Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski

(Warning: This post contains language not allowed in my classroom.) Finally, vacation. I finished reading Charles Bukowski’s first novel, Ham on Rye, last week while taking a class on developing curriculum using an arts integration approach based on “Teaching for Understanding” which may mean something to you if you’re in elementary or secondary education.  If not, I would explain it to you but C.J. has banned me from … Continue reading Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski

Hollywood by Charles Bukowski

This is the first time I’ve read anything by Charles Bukowski; I liked it. Hollywood is basically a memoir in novel form as far as I can tell.  In in 1980’s after a life of hard living and heavy drinking, poet Charles Bukowski was asked to write an original screenplay which eventually became the Mickey Rourke/Faye Dunaway film Barfly.  Few people were more surprised by this … Continue reading Hollywood by Charles Bukowski