Trout Fishing in America

Richard Brautigan

Trout Fishing in America

Trout Fishing in America

  • Title: Trout Fishing in America
  • Author: Richard Brautigan
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  • Page: 375
  • Format: Paperback

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 AmericaRichard 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 became an international bestseller An indescribable romp, the novel is best summed up in one word mayonnaise This new edition includes an introduction by the poet Billy Collins, who first encountered Brautigan s work as a student in California.

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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 [...]

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 generation¹A 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 [...]

Trout Fishing in America, Richard Brautigan تاریخ نخستین خوانش: دسمامبر سال 2005 میلادیعنوان: 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 ام [...]

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 t [...]

RICKY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDSPesca 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 B [...]

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 [...]

Trout Fishing in AustraliaA 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, de [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

پی‌نوشت مترجم از کل کتاب جالب‌تر و جذاب‌تر بودکتاب به فارسی غیرقابل خواندنو برای خواننده ایرانی، غیرقابل فهم استمتن 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 می‌سازدشهرت و فروش [...]

بسیار ناامید کننده، یک سری یادداشت های پراکنده که هیچ شباهتی به داستان نداشت، نوشته هابه شدت شخصی بود و برای من هیچ مفهومی نداشت، پر از اسم ها و شوخی هایی که برای یک آمریکایی قطعا جذابه ولی برای من فقط یکسری حرف های درهم برهم بود،این که تو کتاب فروشی روی میز با یکی سکس کنی و بعد [...]

Although my life was not very pleasant from the time of moving to Park Ridge in fifth grade until the beginning of high school, things began to pick up by the sophomore year. I joined the Social Science Society at school,a club dominated by older students who were predominately bookish and left-leaning. I made my first real friends, Rich Hyde and Hank Kupjack, both of whom also belonged to Tri-S.Things got even better by the junior and senior years. It was the end of the sixties and what had hap [...]

Though I do believe this book was extremely important in its time I am not convinced it is any longer. I did enjoy rereading it as it brought back old and pleasant memories of a time first-called The Generation of Love. Richard Brautigan, after years of writing poetry and learning how to write a good sentence, made this first stab at composing a version of what he would come to call his very first novel. This first work made the rounds of many publishers and was pretty much shelved for other tit [...]

This book is the best book on Trout Fishing in America. You don’t need to read anything else. If you want to Trout Fish in America, I can highly recommend it. There are trout in it. There is fishing in it. There is America in it. And there is ‘in’ in it. You can’t ask for more than that. Some people will tell you that the book is not about Trout Fishing in America. When they do that, just smile and nod. Don't argue with them. Treat them like you would a very small child telling you that [...]

A meno che non siate un coyote“Il cervo non deviò dal suo percorso. Continuava a correre dritto verso di me, ben dopo avermi visto, erano già passati un secondo o due. BENG! BENG! Avrei potuto allungare la mano e toccarlo, ma lui si allontanava. E correva attorno alla casa, facendo il giro attorno al cesso, e il cane subito dietro di lui. Sono spariti in cima alla collina, lasciandosi dietro una scia di carta igienica srotolata e impigliata fra i cespugli e i rampicanti. Dietro ancora c'era [...]

Finished this a few weeks ago, and would have much sooner, but I actually stopped reading it for a week 10 pages from the end, because I really wanted it to linger, though the good news is that it's short enough that I will probably reread it sooner/more frequently than some of my other favorites.The kind of book that I loved without entirely knowing why, but a few highlights:--Brautigan is from Tacoma, Washington, and I am from Washington, and started this on my way back from my vacation there, [...]


First half = 4 starsSecond half = 2 stars Book = 3 stars /shrug

Бротіґан українською - цього вже достатньо, щоби випити пива за здоров'я вітчизняного книговидання (хоча пива я не п'ю, хм, невдобно якось виходить). Щось я забагато останнім часом пишу про книжки, починаючи та закінчуючи словом любов - як оно з Аткінсон було - але ніде правди [...]

Okay, I’ll admit it: I don’t get it.I may need to start singing the “Small World” song, however, as I happened to notice that this book is dedicated to someone named Ron Loewinsohn. “Huh,” I thought. “I had a professor at Berkeley named Ron Loewinsohn. I wonder if it could be the same guy?”Two minutes of research reveals: yup! Same dude! Apparently he and Brautigan were good friends back in the day. Many years later, Loewinsohn is vying for the title of my favorite college profe [...]

Richard Brautigan's easy-going, beyond informal style should be the easiest thing in the world for today's internet-saavy to read - the freestyle association, onomatopoeia, and occasional anthropomorphism fits right in with any lolcats-humorist. In his most famous work, Brautigan fires off tiny snippets of genius with Trout Fishing in America inserted as whatever concept or person he focuses on. Occasionally, he ties some of the concepts together on a whim. Amidst all this very 60's attitude and [...]

Genius book. Astounding turns, one after another. Only a few bits of the language have gone a bit dated. I used two of my favorite sentences as part of the little machine-built-of-epigrams at the beginning of Any Deadly Thing. Another favored bit:"The old drunk told me about trout fishing. When he could talk, he had a way of describing trout as if they were a precious and intelligent metal."

Un'immersione nella controcultura degli anni '60, solo per "lucide menti aperte", folle e poetico viaggio in un'America visionaria con il probabile aiuto di qualche supporto psichedelico e forse, per dirla con De Gregori, "non c'è niente da capire"

This is the first time I've met Trout Fishing in America. And although I fished almost everyday in my youth and caught hundreds of Trout, I never realized that the guy with me was Trout Fishing in America. We'd always stop at Ledet's Supermarket and buy bread, ham, and a small jar of mayonnaise on our way to the trout rooms. We'd sit in our small boat with corks bobbing in the room and eat ham sandwiches. We'd look at the sky and see rabbits, angels, or toaster ovens in the clouds. And we'd appr [...]

Either I've outgrown or forgotten the beats or this isn't truly representative. I can't seem to return to Kerouac, having tried Dr. Sax recently, though I loved his early books when I read them in my youth. Burroughs too, the autobiographical ones especially. Trout Fishing in America reads like poetry, an overdose of metaphor, possibly fueled with hallucinogens. A statement about commercialization and the loss of nature to technology. I appreciate that, its just that this slender volume did not [...]

I missed TFiA when I went through my first Beat/proto-Hipster/Petite bourgeoisie phase when I was 17. I loved the geography of this book, the narrative poetry, the sense of place and people. I can see how a book like this can burn naively hot and then stall for awhile. Keep the kids from away from abstract novellas. Reading parts to my woman, she was absolutely not surprised he was friends with Trout Fishing in America City Lights. Life, poetry, trout fishing and mayonnaise are all just a bit me [...]

After the confederate general, it's the second novel of the book. I have a particular memory of this book, something light and funny, certainly hilarious. And the mistake is understood. I saw in this book only its humoristic dimensions, His characters are picturesque, modest poor, but full of inventiveness. It was a kind of Huckberry Finn adult but but inferior of its modelBut it is quite different. Brautigan rises with equal of Twain. He dynamites the style and he draws another geography of USA [...]

I'm not really sure what this short book was about, except that I can say for certain that in some way it was about Trout Fishing in America. But then what is Trout Fishing in America? Is it a person, a pastime, a place, a proxy for life, the universe and everything? Maybe. Or maybe it's just some dude talking shit. Either way, it's whimsical, amusing, poetic shit, and like actual shit, it is probably best taken for what it is and not examined too closely.

داشتم به این فکر میکردم که اولین ناشری که این مزخرفاتو چاپ کرد میبایست دل بزرگی داشته باشه! اما فرق اساسی مزخرفات براتیگن با مزخرفات نویسنده های آبکی در اینه که براتیگن تمام وجودشو، تمام احساسشو تو نوشته هاش میزاره، این دلیلیه که ازش خوشم میاد. یکی از دوستداشتنی هامهپی نوشت م [...]

خواندنش احتیاج داشت به دانستن تاریخ و فرهنگ آمریکا در زمان براتیگان که من خیلی بلد نبودم و نتونستم خیلی با کتاب ارتباط برقرار کنم ولی با یک سری توصیفات براتیگان خیلی کیف کردم

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