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Trout Fishing In America

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Richard Brautigan was a literary idol of the 1960s and 1970s whose comic genius and iconoclastic vision of American life caught the imagination of young people everywhere. He came of age during the Haight-Ashbury period and has been called the last of the Beats.” His early books became required reading for the hip generation, and on its publication Trout Fishing in America

Paperback, 112 pages
Published May 21st 1980 by Dell Publishing Co., Inc. (first published 1967)
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Chula Brown Buffalo It is a good one, but Richard Brautigan was not a beat writer. He came into the scene on the tail end. He was associated with different Beat poets and…moreIt is a good one, but Richard Brautigan was not a beat writer. He came into the scene on the tail end. He was associated with different Beat poets and writers but refused the title as a beat writer and the title of hippy writer.(less)

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mark monday
I went up to Portland for the weekend to see my friend Trout Fishing in America get married. Portland is a great town and my friend is a great guy. Unfortunately I got the stomach flu or food poisoning or something and so I missed out on all but 45 minutes of his wedding, and on seeing old friends and all the drinking and the strip clubs and the late night Voodoo donuts and the arcade that everyone loves. All of that. So I just sat on the porch of the house we rented. It was a beautiful house an ...more
Feb 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those in need of a smile
Recommended to s.p by: Father John Misty
Shelves: humor, americana, fishing
This book is an experience like few else. I could spend pages discussing this book but the following passage contains all the joy of the novel and is a well enough jumping-off point for the imagination and intellect to decipher the nature and importance of this novel that has been linked to the late-Beat generation
A little ways up from the shack was an outhouse with its door flung violently open. The inside of the outhouse was exposed like a human face and the outhouse seemed to say, 'The old g
Ahmad Sharabiani
Trout Fishing in America, Richard Brautigan
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: دسمامبر سال 2005 میلادی
عنوان: صید قزل آلا در آمریکا؛ نویسنده: ریچارد براتیگان؛ مترجم: پیام یزدانجو؛ تهران، نشر چشمه، 1384؛ در 196 ص؛ چاپ دوم 1385؛ شابک: 9643622150؛ چاپ سوم 1386؛ شابک: 9789643622152؛ چاپ پنجم 1389؛ چاپ ششم 1390؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان امریکایی - قرن 20 م
عنوان: صید قزل آلا در آمریکا؛ نویسنده: ریچارد براتیگان؛ مترجم: هوشیار انصاری فر؛ تهران، نشر نی، 1385؛ در 207 ص؛ شابک: 9643138008؛ چاپ دوم 1385؛ چاپ سوم 1388؛
Apr 08, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
OK, well, first of all, it’s not about trout fishing in America.

Well, mostly not, sort of, well, see here’s the thing –

Richard Brautigan’s very unique 1964 publication blurs the line between prose and poetry, and in the same way that blue sounds a lot like jazz.

Yes, the similes.

Let’s visit some of Mr. Brautigan’s more bizarre and outlandish similes, and it is here that his readers first notice leaving a well-worn path.

“like a famous brain surgeon removing a disordered portion of the imagination
Jun 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: americana
Pesca alla Trota in America è una novella scritta da Richard Brautigan pubblicata nel 1967. Si tratta di un libro astratto senza una precisa trama, costituito da una serie di aneddoti (ognuno dei quali costituisce un capitolo) con gli stessi personaggi che ricompaiono più volte all'interno delle diverse storie.

La foto di copertina della prima edizione: Brautigan insieme all’amica Michaela Le Grand, da Brautigan chiamata la sua musa. Dietro di loro la statua di Benja
Dec 14, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Brian by: Hadrian

Penned at the tail-end of the Beat movement, Brautigan's Trout Fishing in America is his surreal novel on the battle for humanity's soul waged between the high-stakes, ever expanding industrialism of the expiring 20th century and the salad days of nature worshiping 19th century.

The opening chapter of the book is fantastic and worth the investment in the novel just for those few pages alone. Even when the surrealism is thick Brautigan never lets go of his reader's hand. He wants us to see the pr
Ian "Marvin" Graye
Trout Fishing in Australia

A Richard Brautigan craze started in Australia when I was in secondary school. The focus was "Trout Fishing in America", even if I had already read and preferred "Confederate General from Big Sur".

I loved the zany, almost hallucinogenic brevity of his novels. They were as short and stimulating as a good high, and they were funny. They didn't necessarily have a plot, but they were full of acute, though relaxed, proto-stoner observations. Brautigan walked through life,
Trout Fishing in America is a book about 'half-assed trees', dogs so old they looked stuffed, and men who sell creeks by the yard. Trout Fishing in America is about outhouses, appliances in the woods, and bookstore owners who can tell your future by the type of sex you had with the woman upstairs.

Trout Fishing in America is about little boys named Trout Fishing in America, who write Trout Fishing in America in chalk on the backs of first-graders, trout fishing, and doctors who live in the deep w
Jan 25, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: american-novels
Short and completely off the wall; published in 1967 and immediately a success with the counterculture. The favourite book of a number of ageing hippies I have known!
It has been compared to Kerouac and Burroughs, but I think that is mistaken; it is a different type of approach to the world. The chapters are short and informal. Trout Fishing in America appears as a person/persons throughout and has spawned at least one modern band and several sets of parents naming their unfortunate offspring Tr
Aug 08, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
پینوشت مترجم از کل کتاب جالبتر و جذابتر بود
کتاب به فارسی غیرقابل خواندن
و برای خواننده ایرانی، غیرقابل فهم است
متن سرشار است از اسامی افراد، مکانها، فیلمها، کتابها و مجلات و ...
شبکهای که فقط برای یک آمریکایی، آن هم یک آمریکایی از نسل براتیگان، معنا میسازد
شهرت و فروش جهانی کتاب، بیشتر باید یک تب روشنفکری باشد
اما درباره ترجمه
مترجم در عین آنکه دیگری را برای ترجمه کمونیست به "اشتراکگرا" مسخره میکند
خودش عنوان مجله
را به زندگی ترجمه کرده است
و پمپ بنزین
را به "زمان"
در حالی که
را ترجمه نکرده و
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Richard Brautigan was an American novelist, poet, and short-story writer. Born in Tacoma, Washington, he moved to San Francisco in the 1950s and began publishing poetry in 1957. He started writing novels in 1961 and is probably best known for his early work Trout Fishing in America. He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in 1984.

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