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Richard Brautigan A Confederate General from Big Sur Trout Fishing in America In Watermelon Sugar The Abortion: An Historical Romance 1966 The Hawkline Monster: A Gothic Western Willard and His Bowling Trophies: A Perverse Mystery Sombrero Fallout: A Japanese Novel Dreaming of Babylon: A Private Eye Novel 1942 The Tokyo-Montana Express So the Wind Won't Blow It All Away An Unfortunate Woman: A Journey The Galilee Hitch-Hiker All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace Please Plant This Book The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster Rommel Drives on Deep into Egypt Loading Mercury with a Pitchfork Revenge of the Lawn 1 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 21 22 23 25 26 27 28 30 31 32 33
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Born Richard Gary Brautigan January 30, 1935 Tacoma, Washington, United States ca. September 14, 1984 (aged 49) Bolinas, California, United States Novelist, poet, short story writer American Fabulation Black comedy Satire Postmodernism
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Literary movement Notable work(s)
Trout Fishing in America (1967), In Watermelon Sugar (1968), Willard and His Bowling Trophies: A Perverse Mystery (1975), The Tokyo-Montana Express (1980)
Richard Gary Brautigan (January 30, 1935 – ca. September 14, 1984) was an American novelist, poet, and short story writer. His work often employs black comedy, parody, and satire. He is best known for his 1967 novel Trout Fishing in America.
Brautigan was born in Tacoma, Washington, the only child to Bernard Frederick "Ben" Brautigan, Jr. (July 29, 1908 – May 27, 1994) a factory worker and laborer, and Lulu Mary "Mary Lou" Keho (April 7, 1911 – September 24, 2005), a waitress. In May 1934, eight months prior to his birth, Bernard and Mary Lou separated. Brautigan said that he met his biological father only twice, though after Brautigan's death, Bernard was said to be unaware that Richard was his child, saying "He's got the same last name, but why would they wait 45 to 50 years to tell me I've got a son?" In 1938, Brautigan and his mother began living with a man named Arthur Martin Titland. The couple produced a daughter named Barbara Ann, born on May 1, 1939 in Tacoma. Brautigan claimed that he had a very traumatic experience when his mother left him alone with his two-year-old sister in a motel room in Great Falls, Montana, where he did not know the whereabouts of his mother until she returned two days later. On January 20, 1943, Mary Lou married a fry cook named Robert Geoffrey Porterfield. The couple produced a daughter named Sandra Jean, born April 1, 1945 in Tacoma. Mary Lou told Brautigan that Porterfield was his biological father, and Brautigan began using Richard Gary Porterfield as his name. Mary Lou separated from Porterfield in 1946, and married William David Folston, Sr., on June 12, 1950. The couple produced a son named William David, Jr., born on December 19, 1950 in Eugene. Folston was recalled as being a violent alcoholic, whom Richard had seen subjecting his mother to domestic abuse. Brautigan was raised in poverty; he told his daughter stories of his mother sifting rat feces from their supply of flour to make flour-and-water pancakes. Because of Brautigan's impoverished childhood, he and his family found it difficult to obtain food, and on some occasions they did not eat for days. He lived with his family on welfare and moved about the Pacific Northwest for nine years before the family settled in Eugene, Oregon in August 1944. Many of Brautigan's childhood experiences were included in the poems and stories that he wrote from as early as the age of
injuring him only slightly. a chapbook published by The Communication Company. and was treated with electroconvulsive therapy twelve times. he published All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace. Literary critics labeled him the writer most representative of the emerging countercultural youth-movement of the late 1960s. He then left for San Francisco. Macmillan rejected the manuscript stating “…there is no place where it will fit in”. Brautigan completed the novels A Confederate General From Big Sur and Trout Fishing in America. a manuscript of 20 very short chapters totaling 600 words. Trout Fishing in America has sold over 4 million copies worldwide. and siblings in Eugene. a single poem. 1955. Harry Hooton. The manuscript was sent to at least two editors but was rejected by both. The Light. standing 6 feet 4 inches tall (1. On September 12. having graduated from Woodrow Wilson Junior High School. But when Trout Fishing in America was published in 1967. an underground newspaper created by Ron Loewinsohn. From late 1968 to February 1969. 1952. 1953. and remains unpublished. while camping in southern Idaho with his wife and daughter.) On February 19. It was printed in an edition of 1. Following graduation. Zapple. Brautigan's first published poem. Brautigan was also a writer for Change. 1950. He was known for handing out his poetry on the streets and performing at poetry clubs. he began writing The God of the Martians. supposedly in order to be sent to prison and fed. Brautigan graduated with honors from South Eugene High School on June 9. He contributed several short pieces to be used as broadsides by the Communication Company. During the 1960s Brautigan published four collections of poetry as well as another novel. The manuscript consisted of two pages of fourteen poems and a page with the dedication “for Linda”. where he would spend most of the rest of his life except for periods in Tokyo and Montana. The label was shut down by Allen Klein before the recording could . Brautigan was released from hospital and briefly lived with his mother. In the summer of 1961.500 copies and distributed for free. Brautigan enrolled at South Eugene High School. stepfather. Brautigan recorded a spoken-word album for The Beatles' short-lived record-label. Brautigan was arrested for throwing a rock through a police-station window. often appearing as a performance-poet at concerts and participating in the various activities of The Diggers. 2 Career In San Francisco Brautigan sought to establish himself as a writer. On December 19. Oregon. followed by two collections of poetry: The Galilee Hitch-Hiker (1958) and Lay the Marble Tea (1959). even though he was said to be contemptuous of hippies.Richard Brautigan 12. During the 1960s Brautigan became involved in the burgeoning San Francisco counterculture scene.93 m) by the time of his graduation. (A copy of the manuscript was recently discovered with the papers of the last of these editors. Of the poems only “stars” and “hey” were titled. In 2005 the X-Ray Book Company would publish the manuscript as a chapbook titled Desire in a Bowl of Potatoes. apparently for lack of money. In the spring of 1967 he was Poet-in-Residence at the California Institute of Technology. and Peter's mother Edna Webster became Brautigan's surrogate mother. Brautigan was catapulted to international fame. He also played on his school's basketball team. he moved in with his best friend Peter Webster. His novel So the Wind Won't Blow It All Away is loosely based on childhood experiences including an incident where Brautigan accidentally shot the brother of a close friend in the ear. after police noticed patterns of erratic behavior. He was then committed to the Oregon State Hospital on December 24. Brautigan's first poetry book publication was The Return of the Rivers (1957). From 1968 to 1970 Brautigan had 23 short pieces published in Rolling Stone magazine. In Watermelon Sugar (1968). He returned to Oregon several times. 1955. appeared in the South Eugene High School newspaper. A Confederate General from Big Sur was his first published novel and met with little critical or commercial success. According to several accounts Brautigan stayed with Webster for about a year before leaving for San Francisco for the first time in August 1954. In early 1956 Brautigan typed a three-page manuscript and sent it to The Macmillan Company for publication. 1956. On December 14. While institutionalized. During this year. He was arrested for disorderly conduct and fined $25. 1956. At the Oregon State Hospital Brautigan was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and clinical depression. He was a writer for his high school newspaper South Eugene High School News. In a letter dated May 10.
 In 1984. "As an editor I was always waiting for Richard to grow up as a writer. isn't it?" is apocryphal. on September 14. Brautigan remarried on December 1. and his daughter Ianthe. Brautigan once wrote. Revenge of the Lawn (1971). "All of us have a place in history. and his decomposed body was found by Robert Yench.44 Magnum gunshot wound to the head. The couple had one daughter together. Mine is clouds. Brautigan and Yoshimura were divorced in 1980. Brautigan's popularity waned throughout the late 1970s and 1980s. 1984. Other relationships were with Marcia Pacaud. Brautigan's alcoholism and depression became increasingly abusive and Alder ended the relationship on December 24. 1962. California. "When the 1960s ended. two years before his death. where Brautigan visited several times." . both ex-wives. Hawaii and became a feminist and an anti-Vietnam War activist. 1970. a private investigator. Ianthe Brautigan has confirmed that her father did not leave such a message. he was the baby thrown out with the bath water. Park County. after talking to former girlfriend Marcia Clay on the telephone. It is speculated that Brautigan may have ended his life over a month earlier. The permeation of inventive metaphors lent even his prose-works the feeling of poetry. to the Japanese-born Akiko Yoshimura whom he met in July 1976 while living in Tokyo. who was born about two years after his death. however. The body was found on the living room floor. The limited edition of ten copies included embossed color etchings by Ellen Meske. Brautigan was survived by his parents. writing in the Times Literary Supplement. He published five novels (the first of which. while Alder settled in Manoa. In the 1970s Brautigan experimented with different literary genres. I think it came naturally. Brautigan was an alcoholic throughout his adult life and suffered years of despair.." said his friend and fellow writer. Thomas McGuane. where he was living alone in a large. Valerie Estes. It was like he was much more in tune with the trout in America than with people. Brautigan was willfully naive. According to Michael Caine. It seems to me he was essentially a naïf." Generally dismissed by literary critics and increasingly abandoned by his readers. Brautigan married Virginia Dionne Alder in Reno. who appears on the cover of The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster. though the divorce was not finalized until July 28. the story that Brautigan left a suicide note that simply read: "Messy. and Sherry Vetter. His work remained popular in Europe. 1960 in San Francisco. Nevada. Brautigan's last published work before his death was his novel So the Wind Won't Blow It All Away which was published in 1982. deeply odd guy. To his critics. Lawrence Ferlinghetti said of him. Ianthe Elizabeth Brautigan. In 1974 The Cowell Press collected seven of his broadside poems into the book Seven Watermelon Suns. in front of a large window that looked out over the Pacific Ocean. Evident also are themes of Zen Buddhism like the duality of the past and the future and the impermanence of the present. a woman from the North Beach community of San Francisco. on October 25. but it was eventually released in 1970 on Harvest Records as Listening to Richard Brautigan. born on March 25. The Abortion: An Historical Romance 1966. at age 49. who appears on the cover of Listening to Richard Brautigan. according to his daughter. who appears on the cover of Revenge of the Lawn.Richard Brautigan be released. 3 Personal life On June 8. Montana for two years. 1984. 1957. He died of a self-inflicted . and I don't think he cultivated that childishness. Zen Buddhism and elements of the Japanese culture can be found in his novel Sombrero Fallout: A Japanese Novel. He also pursued a brief relationship with Janice Meissner. Brautigan had a relationship with a San Francisco woman named Marcia Clay from 1981 to 1982. Richard Brautigan had recently moved to Bolinas. "He was a gentle. The couple settled in Pine Creek. troubled. The exact date of his death is unknown. Japan." Brautigan's writings are characterized by a remarkable and humorous imagination. had been written in the mid-1960s) and a collection of short stories. 1977. Brautigan continued to reside in San Francisco after the separation. old house. he often mentioned suicide over a period of more than a decade before ending his life. He has one grandchild named Elizabeth. as well as in Japan.
until 1995 when it was moved to the nearby Fletcher Free Library where it remained until 2005. a song appearing on singer-songwriter Shawn Mullins' 1998 platinum record Soul's Core. Saltpeter. P. Pauline" from Fox Confessor Brings the Flood on the female characters of In Watermelon Sugar.  .the Brautigan Book Club (BBC) . Saltpeter's Brautigan project features the UK premiere of Tonseisha. Also in a 1980 letter to Brautigan from W. Jr. Twin Rocks. The industrial rock band Machines of Loving Grace took their name from one of Brautigan's best-known poems. However. At around the same time. tells the story of meeting a man who looks "just like Richard Brautigan" whilst watching the sunset on bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. which quotes the opening paragraph of that book on their home page. In March 1994. Minnesota. a teenager named Peter Eastman. The poem “Horse Child Breakfast” from The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster is read to an English class by gliding champion George Moffat at the beginning of Robert Drew’s 1971 documentary film The Sun Ship Game.Richard Brautigan 4 Legacy Brautigan's daughter. Kinsella. dedicated to the memory and work of Brautigan. California legally changed his name to Trout Fishing in America. Indie rock songtress Neko Case has also admitted to basing her "Margaret vs. Etc. and now teaches English at Waseda University in Japan. Clark County Historical Museum to move The Brautigan Library to the museum in 2010. an agreement was made between Brautigan's daughter Ianthe Brautigan and the Vancouver. The documentary maker Adam Curtis produced a series of films for the BBC about the effect of computers on society called All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace. The Library for Unpublished Works envisioned by Brautigan in his novel The Abortion was housed at The Brautigan Library in Burlington. Washington. and another called Watermelon Sugar. describes her memories of her father in her book You Can't Catch Death (2000). on his 2012 album Fear Fun. "Trout Fishing in America" is mentioned in the lyrics of the song Tee-Pees 1-12 by Father John Misty. Vermont. Kumquat Meringue is a literary journal out of Pine Island. from Carpinteria. Oregon. The American Forever. Although there were plans to move it to the Presidio branch of the San Francisco Public Library. Ianthe Elizabeth Brautigan. Kinsella states that Brautigan is his greatest influence for writing and his favorite book is In Watermelon Sugar. National Public Radio reported on a young couple who had named their baby Trout Fishing in America. these never materialized. World renowned author Haruki Murakami cites Brautigan as an important influence on his work. along with Kurt Vonnegut. launched a year-long initiative seeking collaborators .in January 2012 with a curated performance piece. a London-based theatre company. and Raymond Chandler. a play by LA screenwriter Erik Patterson. There is a folk rock band called Trout Fishing in America. Another lyrical interpretation might be that the encounter was with Brautigan's ghost.
but first published in 1994 ISBN 0-312-27710-5) Poetry • The Return of the Rivers (1958) • • • • • • • • • • The Galilee Hitch-Hiker (1958) Lay the Marble Tea (1959) The Octopus Frontier (1960) All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace (1963) Please Plant This Book (1968) The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster (1969) Rommel Drives on Deep into Egypt (1970) Loading Mercury with a Pitchfork (1971 ISBN 0-671-22263-5. 1973 (was supposed to be Zapple #3 but came out on EMI Harvest instead)consists of Richard reading several poems and stories. • Richard Brautigan reads the poem 'Love's Not The Way To Treat A Friend' on the 1969 album 'Paradise Bar And Grill' by San Francisco band Mad River. . June 30 (1978 ISBN 0-440-04295-X) The Edna Webster Collection of Undiscovered Writings (1999 ISBN 0-395-97469-0) Short story collection • Revenge of the Lawn (October 1. ISBN 0-224-61923-3) Trout Fishing in America (1967 ISBN 0-395-50076-1) Omnibus edition In Watermelon Sugar (1968 ISBN 0-440-34026-8) The Abortion: An Historical Romance 1966 (1971 ISBN 0-671-20872-1) The Hawkline Monster: A Gothic Western (1974 ISBN 0-671-21809-3) Willard and His Bowling Trophies: A Perverse Mystery (1975 ISBN 0-671-22065-9) Sombrero Fallout: A Japanese Novel (1976 ISBN 0-671-22331-3) Dreaming of Babylon: A Private Eye Novel 1942 (1977 ISBN 0-440-02146-4) The Tokyo-Montana Express (1980 ISBN 0-440-08770-8) So The Wind Won't Blow It All Away (1982 ISBN 0-395-70674-2) An Unfortunate Woman: A Journey (1982. ISBN 0-671-20960-4) Unpublished novel • The God of the Martians (written 1955-56) Record album • Listening to Richard Brautigan. 1971.Richard Brautigan 5 Bibliography Novels and novellas • • • • • • • • • • • A Confederate General From Big Sur (1964. friends reading "Love Poem" and sounds recorded in his apartment in San Francisco. ISBN 0-671-22271-6 pbk) June 30.
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brautigan. and writings. The King. Terence. New York: Harper & Row.archive. Tri-Quarterly (Spring 1970).edu/~eoap/samples. David (ed. 332 – 62.1984)" (http://www.boisestate. Listens’. 1971.edu/westernwriters/) at Boise State University] • "Richard Brautigan (1935 . • Swigart. 2008 (http://cecilvortex.html) • An interview with the memoirist Ianthe Brautigan on the creative process as well as memories of her father -about-creativity. 1–7. John. Methuen & Co. In City of Words. • Stevick. 293-7.berkeley.net/biography.edu/u?/western. 1972 • Meltzer. External links • "Richard Brautigan" (http://www. ‘After the (Mimeographed) Revolution’. 11 (New York: Simon & Schuster.kerouacalley.com March 31.airflowsciences. Minn. pp. 1942-2003. pp. 1970 • Putz.org/web/20080802210227/ http://www. 16. William (2012). Manfed.cdlib.org. New York. ‘Review of Still Life with Woodpecker by Tom Robbins and The Tokyo – Montana Express by Richard Brautigan’.org/findaid/ark:/13030/ tf096n97xn/) • Works by or about Richard Brautigan (http://worldcat.). ‘Richard Brautigan: The Politics of Woodstock’ New American Review. Paris: Seuil. 1983. ‘Richard Brautigan. • Clayton. 221 – 36. • Tanner.poetryfoundation. ‘Richard Brautigan and the Modern Pastoral’ Modern Fiction Studies (Spring 1973) pp. pp 16–31 • _________ ‘Harmoniques sur l’irrespect litteraire: Boris Vian et Richard Brautigan’ Stanford French Review. Writers for the Seventies. • Loewinsohn. 236. Stuttgart: Metzler. 14.htm) by John Cusatis in The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poets and Poetry. • Malley. P. his life. 56 – 68. 406-15. Neil. Goes on Talking.com/brautigan. pp. Pierre-Yves. In The Story of Identity. Bancroft Library (http://www. 1. 393. New York: Ballintine.org/archive/poet. ISBN 978-1-58243-790-3.html) • "Brautigan Bibliography and Archive: A bio-bibliographical archive for Richard Brautigan. • Critique: Studies in Modern Fiction." (http://www.. 3. Tony. 160 – 8.au/inourtimes/archives/ 2005/09/thinking_about.ocf. Ron. Philip. American Book Review.html) • "Finding Aid to the Richard Brautigan Papers.Richard Brautigan 7 Further reading • Chénetier Marc – ‘Richard Brautigan’. Counterpoint. pp.com/swath/2008/03/31/ an_interview_with_ianthe_brautigan. 1971 • Pétillon. Puzzled. 3 (March – April 1981). pp.com/rkn/Brautigan) . New York: Warner Paperback Library.43) by Jay Boyer in the Western Writers Series Digital Editions (http://library. 1 (Minneapolis. Marc.boisestate. 1974) Richard Brautigan special issue. In La Grand-Route. 243 – 59. pp. ‘Scherhezade Runs out of Plots.html?id=778) from the Poetry Foundation • Brief critique on the life and legacy of Richard Brautigan (http://journals. Tri-Quarterly (Winter 1973). écriveur: notes d’un ouvre-bôites critique’ Caliban (Toulouse) 1 (1975). In The San Francisco Poets. ISBN 0-416-32960 (pbk) • Chénetier.html) • Images of Brautigan First Editions (https://staging. 109 – 25. 105 – 29. Richard Brautigan. 1971) pp. • Hjortsberg.concrete.org/identities/lccn-n79-71307) in libraries (WorldCat catalog) • Poems and quotes at the now defunct Kerouac Alley website (http://web.oac. London. Jubilee Hitchhiker: The Life and Times of Richard Brautigan. Rob. (bulk 1958-1984)" (Collection number BANC MSS 87/173 c) University of California. Berkeley. 2006 • Richard Brautigan (http://digital. 1979 • Schmitz. 2 (Fall 1977) pp.
However. California: ISBN 0-224-61923-3 . Brautigan gave a copy of his novel to Brandon French of Brady French Films to write a screenplay for the movie. Paramount Pictures attempted to make it a film starring Burt Lancaster as Lee Mellon and Steve McQueen as the drifter. Brautigan finished the novel in 1961 but it was not published until January 22. 1964. References • Brautigan. published in 1964. Mellon seeks the truth of his own modern-day war against the status quo of the Union states. A Confederate General From Big Sur. 1964 Media type Pages OCLC Number Followed by Print (Hardback & Paperback) 159 173964  Trout Fishing in America A Confederate General From Big Sur is Richard Brautigan's first novel. The film adaption by Paramount Pictures never happened.A Confederate General from Big Sur 8 A Confederate General from Big Sur A Confederate General From Big Sur First edition cover Author(s) Cover artist Country Language Publisher Richard Brautigan Larry Rivers United States English Grove Press Publication date January 22. Richard (1964). The story takes place in 1957. The story had no success and dropped in sales and made very little money. The moral of the story is the domination of mind over reality. Attempted film adaption In 1966. A man named Lee Mellon believes he is a descendant of a Confederate general who was originally from Big Sur. The screenplay was only written up to the first draft and the film adaptation never happened. This general is not in any books or records and there is so far no proof of his existence although Mellon meets a drifter from the Pacific Northwest who has also heard of this general.
A Confederate General from Big Sur 9 External links • Entry on Brautigan. brautigan. html .net  References  http:/ / worldcat. org/ oclc/ 173964  http:/ / www. net/ general.
a hotel. a Ben Franklin statue in San Francisco's Washington Square. The first chapter of the book is an extended and fanciful description of this photo. The settings of most of the chapters occur in three locales: Brautigan's childhood in the Pacific Northwest of the U. his day-to-day adult life in San Francisco. etc. Trout Fishing In America is an abstract book without a clear central storyline. Prose poem Four Seasons Foundation Publication date October 12. Arion Press published a deluxe edition of Trout Fishing in America in 2003. Most of the chapters were written during this trip. and a camping trip in Idaho with his wife and infant daughter during the summer of 1961. with a preface by Ron Loewinsohn. and a color lithograph in half the edition by Wayne Thiebaud. The cover of the book is a photograph of Richard Brautigan and a friend identified as Michaela Le Grand. trout. 1967 Media type Pages ISBN OCLC Number Preceded by Followed by Print (Hardback & Paperback) 112 ISBN 0-385-28860-3 (hardback edition) & ISBN 0-395-50076-1 (paperback edition) 232945520  A Confederate General From Big Sur In Watermelon Sugar Trout Fishing in America is a novella written by Richard Brautigan and published in 1967. ..S." The photo was taken in San Francisco's Washington Square Park in front of the Benjamin Franklin statue. whom he referred to as his "Muse. the book contains a series of anecdotes broken into chapters. Instead. he wrote it in 1961 before A Confederate General From Big Sur which was published first. a modifier (one character is named "Trout Fishing in America Shorty"). Brautigan uses the theme of trout fishing as a point of departure for thinly veiled and often comical critiques of mainstream American society and culture. the act of fishing itself. reappear throughout the book. It is technically Brautigan's first novel. a character. with the same characters often reappearing from story to story. Several symbolic objects.Trout Fishing in America 10 Trout Fishing in America Trout Fishing in America Author(s) Cover artist Country Language Genre(s) Publisher Richard Brautigan Erik Weber United States English Novella. The phrase "Trout Fishing in America" is used in multiple ways: it is the title of the book. such as a mayonnaise jar. etc.
Retrieved 2007-12-18. xml& coll=7). Oregon on the Live At the Variety Playhouse album. under the pseudonym Father John Misty. "Searching upstream: A writer goes fishing for the man who calls himself Trout Fishing in America" (http:/ / www. . External links • Entry on brautigan. org/ oclc/ 232945520  The Official Trout Fishing In America Web Site (http:/ / www. In March 1994.net/trout. There is a folk rock band called Trout Fishing in America. References  http:/ / worldcat.com/rkn/Brautigan/79/) . troutmusic.brautigan. oregonlive.airflowsciences.html) • Images of First Edition (https://staging. The Oregonian. Kinsella cited the book as a major influence on his 1985 book. and now teaches English in Japan. Musician Josh Tillman.net (http://www. Musician Shawn Mullins wrote a song called Twin Rocks. that compares a man he meets on the Oregon Coast to Richard Brautigan and mentions the song Trout Fishing in America towards the end of the song. after the character in the book. 2007). mentions Trout Fishing in America in his song "Tee Pees 1-12" which is found on the album Fear Fun which was released on April 30. com/ oregonian/ stories/ index. National Public Radio reported on a young couple who had named their baby "Trout Fishing in America".Trout Fishing in America 11 Cultural influence W. The Alligator Report. Josh Tillman is a former member of the Seattle-based band the Fleet Foxes. com/ )  Anne Saker (October 11. California legally changed his name to "Trout Fishing in America". a teenager named Peter Eastman Jr. ssf?/ base/ living/ 119197050984080. P. At around the same time. Apollo 17 astronaut Jack Schmitt named a crater explored in the Taurus-Littrow Valley on the moon "Shorty". 2012. from Carpinteria.
It is unknown to the reader whether 'The Tigers' were actual tigers. It is a tale of a commune organized around a central gathering house which is named "iDEATH". The central tension is created by Margaret. and at the beginning of the novel the narrator reveals he had ended their relationship because of these events. and unconcerned about the safety of her own family and friends. many things are made of watermelon sugar (though the inhabitants also use pine wood and stone for building material and fuel is made from trout oil). 1968 Print (Hardback & Paperback) 138 1-131-52372-5 Trout Fishing in America (1967) Revenge of the Lawn (1971) In Watermelon Sugar is a novella written by Richard Brautigan and published in 1968. Margaret. Plot summary Through the narrator's first person account we hear the story of the people and the events of iDEATH. to show the residents what iDEATH really is. who explore the place and make whiskey. In the violent climax of the novel. play musical instruments and were at least competent with arithmetic. Many suspect that Margaret knew and did not reveal details of inBOIL's real plan. is friendly with inBOIL and his followers.In Watermelon Sugar 12 In Watermelon Sugar In Watermelon Sugar First edition cover of In Watermelon Sugar. a rebellious man who has left iDEATH to live near a forbidden area called the Forgotten Works. Margaret appears oblivious to the threats. he says. inBOIL's separation from the group may have been related to the annihilation of 'The Tigers'. In this environment. inBOIL could be plotting to kill them all. human beings or somehow anthropomorphic: while the tigers would kill and eat people (including the narrator's parents) they could also talk. . and the central building also changes frequently. killed many years previously by the people. once a lover of the narrator. Two tigers were killed on a bridge (known later as 'the abandoned bridge'). Each day has a different colored sun which creates different colored watermelons. sing. inBOIL returns to the community along with a handful of followers. The last tiger was killed on a spot later developed into a trout farm. thus "conspiring" with the evil men. planning. showing Brautigan with his friend Hilda Hoffman Author(s) Cover artist Country Language Genre(s) Publisher Publication date Media type Pages ISBN Preceded by Followed by Richard Brautigan Edmund Shea United States English Post-apocalyptic novella Four Seasons Foundation June 14. a collector of such 'forgotten things'. It is a huge trash heap where the remnants of a former civilization lie abandoned in great piles. The landscape of the novel is always changing. and inBOIL. The residents know only that "something" is about to happen—for all they know. She is semi-ostracized from iDEATH.
a creek. by an important secondary character who believes.com/rkn/Brautigan/106-1/) • Images of First Edition (Trade) (https://staging. • Barber. San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation.  http:/ / www.) Summertown. (Originally called Amazing Dope Tales. Richard. It can be seen as a new Eden in a post-apocalyptic world. involving the intersection of nature and technology. The titles and characters are also used as lyrics in a song by new rave band Klaxons in their song 'Forgotten Works'. • Images of First Edition (Limited) (https://staging. "Novels > In Watermelon Sugar" (http://www.com/rkn/Brautigan/106-2/) .brautigan. that features on their album Myths of the Near Future. whose inhabitants were at that time known for their semi-communal and insular ways. com/ 2008hippie-havens  Gaskin. TN: The Book Publishing Company. may have based some aspects of The Farm commune in Summertown. He speaks of iDEATH several times. rather than displacing it.brautigan.net/watermelon. discussion of possible sources and inspirations. 1968. The novel alludes to communal experiments of the 1960s. Retrieved 2008-05-05. 1980. Allusions/references from other works In Watermelon Sugar is referenced in Ray Mungo's book on his experiences founding and running the Total Loss Farm  commune in Vermont. 7dvt. Stephen Gaskin. rocks. iDeath is also briefly referenced in the "New Traveler's Almanac" section of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Volume 2. html).airflowsciences.net/watermelon. Brautigan himself said he based the book on his life in Bolinas. connecting the narrator and his new lover to Adam and Eve. Quotes from reviews. In Watermelon Sugar is also referenced multiple times in the Dean Koontz novel. Neko Case references this book as the inspiration for her song 'Margaret versus Pauline' on the album Fox Confessor Brings the Flood. John F. Brautigan Bibliography and Archive. External links • Detailed analysis of the novel (http://www. that she would unlock the secrets of the universe if she could only understand this book properly. (21 July 2006). References  Brautigan.html) at the Brautigan Archives. in her near-constant drug-soaked haze.In Watermelon Sugar 13 Interpretation The concept of iDEATH is subject to various interpretations. Tennessee on iDEATH. In Watermelon Sugar. For example. the building houses many trees. and a trout hatchery. who wrote that he felt an "acid weird" and "strange mythology" in the book. the iDEATH building seems to have been constructed around nature. Stephen. Haight Ashbury Flashbacks. One Door Away From Heaven.airflowsciences. with the old destroyed world represented by the Forgotten Works.
who American admen "would have made into a national park if they would have gotten their hands on her. not by the Dewey Decimal system. Author(s) Cover artist Country Language Genre(s) Publisher Publication date Media type Pages ISBN OCLC Number Dewey Decimal Richard Brautigan Edmund Shea United States English Novel Simon and Schuster March 23. . in the author's judgment. One day a woman named Vida appears at the library's door. Plot summary The Abortion is a genre novel parody concerning the librarian of a very unusual California library which accepts books in any form and from anyone who wishes to drop one off at the library—children submit tales told in crayon about their toys. submissions are catalogued at the librarian's discretion. Mexico to secure an abortion.R2736 Preceded by Followed by The Revenge of the Lawn (1970) The Hawkline Monster: A Gothic Western (1974) The Abortion: An Historical Romance 1966 is a novel by Richard Brautigan first published in 1971 by Simon and Schuster. the lyrical and haunted volumes of American writing" in the novel." Vida falls in love with the reclusive librarian and soon becomes pregnant. necessitating a trip to Tijuana. serve best as the book's home. Summoned by a silver bell at all hours. 1971 Print (Hardback & Paperback) 226 pages (hardcover) ISBN 978-0-671-20872-1) (hardcover) 132408  813/. but by placement on whichever magically dust-free shelf would. teenagers tell tales of angst and old people drop by with their memoirs—described as "the unwanted.5/4 LC Classification PZ4. In subsequent printings the title is often shortened to simply The Abortion. Although shy and awkward she is described as the most beautiful woman in the world.The Abortion: An Historical Romance 1966 14 The Abortion: An Historical Romance 1966 The Abortion: An Historical Romance 1966 Front cover of The Abortion: An Historical Romance 1966.B826 Ab PS3503.
ahapoetry. Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism. • Vida: Vida is the supporting character in the story. fletcherfree.html) . boston. he loses his job at the library to a middle-aged woman.  http:/ / www. there were once plans to move the Brautigan Library to the San Francisco Public Library. 2006. Foster has to watch over the library while they are gone. She meets the narrator in the library when she brings in a poetry collection about her body. Retrieved October 17. According to the News from the Fletcher Free Library . com/ twentieth-century-criticism/ brautigan-richard). enotes. He got the job from the previous librarian who quit because he feared children.  AHA Books (1995 . The Brautigan Library In an homage to Richard Brautigan. Housed in a section of the larger Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. brautigan. Electronic abstract at Brautigan Bibliography and Archive (http:/ / www.2005). to secure an abortion. Richard Brautigan 1935-1984 (http:/ / www. When he and Vida return from Tijuana. com/ ae/ books/ articles/ 2004/ 09/ 27/ unusual_library_may_get_new_chapter/ ) by Kevin O'Kelly. Foster lets a woman who has come to leave her book at the library watch over the place. When Vida becomes pregnant they travel to Tijuana. • Foster: An exuberant. Vermont. The narrator has not left the library in three years.  "The Abortion: An Historical Romance 1966" by Joseph Butwin. Mexico. com/ braushlf. according to the Brautigan Library's website . She says she hates her body and hates that men keep looking at her. org/ External links • Entry on brautigan.Saturday Review 12 June 1971. Boston Globe article: Unusual library may get new chapter (http:/ / www. an attractive but awkward-acting woman who falls in love with him. Foster thinks the librarian's job is too monastic as well as a bit wacky. The Abortion's concept was put into practice in the form of the Brautigan Library. At the end. Put your Book in the Brautigan Virtual Library (http:/ / www. net/ text/ butwin.brautigan. Retrieved November 4.net (http://www. htm  http:/ / thebrautiganlibrary. He meets a twenty-year-old woman named Vida. Retrieved November 4. htm). org/ NewsFromTheFFLArchives. and the narrator loses his job. When the narrator and Vida have to leave for Tijuana.com LLC (2006). The woman takes over. the library accepts only unpublished manuscripts and had a catalogue of 325 works as of 2004. Some weeks later. Footnotes  http:/ / worldcat. earthy. Vida discovers she is pregnant. html). She falls in love with the narrator and they become intimate.The Abortion: An Historical Romance 1966 15 Characters in The Abortion • Narrator: The main character is an unnamed narrator who lives and works at a library housing only unpublished manuscripts. Retrieved November 4. Vida's beauty killed a distracted driver who was looking at her. However. great-hearted man. During the course of their relationship Vida becomes more comfortable with her body and at the end of the novel is working in a topless bar. Foster packages books from the library if the librarian is out of the room and takes the overflow books to be stored in caves. 2006. 2006. org/ oclc/ 132408  eNotes. 2006.  The New York Times Company (2004). the contents of the Library were moved to and put permanently on display at the Clark County Historical Museum (a Carnegie Library building like the San Francisco Library) in 2010.net/abortion.
Harry Dean Stanton and Jeff Bridges were all considered for the lead roles. he claimed. Along the way they stop at a place to eat and during the meal hear loud gunshot-like noises. comes to hire them for a job at her house.5/4 LC Classification PZ4. During the conversation the four characters realise that the monster is somehow altering their minds to make them lose track of what they are discussing. they are stopped by the fact their target is with his son. Brautigan wrote a screenplay which Ashby rejected. if perfected. On a job in Hawaii. be a great boon to the human race. That night Magic Child sleeps with both men and Greer takes quite a liking to her. Miss Hawkline comes to greet them and they realize that Magic Child is her twin sister. When they reach the house. the story concerns a pair of morally ambivalent gunmen. where a young Native American-looking woman. destroys the house and turns the father back into a human being (he had been an umbrella basket the whole time). The film was never made. For many years film-maker Hal Ashby unsuccessfully attempted to make a film adaptation of this book." which would. a scientist who disappeared while hard at work in his basement laboratory on a project referred to only as "The Chemicals. Actors Jack Nicholson. but an epilogue states that the sisters eventually divorced the two men. As soon as they enter the house the women's personalities change and they explain that they brought the men here to hunt down and destroy the "monster" living in the "ice caves" beneath the house. Brautigan turned him down. The butler returns to normal size. Cameron and Greer. This kills the monster. Taking place mainly in eastern Oregon in 1902. After all the strange happenings.B826 Haw PS3503. 1974 Print (Hardback & Paperback) 216 ISBN 0-671-21809-3 (hardback edition) 868088  813/. Director Tim Burton also tried to make a film version. After returning to California they spend some time in a whorehouse. Magic Child. Cameron pours a glass of whiskey into the test tube of chemicals that created the monster. When asked to write a second draft.R2736 Preceded by Followed by The Abortion: An Historical Romance 1966 Willard and His Bowling Trophies: A Perverse Mystery The Hawkline Monster: A Gothic Western is a novel by Richard Brautigan written in 1974. and the story ends. Jack Nicholson and Clint Eastwood were attached to star but . in the middle of the western plains. it is surrounded by snow.The Hawkline Monster: A Gothic Western 16 The Hawkline Monster: A Gothic Western The Hawkline Monster: A Gothic Western First edition cover Author(s) Cover artist Country Language Genre(s) Publisher Publication date Media type Pages ISBN OCLC Number Dewey Decimal Richard Brautigan Wendell Minor United States English Novel Simon & Schuster September. The large family butler dies suddenly and shrinks into a little person. Cameron and Greer marry the two sisters. evidently designed to distract them. Miss Hawkline and her servant/sister/other self (also called "Miss Hawkline") believe that the monster has killed their father.
The Tim Burton Collective. com/ unfinished.hunterpublishers.com.au/Hawkline_Monster.html) • The Hawkline Monster at Hunter Publishers (http://www. timburtoncollective.net/hawkline. 17 References  http:/ / worldcat.php) • Images of First Edition (https://staging.com/rkn/Brautigan/125-1/) . . org/ oclc/ 868088  Arran McDermott (2006). html#hawkline).The Hawkline Monster: A Gothic Western after Eastwood left the project so did Nicholson and then eventually Burton left the project too. "Unrealised Projects" (http:/ / www.airflowsciences.brautigan. / External links • Entry on brautigan.net (http://www.
Because of their failing relationship. . The brothers have turned their happy life of bowling into a life of vengeance. The story takes place in San Francisco. Richard Brautigan got the name Willard in the novel from his friend Stanley Fullerton's paper-maché bird named Willard and. Meanwhile the Logan brothers are looking for their bowling trophies stolen three years earlier. a married couple going through some rough times in their relationship. The human tenants of this apartment are John and Pat. Bob becomes depressed. The title character is a papier mache bird that shares the front room of a San Francisco apartment with a collection of bowling trophies that some time earlier were stolen from the home of the Logan brothers.5/4  LC Classification PZ4.B826 Wi PS3503. Brautigan tried to have all the main characters in the story have an intersection that is comically sad. in fact. Their neighbors are Bob and Constance. a bird is on the front cover of the novel. who have just returned from seeing a Greta Garbo movie in a local movie theater.Willard and His Bowling Trophies: A Perverse Mystery 18 Willard and His Bowling Trophies: A Perverse Mystery Willard and His Bowling Trophies: A Perverse Mystery First edition cover Author(s) Country Language Genre(s) Publisher Publication date Media type Pages ISBN OCLC Number Dewey Decimal Richard Brautigan United States English Novel Simon & Schuster September 13.R2736 Preceded by Followed by The Hawkline Monster: A Gothic Western Sombrero Fallout: A Japanese Novel Willard and His Bowling Trophies: A Perverse Mystery is a novel by Richard Brautigan written in 1975. California in the early 1970s. 1975 Print (Hardback & Paperback) 167 ISBN 0-671-22065-9 (hardback edition) 1230779 813/.
net/ willard.Willard and His Bowling Trophies: A Perverse Mystery 19 References Brautigan. com/ rkn/ Brautigan/ 137/ . New York: ISBN 0-671-20872-1 External links • Entry on brautigan. airflowsciences. brautigan. Richard (1975).net  • Images of First Edition  References  http:/ / worldcat. html  https:/ / staging. Willard and His Bowling Trophies: A Perverse Mystery. org/ oclc/ 1230779  http:/ / www.
org/ oclc/ 2213273  http:/ / www. Richard (1976). brautigan.Sombrero Fallout: A Japanese Novel 20 Sombrero Fallout: A Japanese Novel Sombrero Fallout: A Japanese Novel First edition cover Author(s) Cover artist Country Language Genre(s) Publisher Publication date Media type Pages ISBN OCLC Number Dewey Decimal Richard Brautigan John Ansado United States English Novel Simon & Schuster 1976 Print (Hardback & Paperback) 187 ISBN 0-671-22331-3 (hardback edition) 2213273 813/. Sombrero Fallout: A Japanese Mystery.5/4  LC Classification PZ4.R2736 Preceded by Followed by Willard and His Bowling Trophies: A Perverse Mystery Dreaming of Babylon: A Private Eye Novel 1942 Sombrero Fallout: A Japanese Novel is Richard Brautigan's seventh novel. The first revolves around an author trying to cope with the recent loss of his Japanese lover. This story eventually takes a life of its own.net  References  http:/ / worldcat. net/ sombrero. html . It was published in 1976. Sombrero Fallout is a novel which follows two stories. During a particular fit. The novel was finished in 1975. the author becomes dissatisfied with a story he had just begun about a sombrero falling from the sky. References Brautigan.B826 So PS3503. New York: ISBN 0-671-22331-3 External links • Entry on brautigan. which includes a dream the ex-lover has.
brautigan.5/4  LC Classification PZ4. de/ dreaming_of_babylon_richard_brautigan.net  • Von Babylon träumen . The central character. net/ babylon.Dreaming of Babylon: A Private Eye Novel 1942 21 Dreaming of Babylon: A Private Eye Novel 1942 Dreaming of Babylon: A Private Eye Novel 1942 First edition cover Author(s) Cover artist Country Language Genre(s) Publisher Publication date Media type Pages ISBN OCLC Number Dewey Decimal Richard Brautigan Craig Nelson United States English Novel Delacorte Press/ Seymour Lawrence 1977 Print (Hardback & Paperback) 220 ISBN 0-440-02146-4 (hardback edition) 2964445 813/.. org/ oclc/ 2964445 http:/ / www. but actually does do detective work of a sort.. brautigan. anglo-german-translations. when he's not off dreaming of Babylon. C. is no Sam Spade.B826 Dr PS3503. net/ / http:/ / www. html .R2736 Preceded by Followed by Sombrero Fallout: A Japanese Novel So the Wind Won't Blow It All Away Dreaming of Babylon: A Private Eye Novel 1942 is Richard Brautigan's eighth novel and was published in 1977. Eine Kriminalgeschichte im San Francisco von 1942  References     http:/ / worldcat. html http:/ / www. Card. External links • Richard Brautigan Bibliography and Archive  • Entry on brautigan. It is a black comedy set in San Francisco in 1942.
org/ oclc/ 6421595 http:/ / www. com/ rkn/ Brautigan/ 154-2/ . It contains 131 chapters which are short stories written by Brautigan from 1976 to 1978.The Tokyo-Montana Express 22 The Tokyo-Montana Express The Tokyo-Montana Express 1st edition Author(s) Country Language Genre(s) Publisher Publication date Media type Pages ISBN OCLC Number Dewey Decimal Richard Brautigan United States English Novel Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence 1980 Print (Hardback) 258 0-440-08770-8 6421595 813/. com/ rkn/ Brautigan/ 154-1/ https:/ / staging. html https:/ / staging. during a period when he was dividing his time between Japan and his ranch house in Montana. External links • Entry on brautigan. airflowsciences. brautigan.54  LC Classification PS3503. airflowsciences.R2736 T64 1980 Preceded by Revenge of the Lawn The Tokyo-Montana Express is a novel by Richard Brautigan.net  • Images of First Edition (Limited)  • Images of First Edition (Trade)  References     http:/ / worldcat. A note at the beginning of the book explains that the chapters are "stations" along the tracks of the Tokyo-Montana Express and the "I" is the voice of each of those stations. net/ express. A signed edition (limited to 350 copies) was published by Targ Editions in 1979 prior to the first trade edition published in 1980.
Because the shooting was an accident he is acquitted.. Most of the book is made up of observations of the different strange characters that surrounded the narrator when he was a child. but because of his ruined reputation.demonstrated in this quote from the end of the novel: "I had become so quiet and so small in the grass by the pond that I was barely noticeable. some of it on Brautigan's own.54 19 LC Classification PS3503. Instead of buying a hamburger at a local diner. The book ends with a return to an observation of two obese people fishing in a temporarily set up "living room" by the pond. he is severely bullied at school. his waitress mother doesn't get tips anymore.So the Wind Won't Blow It All Away 23 So the Wind Won't Blow It All Away So The Wind Won't Blow It All Away 1st edition Author(s) Cover artist Country Language Genre(s) Publisher Publication date Media type Pages ISBN OCLC Number Dewey Decimal Richard Brautigan Roger Ressmeyer United States English Novel Delacorte Press/ Seymour Lawrence 1982 Print (Hardback & Paperback) 131 ISBN 0-440-08195-5 (hardback edition) 8306300  813/.. The tone can be described as being saturated with feeling and sublime in its bittersweetness . He also spends time alone fishing in a pond on the outskirts of town.American. The novel presents a wistful. published in 1982.. The book starts with this. The young narrator lives in a lower class suburban Oregon neighborhood and collects beer bottles or does favors for neighbors to earn money. hardly there… I sat there watching their living room shining out of the dark beside the pond. In this case. poetic and many times sad perspective on a life.Dust". more and more unnoticed in the darkening summer grass until I disappeared into the 32 years that have passed since then…" Each chapter of the novel begins with the words "so the wind won't blow it all away. and then hovers and builds around this event until the end.R2736 S58 1982 Preceded by Followed by Dreaming of Babylon: A Private Eye Novel 1942 An Unfortunate Woman: A Journey So the Wind Won't Blow It All Away is a novel written by Richard Brautigan. The story is about a narrator in 1979 remembering the events that happened when he was 13 in 1948. and they're forced to move.. While shooting rotten apples at an abandoned orchard with a friend. the narrator accidentally shoots and kills him.. he buys bullets from the gunshop across the street.. It looked like a fairy-tale functioning happily in the post-World War II gothic of America before television crippled the imagination and turned people indoors and away from living out their own fantasies with dignity… Anyway. .Dust. I just kept getting smaller and smaller beside the pond.
The screenplay was written by Robert Duxbury.brautigan. Oregon in Brautigan's early teens. Brautigan had shot and slightly injured a friend during a duck hunt in Fern Ridge. External links • Brautigan Bibliography and Archive (http://www.So the Wind Won't Blow It All Away According to the Brautigan archival website. page found 2011-04-07. also in a hunting accident. org/ oclc/ 8306300  Notes on So The Wind Won't Blow It All Away (http:/ / www. Some of the events in the novel are mentioned in Brautigan's biography You Can't Catch Death written by his daughter Ianthe Elizabeth Brautigan. html) at the Brautigan Bibliography and Archive. brautigan.net/wind. At around the same time.net (http://www. 24 Film adaptation A thirty-minute film based on this novel was produced by Swensen Productions (Ianthe Brautigan and husband Paul Swensen) and shown at the New York Film Festival in June 2000 and the Los Angeles Film Festival in October 2000. net/ wind.html) . this is a semi-autobiographical novel based on two separate incidents which took place in and around Eugene. References  http:/ / worldcat.brautigan. the 14-year-old son of a well-known attorney in the Eugene area was shot and killed.net/) • Entry on brautigan.
is a series of diary entries by Brautigan about a woman named Nikki Arai who is suffering from cancer. edition) So The Wind Won't Blow It All Away An Unfortunate Woman: A Journey is Richard Brautigan's eleventh and final published novel. After the death of her friend she tries to commit suicide numerous times. The story. External links • Brautigan Bibliography and Archive  • Entry on brautigan.S. edition) ISBN 0-312-26243-4 (U. Written in 1982. Nikki decides not to take her own life and. [Return of the Woman of Troy].An Unfortunate Woman: A Journey 25 An Unfortunate Woman: A Journey Cahier d'un Retour de Troie 1st English edition Author(s) Original title Translator Country Language Genre(s) Publisher Richard Brautigan An Unfortunate Woman: A Journey Marc Chénetier France French Novel Bourgois Publication date 1994 Media type Pages ISBN Preceded by Print (Hardback) 110 (U.net  References  http:/ / www. set in 1982.S. in the end. The first edition in English did not appear until 2000. it was first published (posthumously) in 1994 in a French translation. dies from cancer. brautigan. html . net/  http:/ / www. net/ woman. Martins Press. "Cahier d'un Retour de Troie". when it was produced by St. Eventually. Her best friend committed suicide and Arai suffers hard times after her best friend's suicide. brautigan.
References  http:/ / dictionary. In 1966 the book was re-released by The Cranium Press in a run of 700 with an additional 16 signed and numbered copies. html External links • Entry on Brautigan.The Galilee Hitch-Hiker 26 The Galilee Hitch-Hiker The Galilee Hitch-Hiker 1st edition Author(s) Cover artist Country Language Genre(s) Publisher Richard Brautigan Kenn Davis United States English Poetry White Rabbit Press Publication date 1958 Media type Pages Followed by Print (Softcover) 16 Lay The Marble Tea The Galilee Hitch-Hiker is Richard Brautigan's second poetry publication. Brautigan signed each of the 16 copies in blue pencil and drew a small picture of a fish.brautigan. It was reprinted. net/ galilee.net (http://www.html) • Images of First Edition (https://staging. including City Lights Bookstore and direct sales by Brautigan to those passing by on the street.com/rkn/Brautigan/7/) . and was sold by a variety of means. in The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster.airflowsciences.net/galilee. brautigan. com/ the+ galilee+ hitch-hiker/ en-en/  http:/ / www. in its entirety. The contents consist of one poem with nine separately titled sections. It was first published in 1958 by White Rabbit Press in a hand-sewn edition of 200. sensagent.
airflowsciences.First Appearance Database" (https://staging.net. the entire edition (of 1. References  Adam Curtis (2011-05-10). As with several of his early works. as well as a 2011 television series by documentary maker Adam Curtis. and in its full form by British musician Martin Carr as the title of a 2004 album. "Richard Brautigan Writings .All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace 27 All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace 1st edition Author(s) Cover artist Country Language Genre(s) Publisher Publication date Media type Preceded by Followed by Richard Brautigan Bill Brock United States English Poetry Communication Company 1967 Print (Softcover) The Octopus Frontier Please Plant This Book All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace is Richard Brautigan's fifth poetry publication. Cultural references The title was later used by Tucson. • Bob Nelson (2011-02-04). formed in 1989.brautigan. Arizona industrial rock band Machines of Loving Grace.500 copies) was distributed for free. "All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace" (http:/ / www. html). . External links • "Richard Brautigan: All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace" (http://www.net/machines.com/rkn/Brautigan/22/index. brautigan. co. bbc. . BBC Online. All thirty-two of the poems in this collection were republished in The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster.html). html). The title poem envisions a world where cybernetics has advanced to a stage where it allows a return to the balance of nature and an elimination of the need for human labor. uk/ blogs/ adamcurtis/ 2011/ 05/ all_watched_over_by_machines_o.
Brautigan's daughter. June 2012. On the front of each is a poem. and the public will be taken on a walk through the grounds where a pomegranate tree. nicknamed "the Brautigan pomegranate". It consists of a folded and glued folder containing eight seed packets. It is possible to obtain limited edition handmade copies of PPTB for free here .Please Plant This Book 28 Please Plant This Book Please Plant This Book Author(s) Cover artist Country Language Genre(s) Publisher Richard Brautigan Bill Brock United States English Poetry Richard Brautigan Publication date 1968 Media type Preceded by Followed by Print (Softcover) All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace The Pill versus the Springhill Mine Disaster Please Plant This Book is Richard Brautigan's sixth poetry publication. has been planted. The entire edition was offered for free distribution.000. The eight poem titles and associated seed packets are as follows: • • • • • • • • California Native Flowers Calendula Carrots Lettuce Sweet Alyssum Royal Carpet Squash Shasta Daisy Parsley This project was re-created for the first time since 1970 and for the first time in the UK for the inaugural Dinefwr Literature Festival . Although a relatively large edition for an early Brautigan work. . Ianthe Brautigan. held in the countryside and on the grounds of historical Dinefwr Park and Castle. In addition to reprinting the poetry folders. and permission to reprint the collection was explicitly granted. a mini-album of musical responses will also be distributed for free. to celebrate the start of this festival. West Wales. This was Brautigan's last self-publishing venture and came out in an edition of 6. one of which is Please Plant This Book. it's one of the harder items to find. as long as the new printing was also offered free-of-charge. saltpeter  and the Brautigan Book Club  is bringing a trilogy  of Brautigan inspired events. was present at the festival. having flown in from San Francisco to join in the celebrations.
net/ plant. uk/ pages/ please-plant-this-book-dinefwrlondon-2013 http:/ / www. co. uk/ the-brautigan-book-club http:/ / www. uk/ http:/ / www. co. saltpeterproductions. brautiganbookclub. html https:/ / staging. com/ rkn/ Brautigan/ 23/ . uk/ http:/ / www. brautiganbookclub. dinefwrliteraturefestival. uk/ saltpeter/ Overview. dinefwrliteraturefestival.Please Plant This Book 29 External links • Entry on brautigan. brautigan. co. co. html http:/ / www. airflowsciences.net  • Images of First Edition  References        http:/ / www. co.
net/ pill. hard cover edition of fifty copies was issued simultaneously with the soft cover version of the first edition. signed.net  • Images of First Limited Edition  • Images of First Trade Edition  References  http:/ / www. buried forever. Nova Scotia and the use by the author's lover of birth control pills.The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster 30 The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster 1st softcover edition Author(s) Cover artist Country Language Genre(s) Publisher Richard Brautigan Edmund Shea United States English Poetry Four Seasons Foundation Publication date 1968 Media type Pages Preceded by Followed by Print (Hardcover and Softcover) 108 The Octopus Frontier Please Plant This Book The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster is Richard Brautigan's seventh poetry publication. The title poem uses just four lines to draw a parallel between the 1958 Springhill mining disaster in Springhill. com/ rkn/ Brautigan/ 26-1/  https:/ / staging. with all of its potential. in that both leave life. The rest were gathered from five of Brautigan's previous poetry publications. A limited. html  https:/ / staging. com/ rkn/ Brautigan/ 26-2/ . all of the poems from an earlier book were included in this volume. In some cases. airflowsciences. The collection of ninety-eight poems includes thirty-eight that were previously uncollected. • Entry on Brautigan. brautigan. airflowsciences.
The photograph on the cover of the first softcover edition was taken by Edmund Shea in Golden Gate Park. net/ rommel. The title of the book echoes a 1942 San Francisco Chronicle headline describing a successful operation by Rommel during the North African Campaign of World War II. reminiscent of Ozymandias.Rommel Drives on Deep into Egypt 31 Rommel Drives on Deep into Egypt Rommel Drives on Deep into Egypt 1st edition Author(s) Cover artist Country Language Genre(s) Publisher Richard Brautigan Edmund Shea United States English Poetry Delacorte Press Publication date 1970 Media type Pages ISBN Preceded by Followed by Print (Hardcover and Softcover) 85 0-385-28863-8 The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster Loading Mercury with a Pitchfork Rommel Drives on Deep into Egypt is Richard Brautigan's eighth poetry publication and includes 58 poems.html) . References  http:/ / www.net/rommel.brautigan.net (http://www. San Francisco. html External links • Entry on Brautigan. brautigan. The six line title poem. uses this headline to examine the transitory nature of both human endeavor and the reader of the poem.
html  https:/ / staging.R2736 L6 Preceded by Followed by Rommel Drives on Deep into Egypt June 30th June 30th Loading Mercury with a Pitchfork is Richard Brautigan's ninth poetry publication and includes 127 poems. External links • Entry on Brautigan.5/4  LC Classification PS3503. brautigan. airflowsciences. net/ mercury.Loading Mercury with a Pitchfork 32 Loading Mercury with a Pitchfork Loading Mercury with a Pitchfork 1st edition Author(s) Cover artist Country Language Genre(s) Publisher Publication date Media type Pages ISBN OCLC Number Dewey Decimal Richard Brautigan Erik Weber United States English Poetry Simon and Schuster 1976 Print (Hardcover) 127 0-671-22263-5 2006053 811/. such as loading the liquid metal Mercury using only a pitchfork. The four line title poem discusses the effort and interest in undertaking an obviously impossible task. com/ rkn/ Brautigan/ 56/ .net  • Images of First Edition  References  http:/ / worldcat. org/ oclc/ 2006053  http:/ / www.
Esquire. Coyote's Journal.net (http://www. C. Kulchur. Parallel.B826 Re PS3503.net/lawn. Lion. Like most of Brautigan's works. pp 37–41 External links • Entry on Brautigan. simply themed. Now Now. and Vogue (source: The Revenge of the Lawn 1971. Tri-Quarterly. Evergreen Review. copyright page). and often surreal.5/4 LC Classification PZ4. Sum. the stories are whimsical. org/ oclc/ 199967  The full list encompasses Change. Jeopardy.html) . Playboy. "Rembrandt Creek" and "Carthage Sink". Mademoiselle. Many of the stories were originally published elsewhere.R2736 Preceded by Followed by In Watermelon Sugar (1968) The Abortion: An Historical Romance 1966 (1971) Revenge of the Lawn: Stories 1962-1970 is a collection of sixty-two short stories written by the American author Richard Brautigan from 1962 to 1970. Rolling Stone. Nice. R.Revenge of the Lawn 33 Revenge of the Lawn Revenge of the Lawn 1st edition Author(s) Cover artist Country Language Genre(s) Publisher Publication date Media type Pages ISBN OCLC Number Dewey Decimal Richard Brautigan Edmund Shea United States English Short stories Simon and Schuster October 1. New American Review. Footnotes  http:/ / worldcat. 1971 Print (Hardback & Paperback) 174 0-671-20960-4 199967  813/.  The Revenge of the Lawn 1971. Ramparts. The book also contains two missing chapters from his work Trout Fishing in America.brautigan. The Lost Chapters of Trout Fishing in America: "Rembrandt Creek" and "Carthage Sink".
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