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The couple had four children, including Heinrich Henry , Charles Bukowski's father. A Jewish origin of Nannette Israel is sometimes assumed. Bukowski assumed his paternal ancestor had moved from Poland to Germany around , as "Bukowski" is a Polish last name. As far back as Bukowski could trace, his whole family was German. Charles Bukowski repeatedly claimed to be born out of wedlock, but Andernach marital records indicate that his parents married one month before his birth.
However, given the crippling postwar reparations being required of Germany, which led to a stagnant economy and high levels of inflation, Henry Bukowski was unable to make a living, so he decided to move the family to the United States. On April 23, , they sailed from Bremerhaven to Baltimore , Maryland , where they settled. In the s, the poet's father was often unemployed. In the autobiographical Ham on Rye , Charles Bukowski says that, with his mother's acquiescence, his father was frequently abusive, both physically and mentally, beating his son for the smallest imagined offense.
In Bukowski: Born Into This , a film, Bukowski states that his father beat him with a razor strop three times a week from the ages of six to 11 years. He says that it helped his writing, as he came to understand undeserved pain.
The depression bolstered his rage as he grew, and gave him much of his voice and material for his writings. In his early teen years, Bukowski had an epiphany when he was introduced to alcohol by his loyal friend William "Baldy" Mullinax, depicted as "Eli LaCrosse" in Ham on Rye , son of an alcoholic surgeon.
He then moved to New York to begin a career as a financially pinched blue-collar worker with dreams of becoming a writer. He was held for 17 days in Philadelphia's Moyamensing Prison. Sixteen days later, he failed a psychological examination that was part of his mandatory military entrance physical test and was given a Selective Service Classification of 4-F unfit for military service.
Failing to break into the literary world, Bukowski grew disillusioned with the publication process and quit writing for almost a decade, a time that he referred to as a "ten-year drunk". These "lost years" formed the basis for his later semiautobiographical chronicles, and there are fictionalized versions of Bukowski's life through his highly stylized alter-ego, Henry Chinaski.
During part of this period he continued living in Los Angeles, working at a pickle factory for a short time but also spending some time roaming about the United States, working sporadically and staying in cheap rooming houses. In the early s, Bukowski took a job as a fill-in letter carrier with the United States Post Office Department in Los Angeles, but resigned just before he reached three years' service.
In he was treated for a near-fatal bleeding ulcer. After leaving the hospital he began to write poetry. Following his divorce, Bukowski resumed drinking and continued writing poetry.
Several of his poems were published in the late s in Gallows , a small poetry magazine published briefly the magazine lasted for two issues by Jon Griffith. Nomad ' s inaugural issue in featured two of his poems.
By , Bukowski had returned to the post office in Los Angeles where he began work as a letter filing clerk, a position he held for more than a decade. In , he was distraught over the death of Jane Cooney Baker, his first serious girlfriend. Bukowski turned his inner devastation into a series of poems and stories lamenting her death.
In a daughter, Marina Louise Bukowski, was born to Bukowski and his live-in girlfriend Frances Smith , whom he referred to as a "white-haired hippie ", "shack-job", and "old snaggle-tooth".
Hearse Press continued to publish poems by Bukowski through the s, s, and early s. Jon and Louise Webb, publishers of The Outsider literary magazine, featured some of Bukowski's poetry in its pages.
They produced three issues over the next two years. In Bukowski accepted an offer from legendary Black Sparrow Press publisher John Martin and quit his post office job to dedicate himself to full-time writing. He was then 49 years old. As he explained in a letter at the time, "I have one of two choices — stay in the post office and go crazy I have decided to starve. As a measure of respect for Martin's financial support and faith in a relatively unknown writer, Bukowski published almost all of his subsequent major works with Black Sparrow Press, which became a highly successful enterprise owing to Martin's business acumen and editorial skills.
An avid supporter of small independent presses, Bukowski continued to submit poems and short stories to innumerable small publications throughout his career. Bukowski embarked on a series of love affairs and one-night trysts. One of these relationships was with Linda King , a poet and sculptress. This was a one-off performance of what was a shambolic work. Covers - Performances of a song with the same name by different artists. The recording on the other side of this disc: Figaro.
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