According to the author, each section of the novel represented a separate stop along a journey, a station along a metaphorical rail line joining Japan and Montana.
Author: Richard Brautigan
Publisher: Delacorte Press
A collection of one hundred and thirty-one "stations" inspired by memories of Japan and Montana, January-July 1976, that seem to form a somewhat autobiographical work. According to the author, each section of the novel represented a separate stop along a journey, a station along a metaphorical rail line joining Japan and Montana. Common themes running through these stations include Brautigan's own disillusionment with aging, the search for identity, the diversity of human nature, and cultural differences between Montana and Japan.
"This small collection of short stories was written in Tokyo and Montana between 1977 and 1978. The stories are positioned so as to alternate between the two cultures. They are another way of looking at things"--RB, p. .
Richard Brautigan, The Tokyo-Montana Express “The smallest snowstorm on record took place an hour ago in my back yard. It was approximately two flakes. I waited for more to fall, but that was it. The entire storm was two flakes.
Author: Martin Avery
The Beijing-Vancouver Express: Connecting Toronto To Dalian, China To Canada is an imaginative work of poetry inspired by the plans for a real train line and by an old book of poetry by Richard Brautigan.
introduction to The Overland Journey of Joseph Francl, followed by “one stop on the route of the Tokyo–Montana Express.” Richard concocted a brief statement of self-praise, referring to his “daring imagination, humor and haunting ...
Author: William Hjortsberg
Confident and robust, Jubilee Hitchhiker is an comprehensive biography of late novelist and poet Richard Brautigan, author of Troutfishing in America and A Confederate General from Big Sur, among many others. When Brautigan took his own life in September of 1984 his close friends and network of artists and writers were devastated though not entirely surprised. To many, Brautigan was shrouded in enigma, erratic and unpredictable in his habits and presentation. But his career was formidable, an inspiration to young writers like Hjortsberg trying to get their start. Brautigan's career wove its way through both the Beat–influenced San Francisco Renaissance in the 1950s and the "Flower Power" hippie movement of the 1960s; while he never claimed direct artistic involvement with either period, Jubilee Hitchhiker also delves deeply into the spirited times in which he lived. As Hjortsberg guides us through his search to uncover Brautigan as a man the reader is pulled deeply into the writer's world. Ultimately this is a work that seeks to connect the Brautigan known to his fans with the man who ended his life so abruptly in 1984 while revealing the close ties between his writing and the actual events of his life. Part history, part biography, and part memoir this etches the portrait of a man destroyed by his genius.
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ANSWER: Gary Cooper QUESTION: What state novelist wrote The Tokyo-Montana Express? ANSWER: Richard Brautigan QUESTION: What state explorer was the first to spot the Yellowstone Park region? ANSWER: John Colter Friends of all Types ...
Author: Douglas Charles EstesPublish On: 2008-02-28
194 Ermarth, Realism, 15; and Hunter, Past and Process, 167. 195 Danto, Narration and Knowledge, 250. 196 Jeff Crouch, “Discontinuity in Richard Brautigan's The Tokyo-Montana Express,” MQ 33:4 (1992): 394–5. 197 White, “Value,” 10.
Author: Douglas Charles Estes
By redefining narrative temporality in light of modern physics, this book advances a unique and innovative approach to the deep-seated temporalities within the Gospel of John—and challenges the implicit assumptions of textual brokenness that run throughout Johannine scholarship.