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The Last Straw: Charles Bukowski Live. 74 min. UPC 8-04879-08899-8.
There's Gonna Be a God Damn Riot in Here! Charles Bukowski Live in Vancouver. 97 min. UPC 8-04879-08889-9. ea. vol: color & b/w. Dennis Del Torre, mondayMEDIA, 760-451-1959; bukowskilive. com. 2008. DVD $19.95 + s/h. LIT
A remarkably prolific poet, novelist, and short story writer, Charles Bukowski (1920-94) rarely read his work in public. These two releases of performances in Vancouver, BC, in 1979 and Redondo Beach, CA, in 1980 are the first commercially available, complete visual documents of Buk reading his poetry live. The work is gritty, confessional, honest, and oftentimes raunchy and …