Brautigan: "When Old Trout Die"

April 9, 2010 By: Marshall Cutchin

1974 paperback edition

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It looked like a fine stream. I put my hand in the water; it was cold and felt good. – Richard Brautigan, Trout Fishing in America
In Paste Magazine, Josh Jackson offers an appreciation for Richard Brautigan’s most famous book, citing Sixties Envy, assaults on convention, and the Man-Bad/Nature-Good vision: “When Brautigan is in the zone, when he surges up from the deep and strikes at the fly of your imagination like those big rainbow trout he loved, his poetry and talent are undeniable. He writes that when old trout die, ‘their white beards flow to the sea.’”
Richard Brautigan’s Trout Fishing in America, the Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster: And in Watermelon Sugar on Amazon.

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