Rough draft of an autobiographical statement handwritten by Brautigan. Richard BRAUTIGAN.
Rough draft of an autobiographical statement handwritten by Brautigan.

Rough draft of an autobiographical statement handwritten by Brautigan.

No place, 1968.

Item #SKB-17185

1 and-a-half pages on a single sheet. 4to. In full: "I am 33 years old and I have been writing for 15 years. I am thirty-three years old and it seems as if I have been writing forever and it pleases me very much. I have lived in the beautiful city of San Francisco for 13 years, and been nurtured by it's style and vision. I have written 8 books of poetry and fiction and published short stories and articles in local and national magazines. My work has also been published in Canada, England and Italy. I am poet-in-residence at the California Institute of Technology in 1968 and I have given readings of my work at Stanford, University of California at Berkeley, San Francisco State College, Pomona, etc. [The next couple of sentences are indecipherable, but the gist is that he was nominated for some awards including one for "Confederate General from Big Sur."] I look forward to all the things I will write in the future. I am thankful that I live in such an exciting time in man's history and look forward to all the things I will write in the future." The above transcript does not include lines that Brautigan has drawn a line through but that are still at least partly legible. We don't know Brautigan's purpose for writing this resume---perhaps a grant application of some kind. Manuscript material by Brautigan, especially of this vintage, is rare. Some wrinkling, soiling, and sepia staining, but entirely presentable.

Price: $1,500.00

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