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My Selection — “The Crunch”

A Poem by Charles Bukowski

“The Crunch” is a poem written by renowned German-American writer Charles Bukowski, about a condition faced by the majority of the world, or every human being, at some point in their lives: Loneliness.

While it has three versions, I’m going to focus on the first version that was released in 1977. In terms of structure, it’s written in a simple…



“All good books are the same and when you read a good book you realize it’s already passed on to you and then that book becomes yours whatever good or bad or enjoyable in it. There are evils, sadness, people, towns and seasons there, they all become yours.” (Ernest Hemingway)

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Angelina Der Arakelian

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