What is a “cult writer”? What factors played a major role in Richard Brautigan’s becoming one?
Cite instances of Brautigan’s taking literary advantage of his wanderlust.
Humor can be a saving grace for an individual and for literary works. Discuss this statement with brief reference to several of Brautigan’s works or more extensively with respect to one.
Brautigan’s writing is notable for vivid sensory details. Examine some of them and explain how they function.
For young people, friendships loom very important but often lead to disappointment. Discuss the ambivalence of friendships in Brautigan’s fiction.
What is the organizing principle of Trout Fishing in America? What does it have to do with poetry?
Do Brautigan’s poetic techniques work in a prose novel?