happy birthday

as today (jan 30th) would have been richard’s 71st birthday, take a few minutes to read your favourite story or remember him in someway. feel free to click the ‘comments’ button and tell us how you’re going to do that.

8 thoughts on “happy birthday

  1. Today, Jan. 30, 2006, the Gilpin County Public Library will be having a Brautigan Birthday Tribute and Poetry Reading beginning at 7 p.m.

  2. I will be doing a research paper on Richard Brautigan for my junior Honors English class. This is my first time visiting the site, and I haven’t had much of a chance to look around. However, I’d like to thank you in advance for all of the work you have put into managing this site, and I hope we can keep in touch…for the sake of my grade. 🙂

    Arec Ligon

  3. Since moving back to California, my entire life’s focus has been the pursuit of my artistic vision. I have been writing prolifically, in the Kerouacian tradition, and Brautigan has been central in a string of coincidences that have all contributed to my confidence concerning the path that I am on and the certainty that it is the right one.

    I find myself on this page, making this comment because of yet another improbable string of hyperlinks. While researching my current Brautigan-centered book, I learned of the birth of the beats in SF, where my research is centered. A hyperlink with the name of the 6 Gallery was the only one that I clicked on, as it was contained in the sentence, “The reading at the Six Gallery caused a literary sensation and introduced the idea of the Beat Generation to the world.”

    That click brought me to the litkicks.com website, where I was taken aback by the fact that the “Today in Literature” section read as follows: “On January 30: Jack Spicer … Shirley Hazzard … Richard Brautigan … Read more …” Clicking on the link “Read more…” brought me to a page that said, “On January 30th…

    1/30/1925: Jack Spicer born.
    Poet Jack Spicer is born in 1925.

    1/30/1931: Shirley Hazzard born.
    Australian/American novelist and short story writer Shirley Hazzard is born in 1931.

    1/30/1935: Richard Brautigan born.
    Washington-born tragic hippie-surrealist author Richard Brautigan is born in 1935.”

    Clicking on Richard Brautigan’s name brought forth yet another litkicks page, a very informative biography on the man, at the conclusion of which, two links. One I was familiar with, as “The Abortion: An Historical Romance, 1966” had inspired it, and this one.

    Here I am, living the dream, pursuing the artistic adherance that Brautigan perpetuated, continuing to be amazed by the man, his influence, and the Romantic Possiblity of a Public Library in California.

  4. 1961
    park elementary school

    no one messed with the smallest kid in class;
    his mother was a real munchkin
    from the real movie.

  5. He bought me a green popcorn ball at the IGA in case I got caught in a snowstorm going over the pass.

  6. My hands have become like the bad ends of magnets and when I go to touch someone, I push them away.

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