The Edna Webster Collection of Undiscovered Writings
Richard Brautigan Mariner Books

The Edna Webster Collection of Undiscovered Writings





Release date

September 1999


Mariner Books


6 oz


5.5 x 0.31 x 8.25 "

On the eve of his departure from Eugene, Oregon, to San Francisco and worldly success, a twenty-one-year-old unpublished writer named Richard Brautigan gave these funny, buoyant stories and poems as a gift to Edna Webster, the beloved mother of both his best friend and his first "real" girlfriend. "When I am rich and famous, Edna," he told her, "this will be your social security.' The stories and poems show Brautigan as hopelessly lovestruck, cheerily goofy, and at his most disarmingly innocent. We see not only a young man and young artist about to bloom, but also the whole literary sensibility of the 1960s counterculture about to spread its wings and fly.

About the author

Richard Brautigan

Richard Brautigan was an American novelist, poet, and short story writer. He is the author of He is best known for his novels Trout Fishing in America, In Watermelon Sugar, and Rommel Drives on Deep into Egypt among others.

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