Charles Bukowski

9 to 5 - Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski's letter to his publisher John Martin expressing his relief at having escaped full-time employment. From Reach for the Sun Vol. 3.

Ham on rye - Charles Bukowski

Semi-autobiographical 'coming-of-age' novel, telling the story of a young man growing up in Los Angeles during the Great Depression.

Factotum - Charles Bukowski

The only person to have made a writing career about yo-yoing in and out of employment, Bukowski accounts the conditions in 1944 having faced rejection from the draft. Although racist, incredibly misogynistic and generally prejudiced to anyone including himself, this is an honest look at the tedium of work.