Item #031631 Run with the Hunted; a Charles Bukowski Reader (Signed by Bukowski and John Martin, Laid in is Note to Lee Hendrix re: Either/Or Bookstore of Hermosa Beach. Charles Bukowski, John Martin.
Run with the Hunted; a Charles Bukowski Reader (Signed by Bukowski and John Martin, Laid in is Note to Lee Hendrix re: Either/Or Bookstore of Hermosa Beach
Run with the Hunted; a Charles Bukowski Reader (Signed by Bukowski and John Martin, Laid in is Note to Lee Hendrix re: Either/Or Bookstore of Hermosa Beach
Run with the Hunted; a Charles Bukowski Reader (Signed by Bukowski and John Martin, Laid in is Note to Lee Hendrix re: Either/Or Bookstore of Hermosa Beach

Run with the Hunted; a Charles Bukowski Reader (Signed by Bukowski and John Martin, Laid in is Note to Lee Hendrix re: Either/Or Bookstore of Hermosa Beach

New York; (1993): HarperCollins Publishers. First Edition. Octavo. Item #031631

497 pages. Limited #192 of 326 copies, signed by Bukowski but also inscribed in the colophon (tipped in following the front free endpaper) by John Martin to Lee Hendrix of the Either/or Bookstore of Hermosa Beach (one of Bukowski's favorite places). Laid in is a card from Black Sparrow Press, noting Lee's Copy. In addition, there is a memo on Either/Or memo letterhead: "Hi John, thought you might be interested in this if you haven't already seen it. Do you ever hear from him? Let's all take off a week and pay him a vist!" Expecting Run With the Hunted anytime now [issued March 1993] , don't forget to sign mine!!, Lee. Since her memo to John Martin is undated, we can only speculate that this was the period when he was fighting cancer and did not normally want visitors (he was occasionally in remission before passing away in March of 1994. For five decades, Charles Bukowski's writing has depicted life on the edge with an unflinchingly mordant clarity that has earned him millions of devotees all over the world. Here is the first comprehensive collection of the best of Bukowski's autobiographical stories, novels, and poems, and it brings into razor sharp focus the counterculture idol's astonishing life and work. Bukowski's crisp, gritty, highly personal writing chronicles his spectacularly extreme life, with its mingling strings of odd jobs, unusual women, inspired debauches, matter-of-fact desperation, and literary triumphs, compiled by John Martin, Bukowski's longtime friend and editor, this landmark volume distills the essence of a prodigious life's work and offers a sometimes harrowing, invariably exhilarating reading experience. Bound in 1/4 gold cloth over white paper covered boards lettered and decorated in gilt, red, black and white paper spine label lettered in red and black. A fine copy in its original acetate dust jacket. A fine copy. [Krumhansl; 135c].

Price: $925.00