Ham on Rye - The Canons (Paperback)
  • Ham on Rye - The Canons (Paperback)

Ham on Rye - The Canons (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 18/08/2011
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Legendary barfly Charles Bukowski's fourth novel, first published in 1982, is probably the most autobiographical and moving of all his books, dealing in particular with his difficult relationship with his father and his early childhood in LA. Ham on Rye follows the path of Bukowski's alter-ego Henry Chinaski through the high school years of acne and rejection and into the beginning of a long and successful career in alcoholism. The novel begins against the backdrop of an America devastated by the Depression and takes the Chinaski legend up to the bombing of Pearl Harbour. Arguably Bukowski's finest novel.

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780857861764

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“Ham on Rye”

This book is beautifully written and is a must read to any people who really enjoy books. I was told before reading that this book would change my life and being my stubborn self I refused to believe so. When I read... More

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1st November 2006
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“Bukowski at his finest”

Arguably Charles Bukowski's best novel to date. Ham on Rye tells the story of Hank Chinaski's early years right the way up to college. The characterization is simply sublime, the language and narrative style... More

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20th June 2013
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“Ham on Rye”

In Ham on Rye we follow the young Chinaski as he navigates through a life filled with disappointment. He discovers his life is never going to be what he wants it to be and very quickly becomes a sceptical and bitter... More

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26th January 2013
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