City Lights Books, 1972. First Edition. Paperback. Used - Good. Item #610371
A SUPERB PRESENTATION COPY, signed and inscribed by both Charles Bukowski (with one of his signature drawings of him standing, smoking with a booze bottle), and the dedicatee, Linda King, on first page to James ('Jimmy') Pitts, an important friend of Bukowski's in this era: 'To Jimmy Pitts - Between the bottle and the female and just staying alive, you get these kinda stories. That's about it. Charles Bukowski.' King's inscription reads ' Good luck Pitts - Linda King Get a good woman and stay off the booze.' A very good copy of this Bukowski classic with a priceless inscription (spine is square but has some surface creasing, minor wear; smatterings of coffee splashes to text edges). Fellow writer Jimmy Pitts was an important early correspondent of Bukowski's. Bukowski's letters to Pitts, long missing, have recently resurfaced, and provide important new light on Bukowski's low and high points at the moment where his writing career and life went from struggle to success. His association with Pitts was significant. First edition of Krumhansl #40; contains 64 short stories in all, dedicated to Linda King.