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Richard Brautigan

Author, Poet (30-Jan-1935 — 14-Oct-1984)


Keith Abbott. Downstream from Trout Fishing in America: A Memoir of Richard Brautigan. Santa Barbara, CA: Capra Press. 1989. 174pp.

Jay Boyer. Richard Brautigan. Boise State University Press. 1987. 52pp.

Marc Chenetier. Richard Brautigan. New York: Methuen. 1983. 96pp.

Edward Halsey Foster. Richard Brautigan. Boston, MA: Twayne. 1983. 142pp.

Jeff Koloze. An Ethical Analysis of the Portrayal of Abortion in American Fiction: Dreiser, Hemingway, Faulkner, Dos Passos, Brautigan, and Irving. Edwin Mellen Press. 2006. 375pp.

Terence Malley. Richard Brautigan. New York: Warner Paperback Library. 1972. First critical book on Brautigan.

Craig V. Showalter. Collecting Richard Brautigan: A Bibliocatalog. Pine Island, MN: Kumquat Pressworks. 2001. 48pp. Bibliography listing 282 items.


  1. The Life and Death of Richard Brautigan
    by Lawrence Wright. Rolling Stone, 11-Apr-1985.


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  6. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  7. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.32)

  8. Contemporary Novelists (pp.172-74)

  9. World Authors 1970-1975 (pp.115-18)

  10. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.96)

  11. Celebrity Register 3rd Issue (p.61)

  12. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.85)

  13. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.69)

  14. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.1, p.345)

  15. Legends in Their Own Time (p.32)

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