Bukowski, Charles at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:
U.S. (German-born) poet, short-story writer, and novelist. His family emigrated to Los Angeles in 1922, and he attended Los Angeles City College. He began publishing short stories in the mid-1940s. His first poetry collection, Flower, Fist and Bestial Wail, appeared in 1959, and the poetry volumes he published regularly for the next few years earned a devoted cult following. His novels include Post Office (1971) and Factotum (1975); he also wrote the screenplay for the film Barfly (1987), a semiautobiographical comedy about alcoholic lovers. The novel Hollywood (1989) dealt with its filming. His writing, often scurrilous but humorous, frequently reflected his perpetually down-and-out mode of existence.