Trout Fishing in America

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Jan 19, 2010 - Fiction - 144 pages
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Richard Brautigan was a literary idol of the 1960s and 1970s whose comic genius and iconoclastic vision of American life caught the imagination of young people everywhere. He came of age during the Haight-Ashbury period and has been called “the last of the Beats.” His early books became required reading for the hip generation, and on its publication Trout Fishing in America became an international bestseller. An indescribable romp, the novel is best summed up in one word: mayonnaise.
This new edition includes an introduction by the poet Billy Collins, who first encountered Brautigan’s work as a student in California.

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User Review  - Natalie - Goodreads

Eh...I didn't care overly much for this. The writing reminded me a little of Vonnegut at times, but the putative humor was far sparser. I've been hearing about this book for years as some kind of cult classic - I practically read nothing but, but this one just wasn't my style. Read full review

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Richard Brautigan (1935–1984) was a god of the counterculture and the author of ten novels, nine volumes of poetry, and a collection of short stories.

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