Bukowski’s alter ego, Henry Chinaski, returns revelling in his eternal penchant for booze, women and horse-racing as he makes the precarious journey from poet to screenwriter. ‘Hollywood’ is based on the author’s experiences when working on the film ‘Barfly’.

ISBN: 9781786891679 Author: Bukowski, Charles Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd Publication Date: 4th July 2019 Imprint: Canongate Cover: Paperback Dewey: 813.54 (edition:23) Pages: 288 Language: English Edition: Reprint Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

‘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?’

Henry Chinaski has a penchant for booze, women and horse-racing. On his precarious journey from poet to screenwriter he encounters a host of well-known stars and lays bare the absurdity and egotism of the film industry. 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.

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