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05 OCTOBER 2014

The Man with the Beautiful Eyes: life lessons in childhood

"Charles Bukowski was a creature of perplexity and paradox, oscillating between romantic pessimism and luminous wisdom on the meaning of life, propelled by an outrageous daily routine. His expressive poems explored everything from the myths of creativity to his 'friendly advice' to young men.

In 1999, British animator Jonathan Hodgson and illustrator Jonny Hannah teamed up on a breathtaking animated adaptation of Bukowski's 1992 poem 'the man with the beautiful eyes' from his final and arguably best poetry collection, The Last Night of the Earth Poems."

(Maria Popova, Brain Pickings)

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199219992D animationabandoned houseallegoryanimatorbamboo • beautiful eyes • Brain Pickings (blog) • bright eyes • Charles Bukowski • childhood imagination • cigar • fearfear of the unknownfish pond • goldfish • hand-drawn animationhand-painted stop motion animationillustrative styleillustrator • Jonathan Bairstow • Jonathan Hodgson • Jonny Hannah • life lessons • Louis Schendler • meaning of life • Peter Blegvad • poempoetpoetry • romantic pessimism • Sherbet (production company) • strong and beautiful • Tarzan • The Last Night of the Earth Poems (Charles Bukowski) • The Man with the Beautiful Eyes (1992) • underlying order • unsettling fear • whisky

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Simon Perkins
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