye

Charles Bukowski author Roddy Doyle editor


Publisher:Canongate Books

Published:4th Jun '15


Available for immediate dispatch.

The autobiographical coming-of-age modern classic by one of the greatest authors of the twentieth century


'He brought everyone down to earth, even the angels' LEONARD COHEN

Charles Bukowski is one of the greatest authors of the twentieth century. The autobiographical Ham on Rye is widely considered his finest novel. A classic of American literature, it offers powerful insight into his youth through the prism of his alter-ego Henry Chinaski, who grew up to be the legendary Hank Chinaski of Post Office and Factotum.

He brought everyone down to earth, even the angels -- LEONARD COHEN
In an age of conformity, Bukowski wrote about the people nobody wanted to be: the ugly, the selfish, the lonely, the mad * * Observer * *
Sometimes funny and always sad, Ham on Rye is written in an admirably hard, bare, vivid style * * Times Literary Supplement * *
Both powerful and, where appropriate, extremely funny * * Sunday Telegraph * *
Reflective, humane, tremendously evocative and absorbingly readable * * The Times * *
A scorching account of a childhood, adolescence, a life of ugliness, pain, escape, alcohol, loneliness. Often it is's funny - often it's disturbing - Ham on Rye is a powerful book -- RODDY DOYLE
A Laureate of American low life * * Time * *
This great novel is Bukowski's supremely honest account of a twisted childhood -- Howard Sounes * * author of Bukowski: Locked in the Arms of a Crazy Life * *
The Thing about Bukowski is, when you read what he has to say, he's right -- SEAN PENN
Raunchy yet lyrical, occasionally hilarious while abysmally sad * * San Francisco Chronicle * *
We all knew Bukowski was a tough guy, but who would have guessed that even the grave could not shut him up? -- BILLY COLLINS
There is a real poignancy in the people encountered in Bukowski's work * * New York Times Book Review * *

ISBN: 9781782116660

Dimensions: 198mm x 129mm x 21mm

Weight: 269g

368 pages

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