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Revenge of the Lawn
Stories 1962-1970. Canons
Revenge of the Lawn is Richard Brautigan in miniature and contains no fewer than 62 ultra-short stories set mainly in Tacoma, Washington (where the author grew up) and in the flower-powered San Francisco of the late fifties and early sixties.
In their compacted form, which ranges from the murderously short 'The Scarlatti Tilt' to one-page wonders like the sexually poignant poetry of 'An Unlimited Supply of 35 Millimetre Film', Brautigan's stories take us into a world where his fleeting glimpses of everyday strangeness leave stories and characters resonating in our heads long after they're gone.
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He was an absolute original who found cause for celebration in the most unlikely places. * * Guardian * * His writing manages to conjure up a feeling of relaxation and well-being, somehow existing in our reality without being touched by it - easy to fall into and over far too soon. After reading this you'll feel like you've been on holiday with a friend * * Time Out * * The verbal humour and zany charm of the book remain quite irresistible. * * Daily Telegraph * * Charming . . . the stories have memorable or beautifully handled moments of observation * * London Review of Books * *