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At a glance:
- Author: Gale Group, Richard Brautigan
- First Published: 1971
- Type of Work: Novel
- Genres: Long fiction, Novel
- Subjects: United States or Americans, Love or romance, Twentieth century, Literature, Libraries or librarians, Beauty, Abortion, San Francisco
- Locales: United States, North America, San Francisco, California
The Abortion: An Historical Romance was Brautigan’s first book to which he gave a subtitle; by doing so he clearly indicated that the work was based on an already established subgenre. A writer of such originality, however, does not produce the sort of romance that most readers might expect. Instead, he infuses the form with his own themes and zany humor.
The unnamed narrator of The Abortion, though distinguished by eccentric attitudes and gentleness, is not as fully developed a character as the narrators of several other of Brautigan’s...
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