Erections, Ejaculations, Exhibitions, and General Tales of Ordinary Madness

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Erections, Ejaculations, Exhibitions, and General Tales of Ordinary Madness
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Author Charles Bukowski
Country United States
Language English
Genre Short Stories
Publisher City Lights Publishers
Publication date
1972
Media type Print (Paperback)
ISBN 0-87286-061-2

Erections, Ejaculations, Exhibitions, and General Tales of Ordinary Madness was a paperback collection of short stories by Charles Bukowski, first published by City Lights Publishers in 1972.[1] It was the first collection of Bukowski's stories to be published, and it was republished in two volumes in 1983, as Tales of Ordinary Madness and The Most Beautiful Woman in Town.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the owner of City Lights Publishers, was one of the first to recognize Bukowski as a short-story writer. He published the collection, which was dedicated to Bukowski's girlfriend, the poet and sculptor Linda King. The stories originally appeared in the underground newspapers Berkeley Barb and Open City, men's magazines including Adam, and in literary reviews, including Nova Express.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cook, Ralph T. (1992). City Lights Books: A Descriptive Bibliography. Scarecrow Press. p. 99. ISBN 978-0810826212. 
  2. ^ Hemmer, Kurt (2006). Encyclopedia of Beat Literature. Facts on File. pp. 84–5. ISBN 978-0816042975.