1. What is the first exposition that Brautigan offers in Trout Fishing in America? What is this a description of?
In Chapter 1, "The Cover for Trout Fishing in America," Brautigan describes the cover photograph in which he was posed in front of a statue of Benjamin Franklin with a young woman wearing a colorful bandanna on her head. He says the photo was taken one afternoon in Washington Square, San Francisco.
2. What is the story Brautigan relates in Trout Fishing in America, Chapter 3, "Knock on Wood, Part II"?
Brautigan recounts his first trout fishing experience in Portland, Ore. He makes a funky line and tackle with an improvised hook, then proceeds toward what he thinks is a waterfall. But it is just a staircase, so he knocks on the creek and hears the sound of wood.
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