Interview with Virginia Aste

Arthur Magazine has an interview with Virginia Aste – Richard Brautigan’s first wife.

Married in 1957, separated in ’62 and divorced in ’70, she looks back at their time together.

Now working as a substitute teacher in Hawaii, this interview gives a little insight into Richard & his writing, what it was like in the 1960s in San Francisco as well as her relationship with Richard.

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  1. A wonderful and thoughtful interview. In many ways, Richard Brautigan’s writings are what brought me to the Bay Area, and planted the seed to find my own voice as a writer. 1976, the year that I went to Washington Square Park, and opened a bottle of Vin Ordinaire and drank to the memory of Trout Fishing in America Shorty, a saint or bodhisattva of North Beach. Perhaps a bronze statue of Richard with fishing pole and creel could be erected in Washington Square Park with the word “Welcome”, like Ben Franklin’s, to the 4 directions, or a statue of Trout Fishing in America Shorty. I wonder if a photo of him exsists?

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