Daron H. Murphy
June 04, 1993 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Run With the Hunted: A Charles Bukowski Reader

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Charles Bukowski
Fiction, Poetry

We gave it an A

After spending almost 50 years penning squalid tales drawn from his dark and sordid life, Charles Bukowski has firmly established himself as the elder statesman of down-and-drunken debauchery. What makes this nearly 500-page collection so interesting is that its entries — culled from more than 20 novels, books of short stories, and volumes of poetry — are arranged chronologically, not by original publication date, but by the period of Bukowski’s life each selection covers. More than a sampling of Bukowski’s best work, Run With the Hunted serves as an inspired and bittersweet autobiography tracing the author’s outrageous path from Depression-era wayward youth to modern-day dirty old man. A

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