Lee Mellon believes he is the descendent of the only Confederate General to have come from Big Sur and is himself a seeker after truth in his own modern-day war against the status quo and the state of the Union. This novel is set in 1957, and was the late Richard Brautigan's first to be published.
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Richard Brautigan (1935-1984) 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 was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington, and moved to San Francisco in the mid-1950s when he became involved in the emerging beat scene. During the 1960s, he became one of the most prominent and prolific writers of the counterculture. Out of this period came some of his most famous works, the best known of which are Trout Fishing in America; his collection of poetry, The Pill versus the Springhill Mine Disaster; and his collection of stories, Revenge of the Lawn. Translated the world over, his works helped establish him as one of the most significant American writers of his generation. As his popularity waned towards the end of the 1970s, he became increasingly disillusioned about his work and his life. He committed suicide in 1984. He was the author of eleven novels, ten volumes of poetry, a collection of short stories, and miscellaneous nonfiction pieces, works that often employed parody, satire, and black comedy.
Jim Meskimen is a stage, film, and television actor who has appeared in many well-known movies and television shows. He acted in Apollo 13 and Frost/Nixon for director Ron Howard, both of which were nominated for Best Picture Oscars. His television appearances include The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Friends, Lie to Me, Criminal Minds, and Parks and Recreation. He is also a painter, award-winning audiobook narrator, and audiobook director for Galaxy Audio.
''An absorbing, irritating, and terribly amusing book, that brings to American humor a new and disturbing voice.'' --San Francisco Chronicle
''His style and wit transmit so much energy that energy itself becomes the message. Brautigan ... makes all the senses breathe. Only a hedonist could cram so much life onto a single page.'' --Newsweek
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Descripción Rebel inc., 1999. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. A tight clean softcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-lib edition: Lee Mellon believes he is the descendent of the only Confederate General to have come from Big Sur and is himself a seeker after truth in his own mode rn-day war against the status quo and the state of the Union. This novel is set in 1957, and was the late Richard Brautigan's first to be published. Editorial Reviews Review * An absorbing, irritating, and terribly amusing book, that brings to Ameri can humor a new and disturbing voice. San Francisco Chronicle * His style a nd wit transmit so much energy that energy itself becomes the message. Brau tigan . makes all the senses breathe. Only a hedonist could cram so much life onto a single page Newsweek * A truly marvellous book. It's like watch ing one of the great American sitcoms of the past few years --Gordon Legge * He writes with a kind of free-wheeling, zany magic Guardian * An amazing story. You'll feel better about the whole world after reading this Los An geles Examiner --This text refers to the Hardcover edition. About the Author Brautigan's comic genius and countercultural vision of American life made him a literary idol of the 1960s and early 1970s.His books became required reading for the beat generation, and Trout Fishing in America sold more than two million copies throughout the world. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition. Nº de ref. de la librería RWARE0000026495