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
    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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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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  • Monarchdiaries: loading mercury with a pitchfork your truck is almost full. the neighbors take a certain pride in you. they stand around watching. —richard brautigan, 1976
  • Renuisancegoose: i have emotions that are like newspapers that read themselves. i go for days at a time trapped in the want ads. i feel as if i am an ad for the sale of a haunted house: 18 rooms $37,000 i’m yours ghosts and all. ~richard brautigan
  • Daywalker249: “it's strange how the simple things in life go on while we become more difficult.” ~richard brautigan
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  • Marksonquotes: at the age of eight or nine, richard brautigan once returned home from school and found that his entire family had moved away without a word.
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Not Sickness stains the Brave,
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