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Richard Brautigan's Trout Fishing in America ; the Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster ; and, in Watermelon Sugar Summary
Richard Brautigan

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Richard Brautigan's Trout Fishing in America ; the Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster ; and, in Watermelon Sugar Summary

Plot Summary

Trout Fishing in America is not only the title of the first of these three works, but also the name of a character within the novella as well as a metaphor for the spiritual quest for the pure and authentic truth that lies at the book's heart. Devoid of the conventional devices of plot such as conflict, character development, crisis, and resolution, the story unfolds in an episodic manner of seemingly unrelated events that the author connects as if by coincidence or indirection. Its genre closely resembles the picaresque novel that traces its roots through Jack Kerouac's On the Road as far back as Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. The story coheres as a kind of road novel that explores inner and outer realities in search of the real, as juxtaposed with the plastic, the generic, the mass-produced emptiness of modern western civilization, brilliantly parodied by the pop artist...

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