Trout Fishing in America / The Pill vs. the Springhill Mine Disaster / In Watermelon Sugar

Trout Fishing in America The Pill vs the Springhill Mine Disaster In Watermelon Sugar An omnibus edition of three counterculture classics by Richard Brautigan that embody the spirit of the s Trout Fishing in America is by turns a hilarious playful and melancholy novel that wander

An omnibus edition of three counterculture classics by Richard Brautigan that embody the spirit of the 1960s.Trout Fishing in America is by turns a hilarious, playful, and melancholy novel that wanders from San Francisco through America s rural waterways In Watermelon Sugar expresses the mood of a new generation, revealing death as a place where people travel the length oAn omnibus edition of three counterculture classics by Richard Brautigan that embody the spirit of the 1960s.Trout Fishing in America is by turns a hilarious, playful, and melancholy novel that wanders from San Francisco through America s rural waterways In Watermelon Sugar expresses the mood of a new generation, revealing death as a place where people travel the length of their dreams, rejecting violence and hate and The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster is a collection of nearly 100 poems, first published in 1968.

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  1. Richard Brautigan was an American novelist, poet, and short story writer Born in Tacoma, Washington, he moved to San Francisco in the 1950s and began publishing poetry in 1957 He started writing novels in 1961 and is probably best known for his early work Trout Fishing in America He died of a self inflicted gunshot wound in 1984.

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  1. Trout Fishing in America The Pill vs the Springhill Mine Disaster In Watermelon Sugar, Richard BrautiganTrout Fishing in America, Richard Brautigan 1992 1384 196 1385 9643622150 1386 9789643622152 1389 1390 20 1385 207 9643138008 1385 1388

  2. WHAT I LEARNED FROM THIS BOOK If you intend to invite me over to your house at eleven PM for an important meeting, but then to not arrive there yourself until one AM, then it is a good idea to leave a copy of this book out on the kitchen counter so that later instead of calling you flaky teenage punk poet jerk in an online public forum,I will just thank you.

  3. Richard Brautigan is an iconic counter cultural poet and author who is probably best known for his 1967 novel Trout Fishing in America His novels deploy a unique blend of magical realism, satire and black comedy I recently read an omnibus that included two novels Trout Fishing in America and In Watermelon Sugar and a collection of poetry The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster.I think it is important to understand the life of an author when critically reading their novels Normally is my sta [...]

  4. In Watermelon Sugar reminded me, in a certain way, of the Unthank parts of Alasdair Gray s Lanark in that you re never quite sure if the world it inhabits is our world, an alternate dimension, our world in a post apocalyptic state, or perhaps the afterlife And I mention post apocalyptic not because it seems like a hostile wasteland the world it describes is actually quite magical and beautiful , but because there are hints at mysterious forgotten things, suggesting that perhaps this is a world i [...]

  5. I love, love love Richard Brautigan s poetry.One of my favorites Karma Repair Kit Items 1 41 Get enough food to eat and eat it.2 Find a place to sleep where it is quiet, and sleep there.3 Reduce intellectual and emotional noise until you arrive at the silence of youself, and listen to it.4 end And the story In Watermelon Sugar was one of the wierdest things I ve ever read And coming from me, that says a lot I dig it.The first story, Trout Fishing in America, can in my opinion, be skipped though. [...]

  6. Q If you were a Brautigan metaphor, which one would you be A I wander around the house like a sewing machine that s just finished sewing a turd to a garbage can lid.

  7. I didn t finish thisI only read a small part of it, sectionally different sections in other words After all, I only have so many hours left in in my life and I choose not to waste too many of them.Maybe I m one of those people who doesn t have a regular name, maybe it depends on you Right Can you string a group of contradictory words together I heard through my eyes the feel of orange , can you line up non sequiturs in sentence and paragraph form Then you to can write poetry as Brautigan can.How [...]

  8. I am mad Mad that I haven t read any Brautigan until this year Now that I have this book along with the last he wrote An Unfortunate Woman under my reading belt I feel a little happier This edition, i believe, combines three separate Brautigan works each of which has their merits and their serious entertainment value There is a wide range of beauty, silliness and emotion in his poetry and the two stories novels novellas are equally wonderful Due to his style and layout almost every page of Braut [...]

  9. So then I read this after The Abortion and said to myself, Oh, I guess this guy is maybe kind of an ass And why does he equate taking the Pill with a mining disaster Oh well, time for cheerleading practice The picture on the front still kills me, and for that, an extra star Remember when that guy renamed himself Trout Fishing in America I ll bet that he had the best weed on campus.

  10. Beat ku a n n uzant s say labilecek, yerle ik d zeni ve de erleri umursamayan, 1960 lar n sonunda zirveye kan kar k lt r ak m n n nde gelen yazarlar ndan biri olarak bilinen Richard Brautigan n bu kitab n y l nce bir seyahatte alm t m Kitap Brautigan n 1967 1968 y llar nda yay nlanan eserinin toplu ve t pk bas m lk kitap Trout Fishing in America T rk e ye Amerika da Alabal k Avlamak diye evrilmi , roman diye ge se de mu lak bir t r Birbirinden ba ms z denilebilecek k k b l mlere ger ek st bir ha [...]

  11. I read these books back in my hippie days and I fell in love with Brautigans prose It was beautiful, simplistic and minimalist He sketched pictures that had surprising detail in few words.BUTI ve matured These books will endure as classics in the minds of young liberals with loads of idealism and a longing to be modern day hobo s, keeping their minds filled with mush and ignoring the complexity of reality.Still, though, like reading Kerouac s journals, it offers a interesting insight into the th [...]

  12. I love surreal experimental writing so this was quite a pleasure for me It was also a little eye opening for me to read older surrealism if I had to sum it up I guess I d say it s surreal Americana I can definitely see that some of the modern surreal experimental writers I have read have probably taken inspiration from Brautigan.Trout Fishing in America I saw this described somewhere as poetic prose I agree The work is almost like a series of short under one page up to two pages essays, all loos [...]

  13. Dear Trout Fishing in America, The silliest thing I ve read in awhile, Brautigan uses metaphors that don t really make any sense but feel so original you might tend to take them at face value Just cause it s easier to do so The other graveyard was for the poor and it had no trees and the grass turned a flat tire brown in the summer and stayed that way until the rain, like a mechanic, began in the late autumn The FBI agents watched the path, the trees, the black stump, the pool and the trout as i [...]

  14. Brautigan s poems are sad and silly and beautiful His voice is like that of precocious child Always painfully honest, his work is charming, if not a little kooky.

  15. The collection opens with Trout Fishing in America, which is a series really short stories or prose poems depending who you ask, and most would agree that either definition fits that hang together cohesively but loosely The method of metaphor and transformation of America from one era into another is as masterful as it is entertaining The matters of words and history also play a strong role, as various literary critics have observed Even if most of the symbolism doesn t stick for you, the pervas [...]

  16. It s rare that you find a book as experimental yet playful as Trout Fishing in America Normally I don t have the patience for novels that emphasize clever structure over compelling storyline But the short stories in Trout Fishing are breezy reads that keep you reading because of Brautigan s lyrical, poetic writing The characters themselves aren t as memorable as the portraits he paints of escapes into nature and the strange ways he twists the words trout fishing in America into different roles i [...]

  17. You know that stoner from high school, the one with a golden heart and hateful eyes, the one that failed all his classes but had the intelligence to be a Nobel Prize winner, the one that wanted to establish world peace through sarcasm That s who wrote this book, and it s scary good Mix equal parts 60s rebelliousness without overt politics , folksy americana, and surrealism, and you ve got it Snarky anarchy with the best metaphors I ve ever read.

  18. this was the first book i ever gave my boyfriend we read passages back and forth to each other over the phone some of my favorite poetry is in this book

  19. This is one of those books whose appeal I totally understand, but also don t really love Which is to say a lot of my talented, smart friends view this as a seminal book, and would cite Brautigan as one of their most influential writers, but maybe I came to it at the wrong time There are moments of absolute, objective brilliance, when he s funny and sad and weird and accessible all at the same time, and then there are moments where my patience for seemingly arbitrary and folksy weirdness runs thi [...]

  20. Fantastic Somewhat eye crossing, in that this particular volume combines a few of Brautigan s books including a volume of largely excellent and surprising poetry and thus I must return to it not an unpleasant task to take my time over each work in turn Trout Fishing in America, while by far the least accessible work in the compilation in terms of prose, got me sort of humming in its groove You could hear it stream by in your head, a voice from that particular America, the dry, lightly skipping v [...]

  21. I had to lower my rating I had read this book several years ago, as a teenager in love with the idea of being a rebel and to me, Brautigan was So, perhaps when I rated it I added nostalgia remembering the purple capret and insence burning while someone read to me, etc But it s hard to judge something written in a differnt decade with differnt stuff floating around in the air and different sort of literary things going on I wasn t there I can t say much about in context of its own But there is st [...]

  22. I found this one randomly at the library, and I opened it to a utopian poem about a forest with deer and animals who are coexisting peacefully with computers watched over by machines of loving grace and I had to read The author is this crazy San Francisco hippie and Trout Fishing in America is loose sort of novel about wandering, while The Pill vs is a collection of poems My favorite part, though, was In Watermelon Sugar, also a novel It seemed to take place in this post apocalyptic world where [...]

  23. Silly, warm, sincere, biting and very odd In Watermelon Sugar was my favorite of the three, a unsettling account from a surreal post apoc commune that never really explains itself and I suspect deceives you into thinking there is to ponder than there really is Trout Fishing in America was all over the place in quality and narrative , I d read through a few snippets without anything grabbing me, and then hit something like Trout Fishing in America Terrorists that would bowl me over Given the lig [...]

  24. If you don t like this book, you don t like fun It s nonsensical quite often, and it s pretty much always silly, but you ve got to have no sense of humour if you don t crack a smile while reading this No matter what other interpretations people have come up with, I think the one thing everyone can agree on is that he WANTS you to laugh than anything, really Otherwise, I think he really pokes fun at the romanticism of classic American culture, and the larger notion of nostalgia Brautigan s got a [...]

  25. since this volume contained 3 of brautigan s books, let me break down the starred review the three stars was primarily for in watermelon sugar, which was sad, bizarre and a little haunting i d give 1 pithy little star to trout fishing in america, which felt incredibly dusty, dated and drug addled the pill versus the springhill mine disaster gets 2 stars for a few beautiful, gut wrenching poems and a few really really bad ones i m glad i read brautigan but at least now i know he is not for me.

  26. Although this book claims him as part of the Beat movement, he doesn t seem nearly so sexist and dickish as all that He actually comes across as a pretty decent guy, just having fun with words Not trying to squeeze every last ounce of Life and Beauty from beauty and life, only partially in sincerity but largely driven by a hyperactive sense of Self, but rather just finding things beautiful and enjoying life.

  27. I d have to say I liked it about as much as I d like an acid trip His writing is full of amazing metaphor and you never ever know what he s concocting with words and images but it s a sad commentary on a person who had a sad though brilliant life The end of the book was just quite brilliant as well Yes, to read Brautigan absolutely important but because it didn t leave me with a satisfied feeling but rather an empty one.

  28. Into all of our lives come Mysteries of the Zeitgeist There are no cures but time and patience Eventually there will be a new Zeitgeist to tolerate Dig up the sands of Egypt, and there, somewhere beneath The Book of the Dead and a Betamax copy of The Scorpion King, you will find a book by an Egyptian Brautigan.

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