History Creator / RichardBrautigan

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]].
28th Jul '14 3:44:56 PM JohnnyLurg
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* [[AntiLoveSong Anti-Love Poem]]: [[http://www.redhousebooks.com/galleries/freePoems/flowers.htm This]] Valentine's Day card.
2nd Jul '14 6:46:00 PM TVRulezAgain
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He was influenced by 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 TheBeatGeneration 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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