• Image of Too Powerful a Thing to Reject (Abel Debritto) - Trade Edition
  • Image of Too Powerful a Thing to Reject (Abel Debritto) - Trade Edition

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Presenting the first book published under our new imprint, Chance Press Research: Abel Debritto’s Too Powerful a Thing to Reject: Charles Bukowski’s Transition Years, 1945-1957. While a book on Bukowski, perhaps the most widely-published and prolific poet of the 20th Century, doesn’t immediately align with Chance Press Research’s goals of exploring forgotten or underappreciated literature, the early years of his writing career are almost universally misunderstood, due in no small part to Bukowski’s own self-aggrandizing myths (especially his “ten year drunk,” during which he supposedly did no writing at all). Debritto, a noted Bukowski scholar and bibliographer, has done more research than many knew was possible on this subject, and he delivers an authoritative account of Bukowski’s years of transition from literary obscurity to literary celebrity. Excerpted and adapted from his Doctoral dissertation on Bukowski, this material is made available to the non-academic public for the first time in this release.

Too Powerful a Thing to Reject is a hand-sewn single-signature chapbook. The trade edition covers are Gocco-printed onto vellum cardstock wrappers, and the text is on Hammermill heavyweight color copy paper. Signed copies include a signed bookplate tipped inside the front cover.

Limited to 50 trade copies and 25 signed copies.