Hollywood

Hollywood

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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’.

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'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?'
'Hollywood.'

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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Weight0.195 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.9 × 1.8 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

288

Language

English

Edition

|Reprint

Dewey

813.54 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K