A delirious, repetitive, repressed and hostile bureaucratic nightmare, Post Office is a novel that takes on Bukowski’s decade-plus chained to the postal system.
Post Office. By middle age, Henry Chinaski has lost more than twelve years of his life to the U.S. Postal Service. In a world where his three true, bitter pleasures are women, booze, and racetrack betting, he somehow drags his hangover out of bed every dawn to lug waterlogged mailbags up mud-soaked mountains, outsmart vicious guard dogs,
Writing and publication. Post Office introduces Bukowski’s autobiographical anti-hero, Henry Chinaski. It covers the period of Bukowski’s life from about 1952 to his resignation from the United States Postal …
Author: Charles Bukowski
“Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.” ― Charles Bukowski. Like.
Post Office by Charles Bukowski. However, it’s Bukowski’s other excesses that dominate the autobiographical tone of Post Office, a book that helped establish his reputation as an anti-authoritarian proto-slacker just as Tropic of Capricorn, set in part in the “Cosmodemonic Telegraph Company” (Western Union), did for Henry Miller.
Bukowski’s great first novel describes his alcoholism and his dead end job at the Post Office as well as the women he bedded during that time. This is a hilarious piece of work and should not be ignored by anyone who can tolerate even a little bit of the great Bukowski.
Top Five Quotes from the Charles Bukowski Novel Post Office. Post Office covers Bukowski’s life from around 1952 through 1955, when he resigned from the post office, to his return in ’58, then to his final resignation in ’69. Publisher John Martin formed Black Sparrow Press in order to publish Bukowski’s work, and soon after other writers as well,
Post Office: A Novel by Bukowski, Charles A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear.
A Bukowski Sampler (1969) The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses Over the Hills (1969) Fire Station (1970) Post Office (1971) Mockingbird Wish Me Luck (1972) Erections, Ejaculations, Exhibitions and General Tales of Ordinary Madness (1972) Me and Your Sometimes Love Poems (1972) While the Music Played (1973) South of No North (1973)
Post Office by Charles Bukowski. Bukowski’s first novel, Post Office, seemed as good a place as any. Supposedly written in three weeks, the book is highly personal; like his fictional surrogate Henry Chinaski, Bukowski worked in the post office as a carrier and sorter for years, and also supported himself for a while making money betting on horses.
Charles Bukowski’s novel “Post Office” is the first-person account of Henry Chinaski, a hard-drinking gambler and womanizer who goes to work for the United States Postal Service in Los Angeles.