'What will you do?' 'Oh, hell, I'll write a novel about writing the screenplay and making the movie.' 'What are you going to call it?' 'Hollywood.' 'Hollywood?' 'Yes . . .' Poetic, sharp and dangerous, Hollywood - Bukowski's fictionalisation of his experiences making the film Barfly - explores the many dark shadows to be found in the neon-soaked glare of Hollywood's limelight.
Number of Pages: 288
Edition: Main - Canons
Publication Date: 4 Jul 2019
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Publication City, Country: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 19.8(H) x 12.9(L) x 1.8(W)
Weight (gm): 195
No other book gets as close to the corrupt heart of American movie-making * * Guardian * *
A literary immortal * * Time * *
Bukowski's voice is insistent and affirming but it also has the humble durability of someone who won't stay down . . . His stories help keep people alive * * Independent * *
A laureate of American low life * * Time * *
Full of entertaining vignettes of celebrities * * The Times * *
Charles Bukowski was the legendary Californian writer who became famous for his semi-autobiographical books about low-life America. Novels such as Factotum and Post Office made this one-time bum, and lifelong alcoholic, rich and famous, and culminated in the making of Barfly, a major Hollywood movie based on his life starring Mickey Rourke and Faye Dunaway. He died in March 1994.