Trout Fishing in America

Trout Fishing in America

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Richard Brautigan once said "I've always wanted to write a book that ends with the word mayonnaise." And he did- Trout Fishing in America is his abstract literary classic. The book contains a series of anecdotes broken into chapters, with the same characters often reappearing from story to story. The phrase "Trout Fishing in America" is used in multiple ways: it is the title of the book, a character, a hotel, the act of fishing itself, a modifier (one character is named "Trout Fishing in America Shorty"), etc. Brautigan uses the theme of trout fishing as a point of departure for thinly veiled and often comical critiques of mainstream American society and cluture. Several symbolic objects, such as a mayonnaise jar, a Ben Franklin statue in San Francisco's Washington Square, trout, etc. reappear throughout the book.
Info

ISBN: 9780547255279

Published Date: January 19, 2010

Publisher: Mariner Books

Language: English

Page Count: 112

Size: 7.87" l x 5.39" w x 0.46" h

Subject

Fishing