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Richard Brautigan: Resurgence of an American absurdist

“Richard Brautigan would have turned 85 this year had he not steeled himself against the barrel of a .44 Magnum revolver in a remote Californian cabin on September 16, 1984. The American author and humourist, best known for his 1967 … Continue reading

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Postmodern literature

“Postmodern literature is a form of literature that is characterized by the use of metafiction, unreliable narration, self-reflexivity, intertextuality, and which often thematizes both historical and political issues. This style of experimental literature emerged strongly in the United States in … Continue reading

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The Brautigan Library

“There are many places voracious readers can go to find books the publishing industry has deemed worthy of sale. Less common are places to find those it has not. One such place is the Brautigan Library. The library’s inspiration, and … Continue reading

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A Confederate General from Big Sur – Richard Brautigan (1965)

“This oddball comedy of a novel, written by A Confederate General from Big Sur, centers around Jesse’s interactions with the very eccentric vagabond known as Lee Mellon, reputed to be related to the obscure American Civil War general Augustus Mellon. … Continue reading

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Cooking with Richard Brautigan

“‘In watermelon sugar the deeds were done and done again as my life is done in watermelon sugar. I will tell you about it because I am here and you are distant.’ These are the opening lines of In Watermelon … Continue reading

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The Life and Death of Richard Brautigan

“After he died, the friends of Richard Brautigan gathered at Enrico’s, Richard’s favorite San Francisco bar, to drink his spirit to rest. Some famous people were there, movie people, poets and writers, some old hippies from times gone by, one … Continue reading

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The Abortion: An Historical Romance 1966 – Richard Brautigan (1971)

“The Abortion: An Historical Romance 1966 is a novel by Richard Brautigan first published in 1971 by Simon & Schuster. In subsequent printings the title is often shortened to simply The Abortion. The Abortion is a genre novel parody concerning … Continue reading

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Trout Fishing in America – Richard Brautigan (1967)

“Trout Fishing in America is a novella written by Richard Brautigan and published in 1967. It is technically Brautigan’s first novel; he wrote it in 1961 before A Confederate General From Big Sur, which was published first. Trout Fishing In … Continue reading

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