Comments about Richard Brautigan
wayswithweirds: What appears to be “the deliberate derangement of the senses” shelf. Note product placement of book edited by self nearby Bruce Chatwin, Angela Carter, Evelyn Waugh, Richard Brautigan, Kathleen Jamie, HST and THE Andy Robert’s. Forced cultural osmosis. Deliberate lit loitering.
Josh_BH: THE PUMPKIN TIDE
I saw thousands of pumpkins last night
come floating in on the tide,
bumping up against the rocks and
rolling up on the beaches;
it must be Halloween in the sea.
GabrielJBump: For some reason, fell into a Richard Brautigan pit two weeks ago. Had some mixed reading experiences. Loved this. Still love it.
HRMsuzuki: Someday, I want to publish my collection of short stories like Richard Brautigan’s “Revenge of the Lawn” or “The Tokyo-Montana Express”.
MasihMahsa: we bury them all in glass coffins at the bottoms of rivers and put firefox in the tombs, so they glow at night and we can appreciate what comes next
-in watermelon sugar
kungfucornelius: "I would carry you across hell, and if you had forgotten your hat, I would walk back across hell and get it for you." -Richard Brautigan
glamourbeefs: settle for a richard brautigan big window office vs. strive for a jean-luc godard home office
PatThomas1964: Check out some of the names in Jerry Rubin’s 1972-era phone book: Kitty Bruce - Lenny’s daughter, Abbie Hoffman and his wife Anita, Richard Brautigan, Willie Brown, Ram Dass, Stewart Brand of the Whole Earth Catalog, Daniel Ellsberg of the Pentagon Papers,
joshxsherman: my biggest influences: fat mike, eve babitz, richard brautigan, john fante
dailydishwater: been reading In Watermelon Sugar, a book by Richard Brautigan, and on a lark I checked Google and it turns out we all can thank Brautigan that the Harry Styles' song is not called Day-Old Tuna Juice
intricatesky: Richard Brautigan
From An Unfortunate Woman: A Journey
tenacresplus: RICHARD BRAUTIGAN Box Set Revenge of the Lawn Abortion Hawkline Monster Gothic
poemtoday: Two poems by Richard Brautigan....
KamranBaradaran: "I guess one of the reasons that I’ve never been a very good private detective is that I spend too much time dreaming of Babylon."
- Dreaming of Babylon, Richard Brautigan
robinfurth: How to see the world through Richard Brautigan's glasses . . .
Richard Brautigan radio documentary
Ted_Pope: re Big Sur by Jack Kerouac
Have you read A Confederate General from Big Sur - Richard Brautigan?
I like both books
Brautigan writes of Big Sur w/ the dispassionate descriptive tone of Joyce or Bolaño... the result is reading a hilarious yet no less factual version of the OED
ashley_nft: “All of us have a place in history. Mine is clouds.” -Richard Brautigan
We age in darkness like wood
and watch our phantoms change
of shingles and boards
for a purpose that can only be
described as wood.
CoreyMesler: 3 of 5 stars to Loading Mercury With a Pitchfork by Richard Brautigan
matt_collins990: Hands are very nice things, especially after they have travelled back from making love.
richismo77: You picked a very moving screen-name. I haven't picked up a Richard Brautigan book in 50+ years but at least one of his titles got to me too.
lumpyspacelucy: nothing hotter to me than someone who is really really into richard brautigan
CoreyMesler: 3 of 5 stars to Loading Mercury With a Pitchfork by Richard Brautigan
thespecialbka: For the first seventeen years of my life Richard Brautigan was alive and living right next door across the Pacific. Instead of being sent to meet him I was sent to school. I would have traded twelve years of school for one afternoon of trout fishing with Brautigan.
fajrimuf: "Finding is losing something else. I think about, perhaps even mourn, what I lost to find this."
— Richard Brautigan
_miss_und: They weren’t worth it in the long run. They were emotionally too expensive and the upkeep was complicated. They were like having a vacuum cleaner around the house that broke all the time and only Einstein could fix it. She wanted her next lover to be a broom.
Regina_Kenney: Love’s not the way to treat a friend.
There are so many better things for you
than to see your feelings sold
as magic lanterns to somebody whose body
casts no light.
- Richard Brautigan
KelliAgodon: “‘It’s beautiful/here by this pond. I wish/someone would love me,’
I’d love you and be your catfish/friend…”
Your sweet gentle poem for the day…
emstevenswrites: 5 of 5 stars to The Hawkline Monster by Richard Brautigan
selontheweb: richard brautigan mad underrated
AleksWittkamp: Yo. The poet Richard Brautigan. Dude is fire. Here's his poem "Impasse":
I talked a good hello
but she talked an even
Here's "Find is Losing Something Else":
Finding is losing something else.
I think about, perhaps even mourn,
what I lost to find this.
cynth_wave: by richard brautigan
JessiDanielle03: In Watermelon Sugar is a beautiful novelette by Richard Brautigan and this tasteless twat just destroyed the meaning.
DismalChips: So wait, it *isn't* about the classic postmodern Richard Brautigan novel? Well.
jsunbury: In watermelon sugar the deeds were done and done again as my life is done in watermelon sugar. - Richard Brautigan (1964/1968)
mattacarrington: I see someone named Harry Styles is trending as a Richard Brautigan expert? That's so cool.
(How many times can I make this joke?)
_cheesedip: me punching the air over Harry Styles definitely not reading Richard Brautigan and just using the title cause it was catchy when I’m literally the only person that’s ever gonna care about that
mikeerrico: Richard Brautigan, slapping his forehead. Or, who knows, maybe he loves it.
fancypetetoms: Haven’t heard this song but I assume it’s a reference to the Richard Brautigan book and it’s nsfw bc it’s unsafe to read books while doing a lot of jobs like driving a bus or doing surgery or whatever.
cate_smith: Harry Styles can explain the meaning of Watermelon Sugar all he wants but I just wish Richard Brautigan was still alive to explain his side of the Watermelon Sugar saga.
The petals of the vagina unfold
like Christopher Columbus
taking off his shoes.
Is there anything more beautiful
than the bow of a ship
touching a new world?
- Richard Brautigan
BeatrixOfNorth: Forget love
I want to die
in your yellow hair
[my dear Manuel]
- Richard Brautigan
DilwynRY: “Karma Repair Kit Items 1-4.
1. Get enough food to eat, and eat it.
2. Find a place to sleep where it is quiet, and sleep there.
3. Reduce intellectual and emotional noise until you arrive at the silence of yourself, and listen to it.
RichardEdenfie1: I want a big biopic made about the life of Richard Brautigan more than anything. It could be a great movie.
BossBellini1: I've never listened to a Harry Styles song but I'll never forgive him for making that Richard Brautigan novel lame.
richard_littler: So, Harry Styles says he was inspired by Richard Brautigan's In Watermelon Sugar and wrote a song about female orgasms. Not quite sure how he made the leap from a postmodern novel about a dystopian, post-apocalyptic civilisation in a place called iDEATH, but there you go.
David_o_Bedlam: Harry Styles better namecheck Richard Brautigan or there'll be hell to pay
Bill_Shea19: All I know is that he used the title of a 1968 Richard Brautigan novel for the name of the song.
garden_of_eth: by Richard Brautigan, spoken by computer
JuSummerhayes: A bit of Richard Brautigan this afternoon.
jordantyranny: sometimes it's nice to consider all the ppl who killed themselves because their dagger was too sharp or specific (depression, dysphoria, denial, etc.)
it makes you feel less alone.
if virginia woof, if robin williams, if david foster wallace, if richard brautigan, etc etc etc
jaywbabcock: Richard Brautigan, R. Crumb, Freewheelin Frank, Chester Anderson, Emmett Grogan, Ben Morea, Kirby Doyle, Morningstar Ranch... they're all here.
LettersOfNote: 30yrs ago, Richard Brautigan died. My favourite of the many gems he wrote: http://t.co/qtQc2Fn7JJ
LilianeBreuning: "The maggots
Let the maggots
have their fun.
SeraphCherub: 2 of 5 stars to In Watermelon Sugar by Richard Brautigan
SynFutures: In 1967, the poet Richard Brautigan imagined “a cybernetic ecology where we are free of our labours . . . and all watched over/by machines of loving grace.” Brautigan was prescient about one thing: the task for which Amazon’s robot is best suited is surveillance, loving or not.
kadmonidas: 4 of 5 stars to El monstruo de Hawkline by Richard Brautigan
EksieKitchin: And Richard Brautigan. And Tarjei Vesaas. And Lewis Carroll. They should all have trans girl dopplegangers.
gongenhum: If you have a list of strange deaths, add Richard Brautigan there near where Nicolas Chamfort is.
DanBierce: “she opened her purse which was like a small autumn field and near the fallen branches of an old apple tree, she found her keys." Richard Brautigan
ginevra: All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace - Richard Brautigan
FictionautRx: "Trout Fishing in America Shorty lives on after the death of his dear friend Richard Brautigan, though sadly" by James Lloyd Davis:
robjessel: (if you're not counting Richard Brautigan...)
LousVe2: PDF Free In Watermelon Sugar by Richard Brautigan Free Link
lcdavis: There’s an excellent This American Life episode that features this library - and was also where I discovered the writer Richard Brautigan
JC_Joranco: “Poetry is telegrams of the human soul”: Watch a rare video interview with Richard Brautigan.
lilyinthewind10: I drank coffee and read old books and waited for the year to end.
slow_drives: From Dreaming of Babylon by Richard Brautigan. Made me lol.
Andre_Maleronka: The Abortion: An Historical Romance 1966 - Richard Brautigan
ProfBloomVtuber: Good afternoon, class! For your enjoyment, a lunchtime poem, "Your Catfish Friend" by Richard Brautigan.
cr0ft0n: Poetry appreciation Friday. The new National AI Strategy from the Office for AI makes an interesting effort to assimilate Richard Brautigan’s 1967 poem, “All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace”.
jaycaspiankang: the canon goes from Gary Snyder to Richard Brautigan with one big stop in "Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me" but nobody really listens to me on these matters.
Grimisham: Rhys Hughes once called by Michael Moorcock “almost the sum of planet’s literature “ apparently recently read Richard Brautigan and decided to make a non tourist board approved tribute for his native Wales.
NEOdotLIFE: “I like to think
(it has to be!)
of a cybernetic ecology
where we are free of our labors
and joined back to nature,
returned to our mammal
brothers and sisters,
and all watched over
by machines of loving grace.”
shroomierry: lest we not forget harry putting this richard brautigan poem on his vogue bode pants… this man is a sick hopeless romantic
SquishyMonroe_: currently thinking about Richard Brautigan's poetry
ashleyfrangie: I Was Trying to Describe You to Someone
rachie_claire: thinking, once again, about all the youths who discovered richard brautigan because of that harry styles song and feeling really at peace <3 <3
slow_drives: Just finished rereading Richard Brautigan’s pretty collection ‘The Pill versus the Springhill Mine Disaster’ for the hundredth time. These are my favorites this time around.
benloory: Well hello, 800-page, 9-pt font biography of Richard Brautigan that just appeared on my doorstep! Let me get my magnifying glass and clear the calendar (it was already clear tbh)
incunabula: Simultaneously a collection of poetry, a momento of the Age of Aquarius and a pioneering work of conceptual art, Richard Brautigan's "Please Plant This Book", with 8 poems printed on the back of 8 seed packets, was given out free of charge on the streets of San Francisco in 1968.
grahamjirvin: also told new friend at bar about richard brautigan and he followed me on instagram
SundayPoems: SUNDAY POETRY PICKS - 9.19.21
3. Richard Brautigan, “I Feel Horrible. She Doesn’t”
roveroversuperd: Famous Album Covers: The Starlite Bookstore: Richard Brautigan's Library
cervantes_minho: Poetry is the telegram of the human soul
encurtido: “Poetry is telegrams of the human soul”: Watch a rare video interview with Richard Brautigan.
Sundog512: Am I the only person in the world that misses Richard Brautigan and the wonderful novels he wrote?
GeePawHill: Oh, let me buttress all this with a citation. Here's 1/3, 1/3, 1/3, by Richard Brautigan.
JaneRLaForge: Nothing but a pet rock or a hula hoop, but I still love him. The man who made me want to collect books, become a writer, and all that:
lithub: A rare video interview with Richard Brautigan.
GeePawHill: The ideal distribution of mobbing/pairing/soloing is 1/3, 1/3, 1/3, which, by the way, is the title of a hilarious short short story by Richard Brautigan.
Couldn't find anyone to ask me this one.
Julia_May_Jonas: Reflecting on Ernest Hemingway’s Hills Like White Elephants, the DFW story about abortion, Richard Brautigan’s ABORTION, that Ben Folds Five song that keeps playing in my coop. What are the best female-authored abortion stories? Other than in film, I’m drawing a blank.
poemtoday: Where is his hat?
RayBoomhower: "I drank coffee and read old books and waited for the year to end." Richard Brautigan, who died on this day in 1984
Juno_naturasola: Richard Brautigan
StarkMandrel: “In watermelon sugar the deeds were done and done again as my life is done in watermelon sugar. I will tell you about it because I am here and you are distant.”
― Richard Brautigan
lighghghght: “The Nature Poem” by Richard Brautigan
SFRuminations: Book Review: Richard Brautigan's elegiac post-catastrophe nightmare In Watermelon Sugar (1968)
JoHoSnow: Richard Brautigan would have predicted that, Kilgore.
CaiRobinsonPoet: From Sombrero Fallout by Richard Brautigan