By RICHARD BRAUTIGAN. THE COVER FOR TROUT FISHING IN AMERICA. The cover for Trout Fishing in America is a photograph taken late in the afternoon . Trout Fishing in America has ratings and reviews. mark said: I went up Richard Brautigan was a literary idol of the s and s whose comic. The book, Trout Fishing in America, came from the pen of Richard Brautigan. It presents us with something new—not really a novel, though it.

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Just ’cause it’s easier to do so? He is at home in contradiction, clear-eyed and firm of hand as he creates a fictional world that mirrors oddly but clearly the myth-mediated world of cross purposes that we inhabit waking and sleeping, the world that we inherit and the world that, “growing up,” we have shaped in part for ourselves.

I think it is important to understand the life of an author when critically reading their novels. Lest ij think this all feels just too nutty for any reasonable reader to swallow, consider that today we have a crater on the moon named Shorty—named for that character: This idea contains a fund of energy but brings with it the danger of whimsy, which Mr.

Both Nichols and Crowley responded via letter in ij fall fishungapologizing for not being able to publish Brautigan’s novel. Richard Brautigan was an American novelist, poet, triut short-story writer. Another episode of my not-worth-writing-about life that somehow fits with the novel and his accounts of tiny rebellions on society is when I had to write my submissions essay for Michigan State University.

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Avevo bisogno di qualcuno, o qualcosa, che mi spiegasse. Aug 30, ArEzO It manages to draw on pretty compelling moods and emotions, having disguised its depth in its direct and simple narrative style. It doesn’t matter what the issue is, Brautigan is on neither side of it. Doubtless I assent to the “truth” of this reflection in part because I recognize myself in the foreground, but it is not merely self-love that validates Brautigan’s image of society for me.


To these I will add that it is also a religion and a state of mind. A guy came by this afternoon and bought feet of it.

But beyond this shared experience I sense dishing larger similarity. More than mere tonic or “kool aid,” his book offers a way of imagining and experiencing so altered from the common paths of the mind that it may seem like a religious conversion. Its double talk must finally be resolved, the truth found out.

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First published inalthough writtenTrout Fishing in America was Richard Brautigan’s second published novel. Since neither wants another baby the situation dictates coitus interruptus and provides ameica double climax for the chapter: Brautigan uses the theme of trout fishing as a point of departure for thinly veiled and often comical critiques of mainstream American society and culture.

I made a lot of friends in that group, a couple of them being the first self-professed homosexuals I’d trlut met. Three sections of Brautigan’s strange, inviting, deceptively grout Trout Fishing in America appeared; it was an important early exposure for him that helped open the way to a wider audience, and to publication of that novel inas well as his previously written comic Confederate General in [sic] Big Sur in He was an ajerica.

In the next chapter, “In the California Bush,” he has abandoned his pursuit, and has begun to make a place for himself—and his art—in the present: He also writes some beautiful sentences, such as: We talked about where we lived in the area, and discovered mutual friends. If you have to crap, go in the bushes like a deer. Will we make it together to the mountain top?

Myth and reality shape shape and revive each other in the fisherman’s consciousness. And depending on the day you planted the watermelon, whatever color the sun was shining would be the color the watermelon would come out. Brautigan walked through life, detecting and reflecting on the comic side of absurdity, rather than brautigwn despair that was emphasised by the common or garden variety of Existentialism that prevailed in the media.


I remember him saying something like this will be a good picture and I remember me and Trout Fishing in America laughing and saying something like well we all have different ideas about what makes a good picture. He seems to affirm ancient belief in the power of the word and of the imagination to transform lives, even nations.

After I was hooked I found evidence in the public library that others had been caught in Kansas before me, for there were whole books on famous trout streams—Brautigan parodies their titles in Trout Fishing in America.

This book is the best book on Trout Fishing in America. Marowski and Roger Matuz. As such its “reality” quotient will usually be low, it will be less likely to produce interpretations or actions that bring assent.

Trivia About Trout Fishing in About Brautigan, make up your own mind. In “The Cleveland Wrecking Yard,” for example, Brautigan begins with the experience of his friends, talks about the mansion of a dead actor, then about two Negro boys discussing a champion twister—all before he gets to the story of his adventure with the trout stream in the wrecking yard.

Trout Fishing in America

I saw one good fish. It’s a place of winos in a park as well as of actual fishermen. There are trout in it.