Trout Fishing in America, The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster and In Watermellon Sugar. Richard Brautigan.

Trout Fishing in America, The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster and In Watermellon Sugar.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1989. Sixth Printing. A Near Fine copy with remainder spray on the bottom edge in a Near Fine price clipped dust jacket. An icon of the 1960's counterculture, Brautigan was more than just another hippie writer, he was the Mark Twain of the 60's! A brilliant satirist with the soul of a poet, Brautigan's works were way ahead of their time, and this volume collects three of his best. "Trout Fishing In America", his most celebrated novel, chronicles the life and times of a fellow named, well, Trout Fishing In America, as he wanders across a bizarre landscape in search of enlightenment, a Zen fisherman, so to speak. "The Pill Versus The Springhill Mine Disaster" is a collection of poetry that mixes lyricism with smarmy humor. "In Watermelon Sugar" is a beautiful, lyrical novel about a group of people living in a commune, supporting themselves by making things out of watermelon sugar in a factory they call the Watermelon Works. Brautigan was indeed a writer far ahead of his time, combining brilliant Vonnegutesque satire with the homey charm of Mark Twain. Item #24447
ISBN: 0395500761

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