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Charles Bukowski - "The Lion", [n.d.]
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Charles Bukowski - "The Lion", [n.d.]


Bukowski, Charles., creator


Online Archive of California


The collection contains unpublished typescript carbon prose story, "The Lion", with holographic corrections by the author.


0000 (issued)


Bukowski, Charles
Poets, American -- 20th century -- Sources
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Sources


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Henry Charles Bukowski, Jr. was born August 16, 1920 in Andernach, Germany. In 1923 the Bukowskis left Germany and lived in Baltimore, Maryland for a few months before settling in Los Angeles, California in 1924. In 1939, Charles Bukowski enrolled as a scholarship student at Los Angeles City College to study Journalism, English, Economics and Public Affairs. Unable to hold down a job and failing in school, he left home, moved downtown and worked various manual jobs in railroad yards and factories until finally setting out on the road. Traveling across the country and working various jobs, Bukowski lived in boarding houses, drank and wrote short stories.
At the age of 24 he published his first story, "Aftermath of a lengthy Rejection Slip", in "Story" Magazine. Missing his hometown, Bukowski moved back to Los Angeles in 1946. In 1960 Bukowski published his first book of poems, "Flower, Fist and Bestial Wail". Throughout his life, Bukowski published more than 45 books of poetry and prose, including 6 novels and the screenplay for the movie "Barfly". He died of pneumonia in San Pedro, California on March 9, 1994 at the age of 73, shortly after completing his last novel, "Pulp".
Cite as: [Identification of item], Charles Bukowski - "The Lion", SC 565, Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Acquisition Information: Undetermined.
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Physical Description:

.02 linear ft.






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Use of the collection is unrestricted.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections' policy.