Who is Richard Brautigan

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.

Early lifeBackground Brautigan was born in Tacoma, Washington, the only child of Bernar...
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Richard Brautigan Poems

  • Milk For The Duck
    ZAP!
    unlaid / 20 days

    ...
  • Just Because
    Just because
    people love your mind,
    doesn't mean they
    have to have ...
  • The Beautiful Poem
    I go to bed in Los Angeles thinking
    about you.

    ...
  • Surprise
    I lift the toliet seat
    as if it were the nest of a bird
    and I see cat tracks
    all around the edge of the bowl....
  • The Galilee Hitch-hiker
    The Galilee Hitch-Hiker
    Part 1

    Baudelaire was ...
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Top 10 most used topics by Richard Brautigan

Beautiful 12 Time 11 Fishing 11 Love 10 I Love You 10 People 10 America 10 Long 9 World 9 Body 9


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  • Chealsye: "sometimes life is merely a matter of a smore and whatever intimacy a smore affords." richard brautigan definitely said that about s'mores and not coffee.
  • Fishontherun: thinking about how my dad was considered a very cool dude within bay area counter culture scenes (richard brautigan’s daughter asked after him when i met her) and the fact that he unironically would call things “bitchin” in the year 2000.
  • Thekleschprince: “it’s strange how the simple things in life go on while we become more difficult.” - richard brautigan
  • Faintpaddy: was very excited to read the richard brautigan edna webster collection but like half of it is just shitty love poems he wrote to teenage girls when he was in his 20s
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Sonnet Xvi. To Kosciusko
 by John Keats

Good Kosciusko, thy great name alone
Is a full harvest whence to reap high feeling;
It comes upon us like the glorious pealing
Of the wide spheres -- an everlasting tone.
And now it tells me, that in worlds unknown,
The names of heroes, burst from clouds concealing,
And changed to harmonies, for ever stealing
Through cloudless blue, and round each silver throne.
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