With his revolutionary prose style and magical imagination, Richard Brautigan has become one of the major cult authors of our time. Trout Fishing in America is his take on America: a funny, original and miraculous journey through a country - and a mind.
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Richard Brautigan was born in the Pacific North-West in 1935. His novels include Trout Fishing in America, In Watermelon Sugar and A Confederate General from Big Sur. He has also written Revenge of the Lawn, a collection of short stories, and The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster, a book of poems. He died on 14 September 1984.Review:
"Trout Fishing is a pleasant surprise, though probably not so for aspiring anglers. It's a little as if Hemingway had stopped worrying about his masculinity, being a simple anecdotal ramble around memories and rural America. Streets ahead of Burroughs or Kerouac" Observer "His style and wit transmit so much energy that energy itself becomes the message. Brautigan...makes all the senses breathe. Only a hedonist could cram so much life onto a single page" Newsweek "A book infused with a bucolic surrealism and mournful psychedelia that has very little to do with trout fishing and a lot to do with the lamenting of a passing pastoral America. An instant cult classic" Financial Times "Playful and serious, hilarious and melancholy, profound and absurd...how delightfully unique a prose writer Richard Brautigan is" Times Literary Supplement "He writes with a kind of free-wheeling, zany magic" Guardian
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Book Description Vintage Books, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110099747715