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The most beautiful woman in town & other stories
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Published:
San Francisco : City Lights Books, c1983.
Physical Desc:
240 pages ; 21 cm.
Status:
Sacramento Room
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Description

Mad, immortal stories now surfaced from the literary underground.

This collection of stories was once part of the 1972 City Lights classic, Erections, Ejaculations, Exhibitions and General Tales of Ordinary Madness.That book was later split into two volumes and republished:Tales of Ordinary Madness and, this book, The Most Beautiful Woman in Town.

These stories have addicted legions of American readers, even though the high literary establishment continues to ignore them. In Europe, however (particularly in Germany, Italy, and France where he is published by the great publishing houses), he is critically recognized as one of America's greatest realist writers.

"Collections such as The Most Beautiful Woman in Town ... showcase Bukowski's impressive narrative and creative abilities in stories that most often take place in bars and dingy apartments but are not simply about sex and alcohol. They're about staying alive in a world where the only choice for the majority of us is to face a firing squad in an office every day—the post office, in Bukowski's case—or maintain a commitment to creativity as we struggle to pay for food and a meager place to live."—Adam Perry, Santa Fe Reporter

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ISBN:
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Notes

General Note
Reprint of part 1 of Erections, ejaculations, exhibitions and general tales of ordinary madness.
General Note
From the library of Jim Normington.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Bukowski, C., & Chiarello, G. (1983). The most beautiful woman in town & other stories. San Francisco: City Lights Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Bukowski, Charles and Gail. Chiarello. 1983. The Most Beautiful Woman in Town & Other Stories. San Francisco: City Lights Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Bukowski, Charles and Gail. Chiarello, The Most Beautiful Woman in Town & Other Stories. San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1983.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Bukowski, Charles., and Gail Chiarello. The Most Beautiful Woman in Town & Other Stories. San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1983. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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