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Richard Brautigan's Trout Fishing in America, the Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster, and In Watermelon Sugar

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ISBN13: 9780395500767
ISBN10: 0395500761
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An omnibus edition of three counterculture classics by Richard Brautigan that embody the spirit of the 1960s

 

Trout Fishing in America is by turns a hilarious, playful, and melancholy novel that wanders from San Francisco through America's rural waterways; In Watermelon Sugar expresses the mood of a new generation, revealing death as a place where people travel the length of their dreams, rejecting violence and hate; and The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster is a collection of nearly 100 poems, first published in 1968.

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A Brautigan omnibus, reissued in paperback in celebration of its twentieth anniversary, this one-volume edition includes three contemporary classics that embody the spirit of the 1960s.

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Required reading for the hip generation, this one-volume edition contains two novels and a collection of poetry. The comic genius and iconoclastic vision of American life will recapture today's reader.

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Richard Brautigan's comic genius and countercultural vision of American life made him a literary idol of the 1960s and early 1970s. He wrote ten novels, nine volumes of poetry, and a collection of short stories entitled REVENGE OF THE LAWN. His books became required reading for the beat generation, and TROUT FISHING IN AMERICA sold more than two million copies throughout the world. Brautigan committed suicide in 1984 at the age of fourty-nine.

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lukas, December 10, 2013 (view all comments by lukas)
A collection of "god of the counterculture" and the "last of the Beats" (not my phrases) that includes two short novels and a collection of poems. Novel seems inaccurate to describe this strange, idiosyncratic and playful books. The poem collection features his best know poem "All Watched Over By Loving Grace." Like Bukowski (but less dirty), the poems feel of the moment and tossed off, but in a good way.
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hoodwinked, December 13, 2010 (view all comments by hoodwinked)
This is an excellent collection of writing by 'the last of the beats'. I'm reading copy of trout fishing in america I got the library, but I would love this collection. It's nice to have everything in one place, you know. In Watermelon Sugar is an outstanding read, so simplistic in style but incredibly powerful, like all of his writing. Things arn't what they used to be. See you at the forgotten works?
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pahlcbikep, March 22, 2010 (view all comments by pahlcbikep)
While this may be the 20'th anniversary of this edition, it is well to recall that this anthology was published 43 years ago in hard copy that I still have after moving many times around this huge country. More tellingly, it is one of the few fiction books that remain in the short-term memory zone after 50 years of reading and one of very, very few I ever re-read with great joy. Yum, white bread samwiches with "dandelion wine. . .all in watermelon sugar. .mayonnaise". This is what west coast hippies read!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780395500767
Author:
Brautigan, Richard
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Trout fishing
Subject:
Satire
Subject:
Social action
Subject:
Black humor
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
100-713
Publication Date:
March 1989
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.12x5.55x1.00 in. .90 lbs.

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A Brautigan omnibus, reissued in paperback in celebration of its twentieth anniversary, this one-volume edition includes three contemporary classics that embody the spirit of the 1960s.
"Synopsis" by , Required reading for the hip generation, this one-volume edition contains two novels and a collection of poetry. The comic genius and iconoclastic vision of American life will recapture today's reader.
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