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The Night Torn Mad With Footsteps

Charles Bukowski

Publisher: HarperCollins e-books

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This collection of previously unpublished poems offers the author's take on squabbling neighbours, off-kilter lovers, would-be hangers-on, and the loneliness of a man afflicted with acute powers of observation. The tone is gritty and amusing, spiralling out towards a cock-eyed wisdom.

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