an American novelist, poet, and short story writer. His work often employs black comedy, parody, and satire. He is best known for his 1967 novel Trout Fishing in America.
Brautigan was born in Tacoma, Washington, the only child to Bernard Frederick "Ben" Brautigan, Jr. (July 29, 1908 – May 27, 1994) a factory worker and laborer, and Lulu Mary "Mary Lou" Keho (April 7, 1911 – September 24, 2005), a waitress. In May 1934, eight months prior to his birth, Bernard and Mary Lou separated. Brautigan said that he met his biological father only twice, though after Brautigan's death, Bernard was said to be unaware that Richard was his child, saying... more »
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Richard Brautigan Poems
It's so nice to wake up in the morning all alone and not have to tell somebody
It's Raining In Love
Gee, You're So Beautiful That It's Start...
Oh, Marcia, I want your long blonde beauty to be taught in high school, so kids will learn that God
All Watched Over by Machines of Loving G...
I like to think (and the sooner the better!) of a cybernetic meadow where mammels and computers
I Feel Horrible. She Doesn't
I feel horrible. She doesn't love me and I wander around like a sewing machine that's just finished sewing
Spinning like a ghost on the bottom of a top, I'm haunted by all
Your Catfish Friend
If I were to live my life in catfish forms in scaffolds of skin and whiskers at the bottom of a pond
Color As Beginning
she tries to get things out of men that she can't get because she's not
Just because people love your mind, doesn't mean they have to have
30 Cents, Two Transfers, Love
Thinking hard about you I got on the bus and paid 30 cents car fare and asked the driver for two transfers
Hinged To Forgetfulness Like A Door
Hinged to forgetfulness like a door, she slowly closed out of sight,
I Live In The Twentieth Century
I live in the Twentieth Century and you lie here beside me. You were unhappy when you fell asleep. There was nothing I could do about
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''If you get hung up on everybody else's hang-ups, then the whole world's going to be nothing more than one huge gallows.''Richard Brautigan (1935-1984), U.S. novelist, poet. The Abortion: An Historical Romance 1966, p. 63 (1970).
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It's so nice
to wake up in the morning
and not have to tell somebody
you love them
when you don't love them