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Charles Bukowski
Charles Bukowski Manuscript - Letter to Webbs - 1964 - ORIGINAL, With Envelope
Two days before Christmas in 1964 Bukowski typed this letter to John and Louise Webb in New Orleans. Bukowski was still working at the post office and only a few months earlier his only child, daughter Marina, was born. He was living with Marina and her mother, Frances "FrancEyE" Smith in a one-bedroom court apartment in Los Angeles. An interesting part of this letter is Bukowski saying he doesn't remember his poem, "Something For The Touts, The Nuns, The Grocery Clerks And You," and asking the Webbs for a copy if they can spare one. The poem he doesn't remember would be published by the Webbs in the 1965 book, Crucifix in a Deathhand, and later in five other Bukowski poetry collections. It would also appear on no fewer than seven recordings. The only other Bukowski manuscript on eBay right now is a computer printout, and the seller wants $1600 for it(!). This letter is an original typescript direct from the typewriter on Bukowski's kitchen table at 5124 DeLongpre Avenue in Los Angeles. It's 55 years old, and needless to say, one of a kind. Shipping cost includes insurance.
Bookseller: mjpinjt [Joshua Tree, California, US]
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