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This node of the American Dust website provides comprehensive answers to frequently asked questions about Richard Brautigan's life and writings. Use the menu tabs below to learn more.

Who was Richard Brautigan?

Richard Gary Brautigan (1935-1984) was an American writer popular during the late 1960s and early 1970s and is often noted for using humor and emotion to propel a unique vision of hope and imagination. The "Biography" node provides comprehensive information about Brautigan's life and family. LEARN more.

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Who controls the literary rights to Brautigan's writing?

THE most frequently asked question is "Who controls the literary rights to Brautigan's writing?" Brautigan published two poetry collections with clear notifications for their free use by others, so long as those works were distributed freely. These works are All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace and Please Plant This Book.

All rights to any other work by Richard Brautigan are controlled by his daughter, Ianthe Brautigan. For questions or information about any rights to Brautigan's works, contact Ianthe Brautigan's agent:
Ms. Sarah Lazin
Sarah Lazin Books
9 West 21st Street, Suite #501
New York, NY 10001
1-212-989-5757
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What kind of writings did Brautigan publish?

Richard Brautigan published novels, collections of poetry, short stories, and non-fiction pieces. He also recorded a record album.

Novels

The "Novels" node provides comprehensive information about Brautigan's published, and one unpublished novels. LEARN more.

Poetry

The "Poetry" node provides comprehensive information about Brautigan's published but uncollected and unpublished poetry, as well as a Poetry Title Index. LEARN more.

Stories

The "Stories" node provides comprehensive information about Brautigan's collected, uncollected, and unpublished stories, as well as a Stories Title Index. LEARN more.

Non-Fiction

The "Non-Fiction" node provides comprehensive information about Brautigan's non-fiction writings, essays, reviews, promotional blurbs, letters, and papers. LEARN more.

Record Album

The "Recordings" node provides information about Brautigan's record album Listening to Richard Brautigan, a recording he made of his poem "Love's Not the Way to Treat a Friend" with the band Mad River, and more. LEARN more.

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Where do I find reviews of Brautigan's works?

The "Reviews" node provides comprehensive information about reviews of Brautigan's works, whether of specific publications or general reviews and critiques concerning his place in American literature. LEARN more.

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Have Brautigan's works been turned into movies?

The "Screenplays" node provides comprehensive information about screenplays associated with works by Richard Brautigan. LEARN more.

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Who are the women on the covers of Brautigan's books?

Trout Fishing in America
Michaela Blake-Grand

In Watermelon Sugar
Hilda Hoffman

Please Plant This Book
Caledonia Jahrmarkt

The Pill versus The Springhill Mine Disaster
Marcia Pacaud

Trout/Pill/Watermelon collection
Michaela Blake-Grand

Rommel Drives On Deep into Egypt
Beverly Allen

Listening to Richard Brautigan
Valerie Estes

The Abortion
Victoria Domalgoski

Revenge of the Lawn
Sherry Vetter

The Tokyo-Montana Express
Shiina Takako

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