History Creator / RichardBrautigan

1st Aug '16 7:17:47 PM PaulA
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* AlwaysVSexy: Vida in ''The Abortion''.



* BackAlleyDoctor: In ''The Abortion: A Historical Romance'', an unnamed narrator tells the tale of taking his girlfriend Vida to a veterinarian's office in Tijuana, Mexico for an abortion in the days before Roe v. Wade. To sterilize his surgical tools, the doctor douses them in tequila (but, surprisingly, does ''not'' [[QuickNip partake of said tequila himself]]) and then heat-sterilizes them with an acetylene torch. Actually something of an aversion; Dr. Garcia actually has high ethical and professional standards. When he says "no pain, all clean" you can believe it.



* IHaveBoobsYouMustObey: In ''The Abortion'', the hero falls in love with, literally, the WorldsMostBeautifulWoman. Everyone is mesmerized by Vida's "Playboy-furniture" figure, and [[SoBeautifulItsACurse several people have died because of obsession with her body]], whether they be DrivenToSuicide due to being NotGoodWithRejection or DistractedByTheSexy, starting when she was in the sixth grade. (She [[DCupDistress dislikes her body]]; she wanted to be a ballerina, and fantasized about a BodySwap with her pixie-like sister.)

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* DCupDistress: Vida in ''The Abortion''. She's looked like that since she was eleven, and men have had accidents or even killed themselves. She hates it; she wanted to be a ballerina, and fantasized about a BodySwap with her pixie-like sister.
* IHaveBoobsYouMustObey: In ''The Abortion'', the hero falls in love with, literally, the WorldsMostBeautifulWoman. Everyone is mesmerized by Vida's "Playboy-furniture" figure, and [[SoBeautifulItsACurse several people have died because of obsession with her body]], whether they be DrivenToSuicide due to being NotGoodWithRejection or DistractedByTheSexy, starting when she was in the sixth grade. (She [[DCupDistress dislikes her body]]; she wanted to be grade.
* ILoveTheDead: ''Dreaming of Babylon'' features
a ballerina, and fantasized about a BodySwap coroner who admires the bodies of beautiful dead women, though he's insulted when detective C. Card repeatedly implies that he has sex with her pixie-like sister.)them.


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* MindScrew: ''Trout Fishing in America''. Recurring symbols include the colour red, trout fishing in America itself -- as an activity, as a character, as an adjective -- and mayonnaise. One of the chapters is entitled "Sandbox minus John Dillinger equals what?" Oddly, it all kind of makes sense when taken together.
* MsFanservice: Vida in ''The Abortion''.


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* SoBeautifulItsACurse: Vida is literally the most beautiful woman on earth -- by American standards. She's tall, slim, has "Playboy-furniture" legs and huge breasts. Inside, she is an elfin, delicate creature and wanted to be a ballerina, but instead became trapped in a body she feels is a "grotesque, awkward machine". Since she was eleven years old, the men around her have imploded simply from being in her presence. They're so distracted by her that they have car crashes or fall downstairs; they commit suicide because she won't go out with them. She writes a book about what it's really like to have the perfect body, decides to donate it to a mysterious library filled with books no one reads, and there she meets the librarian who, though enchanted by her beauty, is not driven insane by it, and is actually able to listen to her story.
* WorldsMostBeautifulWoman: Vida in ''The Abortion''.
1st Aug '16 6:59:42 PM PaulA
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* ''The Abortion: An Historical Romance 1966''
* ''A Confederate General from Big Sur''
* ''Dreaming of Babylon: A Private Eye Novel 1942''
* ''In Watermelon Sugar'': Brautigan's only complete fantasy.
* ''The Hawkline Monster: A Gothic Western''
* ''Willard and His Bowling Trophies: A Perverse Mystery''
* ''The Pill Versus The Springhill Mine Disaster'', ''Rommel Drives On Deep Into Egypt'' and ''Loading Mercury with a Pitchfork'': books of poetry.
* ''Revenge of the Lawn'': a book of short stories.
* ''Trout Fishing in America'': Good example of MindScrew that doesn't hurt your brain, just makes you smile.
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!!Works by Richard Brautigan with their own pages:



* ''Literature/TheAbortion: An [[HistoricalFiction Historical]] [[RomanceNovel Romance]] [[TheSixties 1966]]''



* ''Literature/DreamingOfBabylon: A [[DetectiveDrama Private Eye Novel]] 1942''
* ''Literature/InWatermelonSugar'': Brautigan's only complete fantasy.
* ''Literature/TheHawklineMonster: A [[GothicHorror Gothic]] [[TheWestern Western]]''
* ''Literature/WillardAndHisBowlingTrophies: A Perverse [[MysteryFiction Mystery]]''
* ''ThePillVersusTheSpringhillMineDisaster'', ''RommelDrivesOnDeepIntoEgypt'' and ''LoadingMercuryWithAPitchfork'': books of poetry.
* ''Literature/RevengeOfTheLawn'': a book of short stories
* ''Literature/TroutFishingInAmerica'': Good example of MindScrew that doesn't hurt your brain, just makes you smile. (Note: Work page is currently empty, link is blue because of a [[Music/TroutFishingInAmerica band]] that named themselves after this book.)



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11th Jul '16 11:15:03 PM CaptEquinox
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He was influenced by Creator/TheBeatGeneration and embraced by hippies but did not seem to feel at home with either group. His closest hippie-like affiliations were with the [[http://www.diggers.org/alf.htm Artists Liberation Front]] and the [[http://diggers.org/ The Diggers]], a down-to-earth bunch who sought a realistic path to a totally free economy. He wrote many broadsides for [[http://diggers.org/com_co.htm The Communication Company]], including [[http://www.redhousebooks.com/galleries/freePoems/flowers.htm a well-known "valentine" about STDs]]. (Richard regarded these groups as artists doing something productive, as opposed to hippies who he thought of as do-nothing layabouts.)

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He was influenced by Creator/TheBeatGeneration and embraced by hippies but did not seem to feel at home with either group. His closest hippie-like affiliations were with the [[http://www.diggers.org/alf.htm Artists Liberation Front]] and the [[http://diggers.org/ The Diggers]], a down-to-earth bunch who sought a realistic path to a totally free economy. He wrote many broadsides for [[http://diggers.org/com_co.htm The Communication Company]], Company]] [[note]]founded by hippie author [[Literature/TheGreenwichTrilogy Chester Anderson]][[/note]], including [[http://www.redhousebooks.com/galleries/freePoems/flowers.htm a well-known "valentine" about STDs]]. (Richard regarded these groups as artists doing something productive, as opposed to hippies who he thought of as do-nothing layabouts.)
10th Jul '16 11:21:56 AM CaptEquinox
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Learn more at [[http://www.brautigan.net Brautigan.net]] and [[http://riza.com/richard/ The Brautigan Pages]] ... remembering that one of Richard's best remembered poems was about computers.

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Learn more at [[http://www.brautigan.net Brautigan.net]] and [[http://riza.com/richard/ The Brautigan Pages]] ... remembering that [[https://allpoetry.com/All-Watched-Over-By-Machines-Of-Loving-Grace one of Richard's best remembered poems poems]] was about computers.
computers.
10th Jul '16 11:18:59 AM CaptEquinox
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UrbanLegend has it that once TheSixties ended and the hippies got day-jobs, he was left without a significant audience, which may have contributed to his depression and subsequent suicide in 1984. The truth is that he made most of his fortune ''after'' the 60s [[note]]''Literature/TroutFishingInAmerica'', the book for which he is most remembered, was completed in 1962, long before the hippie movement, and wasn't published until the fall of 1967, after the Summer of Love was long over.[[/note]], and hippies were only part of a much larger readership. His books were published in several dozen languages and continue to sell well in the U.S., Europe and Japan to this day. None of his books, with the exception of a few early poetry chapbooks, have ever been out of print.

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UrbanLegend has it that once TheSixties ended and the hippies got day-jobs, he was left without a significant audience, which may have contributed to his depression and subsequent suicide in 1984. The truth is that he made most of his fortune ''after'' the 60s [[note]]''Literature/TroutFishingInAmerica'', the book for which he is most remembered, was completed in 1962, long before the hippie movement, and wasn't published until the fall of 1967, after the Summer of Love was long over.[[/note]], and hippies were only part of a much larger readership. His books were published in several dozen languages and continue to sell well in the U.S., Europe (especially France) and Japan to this day. None of his books, with the exception of a few early poetry chapbooks, have ever been out of print.


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Learn more at [[http://www.brautigan.net Brautigan.net]] and [[http://riza.com/richard/ The Brautigan Pages]] ... remembering that one of Richard's best remembered poems was about computers.
10th Jun '16 9:42:45 PM JMQwilleran
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* ''Literature/TroutFishingInAmerica'': Good example of MindScrew that doesn't hurt your brain, just makes you smile.

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* ''Literature/TroutFishingInAmerica'': Good example of MindScrew that doesn't hurt your brain, just makes you smile. (Note: Work page is currently empty, link is blue because of a [[Music/TroutFishingInAmerica band]] that named themselves after this book.)
22nd Mar '16 12:02:10 PM CaptEquinox
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* IHaveBoobsYouMustObey: In ''The Abortion'', the hero falls in love with, literally, the WorldsMostBeautifulWoman. Everyone is mesmerized by her "Playboy-furniture" figure, and [[SoBeautifulItsACurse several people have died because of obsession with her body]], whether they be DrivenToSuicide due to being NotGoodWithRejection or DistractedByTheSexy, starting when she was in the sixth grade. (She dislikes her body; she wanted to be a ballerina.)

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* IHaveBoobsYouMustObey: In ''The Abortion'', the hero falls in love with, literally, the WorldsMostBeautifulWoman. Everyone is mesmerized by her Vida's "Playboy-furniture" figure, and [[SoBeautifulItsACurse several people have died because of obsession with her body]], whether they be DrivenToSuicide due to being NotGoodWithRejection or DistractedByTheSexy, starting when she was in the sixth grade. (She [[DCupDistress dislikes her body; body]]; she wanted to be a ballerina.ballerina, and fantasized about a BodySwap with her pixie-like sister.)
22nd Jan '16 5:38:25 AM Morgenthaler
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UrbanLegend has it that once TheSixties ended and the hippies got day-jobs, he was left without a significant audience, which may have contributed to his depression and subsequent suicide in 1984. The truth is that he made most of his fortune ''after'' the 60s [[note]]''TroutFishingInAmerica'', the book for which he is most remembered, was completed in 1962, long before the hippie movement, and wasn't published until the fall of 1967, after the Summer of Love was long over.[[/note]], and hippies were only part of a much larger readership. His books were published in several dozen languages and continue to sell well in the U.S., Europe and Japan to this day. None of his books, with the exception of a few early poetry chapbooks, have ever been out of print.

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UrbanLegend has it that once TheSixties ended and the hippies got day-jobs, he was left without a significant audience, which may have contributed to his depression and subsequent suicide in 1984. The truth is that he made most of his fortune ''after'' the 60s [[note]]''TroutFishingInAmerica'', [[note]]''Literature/TroutFishingInAmerica'', the book for which he is most remembered, was completed in 1962, long before the hippie movement, and wasn't published until the fall of 1967, after the Summer of Love was long over.[[/note]], and hippies were only part of a much larger readership. His books were published in several dozen languages and continue to sell well in the U.S., Europe and Japan to this day. None of his books, with the exception of a few early poetry chapbooks, have ever been out of print.
17th Oct '14 1:29:07 PM CaptEquinox
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UrbanLegend has it that once TheSixties ended and the hippies got day-jobs, he was left without a significant audience, which may have contributed to his depression and subsequent suicide in 1984. The truth is that he made most of his fortune ''after'' the 60s [[note]]Even ''TroutFishingInAmerica'', the book for which he is most remembered, wasn't published until the fall of 1967, after the Summer of Love was long over.[[/note]], and hippies were only part of a much larger readership. His books were published in several dozen languages and continue to sell well in the U.S., Europe and Japan to this day. None of his books, with the exception of a few early poetry chapbooks, have ever been out of print.

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UrbanLegend has it that once TheSixties ended and the hippies got day-jobs, he was left without a significant audience, which may have contributed to his depression and subsequent suicide in 1984. The truth is that he made most of his fortune ''after'' the 60s [[note]]Even ''TroutFishingInAmerica'', [[note]]''TroutFishingInAmerica'', the book for which he is most remembered, was completed in 1962, long before the hippie movement, and wasn't published until the fall of 1967, after the Summer of Love was long over.[[/note]], and hippies were only part of a much larger readership. His books were published in several dozen languages and continue to sell well in the U.S., Europe and Japan to this day. None of his books, with the exception of a few early poetry chapbooks, have ever been out of print.
5th Oct '14 9:40:47 AM CaptEquinox
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** Also [[http://thebrautiganbookclub.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/2b676-love_poem-scaled1000.jpg this]].
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