Friday, 16 December 2016

R1CH4RD BR4UT1G4N - L1STEN1NG T0 R1CH4RD BR4UT1GAN (1970)

Readings from the author's selected works, including his most fanciful and otherworldly books, In Watermelon Sugar and Trout Fishing in America. Literary works are interspliced with field recordings: two sections of "sounds from my life," a mundane phone call, and a seemingly unscripted vignette of Richard ordering coffee. Wonderful.

Dream it...

4 comments:

  1. This was supposed to have been released on The Beatles' Zapple label as Zapple3. It's a pity the label was canned when it was, They were about to delve into some interesting literary waters, Bukowski, Ginsberg, Charles Olson, etc.

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  2. thanks i love early braut
    do u know the story that when he was writing his last novel. he told someone "sssh" i don't want my novel to know i am here. its trying to kill me." he committed suicide 2 days (?) later. that is my paraphrase iwill look it up its in a book called episodes by pierre delattre. which is a good book of lived dreams by the way
    robert

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  3. Thanks for comments.
    Rev--I heard about Zapple imprint. Perhaps a lost chance at innovations in spoken word? I dunno. I think the genre would not have really taken off regardless, and I am just happy that Brautigan's was released at all. I remain a fan of recorded literature and will post more sometime soon.

    Robert: I read his daughter's memoire, which corroborates similar stories. Thanks for the recommendation on Delattre.

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