Here's a journey that begins at the foot of the Benjamin Franklin statue in San Francisco's Washington Square, wanders through the wonders of America's rural waterways and ends, inevitably, with mayonnaise. With pure inventiveness and free-wheeling energy, the counterpoint to all those angry Beatniks, Brautigan tells the story of rural America, and the hunt for a bit of trout fishing. Funny, wild and sweet, Trout Fishing in America is an incomparable guidebook to the delights of exploration - of a country and a mind.
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" Trout Fishing is a pleasant surprise, though probably not so for aspiring anglers. It's a little as if Hemingway had stopped worrying about his masculinity, being a simple anecdotal ramble around memories and rural America. Streets ahead of Burroughs or Kerouac" ( Observer)
"His style and wit transmit so much energy that energy itself becomes the message. Brautigan...makes all the senses breathe. Only a hedonist could cram so much life onto a single page" ( Newsweek)
"A book infused with a bucolic surrealism and mournful psychedelia that has very little to do with trout fishing and a lot to do with the lamenting of a passing pastoral America. An instant cult classic" ( Financial Times)
"Playful and serious, hilarious and melancholy, profound and absurd...how delightfully unique a prose writer Richard Brautigan is" ( Times Literary Supplement)
"He writes with a kind of free-wheeling, zany magic" ( Guardian)
Richard Brautigan's wonderfully zany, hilarious episodic novel set amongst the rural waterways of America
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Book Description Vintage Books, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 99747715