“I have to think that 'Hank' would be smiling if he could see his posthumous work resonating in the hearts of so many people."
In On Love, Bukowski lays bare the myriad facets of love—its selfishness and its narcissism, its randomness, its mystery and its misery, and, ultimately, its true joyfulness, endurance, and redemptive power.
On Love also offers deep insight into Bukowski the man and the artist; whether writing about his daughter, his lover, his friends, or his work, he is piercingly honest and poignantly reflective, using love as a prism to see the world in all its beauty and cruelty, and his own fragile place in it. Brutally honest, flecked with humor and pathos, On Love reveals Bukowski at his most candid and affecting.
Abel Debritto, a former Fulbright scholar and current Marie Curie fellow, works in digital humanities. He is the author of Charles Bukowski, King of the Underground, and the editor of the Bukowski collections On Writing and On Cats.