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My virtue is that I say what I think, my vice that what I think doesn't amount to much.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Richard Brautigan died on this day

On this day in 1984 Richard Brautigan's body was found in his California home, a suicide some weeks earlier. The literary critics have never been kind to the writing, and the biographers have been unable to penetrate the writer's life, but Brautigan was a counter-culture hero in the late sixties and seventies; by the time of his death, the cult, the counter-culture, and his own mental health were pretty much gone.

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