David Stephen Calonne

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David Stephen Calonne (born August 15, 1953) is an American writer and scholar of the Beat Generation and Charles Bukowski.[1][2][3] He was born in Los Angeles, where he attended the University of California.


His work has been cited in many other distinguished works, such as Revision: History, Theory, and Practice by Alice S. Horning and Anne Becker, which discusses Calonne's investigation of how revision correlates to the psychology of creativity. His book William Saroyan: My real work is being has been influential in Michael Bobelian's book on the Armenian Genocide, Children of Armenia.[4]


  • The Mathematics of the Breath and the Way (editor for Charles Bukowski, City Lights, 2018) ISBN 9780872867598
  • The Spiritual Imagination of the Beats (Cambridge University, 2017) ISBN 9781108238830
  • Henry Miller (Reaktion Books, 2014)
  • Charles Bukowski (Reaktion Books, 2012)
  • More Notes of a Dirty Old Man (editor for Charles Bukowski, City Lights, 2011) ISBN 9780872865433
  • William Saroyan, My Real Work is Being (1983) ISBN 9780807815656


  1. ^ Places he has lectured at include Columbia University, University of California at Berkeley, the University of Chicago, Harvard, Oxford and the European University in Florence and he has previously taught at the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Michigan, and the University of Chicago. Blues Network.
  2. ^ Chilton, Martin (2012-09-17). "Charles Bukowski: Critical Lives by David Stephen Calonne, review". Daily Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
  3. ^ "Charles Bukowski: More Notes of a Dirty Old Man". Spike Magazine.
  4. ^ "Calonne, David Stephen 1953-". WorldCat.

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