The Brautigan Archives
The Complete Works of the Last of the Beats

    A Confederate General from
Big Sur

       Abortion, The
       An Unfortunate Woman
       Dreaming of Babylon
       Hawkline Monster, The
       In Watermelon Sugar
       So the Wind Won't Blow it All Away
       Sombrero Fallout
       Trout Fishing in America
       Willard and His Bowling

Poetry Books:
       All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace
       Galilee Hitchhiker, The
       June 30th, June 30th
       Lay the Marble Tea
       Loading Mercury with a Pitchfork
       Octopus Frontier, The
       Please Plant This Book
       Pill versus the Springhill Mine Disaster, The
       Rommel Drives on Deep into Egypt

Short Story Collections:
       Revenge of the Lawn
       The Tokyo-Montana Express

       The Edna Webster Collection of Undiscovered Writing

Unofficial Collections:
       Alphebetical Poems
       Complete Poetry Books
       Uncollected Poetry
Calvin and Hobbes

9.13.2015 all of his novels as a .zip

The Brautigan Archives is a private project working on offering the entire published works of Richard Brautigan for free anonymous download. 5 of his 10 novels and all of his poetry is currently available. On the page of each novel you will see the original image used on the cover of the first edition of that novel.

12-13-09 - A GIGANTIC thank you to Jex Herico, for being solely responsible for out latest addition!!! Dreaming of Babylon now added!
1-30-08 - An Unfortunate Woman available for download

1-28-08 - 1st Edition Images up for novels

1-27-08 - Poetry pages created; each poetry book availble in at least one format

1-26-08 - The following books are available for download:
         The Abortion 
         In Watermelon Sugar 
         So the Wind Won't Blow it all Away
         Trout Fishing in America

1-26-08 - Brautigan Pages Created! Expect updates soon.


Adrenalin Mother

Adrenalin Mother,
with your dress of comets
and shoes of swift bird wings
and shadow of jumping fish,
thank you for touching,
understanding and loving
my life.
Without you, I am dead.


The Moon Versus Us Ever Sleeping Together Again
I sit here, an arch-villain of romance,
thinking about you. Gee, I'm sorry
I made you unhappy, but there was nothing
I could do about it because I have to be free.
Perhaps everything would have been different
if you had stayed at the table or asked me
to go out with you to look at the moon,
instead of getting up and leaving me alone with


The Wait
It seemed
like years
I picked
a bouquet
of kisses
off her mouth
and put them
into a dawn-colored vase

the wait
was worth it.

in love.