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Charles Bukowski
  1. The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don't have to waste your time voting.

Alternate Name: Bukowski, Henry Charles
Occupation: American Novelist, Poet
Born: 1920-08-16 in Andernach, Germany
Died: March 9, 1994 in San Pedro, California
Henry Charles Bukowski (born Heinrich Karl Bukowski; August 16, 1920 March 9, 1994) was an American poet, novelist, and short story writer. His writing was heavily influenced by the geography and atmosphere of his home city of Los Angeles, and is marked by an emphasis on the ordinary lives of poor Americans, the act of writing, alcohol, relationships with women, and the drudgery of work. A very prolific author, Bukowski wrote thousands of poems, hundreds of short stories, and six novels, eventually having over 60 books in print. In 1986 Time called Bukowski a "laureate of American lowlife."[1]

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