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I have been a long time Richard Brautigan fan. I have most of his works, and I never thought I'd own this early 1966 re-release of the 1958 The Galilee Hitch-Hiker, Brautigan's second collection of poetry. This edition was limited to 700 copies. I am thrilled. It is hand sewn and in wonderful condition.

Brautigan is famous for In Watermelon Sugar, and he also wrote Revenge of the Lawn; The Pill vs the Springhill Mining Disaster; Lay the Marble Tea; The Octopus Frontier; A Confederate General from Big Sur; Rommel Drives on Deep into Egypt; The Tokyo-Montana Express; So the Wind Won't Blow It All Away; All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace; The Hawkline Monster; Willard and His Bowling Trophies; Sombrero Fallout: A Japanese Novel; Dreaming of Babylon; Loading Mercury with a Pitchfork; Please Plant This Book; June 30th, June 30th; The Abortion: An Historical Romance; The Return of the Rivers; and Trout Fishing in America.

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  1. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 1 month ago
    Thank you for the love, Caperkid!
  2. Newfld Newfld, 1 month ago
    The cover with the ferris wheel is so pretty, and the poem titles are fascinating will have to ck this out. Is it ok to call you Laura or do you prefer betweenthelens, I'm Jenni (aka Newfld if you'd rather)
  3. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 1 month ago
    Hi Jenni! You can call me Laura. Someone named Kenn Davis did the cover art. Let me know how you like Brautigan. He's definitely different, was different. There's something beautiful and poignant about the way he wrote. You can find multiple editions of the above books just about anywhere except for the rarer copies like Octopus Frontier and other earlier books. Thank you for the love!

    Thank you for the love, buckethead!
  4. Newfld Newfld, 1 month ago
    Will do Laura & plsd to meet you J.
  5. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 1 month ago
    Nice to meet you as well, Jenni!

    Thank you for the love, fortapache!
  6. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 1 month ago
    Thank you for the love, officialfuel.
  7. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 1 month ago
    A nice treasure to find !
  8. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 1 month ago
    Thanks so much, Phil! :)
  9. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 1 month ago
    Thanks so much for the love, Scott!
  10. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 23 days ago
    Thank you for the love, T. and Anna!
  11. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 20 days ago
    Another Brautigan fan!!
    I adored his books back in my Hippie days.
    I must of read In Watermelon Sugar a dozen times! Confederate Gereral.. another favorite.
    The Abortion.. I could go on & on.
    Thanks for posting and bringing back great memories!
    I'm Eileen
  12. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 20 days ago
    Oh, and Trout Fishing in America! Ha!
  13. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 17 days ago
    Hi Eileen! Nice to meet you, and thank you for the love! Oh my goodness! You DO love him as well. One of my favorite poems of his:

    There is darkness on your lantern
    and pumpkins in your wind,
    and Oh, they clutter up your mind
    with their senseless bumping
    while your heart is like a sea gull
    frozen into a long distance telephone

    I’d like to take the darkness
    off your lantern and change the pumpkins
    into sky fields of ordered comets
    and disconnect the refrigerator telephone
    that frightens your heart into standing

  14. rockbat, 17 days ago
    I was curious as to what Brautigan book you recomend I should start out with ? I have four or five I have picked up over the years, but have never sat down and read. I was waiting for the right moment.
  15. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 14 days ago
    Rock bat... My Favorite In Watermelon Sugar
    Braughtigan is a wonderful read, but very different. Confederate General is great.
  16. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 14 days ago
    Great Poem Laura... never tire of Brautigan!
  17. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 8 days ago
    Eileen and rockbat, In Watermelon Sugar was the first Brautigan I read, and it had a lasting impact. It made me a Brautigan fan.

    Thank you for the love, rockbat, artfoot, and pw-collector.

    "In Watermelon Sugar the deeds were done and done again as my life is done in watermelon sugar."

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