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Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1975.

First edition of Bukowski's second Henry Chinaski novel, and inspiration for the 2005 film

(Item #6059) Factotum. Charles Bukowski.

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Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1975. First edition. One of 750 first trade editions. A nearly Fine copy in Near Fine publisher's acetate jacket. Bound in light green boards with black cloth backstrip and maintaining paper title to spine; with geometric design on front cover. Exceptionally minor wear to extremities (including a loose string from cloth backstrip); jacket with expected scuffing and a few small bumps. Otherwise a clean copy appearing unread.

Bukowski's second Henry Chinaski novel, and the prequel to Post Office (although published after), follow's the author's alter ego as he moves from job to job while pursuing his writing and wrestling with his demons. The book would later be adapted into film (2005). A great example of a Black Sparrow Press book. Run by John Martin the avant-garde press was responsible for supporting and publishing Bukowski's work throughout his prolific career.

Krumhansl 51.
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #6059)

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