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 Raining In Love
It's so nice to wake up in the morning all alone and not have to tell somebody
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
Hinged To Forgetfulness Like A Door
Hinged to forgetfulness like a door, she slowly closed out of sight,
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
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
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
Color As Beginning
Just because people love your mind, doesn't mean they have to have
At The California Institute Of Technolog...
Romeo And Juliet
If you will die for me, I will die for you and our graves will be like two lovers washing their clothes together
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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).
It's Raining In Love
I don't know what it is,
but I distrust myself
when I start to like a girl