Richard Brautigan


amazing both in poetry & fiction
nothing like anywhere ever
altho his more storied stories are not as wonderful as his poetic prose
ya ya ya

>>By werdfert   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 13:00)

I read a lot of his stuff a long time ago. Started with Sombrero Fallout after reading a short review of it in a magazine and was hooked. I think I have most of his books and two volumes of poetry - very slim volumes. His last book - "So the wind won't blow it all away" is definitely my favourite though it would be best to read his other stuff first. His poems are fun to browse through.
Definitely worth trying - you can finish one in an afternoon.

>>By popol   (Friday, 16 Apr 2004 23:40)

In Watermelon Sugar was fatastic, but Trout Fishing In America was the quintessence of the 60s. You can have Ginsberg and Kerouac and even Hunter Thompson and Tom Wolfe, but for my money, Brautigan was the most elegant, the most poetic, and the most fragile of them all, just like the decade.

>>By litgeek   (Friday, 16 Apr 2004 23:52)

I"A Confederate General from Big Sur" was more of a beatnik book I thought. You could feel the 60's coming in it.

>>By popol   (Saturday, 17 Apr 2004 00:38)

I found a memoir of Richard Brautigan written by his daughter Ianthe Brautigan called "You can't catch Death" published by Rebel Inc ( ISBN1 84195 025 4 in UK

>>By popol   (Tuesday, 2 Nov 2004 18:17)

Around 2001, I realize he was dead. I was sad even though he died in 1984. Today I am sad that no one has thought about him since 2004.

>>By Robster123   (Monday, 18 May 2009 01:47)

...theres a moment in Trout Fishing where the boy and his friend wanna make some Coolaid but they dont have any sugar. they each have a gallon jar and they split the package of Coolaid and mixed theirs with just water. Brautigan says They made their own Coolaid Reality. haha.... i always liked that.:)...

>>By dhee_zhay   (Wednesday, 10 Jun 2009 22:53)

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