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Waltzing with the Captain : remembering Richard Brautigan

Author: Greg Keeler
Publisher: Boise, Idaho : Limberlost Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"While teaching English at Montana State University, Greg Keeler met Trout Fishing in America author Richard Brautigan in 1978, and opened a wildly memorable chapter in his own life. Having secluded himself on a 40-acre ranch in Paradise Valley, Montana, in the mid-1970s, Brautigan needed a friend with whom to talk and fish and carouse. Attracted like a moth to the flame, Keeler became that friend and confidant,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Keeler, Greg.
Waltzing with the Captain.
Boise, Idaho : Limberlost Press, 2004
(OCoLC)679879372
Named Person: Richard Brautigan; Greg Keeler; Richard Brautigan; Greg Keeler
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Keeler
ISBN: 0931659930 9780931659935 0931659949 9780931659942
OCLC Number: 54666004
Notes: "Cover painting, back cover photo and chapter illustrations by Greg Keeler."
Description: 167 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Four thousand dollars --
April residency --
Tony "Apocalypse" Dingman --
Attack of the thistles --
Night of the living borscht --
Rip, Tom, and Tony Torn meet their match at Chico Hot Springs --
The So the wind won't blow it all away airplane --
Richard and my stuff --
Richard, Masako, and Ianthe --
A party --
Dobro Dick --
Professor Brautigan --
Lady Marian --
Judy and Richard --
Montana elephant spring --
The Eagles Bar --
Hamburgers --
A lesson in conceptual criticism --
Sex, drugs, and rock & roll --
The restaurant at the bottom of the night --
The Captain's kindnesses --
Forest Park --
The Range Hotel --
Fishing --
The ghost of Richard Brautigan on Trail Creek --
Ode to melancholy --
Ode to the melancholic --
Me and Captain Death --
Funny --
The Captain gives a reading with me and other folks --
Phoney bologna --
We all look alike --
Right up to my ears --
Goodbye Bolinas --
Captain Random --
A happy day.
Responsibility: by Greg Keeler.

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"While teaching English at Montana State University, Greg Keeler met Trout Fishing in America author Richard Brautigan in 1978, and opened a wildly memorable chapter in his own life. Having secluded himself on a 40-acre ranch in Paradise Valley, Montana, in the mid-1970s, Brautigan needed a friend with whom to talk and fish and carouse. Attracted like a moth to the flame, Keeler became that friend and confidant, driver and clumsy co-conspirator in a number of escapades on the trout streams and rivers, at bars and cafes, and along the back roads of Montana. Together they waltzed through many late nights, till Brautigan took his own life in Bolinas, California, in 1984. Twenty years after Brautigan's death, Greg Keeler recalls those times with haunting clarity. Waltzing with the Captain is darkly funny and poignant in its revealing portrait of an important contemporary American writer, and in its candid story of an often-tested and bumbling friendship between two poets."--Page 4 of cover.

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