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The Edna Webster Collection of Undiscovered Writing

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When friends tell me to pick a book for them to read that I really like, this is the one I give most often. Brilliant, wacko, kooky, sharp short stories from one of my favorite writers.
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Publisher Comments:

On the eve of his departure from Eugene, Oregon, to San Francisco and worldly success, a twenty-one-year-old unpublished writer named Richard Brautigan gave these funny, buoyant stories and poems as a gift to Edna Webster, the beloved mother of both his best friend and his first "real" girlfriend. "When I am rich and famous, Edna," he told her, "this will be your social security.' The stories and poems show Brautigan as hopelessly lovestruck, cheerily goofy, and at his most disarmingly innocent. We see not only a young man and young artist about to bloom, but also the whole literary sensibility of the 1960s counterculture about to spread its wings and fly.

Synopsis:

Published 15 years after his suicide, this all-new, youthful work by Brautigan, was written a decade before he found sudden fame with "Trout Fishing in America".

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395974698
Introduction:
Abbott, Keith
Introduction:
Abbott, Keith
Introduction by:
Abbott, Keith
Introduction:
Abbott, Keith
Author:
Brautigan, Richard
Author:
Abbott, Keith
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
American
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Collections
Subject:
Collections - Single Author/Multiple Formats
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
September 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.24x5.51x.40 in. .37 lbs.

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Product details 144 pages Mariner Books - English 9780395974698 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

When friends tell me to pick a book for them to read that I really like, this is the one I give most often. Brilliant, wacko, kooky, sharp short stories from one of my favorite writers.

"Synopsis" by , Published 15 years after his suicide, this all-new, youthful work by Brautigan, was written a decade before he found sudden fame with "Trout Fishing in America".
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