Sunday, February 21, 2010

Picador Books – Part 2 – Richard Brautigan

Richard Brautigan enjoyed great popularity among the counter culturists of the 1960s and 70s as the result of the success of his book Trout Fishing In America, which was a best seller. These days his name is not well known, though he deserves to be more widely recognised. His books have a quirky charm and are highly original. I remember taking along one or other of his books when I had to go for an interview at the Dole Office at a time when I was unemployed. It was generally a long wait, and Brautigan’s books were just the perfect type of book to kill the time.

Picador published most of his books in the 1970s with the classic covers featuring himself with a girl.


brautigan_congeneral brautigan_watermelon
brautigan_abortion brautigan_sombrero

More Picadors coming soon…

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