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Dreaming of Babylon Richard Brautigan

Dreaming of Babylon By Richard Brautigan

Dreaming of Babylon by Richard Brautigan

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'An absolute original' Guardian

Dreaming of Babylon Summary

Dreaming of Babylon: A Private Eye Novel 1942 by Richard Brautigan

When you hire C.Card, you have scraped the bottom of the private eye barrel. And when Card is hired to steal a body from the morgue, he needs to stop dreaming, find bullets for his gun and get there before someone else does.

Not since Trout Fishing in America has Brautigan so successfully combined his wild sense of humour with his famous poetic imagination. In this parody of the hard-boiled crime novel, the adventures of seedy, not-too-bright C.Card are a delight to both the mind and the heart.

Dreaming of Babylon Reviews

An absolute original * * Guardian * *
A born writer * * Sunday Times * *
Richard Brautigan . . . has invented a genre * * San Francisco Sunday Examiner & Chronicle * *
Undoubtedly funny * * The Times * *
He writes with a kind of free-wheeling, zany magic * * Guardian * *

About Richard Brautigan

Richard Brautigan was born in Tacoma, Washington where he spent much of his youth, before moving to San Francisco where he became involved with other writers in the Beat Movement. During the sixties he became one of the most prolific and prominent members of the counter-cultural movement, and wrote some of his most famous novels including Trout Fishing in America, Sombrero Fallout and A Confederate General from Big Sur.

He was found dead in 1984, aged 49, beside a bottle of alcohol and a .44 calibre gun. His daughter, Ianthe Brautigan, has written a biography of her father, You Can't Catch Death.

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Dreaming of Babylon: A Private Eye Novel 1942 by Richard Brautigan
Used - Very Good
Canongate Books Ltd
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