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Richard Brautigan

(1935—1984)


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(1935–84),

San Francisco author, whose loosely conceived short “novels” composed of comic, whimsical, and surrealistic sketches of gently anarchic, unselfish, and Beat ways of life include A Confederate General from Big Sur (1964), Trout Fishing in America (1967), In Watermelon Sugar (1968), The Abortion: An Historical Romance (1971), Revenge of the Lawn (1971), The Hawkins Monster: A Gothic Western (1974), Willard and His Bowling Trophies: A Perverse Mystery (1975), and Sombrero Fallout: A Japanese Novel (1976). Dreaming of Babylon: A Private Eye Novel (1977) and So the Wind Won't Blow It All Away (1982) are novels. The Pill Versus the Springfield Mine Disaster (1968), Rommel Drives on Deep into Egypt (1970), Loading Mercury with a Pitchfork (1976), and June 30th, June 30th (1978) collect brief poems.

Subjects: Literature.


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