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Bibliographies

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Signature A bibliography is a detailed listing of all publications by an author. Often such listings include the date and place of publication and other information. BRAUTIGAN.net provides several types of bibliographies for Richard Brautigan's writings, each designed to present the same comprehensive information in an easy-to-use way.

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Brautigan Bibliography

This bibliography provides a chronological listing of the first publication of Richard Brautigan's poetry collections, novels, story collections, collected works, non-fiction writings, recordings, and various speciality publications, as well as listings for stories and poems uncollected in any of these publications. Information about collected poems and stories appears under the volumes where they were collected. This bibliography is arranged chronologically, from earliest to most recent. Links to further information and resources are provided.
1952
"The Light"
Eugene High School News 19 December 1952: 5. (Uncollected)
1953
"Winter Sunset"
The Northwest's Own Magazine (Sunday Oregonian, Portland, Oregon) 29 November 1953: 11. (Uncollected)

"Moonlight on A Cemetery"
The Northwest's Own Magazine (Sunday Oregonian, Portland, Oregon) 11 October 1953: 10. (Uncollected)

"A Cigarette Butt"
The Register Guard (Eugene, Oregon) 24 August 1953: 8A. (Uncollected)

"The Ochoco"
Young America Sings: 1953 Anthology of Northwest States High School Poetry. 1953. 120. (Uncollected)
1954
"The Ageless Ones"
The Northwest's Own Magazine (Sunday Oregonian, Portland, Oregon) 7 February 1954: 21. (Uncollected)
1955
Front Cover "Someplace in the World a Man is Screaming in Pain"
Flame 2(3) Autumn 1955: inside back cover. (Uncollected)


"Butterfly's Breath"
Northwest Roto Magazine (Sunday Oregonian, Portland, Oregon) 2 October 1955: 14. (Uncollected)

"First Star on the Twillight River"
Northwest Roto Magazine (Sunday Oregonian, Portland, Oregon) 14 August 1955: 23. (Uncollected)

"So Many Twilights"
Northwest Roto Magazine (Sunday Oregonian, Portland, Oregon) 29 May 1955: 9. (Uncollected)
1956
"The Second Kingdom"
Epos 8(2) Winter 1956: 23. (Uncollected)

"Storm over Fallon"
Fallon Standard July 25, 1956: 6. (Uncollected)

"The Breeze"
Fallon Standard July 25, 1956: 6. (Uncollected)

"Correction."
The Caxton Poetry Review Winter 1956. (Uncollected)
1957
Cover The Return of the Rivers
San Francisco, California: Inferno Press, May 1957


Cover "The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth's Beer Bottles"
"The Mortuary Bush"
"Twelve Roman Soldiers and an Oatmeal Cookie"
"Gifts"
Four New Poets. Ed. Leslie Woolf Hedley. San Francisco: Inferno Press, 1957. 3-9.
(All poems uncollected)


Cover "A Young Poet"
Epos 8(4) Summer 1957: 6. (Uncollected)


Cover "The Final Ride"
Mainstream 2(2) Summer-Autumn 1957: 14. (Uncollected)


"The Daring Little Guy on the Burma Shave Sign"
"The World Will Never End"
Existaria 7 September-October. 1957: 14. (Uncollected)

"They Keep Coming Down the Dark Streets"
"15 Stories in One Poem"
Danse Macabre 1(1) 1957: 18-19. (Both poems uncollected)
1958
Cover The Galilee HitchHiker
San Francisco, California: White Rabbit Press, 1958


"Kingdom Come"
Epos 9(3) Spring 1958: 20-21. (Uncollected)
1959
Cover Lay the Marble Tea
San Francisco, California: Carp Press, 1959


Front Cover "Psalm"
San Francisco Review 1(2) Spring 1959: 63. (Uncollected)


"Swandragons"
Beatitude (9) 18 September 1959.

"The American Submarine"
"A Postcard from the Bridge"
"That Girl"
"The Sink"
Beatitude (4) 30 May 1959.

"The Whorehouse at the Top of Mount Rainer"
Beatitude (1) 9 May 1959: n. pg.
1960
Cover The Octopus Frontier
San Francisco, California: Carp Press, 1960

1961
"The Rain"
Hearse: A Vehicle Used to Convey the Dead 9 1961: 4. (Uncollected)
1965
Front Cover "The Buses"
"Period Piece"
Wild Dog (18) 17 July 1965: 18-19.
(Both poems uncollected. Also included the essay "At Sea")


"October 2, 1960"
San Francisco Keeper's Voice 1(4) April 1965: 6. (Uncollected)
1966
"The Peacock Song"
Submitted to The Communication Company, but never published. (Uncollected)

"The House"
O'er (2) December 1966: 107-109. (Uncollected)
1967
Cover All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace
San Francisco, California: The Communication Company, 1967

1968
Cover Please Plant This Book
Santa Barbara, California: Graham Mackintosh, 1968


Cover The Pill versus The Springhill Mine Disaster
San Francisco, California: Four Seasons Foundation, 1968

1970
Cover Rommel Drives On Deep into Egypt
New York: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, 1970


Front Cover "Your Love"
Link, Terry. "Loading Mercury With a Pitchfork." Rolling Stone (60) June 11, 1970: 26. (Uncollected)

1976
Cover Loading Mercury with a Pitchfork
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1976

1978
Cover June 30th, June 30th
New York: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, 1978

1982
Front cover "Rendezvous"
Barber, John F. Richard Brautigan: An Annotated Bibliography. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1990. (Uncollected)

1984
"Night Flowing River"
"Richard Brautigan: Tokyo and Montana." Friends of the Washington Review of the Arts 9(5) February/March 1984: 9. (Uncollected. Also included the uncollected story "The Lost Tree")

"[not forgotten]"
C/O. Bologna, Italy: C/O Scorribanda Productions, 1984. 21. (Uncollected)
1985
Front cover "A Correction"
Wright, Lawrence. "The Life and Death of Richard Brautigan." Rolling Stone (445) 11 April 1985: 29, 31, 34, 36, 38, 40, 59, 61. (Uncollected)

1989
Front cover "Somehow We Live and Die Again"
"Reflection"
"Death Growth"
Abbott, Keith. Downstream from Trout Fishing in America. Santa Barbara, CA: Capra Press, 1989. 137, 138. (All uncollected)

1997
Front cover "Poem for Michael McClure"
"Rainy Gary Snder Poetry Reading Night"
The Poet's Eye: A Tribute to Lawrence Ferlinghetti and City Lights Books. Ed. Richard Ogar. Berkeley, CA: The Friends of the Bancroft Library, 1997. 61-63. (Both uncollected)
1964
Cover A Confederate General from Big Sur
New York: Grove Press, 1964

1967
Cover Trout Fishing in America
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1967

1968
Cover In Watermelon Sugar
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1968

1971
Cover The Abortion
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1971

1974
Cover The Hawkline Monster
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1974

1975
Cover Willard and His Bowling Trophies
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1975

1976
Cover Sombrero Fallout
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1976

1977
Cover Dreaming of Babylon
New York: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, 1977

1980
Cover The Tokyo-Montana Express
New York: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, 1980
(The Targ special edition, featuring twenty selections from this collection was first published in 1979)


1982
Cover So the Wind Won't Blow It All Away
New York: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, 1982

1994
Cover An Unfortunate Woman
New York: St. Martins Press, 2000
(The true first edition was Cahier d'un Retour de Troie [Return of the Woman of Troy]. Trans. Marc Chénetier. Paris: Bourgois, 1994)

1971
Cover Revenge of the Lawn
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1971

1975
Front Cover "A Gun for Big Fish"
Esquire March 1975: 70, 134. (Uncollected)

"The Short Story"
"Walking Toward December"
"Four Stories for Aki and Other Treats." California Living 14 January 1979: 5-7. (Uncollected)
1981
Front Cover "The Last of What's Left"
"Closets"
"The Grasshopper's Mirror"
"Three by Richard Brautigan." Corona (2) 1981: 12-14. (All uncollected)

1969
Cover Trout Fishing in America, The Pill versus The Springhill Mine Disaster, In Watermelon Sugar
New York: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, 1969
(Reprinted: New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1989)

1991
Cover A Confederate General from Big Sur, Dreaming of Babylon, The Hawkline Monster
Boston: Houghton Mifflin/Seymour Lawrence, 1991

1995
Cover Revenge of the Lawn, The Abortion, So The Wind Won't Blow It All Away
Boston: Houghton Mifflin/Seymour Lawrence, 1995

1999
Cover The Edna Webster Collection of Undiscovered Writings
Boston/New York: Mariner/Houghton Mifflin, 1995

1965
Front Cover "At Sea"
Wild Dog 18 July 17, 1965: 18-19.
(Also included two poems, "The Buses" and "Period Piece")
1968
Front Cover "The Overland Journey of Joseph Francl and the Eternal Sleep of His Wife Antonia in Crete, Nebraska"
The Overland Journey of Joseph Francl: The First Bohemian to Cross the Plains to the California Gold Fields. San Francisco: William P. Wreden, 1968.
1971
Front cover "Old Lady"
The San Francisco Poets Ed. David Meltzer. New York: Ballantine Books, 1971. 293-297, 304.
1975
Front cover "The Silence of Flooded Houses"
The Beatle's Lyrics New York: Dell, 1975.
1976
"Owls"
The CoEvolution Quarterly (9) Spring 20 March 1976: 23.
1981
"A Happy But Footsore Writer Celebrates His Driver's Block"
People Weekly 8 June 1981: 113, 116, 120.
1969
Cover "Love's Not the Way to Treat a Friend"
"Paradise Bar and Grill." Mad River. Capital Records, Harvest (ST-185), 1969.

1970
Cover "Listening to Richard Brautigan"
Harvest Records, 1970. (Record album)
1964
Poster "September California"
A Poetry Folio: 1964. San Francisco: East Wind Printers, 1964. (Poem, broadside)
1971
Front cover Five Poems
Berkeley, CA: Serendipity Books, 1971.
Includes the poems "A Legend of Horses," "Toward the Pleasures of a Reconstituted Crow," "A Moth in Tucson, Arizona," "Death Like a Needle," and "Heroine of the Time Machine. (Broadside, poems)
1974
Title Page Seven Watermelon Suns: Selected Poems of Richard Brautigan
The Cowell Press: University of California at Santa Cruz, 1974.
Includes "The Fever Monument," "Cyclops," "The Nature Poem," "The Symbol," "The Harbor," "The Galilee Hitch-Hiker," a passage from In Watermelon Sugar (pages 38-39), and a title page. (Broadside, poems)
1995
Cover Would you like to saddle up a couple of goldfish and swim to Alaska?
Berkeley, CA: The Bancroft Library Press, 1995. (Novel)
1996
Cover a visit from jake
X-Ray 6 Winter 1996. (novel)

Front Cover I Watched the World Glide Effortlessly Bye and Other Pieces
Fairfax, CA: Burton Weiss and James P. Musser, 1996. (Novel)
2000
Front Cover 4 Poems
Tempe, AZ: Synaesthesia Press, Spring 2000.
Includes "November 3," "December 24," December 30," and "At the California Institute of Technology." (Poems, chapbook)

Front Cover "Hey, Bacon!"
Volta (1) March 2000. (Broadside, poem)
2001
Poster "Desire in a Bowl of Potatoes"
X-Ray 8 Summer 2001. (Poem, broadside)
2003
"Please"
X-Ray 9 Summer 2003. (Poem, broadside)
2005
Cover Desire in A Bowl of Potatoes
Pasadena, CA. X-Ray Book Company, Summer 2005. (Poetry, chapbook)
Published Bibliographies

Several bibliographies of Brautigan's work have been published as books, articles, or as listings at the end of essays, reviews, etc. These bibliographies show a growing knowledge of Brautigan's body of work. Information regarding these bibliographies is provided below.
Barber, John F. Brautigan.NET. 2008-present.
This website, developed and maintained by Barber.

Reviews
Anonymous. "Dr. John Barber Talks about Richard Brautigan." ReadersVoice.com, February 2004.
An interview with Barber who discusses his efforts to develop and maintain the Brautigan.NET website, as well as Brautigan, his life, and his writings.
Online Resources
This interview online at the ReadersVoice website.
Front cover
Barber, John F. Richard Brautigan: An Annotated Bibliography. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1990.
Issued without a dustjacket, in green cloth boards with white lettering.
Contents include: Prologue, Introduction, Critical/Biographical Overview, Chronology, Keys to Abbreviations and Short Titles, Works by Brautigan (Poetry, Novels, Short Stories, Collections, Essays and Articles, Letters/Papers, Recordings), General Commentary about Brautigan (Book-Length Studies, Bibliographies, Theses and Dissertations, Parodies, Censorship Litigation, and Teaching Experiences), Criticism of Brautigan (General and International), Reviews of Works by Brautigan (Poetry, Novels, Short Stories, Collections), Mysterious And Erroneous Citations, Obituaries and Eulogies, Sources, and Index.
American Reference Books Association 92.
Barber deserves praise for locating much of Brautigan's early work, which was often published only in broadside form and given away or printed in unindexed underground newspapers. . . . Will be welcomed by researchers interested in Brautigan and 1960s fiction and poetry.
Asheville Citizen-Times, 16 December 1990.
Meant for scholarly research rather than casual readers, but Barber does offer a poignant forward that touches on his troubled friendship with the writer.
Gargan, H. M. Choice, March 1991: 1091.
[B]oth a primary and a secondary bibliography.
North Carolina Literary Review, Summer 1992.
[T]he first (nearly) complete bibliography of primary and secondary Brautigan sources . . . Barber . . . has managed a noble task well.
Reference & Research Book News, April 1991.
Covering 1956-June 1989, includes the American writer's novels, poetry, and short stories; translations of his work; and as much of his early work as can be retrieved from broadsides and uncollected underground newspapers. The secondary bibliography includes reviews and criticism in the popular and scholarly press, and book-length bibliographies.
Moore, Steven. Review of Contemporary Fiction, Summer 1991: 259.
Barber has uncovered an enormous amount of material on Brautigan and annotated it intelligently, making this an essential purchase for academic libraries as well as for Brautigan collectors and scholars.
Jones, Stephen R. "Richard Brautigan: A Bibliography." Bulletin of Bibliography 33(1) January 1976: 53-59.

Feedback from Stephen Jones
Stephen Jones. Email to John F. Barber, 27 August 2007.
Lepper, Gary M. A Bibliographical Introduction to Seventy-Five Modern American Authors. Berkeley: Serendipity Books, 1976. 81-85.
Wanless, James and Christine Kolodziej. "Richard Brautigan: A Working Checklist." Critique: Studies in Modern Fiction 16(1) 1974: 41-52.
Compiles secondary material on Brautigan through 1973. Lists novels (including their serial form), poetry, short stories, and uncollected pieces, as well as reviews and critical commentary on individual works.
Translations Bibliographies

Brautigan's writings have been translated into more than twenty languages. This bibliography provides basic information about these translated works. This information is provided in two ways. First, by titles of Brautigan's works, and second, by languages into which they have been translated. This bibliography is useful because it provides a quick reference about where in the world Brautigan's books are still actively published and read.

Online Resources
"Iranians Embrace Works of American Author Brautigan" The Jerusalem Post.com 26 July 2006.
All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace
Persian (selected poems)

The Galilee Hitch-Hiker
Persian (selected poems), Swedish

Lay the Marble Tea
Persian (selected poems)

Please Plant This Book
French, German, Persian (selected poems), Russian

The Pill versus The Springhill Mine Disaster
Czech, French, German, Japanese, Persian (selected poems), Russian

Rommel Drives On Deep into Egypt
French, Japanese, Persian (selected poems)

Loading Mercury with a Pitchfork
Danish, Dutch, French, Japanese, Persian (selected poems)

June 30th, June 30th
French, German, Japanese, Persian (selected poems)

Selected poetry by Brautigan
Front cover Norwegian as Å føre krig mot den gjengse maratonprosa [Waging War against the Common Marathon Prose]. Trans. Jan Erik Vold. Oslo: Kolon Forlag 2004.

Includes poems from each of Brautigan's published poetry collections.
A Confederate General from Big Sur
Czech, Dutch, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Russian

An Unfortunate Woman
Czech, German, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Turkish

Trout Fishing in America
Czech, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

In Watermelon Sugar
Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Persian, Romanian, Russian, Swedish, Turkish

The Abortion
Czech, Dutch, Estonian, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Turkish

The Hawkline Monster
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

Willard and His Bowling Trophies
Czech, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Turkish

Sombrero Fallout
Bulgarian, Dutch, French, German, Icelandic, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Turkish

Dreaming of Babylon
Catalan, Danish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Persian, Spanish, Turkish

The Tokyo-Montana Express
Czech, French, German, Italian, Persian (selected stories)

So the Wind Won't Blow It All Away
Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Turkish
Revenge of the Lawn
Czech, Danish (selected stories), Dutch (selected stories), French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Russian, Swedish
Czech
Please Plant This Book

Danish
Loading Mercury with a Pitchfork

Dutch
Loading Mercury with a Pitchfork

French
Please Plant This Book, The Pill versus The Springhill Mine Disaster, Rommel Drives On Deep into Egypt, Loading Mercury with a Pitchfork, June 30th, June 30th

German
The Pill versus The Springhill Mine Disaster, Please Plant This Book, June 30th, June 30th

Japanese
The Pill versus The Springhill Mine Disaster, Rommel Drives On Deep into Egypt, Loading Mercury with a Pitchfork, June 30th, June 30th

Norwegian
Front cover Å føre krig mot den gjengse maratonprosa [Waging War against the Common Marathon Prose]. Trans. Jan Erik Vold. Oslo: Kolon Forlag 2004.

Includes poems from each of Brautigan's published poetry collections.

Persian
All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace (selected poems), The Galilee Hitch-Hiker, Lay the Marble Tea (selected poems), Please Plant This Book, Rommel Drives On Deep into Egypt (selected poems), The Pill versus The Springhill Mine Disaster (selected poems), June 30th, June 30th (selected poems), Loading Mercury with a Pitchfork (selected poems)

Russian
Please Plant This Book, The Pill versus The Springhill Mine Disaster

Swedish
The Galilee Hitch-Hiker
Bulgarian
The Hawkline Monster, Sombrero Fallout

Catalan
Dreaming of Babylon

Czech
A Confederate General from Big Sur, Trout Fishing in America, In Watermelon Sugar, The Abortion, The Hawkline Monster, Willard and His Bowling Trophies, The Tokyo-Montana Express, An Unfortunate Woman

Danish
The Hawkline Monster, Dreaming of Babylon

Dutch
A Confederate General from Big Sur, Trout Fishing in America, In Watermelon Sugar, The Abortion, Sombrero Fallout, So the Wind Won't Blow It All Away

Estonian
The Abortion, In Watermelon Sugar, Trout Fishing in America

Finnish
Trout Fishing in America, The Hawkline Monster

French
Trout Fishing in America, In Watermelon Sugar, The Abortion, The Hawkline Monster, Willard and His Bowling Trophies, Sombrero Fallout, Dreaming of Babylon, The Tokyo-Montana Express, So the Wind Won't Blow It All Away

German
A Confederate General from Big Sur, Trout Fishing in America, In Watermelon Sugar, The Abortion, The Hawkline Monster, Willard and His Bowling Trophies, Sombrero Fallout, Dreaming of Babylon, The Tokyo-Montana Express, So the Wind Won't Blow It All Away, An Unfortunate Woman

Greek
Trout Fishing in America

Hebrew
In Watermelon Sugar, The Abortion

Hungarian
A Confederate General from Big Sur, Trout Fishing in America, So the Wind Won't Blow It All Away

Icelandic
Trout Fishing in America, In Watermelon Sugar, Sombrero Fallout, So the Wind Won't Blow It All Away, An Unfortunate Woman

Italian
A Confederate General from Big Sur, Trout Fishing in America, In Watermelon Sugar, The Abortion, The Hawkline Monster, Willard and His Bowling Trophies, Dreaming of Babylon, The Tokyo-Montana Express, So the Wind Won't Blow It All Away, An Unfortunate Woman

Japanese
A Confederate General from Big Sur, Trout Fishing in America, In Watermelon Sugar, The Abortion, The Hawkline Monster, Willard and His Bowling Trophies, Sombrero Fallout, Dreaming of Babylon, An Unfortunate Woman

Korean
Trout Fishing in America, In Watermelon Sugar, The Abortion

Lithuanian
Trout Fishing in America, In Watermelon Sugar

Norwegian
A Confederate General from Big Sur, Trout Fishing in America, The Hawkline Monster, Dreaming of Babylon

Persian
Trout Fishing in America, In Watermelon Sugar, The Hawkline Monster, Dreaming of Babylon, The Tokyo-Montana Express (selected portions)

Polish
Trout Fishing in America, The Hawkline Monster, Sombrero Fallout

Portuguese
Trout Fishing in America

Romanian
Trout Fishing in America

Russian
A Confederate General from Big Sur, Trout Fishing in America, In Watermelon Sugar, The Abortion, The Hawkline Monster, Sombrero Fallout

Spanish
Trout Fishing in America, In Watermelon Sugar, The Abortion, The Hawkline Monster, Willard and His Bowling Trophies, Dreaming of Babylon, An Unfortunate Woman

Swedish
Trout Fishing in America, The Hawkline Monster

Turkish
Trout Fishing in America, In Watermelon Sugar, The Abortion, The Hawkline Monster, Willard and His Bowling Trophies, Sombrero Fallout, Dreaming of Babylon, So the Wind Won't Blow It All Away, An Unfortunate Woman
Czech, Danish (selected stories), Dutch (selected stories), French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Russian, Swedish
Revenge of the Lawn