By sebastian melmoth
Isnt it about time for a Richard Brautigan revival? This unique writer was hugely popular in the 60's and 70's but seems largely forgotten today. If he is remembered at all its for Trout Fishing In America but my own personal favourite is The Abortion which - despite the title - is a frequently hilarious portrait of a man's solitary sojourn in what must be literatures most bizarre library!
Whimsical, absurd, surrealistic, phantasmagoric... Richard Brautigan's novels and short stories are suffused with a melancholy wit and wisdom all his own.