You probably know this already, but I’m a huge fan of Brautigan, so much so that I decided about 8 years ago to make him my thesis subject. At this point (post viva and in revision mode) I’m struggling to finish my work on him and it occurred to me that posting things up on the Blog and elsewhere often gives me that extra push to write. So what the hell, as I finish a section I’m going to stick it up on here for only the most bored of you surfers to glance at. I won’t keep the whole thing up at any one time, but I’ll rotate them around on this page here. For today (or maybe for a few days) it’s the introduction.
Next up will be the new chapter 1 (previously chapter 7) which talks about his redefinition of the nature of biography, followed by his relationship to the Beats, his postmodern technique and his Zen influences… Bored yet? I know I would be. Don’t you hate students who bang on and on about the stuff they’re working on?