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Brautigan, Richard

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  • Fuller Name

    • Richard Gary
  • Variants

    • בראוטיגן, ריצ׳רד
    • ブローティガン, リチャード
    • Burōtigan, Richādo
    • ブロティガン, リチャアド
    • Burotigan, Richaado
    • ブローティガン, R.
    • Burōtigan, R.
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    • found: His Lay the marble tea ... c1959.
    • found: Riedel, C. "America, more often than not, is only a place in the mind," c1985:t.p. (Richard Brautigan) p. 153 (committed suicide 10/25/84)
    • found: Poetry Foundation website, May 4, 2017(Richard Brautigan; 1935-1984; one of the primary writers of the "New Fiction"; he apparently committed suicide in September of 1984, but his body was not discovered until October 25th of that year) -
    • found: American Academy of Poets website, May 4, 2017(Richard Brautigan; 1935-1984; born on January 30, 1935 in Tacoma, Washington; at some point in the mid-1950s, he left home for San Francisco, where he became involved in the Beat scene; wasn't until the publication of Trout Fishing in America (1967), which many consider his best novel, that Brautigan caught the public's attention and was transformed into a cult hero; in 1972, Brautigan withdrew from the public eye and went to live on in a small home in Bolinas, California. In the eight years that followed, he only rarely accepted invitations to lecture and consistently declined to be interviewed. In 1976, he made his first trip to Japan, where he lived off-and-on until his death. There he met Akiko, whom he married in 1978; the marriage failed, and they were divorced two years later. During the year of 1982, Brautigan taught at Montana State University in Bozeman. He then withdrew again. In October of 1984, his body was discovered at his home; he had shot himself in the head some four or five weeks earlier; Brautigan's poetry collections include June 30th, June 30th (1978), Loading Mercy with a Pitchfork (1975), Rommel Drives on Deep Into Egypt (1970), The San Francisco Weather Report (1969), and Please Plant This Book (eight poems printed on separate seed packet envelopes, 1968). His novels include The Tokyo-Montana Express (1980), Willard and his Bowling Trophies (1975), In Watermelon Sugar (1967), and A Confederate General from Big Sur (1964). Brautigan's last novel was recently discovered and published posthumously, under the title An Unfortunate Woman (2000)) -
    • found:, May 4, 2017:home page (Richard Brautigan; Richard Gary Brautigan (1935-1984)) about Brautigan > biography > background (American writer popular during the late 1960s and early 1970s; born in Tacoma, Washington on 30 January 1935; moved to San Francisco in 1956; died by suicide in late September 1984) -
    • found: Web NDL authorities(Brautigan, Richard, 1935-1984; variants: ブローティガン, リチャード = Burōtigan, Richādo; ブロティガン, リチャアド = Burotigan, Richaado; ブローティガン, R = Burōtigan, R) -
  • LC Classification

    • PS3503.R2736
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    • [Machine-derived non-Latin script reference project.]
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  • Change Notes

    • 1979-08-14: new
    • 2017-05-05: revised
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