Brautigan > Stories

This node of the American Dust website (formerly Brautigan Bibliography and Archive) provides comprehensive information about Richard Brautigan's stories. Brautigan published one collection of stories during his lifetime. Many more were published individually. Publication and background information is provided, along with reviews, many with full text. Use the menu tabs below to learn more.



Richard Brautigan's stories are filled with metaphors and images that read more like poetry than fiction. Each is brief, bright, compact, creative. Many readers think Brautigan's best writing are his stories.

Richard Brautigan's writing often turns on unconventional but vivid images powered by imagination, strange and detailed observational metaphors, humor, and satire, all presented in a seemingly simplistic, childlike manner. By his own account, this writing style was a difficult achievement.

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