Trout Fishing in America, The Pill versus the Springhill Mine Disaster, and In Watermelon Sugar (Kobo eBook)
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.