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Richard Brautigan - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about Richard Brautigan

Selected works by this author

Selected books about / related to this author

Recommended links
 
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Picture of Richard Brautigan, writer and poet, and author of Trout Fishing in America, The Pill versus the Springhill Mine Disaster, and In Watermelon Sugar
Richard Brautigan
(1935 - 1984)

 
Category:  American Literature
 
Born:  January 30, 1935
Tacoma, WA, United States
 
Died:  October 25, 1984
Bolinas, California, United States
 
Related authors:
Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Kurt Vonnegut
 
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Richard Brautigan - LIFE STORIES
 
 
10/25/1984     Richard Brautigan, Fame to Suicide
On this day in 1984 Richard Brautigan's body was found in his California home, a suicide some weeks earlier. The literary critics have never been kind to the writing, and the biographers have been unable to penetrate the writer's life, but Brautigan was a counter-culture hero in the late sixties and seventies; by the time of his death, the cult, the counter-culture, and his own mental health were pretty much gone.
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Ahhhhhhhhhhh
poetry
 
An Unfortunate Woman: A Journey
fiction
 
In Watermelon Sugar
fiction
 
Loading Mercury With a Pitchfork
poetry
 
Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster
poetry
 
Revenge of the Lawn: Stories 1962-1970
fiction
 
Richard Brautigan: A Confederate General from Big Sur, Dreaming of Babylon, and The Hawkline Monster
anthology, fiction
 
Richard Brautigan: Revenge of the Lawn, The Abortion, So the Wind Won't Blow It All Away
fiction
 
Rommel Drives on Deep into Egypt
poetry
 
Sombrero Fallout
fiction
 
The Edna Webster Collection of Undiscovered Writing
short stories, poems
 
The Tokyo-Montana Express
short stories
 
Trout Fishing in America
fiction
 
Willard and His Bowling Trophies: A Perverse Mystery
fiction
 
 
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Downstream from Trout Fishing in America: A Memoir of Richard Brautigan
by Keith Abbott
memoirs
 
Richard Brautigan
by Edward Halsey Foster
criticism and theory
 
Richard Brautigan
by Marc Chenetier
literary analysis
 
You Can't Catch Death: A Daughter's Memoir
by Ianthe Elizabeth Brautigan
memoirs
 
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Essay: "Richard Brautigan: A Poetics of Alienation"
Read a critical analysis of narrative, theme, and symbolism in the poetry of Rihcard Brautigan.

"Much of the criticism which deals with his work, suffers from an inability to separate the author from the ethos which swept the period in which it was written. Although both Brautigan's prose and poetry are coloured by the whimsical, highly transparent positively which was characteristic of the hippie generation, these moments are neither indicative of Brautigan's style, nor are they particularly luminous surrounded as they are by the innovative use/misuse of conventional literary forms and devices."
The Brautigan Bibliography
This highly recommended website is much more than its name suggests. It offers a biography, a detailed annotated bibliography, audio recordings, a family genealogy, a "who's who" in the writer's life, and reviews and background information of novels, poems, stories, and collections including:

  • The Return of the Rivers

  • The Galilee Hitch-Hiker

  • Lay the Marble Tea

  • Please Plant this Book

  • A Confederate General from Big Sur

  • Trout Fishing in America

  • The Abortion

  • Un Unfortunate Woman

  • The Hawkline Monster

  • Dreaming of Babylon
  • The Edna Webster Collection of Undiscovered Writings
  • The Richard Brautigan Pages
    This website features a mailing list, Brautigan e-greeting postcards, a bibliography, links to online resources, and excerpts from The Pill Versus The Springhill Mine Disaster (1968), Rommel Drives on Deep Into Egypt (1970), and Revenge of the Lawn (1971).
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