Charles Bukowski
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Born: August 16, 1920

Died: March 9, 1994 (age 73)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Author, novelist, poet, columnist

Bio: Henry Charles Bukowski was a German-born American poet, novelist and short story writer. His writing was influenced by the social, cultural and economic ambience of his home city of Los Angeles. It is marked by an emphasis on the ordinary lives of poor Americans, the act of writing, alcohol, relationships with women and the drudgery of work.

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