Collected in one volume, three counterculture classics that embody the spirit of the 1960s.
Included here are three great works by the incomparable Richard Brautigan:
Trout Fishing in America is by turns a hilarious, playful, and melancholy novel that wanders from San Francisco through the country’s rural waterways—a book “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).
The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster is a collection of nearly one hundred poems, first published in 1968.
And In Watermelon Sugar expresses the mood of a new generation, revealing death as a place where people travel the length of their dreams, rejecting violence and hate.
During his lifetime, Look magazine observed, “Brautigan is joining Hesse, Golding, Salinger, and Vonnegut as a literary magus to the literate young. ” A uniquely imaginative writer of the Beat movement who became an icon of the hippie era, he is still a favorite of readers today.