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Bukowski in a sundress

Kim Addonizio

Bukowski in a sundress

confessions from a writing life

by Kim Addonizio

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American Women authors,
  • Biography

  • Edition Notes

    StatementKim Addonizio
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3551.D3997 Z46 2016
    The Physical Object
    Pagination205 pages
    Number of Pages205
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27212233M
    ISBN 100143128469
    ISBN 109780143128465
    LC Control Number2015042338
    OCLC/WorldCa932001526


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About Bukowski in a Sundress “Somewhere between Jo Ann Beard’s The Boys of My Youth and Amy Schumer’s stand-up exists Kim Addonizio’s style of storytelling at once biting and vulnerable, nostalgic without ever veering off into sentimentality.” —Refinery29 “Always vital, clever, and seductive, Addonizio is a secular Anne Lamott, a spiritual aunt to Lena Dunham.”.

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In Bukowski in a Sundress, poet provocateur Kim Addonizio chronicles the joys and indignities in the life of a writer coasting through middle age. She vividly captures moments of inspiration at the writing desk (or bed) and adventures on the road—from sparsely attended readings at small Midwestern colleges to wine-fueled one-night stands at publishing conferences.

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Where to begin with a poet like Kim Addonizio, or a book like her take-no-prisoners memoir, Bukowski in a Sundress?One could begin by enumerating Addonizio’s myriad accolades and accomplishments: eleven books of poetry, three works of fiction, four collections of non-fiction, two NEA Fellowships, a Guggenheim, a Pushcart Prize the list goes on.

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Bukowski in a Sundress by Kim Addonizio has an overall rating of 4/4(3). Bukowski in a Sundress by Kim Addonizio is a memoir written as a series of personal essays that’s not only about the writing life, but also loving what you do so much that no matter how on the outside you are, you keep plugging away.

Addonizio never shies away from her less than sober moments or her self-doubt. --The Stranger "Here is a book to judge by its cover. Feel a shiver of happy anticipation, followed by relief: Bukowski in a Sundress isn't a shimmery summer beach read. This memoir-in-essays is an unflinching look at middle age, men, ailing parents, alcohol, and the enduring commitment to serious writing/5(10).

“Somewhere between Jo Ann Beard’s The Boys of My Youth and Amy Schumer’s stand-up exists Kim Addonizio’s style of storytelling at once biting and vulnerable, nostalgic without ever veering off into sentimentality.” —Refinery29 “Always vital, clever, and seductive, Addonizio is a secular Anne Lamott, a spiritual aunt to Lena Dunham.”.

aking “personal essay” a step further than most, Addonizio, a noted poet, fiction writer, and teacher, adds. Many thanks to the kind folks at Penguin Random House for offering today’s giveaway of Bukowski in a Sundress by Kim Addonizio.

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The titular essay actually comes from criticism by a member of the National Book Critics Circle Award committee. When Addonizio was under consideration for the award, one critic dismissed her as “Charles Bukowski in a Sundress,” suggesting her writing was derivative, uncouth, and anti-literary.

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Bukowski in a Sundress benefits from a gorgeous cover, featuring the poet on a kitchen counter, dressed like early 80s Madonna and chugging from a wine glass. Addonizio has long played the rebel in her work, and this book toys with the reader’s perceptions of her reputation.

Many of the essays in Bukowski in a Sundress explore the tender albeit fickle nature of familial relationships. You write about an estranged brother, the difficulties in caring for an aging mother, and striving to protect your own daughter from the world’s impurities (especially the.

by William Abbott. Kim Addonizio has released Bukowski in a Sundress: Confessions from a Writer’s Life (, Penguin), a book of essays about herself and the first essay, where she picks up a man at the hotel bar and takes him back to her room, which she is sharing with another writer, this collection is a sharp and funny look at life as a poet and a writer.

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Addonizio never shies away from her less than sober moments or her self-doubt. Having been nominated for a prestigious prize, and then lost it, poet Kim Addonizio learned that one judge had characterized her as “Charles Bukowski in a sundress.” Hence the title of her newest collection of essays.

Meredith Maran reviews the volume in the Chicago Tribune‘s “‘Bukowski in a Sundress’ by Kim Addonizi: Don’t call it oversharing.” (We hope the Trib will correct.

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