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The Edna Webster Collection of Undiscovered Writings

Author: Brautigan, Richard ; Abbott, Keith

Publication Date: 09/16/1999

Format: Paperback

On The Eve Of His Departure From Eugene, Oregon, To San Francisco And Worldly Success, A Twenty-one-year-old Unpublished Writer Named Richard Brautigan Gave These Funny, Buoyant Stories And Poems As A Gift To Edna Webster, The Beloved Mother Of Both His Best Friend And His First Real Girlfriend. The Stories And Poems Show Brautigan As Hopelessly Lovestruck, Cheerily Goofy, And At His Most Disarmingly Innocent. We See Not Only A Young Man And Young Artist About To Bloom, But Also The Whole Literary Sensibility Of The 1960s Counterculture About To Spread Its Wings And Fly.--jacket. Why Unknown Poets Stay Unknown, Part 1 -- The Conscripted Storyteller -- Would You Like To Saddle Up A Couple Of Goldfish And Swim To Alaska? -- The Egg Hunter -- James Dean In Eugene, Oregon -- A Love Letter From State Insane Asylum -- I Watched The World Glide Effortlessly Bye -- Somebody From Hemingway Land -- There's Always Somebody Who Is Enchanted -- The Flower Burner -- Three Experimental Dramas -- Why Unknown Poets Stay Unknown, Part 2. Richard Brautigan ; Introduction By Keith Abbott. Includes Index.