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Conclusion Once that we have analyzed the two poems, and after having gone through all the features required to produce a good translation in the target language Spanish, in our casewe may understand now the complexity of translating an author like Charles Bukowski. Bukowsik could consider bukowsoi expression partly as black humor and partly as a vulgar way of referring to a dead loved one. Always fluctuating between the bkuowski and the refined, between the prosaic and the poetic, between the raw and the lyricism, the complexity of this author make of his work a paradox in itself, filled with contradictions.

The Portable Beat Reader. This device also covers the use of linguistic elements belonging almost exclusively to oral communication, such as dialectic elements and colloquialisms. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. And neither can I. Pretended orality embodies a series of features. He also stood against women abuse: By way of this device, he causes a feeling of uncertainty and a sentimental paradox in the reader.

Charles Bukowski calls on these devices to soften the existentialist tone of condsnado poem-story. For instance, in a moment of deep love, he wrote: The Raw Lyricism Abstract Charles Bukowski is one of the most important and influential American writers of the twentieth century.

Click here to sign up. Semantic content Irony is the most bukowdki element in Charles Bukowski. In addition to that, Bukowski employs several commas to create simultaneity between two or more events instead of using linking words, as we can see in the previous passage with the description bukowsii the goldfish. In this poem, Bukowski will tell us a brutal story about his childhood, about the abuse that he and bukoski mother suffered at the hands of the father for several years.


It is important to distribute these words correctly in the Spanish translation in order to maintain the musical and rhythmical effect of this rhetoric device. Translating the poetry of Bukowski: I kneel in the nights me arrodillo por las noches before tigers ante tigres that will not let me be.

Among other things, it is so because the writer kept several friendship bonds with female friends and colleagues all along his life. Jane baker died of alcoholism in I don’t quite know what to do for them. Sex has a modest place in the poetry of Bukowski, although we find this fact counteracted with his provocative short stories.

He would write poems about her even thirty years after her death. Remember me loa this computer.

Fernanda Pivano interviews Charles Bukowski. City Lights Books, 1st edition. Introduction Even though Charles Bukowski is one of the most important and influential American writers of the twentieth century, his poetry has been subject of rather few academic studies.

I drive around the streets an inch away from weeping, ashamed of my sentimentality condenaeo possible love.

A Happy Irasema

Humor is another distinctive element in Bukowski and also needs to be taken into consideration when translating. Not only has such poetry remained highly unnoticed by the literary criticism, but also has achieved poor international recognition beyond the English- speaking boundaries. The tigers mentioned in the poem are a metaphor for grief, solitude and sadness, and Bukowski is their target: However, the special and innovative use of this punctuation mark in Spanish may give a sense of artificiality to the poem, and therefore it needs to be used carefully.

To keep them gives the reader the feeling of simultaneity and fluency of spontaneous poetry, while keeping the normative punctuation rules would result in a loss of spontaneity and freshness.

By means of these writing techniques, Bukowski transmits a message not only through the content of a poem, but also through its form. Se escribe pegada a la palabra o el signo que la precede y separada por un espacio de la palabra o el signo que la sigue. In addition, we find a sad paradox in the way that the mother elicits Henry to smile and to be happy while she and her son are mistreated bukowsski suffer the undeserved violence of an abusive bukwoski.


As we have seen so far, life and work are almost non-detachable in Charles Bukowski. The element of the goldfish seemed at first to have been randomly thrown into the poem, just in placres same way that they seem to have been placed randomly on the table next to the picture window: However, love does take a leading role in his poetry with more than a hundred fifty poems dedicated to that matter, to the limits of love and to its heartbreaks.

The poet always wrote all at once and rewrote it just one, if any, time.

25 condenados

Considering the text about to be produced as if it was a mental image, the writer must let the resulting words condeado ideas flow out of his head.

This powerful piece of writing problematizes domestic violence xondenado means of metaphors and a dialogued scene, always respecting the canonical disposition of stanzas and verses. There are some other features regarding the formal aspects of his writing that need to be taken into consideration when translating the poetic work of Bukowski.

On many occasions, we find that plcaeres identity of the man who writes is that of the man he is writing about. Their tortuous relationship was based on multiple arguments and reconciliations. The harsh reality he describes in his verses is very often imbued with irony. As we have formerly mentioned in the paper, he uses both irony and humor to soften the existentialist tone of the poem.