July 6, 2005
His path with the Beats crossed on numerous ocassions however, between the covers of the same magazines to becoming a “literary hustler” and sharing the stage at public readings, a task Bukoswki despised. What sets Buk apart from the Beats, with the exception of William Burroughs, is the wry, self-depricating humour. Never a reviser, at least not until 1974, Hank sat pounding out the work on his “typer”, keeping the work confined, precise, honest and above-all funny. Susan Tomaselli reviews Barry Miles' Charles Bukowski.