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Revenge of the Lawn - Stories 1962-1970

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Revenge of the Lawn is Richard Brautigan in miniature and contains no fewer than 62 ultra-short stories set mainly in Tacoma, Washington (where the author grew up) and in the flower-powered San Francisco of the late fifties and early sixties. In their compacted form, which ranges from the murderously short 'The Scarlatti Tilt' to one-page wonders like the sexually poignant poetry of 'An Unlimited Supply of 35 Millimetre Film', Brautigan's stories take us into a world where his fleeting glimpses of everyday strangeness leave stories and characters resonating in our heads long after they're gone.

About the author

Richard Brautigan was born in Tacoma, Washington where he spent much of his youth, before moving to San Francisco where he became involved with other writers in the Beat Movement. During the Sixties he became one of the most prolific and prominent members of the counter-cultural movement, and wrote some of his most famous novels including Trout Fishing in America, Sombrero Fallout and A Confederate General from Big Sur. He was found dead in 1984, aged 49, beside a bottle of alcohol and a .44 calibre gun. His daughter, Ianthe Brautigan, has written a biography of her father, You Can't Catch Death.

Summary

62 of Brautigan's ultra-short stories, reissued to mark the 30th anniversary of his death. Introduced by Sarah Hall

Report

He was an absolute original who found cause for celebration in the most unlikely places. Guardian

Product details

Authors Richard Brautigan
Assisted by Sarah Hall (Introduction)
Publisher Canongate Books
 
Languages English
Product format Paperback
Released 04.09.2014
 
EAN 9781782113782
ISBN 978-1-78211-378-2
No. of pages 160
Dimensions 132 mm x 200 mm x 10 mm
Series The Canons
Canons
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature

FICTION / Short Stories (single author), Short Stories

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