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Table of Contents

Title Page

Table of Contents

Copyright

Frontispiece

TROUT FISHING IN AMERICA

Dedication

The Original Cover for Trout Fishing in America

Knock on Wood (Part One)

Knock on Wood (Part Two)

Red Lip

The Kool-Aid Wino

Another Method of Making Walnut Catsup

Prologue to Grider Creek

Grider Creek

The Ballet for Trout Fishing in America

A Walden Pond for Winos

Tom Martin Creek

Trout Fishing on the Bevel

Sea, Sea Rider

The Last Year the Trout Came up Hayman Creek

Trout Death by Port Wine

The Autopsy of Trout Fishing in America

The Message

Trout Fishing in America Terrorists

Trout Fishing in America with the FBI

Worsewick

The Shipping of Trout Fishing in America Shorty to Nelson Algren

The Mayor of the Twentieth Century

On Paradise

The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari

The Salt Creek Coyotes

The Hunchback Trout

The Teddy Roosevelt Chingader'

Footnote Chapter to “The Shipping of Trout Fishing in America Shorty to Nelson Algren”

The Pudding Master of Stanley Basin

Room 208, Hotel Trout Fishing in America

The Surgeon

A Note on the Camping Craze that is Currently Sweeping America

A Return to the Cover of This Book

The Lake Josephus Days

Trout Fishing on the Street of Eternity

The Towel

Sandbox Minus John Dillinger Equals What?

The Last Time I Saw Trout Fishing in America

In the California Bush

The Last Mention of Trout Fishing in America Shorty

Witness for Trout Fishing in America Peace

Footnote Chapter to “Red Lip”

The Cleveland Wrecking Yard

A Half-Sunday Homage to a Whole Leonardo da Vinci

Trout Fishing in America Nib

Prelude to the Mayonnaise Chapter

The Mayonnaise Chapter

THE PILL VERSUS THE SPRINGHILL MINE DISASTER

Frontispiece

Dedication

All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace

Horse Child Breakfast

General Custer Versus the Titanic

The Beautiful Poem

Private Eye Lettuce

A Boat

The Shenevertakesherwatchoff Poem

Karma Repair Kit: Items 1-4

Oranges

San Francisco

Xerox Candy Bar

Discovery

Widow's Lament

The Pomegranate Circus

The Winos on Potrero Hill

The First Winter Snow

Death Is a Beautiful Car Parked Only

Surprise

Your Departure Versus the Hindenburg

Education

Love Poem

The Fever Monument

At the California Institute of Technology

A Lady

“Star-Spangled” Nails

The Pumpkin Tide

Adrenalin Mother

The Wheel

Map Shower

A Postcard from Chinatown

The Double-Bed Dream Gallows

December 30

The Sawmill

The Way She Looks at It

Yes, the Fish Music

The Chinese Checker Players

I've Never Had It Done so Gently Before

Our Beautiful West Coast Thing

Man

The Silver Stairs of Ketchikan

Hollywood

Your Necklace Is Leaking

Haiku Ambulance

It's Going Down

Alas, Measured Perfectly

Hey, Bacon!

The Rape of Ophelia

A CandleLion Poem

I Feel Horrible. She Doesn't

Cyclops

Flowers for Those You Love

The Galilee Hitch-Hiker

It's Raining in Love

Poker Star

To England

I Lie Here in a Strange Girl's Apartment

Hey! This Is What It's All About

My Nose Is Growing Old

Crab Cigar

The Sidney Greenstreet Blues

Comets

I Live in the Twentieth Century

The Castle of the Cormorants

Lovers

Sonnet

Indirect Popcorn

Star Hole

Albion Breakfast

Let's Voyage into the New American House

November 3

The Postman

A Mid-February Sky Dance

The Quail

1942

Milk for the Duck

The Return of the Rivers

A Good-Talking Candle

The Horse That Had a Flat Tire

Kafka's Hat

Nine Things

Linear Farewell, Nonlinear Farewell

Mating Saliva

Sit Comma and Creeley Comma

Automatic Anthole

The Symbol

I Cannot Answer You Tonight in Small Portions

Your Catfish Friend

December 24

Horse Race

The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster

After Halloween Slump

Gee, You're so Beautiful That It's Starting to Rain

The Nature Poem

The Day They Busted the Grateful Dead

The Harbor

The Garlic Meat Lady from

In a Cafe

Boo, Forever

IN WATERMELON SUGAR

Frontispiece

BOOK ONE: IN WATERMELON SUGAR

In Watermelon Sugar

Margaret

My Name

Fred

Charley's Idea

Sundown

The Gentle Cricket

Lighting the Bridges

iDEATH

The Tigers

More Conversation at iDEATH

A Lot of Good Nights

Vegetables

Margaret Again

Pauline's Shack

A Love, a Wind

The Tigers Again

Arithmetic

She Was

A Lamb at False Dawn

The Watermelon Sun

Hands

Margaret Again, Again

Strawberries

The Schoolteacher

Under the Plank Press

Until Lunch

The Tombs

The Grand Old Trout

BOOK TWO: inBOIL

Nine Things

Margaret Again, Again, Again

A Nap

Whiskey

Whiskey Again

The Big Fight

Time

The Bell

Pauline

The Forgotten Works

A Conversation with Trash

In There

The Master of the Forgotten Works

The Way Back

Something Is Going to Happen

Rumors

The Way Back Again

Dinner That Night

Pauline Again

Faces

Shack

The Girl with the Lantern

Chickens

Bacon

Prelude

An Exchange

The Trout Hatchery

inBoiL's iDEATH

Wheelbarrow

A Parade

Bluebells

Margaret Again, Again, Again, Again

Shack Fever

BOOK THREE: MARGARET

Job

Meat Loaf

Apple Pie

Literature

The Way

The Statue of Mirrors

The Grand Old Trout Again

Getting Fred

The Wind Again

Margaret's Brother

The Wind Again, Again

Necklace

Couch

Tomorrow

Carrots

Margaret's Room

Bricks

My Room

The Girl with the Lantern Again

Margaret Again, Again, Again, Again, Again

Good Ham

Sunrise

Escutcheon

Sunny Morning

The Tomb Crew

The Dance

Cooks Together

Their Instruments Playing

About the Author

Trout Fishing in America
Copyright © 1967 by Richard Brautigan
The Pill versus the Springhill Mine Disaster
Copyright © 1968 by Richard Brautigan
In Watermelon Sugar
Copyright © 1968 by Richard Brautigan

 

All rights reserved

 

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The Library of Congress has cataloged the print edition as follows:

Brautigan, Richard.
[Selections. 1989]
Richard Brautigan's Trout fishing in America;
The pill versus the Springhill mine disaster;
and, In watermelon sugar.
p. cm.
ISBN
0-395-50076-1
ISBN
978-0-395-50076-7
I. Title. II. Title: Trout fishing in America. III. Title: Pill versus the Springhill mine disaster. IV. Title: In watermelon sugar.
PS3503.R2736A6 1989
813'.54—dc19 88-38993

CIP

 

e
ISBN
978-0-547-52553-2
v2.0714

 

Frontispiece by Erik Weber

Interior photographs by Edmund Shea

 

 

 

 

Writing 14

 

 

 

 

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