Richard Brautigan, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Richard Brautigan

American novelist, poet, and short story writer

Date of Birth: 30-Jan-1935

Place of Birth: Tacoma, Washington, United States

Date of Death: 14-Sep-1984

Profession: writer, poet, novelist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Richard Brautigan

  • Richard Gary Brautigan (January 30, 1935 – ca.
  • September 16, 1984) was an American novelist, poet, and short story writer.
  • His work often clinically and surrealistically employs black comedy, parody, and satire, with emotionally blunt prose describing pastoral American life intertwining with technological progress.
  • He is best known for his novels Trout Fishing in America (1967) and In Watermelon Sugar (1968). Brautigan began his career as a poet, with his first collection being published in 1957.
  • He made his debut as a novelist with A Confederate General from Big Sur (1964), about a seemingly delusional man who believes himself to be the descendant of a Confederate general.
  • Brautigan would go on to publish numerous prose and poetry collections until 1982.
  • He committed suicide in 1984.

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