On Loneliness

Charles Bukowski (1977)

A short and simple animation featuring the poem On Loneliness from the book of poems and quotes Love is a Dog from Hell by Charles Bukowski.

Animated by Murder Slim Press

Narrated by WhoIsJeremyWard

Love Is a Dog from Hell is a raw, lyrical, exploration of the exigencies, heartbreaks, and limits of love. Bukowski embodies the strange, symbiotic relationship between vulnerability and cynicism; he feels too deeply to not have had the ravages of disappointment and betrayal take their toll.

Charles Bukowski is one of America’s best-known contemporary writers of poetry and prose and, many would claim, its most influential and imitated poet. He was born in 1920 in Andernach, Germany, to an American soldier father and a German mother, and brought to the United States at the age of two. He was raised in Los Angeles and lived there for over fifty years. He died in San Pedro, California, on March 9, 1994, at the age of seventy-three, shortly after completing his last novel, Pulp.


  1. It has a plot. I would say it’s autobiographical. It’s about his childhood but the character in the book has a different name. I’ve also read Post Office, which is about his career as a post office clerk, which he hated and feared it was killing him.

  2. One of the greats. The reader doesn’t give it the oomph it needs. I’m fairly new to Buk, but once I read one of his poems I was hooked.

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