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Used Trout Stream, For Sale By the Foot

February 2, 2010 By: Marshall Cutchin

1974 paperback edition

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The notion that there could be an aftermarket for trout streams comes from Richard Brautigan’s “Trout Fishing in America,” the unpredictable collection of anecdotes that brought the author — a trout fisher who loved small streams — so much attention in the sixties. Before a Monday night celebration of the author, New York Times writer Michelle Quinn recalls memories of Brautigan’s impact: “The work seemed less buttoned down and polished than the books I was used to; the writers — especially Mr. Brautigan — seemed to use words as free-wheeling travel companions, or sturdy and accessible knapsacks, in which they stowed the truths they found along the way.”
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