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This node of the American Dust website (formerly Brautigan Bibliography and Archive) provides comprehensive information about Richard Brautigan's novel Sombrero Fallout: A Japanese Novel. Published in 1976, this was Brautigan's seventh published novel. Publication and background information is provided, along with reviews, many with full text. Use the menu tabs below to learn more.



First published in 1976, Sombrero Fallout was Richard Brautigan's seventh published novel and the third to parody a literary genre. Subtitled "A Japanese Novel," it featured two interrelated stories. The first was about a sombrero falling from the sky and its affect on humanity. In the second story, the narrator of the first thinks about his Japanese ex-lover who had recently moved out of his apartment.


This novel is for Junichiro Tanizaki who wrote The Key and
Diary of a Mad Old Man

Tanizaki Junichiro (1886-1965) was a Japanese novelist.

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