Trout Fishing in America | by Richard Brautigan |

Trout Fishing in America | by Richard Brautigan |


By Richard Brautigan
Preface by Ron Loewinsohn
With a duotone photographic portrait of the author by Edmund Shea

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Richard Brautigan’s Trout Fishing in America is a landmark in American prose fiction; some think it more poetry than prose. You must read the chapter titles as text, because without cognizance of them what follows may make no sense. Humorous, poignant, and surreal, the book invites you to see the world in a different way. 

The writer Ron Loewinsohn was an early reader of the manuscript; he has provided a new introductory essay with insights into his friend’s life. This edition also contains a 1967 portrait of the author by Edmund Shea, whose pictures appear on the covers of most of Brautigan’s books. The drawing of the fish on the front cover is by Brautigan, and appeared on the dedication page of the first edition.

Production Details

  •  Edition of 400 copies for sale

  • Quarto, 11-3/4 by 8-3/4 inches, 124 pages

  • Bound in blue and gray cloth, printed with titling and decoration

  • Arion Press publication #65, 2003

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The deluxe edition with a lithograph by Wayne Thiebaud is sold out.