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Richard Brautigan

American novelist, poet, and short story writer

1935   -   1984

movement: Beat Generation
country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: South Eugene High School
occupation: writer, poet, novelist
influenced by: Jack Kerouac

Richard Gary Brautigan (January 30, 1935 – ca. September 16, 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 novels Trout Fishing in America (1967) and In Watermelon Sugar (1968). Brautigan began his career as a poet, with his first collection being published in 1957. He made his debut as a novelist with A Confederate General from Big Sur (1964), about a seemingly delusional man who believes himself to be the descendant of a Confederate general. Brautigan would go on to publish numerous prose and poetry collections until 1982. He committed suicide in 1984.
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The Abortion: An Historical Romance 1966

book by Richard Brautigan

author: Richard Brautigan

1971

In Watermelon Sugar

novel by Richard Brautigan

author: Richard Brautigan

1968

An Unfortunate Woman: A Journey

novel by Richard Brautigan

author: Richard Brautigan

1994

The Hawkline Monster: A Gothic Western

book by Richard Brautigan

author: Richard Brautigan

1974

Loading Mercury with a Pitchfork

book by Richard Brautigan

author: Richard Brautigan

1976

Please Plant This Book

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author: Richard Brautigan

1968

Revenge of the Lawn

book by Richard Brautigan

author: Richard Brautigan

1971

Rommel Drives on Deep into Egypt

book by Richard Brautigan

author: Richard Brautigan

1970

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