Charles Bukowski DANGLING IN THE TOURNEFORTIA
Bukowski, Charles. DANGLING IN THE TOURNEFORTIA. With Manuscript Story!Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow, 1981. First edition. #119 of 350 hardcover copies numbered and signed by the author. Occasionally, Bukowski would take a break from the tedium of signing, and, let his mind wander and, he would write down whatever came into his head in that instant. Like a mental erection, that had to explode on the page, and, in this copy, though only his signature was called for, he wrote down his thoughts at that instant; "“People Who Constantly / Talk About “Love” / Remind Me Very Much / Of A Pair Of Gloves / Lost In That Compart- / ment of an automobile / Far To The Right And / Forgotten Until Found / In A Junkyard A / Decade Later To Be / Worn Upon The / Hands Of A / Sadist. For Further / Use.” Signed “Charles Bukowski.” With two original drawings, a dog, and a large flower. One close to Bukowski made this comment regarding this one-of-a-kind copy: "As Hank would endlessly sign colophon pages for BSP, he would VERY occasionally break the boredom by decorating the page. I think over those many years, I saw 3-4 such pages, but NONE as artful and exciting as this example!" 281pp. a selection of poems full of wit, struggles, perception, and simplicity. Charles Bukowski writes of women, gambling and booze while his words remain honest and pure. A very good plus to near fine copy in the original cloth and boards with acetate dust jacket. 3750.