Richard Gary Brautigan (1935-1984) is an American writer often noted for using humor and emotion to propel a unique vision of hope and imagination throughout his body of work
which includes ten books of poetry
, eleven novels
, one collection of short stories
, and miscellaneous non-fiction
pieces. His easy-to-read yet idiosyncratic prose style is seen as the best characterization of the cultural electricity prevalent in San Francisco, Brautigan's home, during the late 1960s and early 1970s, the ebbing of the Beat Generation and the emergence of the counterculture movement. Brautigan's best-known works include his novel, Trout Fishing in America
(1967), his collection of poetry, The Pill versus The Springhill Mine Disaster
(1968), and his collection of stories, Revenge of the Lawn
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, and other information. A chronology
of Brautigan's life provides a context for his writings.
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