Ham on Rye – Charles Bukowski


Introduction by Roddy Doyle

Leonard Cohen: ‘He brought everyone down to earth, even the angels.’

Charles Bukowski is one of the greatest authors of the twentieth-century. The autobiographical Ham on Rye is widely considered his finest novel. A classic of American literature, it offers powerful insight into his youth through the prism of his alter-ego Henry Chinaski, who grew up to be the legendary Hank Chinaski of Post Office and Factotum.