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Richard Brautigan's legacy is his continued inspiration for creative efforts by others who interpret his work, or create their own in response. This node provides an overview of selected collecting efforts inspired by Brautigan, and links to further information and resources. Use the information below to learn more about creative responses to Brautigan's works.
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Showalter, Craig V. Collecting Richard Brautigan: A Bibliocatalog. Pine Island, MN: Kumquat Pressworks, 2001.
A catalog of Showalter's collection of first editions, ephemeral publications, posters, handbills, and other items related to Brautigan and his work. A useful companion for those wishing to collect materials by or about Brautigan.

Gauvin, Pierre. "Bowling Trophy Collection."
Gauvin is a Brautigan fan living in Montreal, Canada. Brautigan's Willard and His Bowling Trophies inspired him to start collecting bowling trophies.

Online Resource
Gauvin's collection at his Pierritoire's Fotolog website
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Gregor, David. "Collecting Richard Brautigan." Firsts: The Book Collector's Magazine March 1996: 34-43.
Brautigan is the featured author in this issue. "Collecting Richard Brautigan is collecting an American original, a creative spirit of one of the most significant historical periods in our recent literary past."

This magazine, based in Tucson, Arizona, began publication in January 1991 as Firsts: Collecting Modern First Editions. It was aimed at collectors of modern first editions of books. In 1995 the focus expanded and its title changed to Firsts: The Book Collector's Magazine."

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Online Resource
Firsts magazine website
Nelson, Robert. "Richard Brautigan Writings—First Appearance Database."
A website devoted to images of Nelson's collection of Brautigan books. Each book or pamphlet noted in the collection includes photographs of the cover(s), the dust jacket, and in some cases the book's spine and title page.

Online Resource
Nelson's Brautigan collection website