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The Edna Webster collection of undiscovered writings

Author: Richard Brautigan; Edna Webster
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1999.
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"On the eve of his departure from Eugene, Oregon, to San Francisco and worldly success, a twenty-one-year-old unpublished writer named Richard Brautigan gave these funny, buoyant stories and poems as a gift to Edna Webster, the beloved mother of both his best friend and his first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. The stories and poems show Brautigan as hopelessly lovestruck, cheerily goofy, and at his most disarmingly innocent. We  Read more...
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Brautigan, Richard.
Edna Webster collection of undiscovered writings.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1999
(OCoLC)607346571
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Brautigan; Edna Webster
ISBN: 0395974690 9780395974698
OCLC Number: 41412011
Notes: "Mariner Original."
Includes index.
Description: xvii, 124 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Why unknown poets stay unknown, part 1 --
The conscripted storyteller --
Would you like to saddle up a couple of goldfish and swim to Alaska? --
The egg hunter --
James Dean in Eugene, Oregon --
A love letter from state insane asylum --
I watched the world glide effortlessly bye --
Somebody from Hemingway Land --
There's always somebody who is enchanted --
The flower burner --
Three experimental dramas --
Why unknown poets stay unknown, part 2.
Other Titles: Works.
Collection of undiscovered writings
Responsibility: Richard Brautigan ; introduction by Keith Abbott.
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"On the eve of his departure from Eugene, Oregon, to San Francisco and worldly success, a twenty-one-year-old unpublished writer named Richard Brautigan gave these funny, buoyant stories and poems as a gift to Edna Webster, the beloved mother of both his best friend and his first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. 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."--Jacket.

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