The Resource Jubilee hitchhiker : the life and times of Richard Brautigan, William Hjortsberg, (ebook)

Jubilee hitchhiker : the life and times of Richard Brautigan, William Hjortsberg, (ebook)

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Jubilee hitchhiker : the life and times of Richard Brautigan
Title
Jubilee hitchhiker
Title remainder
the life and times of Richard Brautigan
Statement of responsibility
William Hjortsberg
Title variation
Life and times of Richard Brautigan
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Language
eng
Summary
Confident and robust, Jubilee Hitchhiker is an comprehensive biography of late novelist and poet Richard Brautigan, author of Troutfishing in America and A Confederate General from Big Sur, among many others. When Brautigan took his own life in September of 1984 his close friends and network of artists and writers were devastated though not entirely surprised. To many, Brautigan was shrouded in enigma, erratic and unpredictable in his habits and presentation. But his career was formidable, an inspiration to young writers like Hjortsberg trying to get their start. Brautigans career wove its way through both the Beat-influenced San Francisco Renaissance in the 1950s and the "Flower Power" hippie movement of the 1960s; while he never claimed direct artistic involvement with either period, Jubilee Hitchhiker also delves deeply into the spirited times in which he lived. As Hjortsberg guides us through his search to uncover Brautigan as a man the reader is pulled deeply into the writers world. Ultimately this is a work that seeks to connect the Brautigan known to his fans with the man who ended his life so abruptly in 1984 while revealing the close ties between his writing and the actual events of his life. Part history, part biography, and part memoir this etches the portrait of a man destroyed by his genius
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1941-
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Hjortsberg, William
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Brautigan, Richard
  • Novelists, American
  • Suicide victims
Target audience
adult
Label
Jubilee hitchhiker : the life and times of Richard Brautigan, William Hjortsberg, (ebook)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781619020450
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(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12257523
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12257523
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MWT12257523
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Jubilee hitchhiker : the life and times of Richard Brautigan, William Hjortsberg, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781619020450
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12257523
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12257523
System control number
MWT12257523
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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