• Natalie Nider

8 Interesting Facts about Charles Bukowski

Updated: Mar 29

You Get So Alone At Times It Just Makes Sense, Women, Factotum, and Ham on Rye ... the one and only, Charles Bukowski. The man has remained an influential writer in the genres of transgressive fiction and dirty realism. He is one of those few writers who had a loud presence about him, one that is hard to turn away from.

Without a further ado, here are eight facts about Charles Bukowski that you may not have known-- in an infographic.

Who would have thought Charles Bukowski was a cat person? I never gave it much thought until I read On Cats by the man. He owned a white cat named Minx.

Bukowski might have a point about Mickey Mouse.

*cue the conspiracy Walt Disney videos*

Ever wonder about what authors think of other authors? I do, live for it in fact. I can't get enough of it.

Here's how Bukowski felt about other famous authors:

Tell us how you really feel, Bukowski.

Although, honestly ... he's not wrong about William Faulkner.

Faulkner has never been my cup of tea because I feel that he drags on much longer than he needs to. He writes like that one person we all know that can't just get to the damn point.

What do you think of Charles Bukowski?

Tell me in the comments or feel free to reach out. I am always interested in hearing what you think.

About the Author

Natalie Nider is the author of her upcoming short story collection

For My Amusement and creator of

Trainwreck Tendencies.

She has turned her love of Transgressive Fiction and Dirty Realism into a passion.

She lives in Pennsylvania with her family where she can often be found writing or staring into an eggshell wall thinking about it.

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