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Charles Bukowski
Birthplace: Andernach, Germany
Typewriters: Royal Model HH, Underwood Standard, Olympia SG model

Henry Charles Bukowski, Jr. was born in Andernach in Germany the son of Henry Bukowski, a US soldier, and Katherine Fett, a German woman. His family immigrated to the United States in 1922, and settled in Los Angeles, where Bukowski spent most of his life. As the American author of the second wave Beat Generation, Bukowski is noted for his stories of survival and heavy drinking on the fringes of society. Before starting his career as a writer, Bukowski worked in menial jobs, a Post Office employee, and as a journalist at Harlequin and Laugh Literature. He was described by Jean Genet and Jean-Paul Sartre as America's “greatest poet.”

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