Pulp. Signed by Charles Bukowski. Signed Limited First Edition. Black Sparrow Press. Los Angeles, 1994.

$800.00

Poet and novelist Charles Bukowski was a Los Angeles author who represented some major facets of the twentieth century counterculture. Time magazine once called him the “laureate of American lowlife.” He did not receive much scholarly attention in his lifetime, but instead garnered a cult following which has grown tremendously over the decades. Readers appreciate his confessional poetry and prose twinged with abrasiveness, self-loathing, lust, drunkenness, and all sorts of base desires. While it is fair to say that much of his work satirizes errant behavior and machismo, it is also true that Bukowski was deeply problematic, a misogynist and an alcoholic. Yet this combination and the bluntness of his works are part of his appeal. In Pulp, Bukowski provides his last completed novel showcasing his most quintessential qualities. It has been described as a meta-pulp novel, one that satirizes the detective pulp genre and alludes to other pulp fiction writers and characters. It was a popular Bukowski novel and remains an essential volume for any Bukowski collector. 

This signed limited first edition is in fine condition. It is signed by Bukowski on a blank page in the front matter. The colophon lists it as number 486 of 750 copies in the hardcover signed limited first edition. The original black cloth spine and paper boards are fine. Text block fine. In the original acetate wrapper, about-fine with only minor creases and rubbing.

A fine signed limited first edition of Pulp by Charles Bukowski.

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Pulp. Signed by Charles Bukowski. Signed Limited First Edition. Black Sparrow Press. Los Angeles, 1994.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 4 in