You Can't Catch Death

You Can't Catch Death

A Daughter's Memoir

Book - 2000
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In all of the obituaries and writing about Richard Brautigan that appeared after his suicide, none revealed to Ianthe Brautigan the father she knew. Through it took all of her courage, she delved into her memories, good and bad, to retrieve him, and began to write. You Can't Catch Death is a frank, courageous, heartbreaking reflection on both a remarkable man and the child he left behind.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312252960
031225296X
Characteristics: xiv, 209 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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lvaronin
Mar 01, 2018

Beautifully written. Used to see Richard stalking around North Beach in the early 70's and became fascinated with his writings. This brought it all back through his daughter's eyes.
Fascinating!

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rushingdl
Sep 24, 2015

I really enjoyed Ianthe Brautigan's memoir on the relationship between her and her father, the writer Richard Brautigan. Her writing is a moving tribute to him, and glimpsing him through her eyes is quite beautiful. She did not just whip out this book as a tell-all; she worked on it for years and crafted it into a sometimes dreamy and sometimes sobering work of art.

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