Richard Brautigan's Trout Fishing in America, The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster, and In Watermelon Sugar - Richard Brautigan 1969 - A Seymore Lawrence Book. Delacorte Press, New York - First Edition Thus A collection of Brautigan’s first three works to be published, and there is no better place to start than ‘Trout Fishing in America’ which sent him into confused stardom, apparently representing the counter-culture of the time, whilst being contemptuous of hippies. Ferlinghetti said ‘He was much more in tune with the trout in America than the people’.

TFiA is followed by his ‘Poetry’ with
The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster, a collection of ninety-eight poems, and finishing off with In Watermelon Sugar, a parable for survival in the 20th century, the story of a successful commune called iDEATH whose inhabitants survive in passive unity while a group of rebels live violently and end up dying in a mass suicide.

Despite our efforts above, it is not possible to really describe these three works. They are Brautigan, go with the flow... and the trout.

All of us have a place in history. Mine is in clouds

In 1984 at the age of 49 Brautigan died of a self-inflicted gunshot-wound.
  Provenance: With wonderfully contemporary gift inscription to the front, dated 1969.

pp. [6] [12] 112 [4]; [14] 108 [4]; [8] 138 [4]. In publisher’s coated boards, spine and front board lettered in blue, photograph to front, blue rear board with ‘Mayonnaise’ in white, for some Brautigan’ish reason. Dust jacket price-clipped to upper corner of front flap.
  Condition: Fine in near fine price-clipped dust jacket, with minor wear to corners.   Ref: 108728   Price: HK$ 1,500