Charles Bukowski is one of my favorite American authors. I like his work because it explores some dark themes that many Americans have had to face. His books, like ham on rye and the post office are absolute gems for those of us in the study of the dark side of American culture and literature. Some of the poems echo the way he writes in his novels so well that I wanted to share.
In these two pieces he explores his own disillusionment with the traditions of the past, a common element in modern American literature, and he also explores addiction- something we all struggle with.
To celebrate our interview with Bill Nericcio we’ve decided to host a giveaway! As we will be reviewing the two brand-new graphic novels by Gilbert Hernandez in the upcoming edition of Diversions — coming out May 8th, mark your calendar — and since Bill is the one who introduced us here at Diversions to Hernandez, we’re going to give away the books after we review them!
*Hot off the press and ready for your reading pleasure, but sorry, we can only ship in the U.S. or Canada**
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3) Leave a comment here on this post, telling us what your favorite comic book or graphic novel is and why. It can be short and sweet, no long answer is necessary!
The deadline to enter this contest is May 15th.
Good luck and we can’t wait to see your entries!
Get ready for the Second Edition of Diversions, coming out May 8th. Book reviews will include: The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs, The Grammar of Rock: Art and Artlessness in 20th Century Pop Lyrics, Attack of the Theocrats: How the Religious Right Harms Us All– and What We Can Do About It, and a special double-feature review of the brand new graphic novels Marble Season and Julio’s Day by Gilbert Hernandez.
Our editors are busy fearlessly interviewing American writers including Sean Faircloth: ex-legislator and Director of Strategy and Policy for the Richard Dawkins Foundation, Bill Nericcio: author, artist, and distinguished professor at San Diego State University!
And of course we’ll offer more commentary pieces and event reviews! Make sure to like our facebook page and follow us on twitter (@diversions_lit).