Brautigan > Contributions

Richard Brautigan contributed his writing to a wide array of publications. Information about these contributions is available using four indexes.

  • Publication Index = an alphabetic listing of publications featuring Brautigan's contributions
  • Date Index = a chronological listing of publications featuring Brautigan's contributions
  • Book Index = a listing of publications featuring material that is included one of Brautigan's books
  • Specialty Index = a chronological listing of "specialty" publications of Bautigans writings.

Each index provides information about publications (other than his own novels, poetry and story collections) that included contributions by Brautigan. If a Brautigan contribution was collected, a link to further information about that collection is provided. Information about uncollected writing by Brautigan is also provided.

Each index can be filtered to show only previously unpublished Brautigan contributions. Click the checkbox below and then click any menu tab button to see the results.

For more information about Brautigan's novels, poetry, stories, and more, please use the "By Brautigan" link in the main menu.



Background

Richard Brautigan contributed his writing to student publications, mass media magazines, small audience mimeographed poetry journals, some of the most respected literary journals, and more. Many of these contributions later became chapters in his novels, or were included in his poetry and story collections. Brautigan also published his poetry on handbills which he gave away freely on the streets of San Francisco. Examples of his published works as well as selections of his unpublished writing while he was young were published as speciality items, intended for collectors and fans.

Here are the numbers . . .
168 = total contributions
129 = first publication
20 = speciality publications
13 = speciality, first publications

This node seeks to provide as complete a catalog of Brautigan's contributions as possible, including first publications and reprints. Four approaches to this information are available. See the "Publication Index," "Date Index," "Book Index," and "Specialty Index" tabs, above. Each index can be filtered to show only previously unpublished Brautigan contributions. Click the checkbox below and then click any menu tab button to see the results.

BIG thanks to Robert Nelson who created the scripts and codes to display all this information. He has made a valuable contribution to American Dust and provides us all with a way to better understand Brautigan's productivity as a writer.

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