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The Ordinary Madness of Charles Bukowski
Charles Bukowski , self-styled dirty old man of American writing, lived and died drunk in Los Angeles, spendingtwo decades as a low-life and another decade as a mail sorter before he became a full-time writer at the age of 50. By his death at the age of 73 in March last year, he was a wealthy man, the darling of Hollywood's bad boys - acclaimed for his poetry, short stories, novels includingthe autobiographical Ham on Rye, and the screenplay for Barfly. Actor Sean Penn and director Barbet Schroeder are amongthe friends who chronicle his life and times, and there are some candid recorded interviews with Bukowski.
The programme contains strong imagery and some strong language. Producer Vanessa Engle ; Series editor
Roland Keating


Unknown: Charles Bukowski
Unknown: Charles Bukowski
Unknown: Sean Penn
Director: Barbet Schroeder
Producer: Vanessa Engle
Editor: Roland Keating

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