9780395974698

The Edna Webster Collection of Undiscovered Writings

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  • ISBN13:

    9780395974698

  • ISBN10:

    0395974690

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-09-16
  • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc

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Summary

On the eve of his departure from Eugene, Oregon, to San Francisco and worldly success, a twenty-one-year-old unpublished writer named Richard Brautigan gave these funny, buoyant stories and poems as a gift to Edna Webster, the beloved mother of both his best friend and his first "real" girlfriend. "When I am rich and famous, Edna," he told her, "this will be your social security.' The stories and poems show Brautigan as hopelessly lovestruck, cheerily goofy, and at his most disarmingly innocent. We see not only a young man and young artist about to bloom, but also the whole literary sensibility of the 1960s counterculture about to spread its wings and fly.

Table of Contents

Note ix
Burton Weiss
Introduction: Young, Desperate, and in Love xi
Keith Abbott
Why Unknown Poets Stay Unknown, Part 1
1(26)
The Conscripted Storyteller
27(4)
Would You Like to Saddle Up a Couple of Goldfish and Swim to Alaska?
31(7)
The Egg Hunter
38(2)
James Dean in Eugene, Oregon
40(3)
A Love Letter from State Insane Asylum
43(10)
I Watched the World Glide Effortlessly Bye
53(9)
Somebody from Hemingway Land
62(1)
There's Always Somebody Who Is Enchanted
63(10)
The Flower Burner
73(4)
Three Experimental Dramas
77(6)
Why Unknown Poets Stay Unknown, Part 2
83(40)
Index of Titles 123

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