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by Charles and Crumb Robert Bukowski

Free eBook Captain Is Out to Lunch and the Sailors Have Taken Over the Ship download ISBN: 0964411520
Author: Charles and Crumb Robert Bukowski
Publisher: Black Sparrow Press (1997)
Language: English
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I suppose there's always something out there we want to torment ourselves with. And at the track you get the feel of the other people, the desperate darkness, and how easy they toss it in and quit

I suppose there's always something out there we want to torment ourselves with. And at the track you get the feel of the other people, the desperate darkness, and how easy they toss it in and quit. Nobody wins finally, we are just seeking a reprieve, a moment out of the glare. shit, the lighted end of my cigarette just hit one of my fingers as I was musing on this purposelessness. That woke me up, brought me out of this Sartre state!) Hell, we need humor, we need to laugh.

The Captain Is Out to Lunch and the Sailors Have Taken Over the Ship is a collection of extracts from the journals of Charles Bukowski, spanning 1991 to 1993. The book was first published in 1998 with illustrations by Robert Crumb. The diary entries record the last few years of Bukowski's life, in which he talks about drinking, gambling, aging, fame, and his mundane day-to-day activities.

A book length collaboration between two underground legends, Charles Bukowski and Robert Crumb

A book length collaboration between two underground legends, Charles Bukowski and Robert Crumb. Bukowski's last journals candidly and humorously reveal the events in the writer's life as death draws inexorably nearer, thereby illuminating our own lives and natures, and to give new meaning to what was once only familiar. Crumb has illustrated the text with 12 full-page A book length collaboration between two underground legends, Charles Bukowski and Robert Crumb

So writes the late Charles Bukowski in his entry for 6/23/92 (12:34 AM). The Captain Is Out To Lunch And The Sailors Have Taken Over The Ship, a delightful, posthumous gathering of excerpts from Bukowski notebooks, is loaded with such direct ruminations about writing, death.

So writes the late Charles Bukowski in his entry for 6/23/92 (12:34 AM). The Captain Is Out To Lunch And The Sailors Have Taken Over The Ship, a delightful, posthumous gathering of excerpts from Bukowski notebooks, is loaded with such direct ruminations about writing, death, money, humanity, and how the author located meaning and value in his daily life and work.

The captain is out to lunch and the sailors have taken over the ship. But none of you have a pen or even a piece of paper I said. 8/28/91 11:28 PM. Good day at the track, damn near swept the card. Crumb has illustrated the text with 12 full-page drawings and a portrait of Bukowski.

The Captain Is Out to Lunch. Author: Charles Bukowski. I am not in a contest. I never wanted fame or money. So writes the late Charles Bukowski in his entry for 6/23/92 (12:34 AM). Used availability for Charles Bukowski's The Captain is Out to Lunch and the Sailors Have Taken Over the Ship.

The book was first published in 1998 with illustrations by Robert Crumb

The Captain Is Out to Lunch and the Sailors Have Taken Over the Ship is a collection of extracts from the journals of Charles Bukowski, spanning 1991 to 1993.

A book length collaboration between two underground legends, Charles Bukowski and Robert Crumb.

The Captain Is Out to Lunch and the Sailors Have Taken Over the Ship is a collection of extracts from the journals of Charles Bukowski, spanning 1991 to 1993. The book was first published in 1998 with illustrations by Robert Crumb. The diary entries record the last few years of Bukowski's life, in which he talks about drinking, gambling, aging, fame, and his mundane day-to-day activities.
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Drelahuginn
I first discovered Bukowski while I was in college, struggling to find poetry I liked enough to read for a writing class. The drunken sage rescued me from a banal semester reciting and dissecting the works of TS Elliot and, for that at least, I am grateful. I was SO grateful, as a matter of fact, that I picked up his prose work, starting with the incredibly funny "Pulp" and moving backwards.

This book is a selection of journal entries Bukowski made in 1992-1993 where he ruminates on death, celebrity (not the ham), writing, his past and of course the racetrack. It's a slim read (144 pages) and is written in Buk's usual no frills style. It's not my favorite, but it provides insight into the author's life and trials as he knowingly ventures along the edge of oblivion.

This book is billed as a cooperative effort between Bukowski and R Crumb; however, I didn't feel Cumb's contribution was anything special. His illustrations are great, but they don't add information or meaning to the writing they accompany. Still, for getting two demented geniuses' work together in any form is something worth looking into and, although the sum doesn't feel equal to the parts that went into it, this remains a delightful read for Buk's fans.
Cordanius
I went through amazon and bought a couple of books really quickly, so I missed the fact that this book is more of a journal. I thought I had a purchased a novel! That being said, I wasn't disappointed. Bukowski is a unique, opinionated and completely genuine person. When I say genuine, I don't mean to insinuate that he's always right I mean that it always feels he's being honest in a very internal and personal way, not even necessarily honest about the specifics of events he describes but honest about his feelings and straight forward emotionally. The book is a quick read and made me laugh out loud at times. R Crumb's artwork is pretty much always a pleasure, though there are only a few pictures-somewhat less than what I was expecting. At the end of the book I felt pretty sad to think that Bukowski had died, throughout the quick entries I felt like he was talking to me and it was sad that he wasn't around anymore. If you are a Bukowski fan, I'd certainly suggest reading this!
Walianirv
This book which I found many years ago in passable condition is a vast improvement over that copy. The book is in wonderful condition, crisp, bright pages to soak in all the brilliance of Crumb's art and with Bukowski's tangy prose it was truly a match made in heaven. Wonderful experience, can't recommend this company enough.
Melipra
A bit of the bite is out of Hank in this one, but there's definitely enough substance in this collection of journal entries to get you through. Some of the pages are just observations and musing of what's happening in his day, while other times, there's some serious poignant reflection. It ends with a biting commentary on the human experience - a fitting end for a collection of some of his final work.

As for the illustrations, they're top notch, of course. R. Crumb never disappoints.
Mallador
Just his day to day life towards the end of his life. Going to the track and getting drunk. Meeting famous people and random observations about life and everyday things.
Kazimi
The final sitdown with the old man Bukowski. Bon voyage.
Rude
But this one ... because it's Bukowski...fun to read. It's interesting as one of his final works. Fun is a weird word to use with Bukowski, but hey, it's Bukowski!
Charles Bukowski is quite the eccentric old man. His writings in the past do not compare to this book. He takes you into the mind of a writer in his later age. Interesting.