Drafts of Women, Factotum, Ham on Rye, Post Office, and Barfly; screenplays based on Bukowski's (1920-1994) fiction; periodical
appearances; tape recordings; ephemera.
Charles Bukowski was born on August 16, 1920 in Andernach, Germany, the son of a US soldier and German woman. His family immigrated
to the United States in 1922 and settled in Los Angeles, where Bukowski spent most of his life. His father was in and out
of work during the Depression years and was a reputed tyrant, verbally and physically abusing his son throughout his childhood.
It was perhaps to numb himself from his father's abuse that Bukowski began drinking at the age of 13, initiating his life-long
affair with alcohol.
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