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Richard Brautigan bibliography

This is a list of publications by Richard Brautigan (1935-1984), an American writer known for his poetry, novels, and short stories.

Poetry collections

  • The Return of the Rivers. San Francisco: Inferno Press. 1957.
  • The Galilee Hitch-Hiker. San Francisco: White Rabbit Press. 1958.
  • Lay the Marble Tea. San Francisco: Carp Press. 1959.
  • The Octopus Frontier. San Francisco: Carp Press. 1960.
  • All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace. San Francisco: The Communication Company. 1967.
  • Please Plant This Book. Santa Barbara: Graham Mackintosh. 1968.
  • The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster. San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation. 1969.
  • Rommel Drives on Deep into Egypt. New York: Delacorte Press. 1970. ISBN 0-385-28863-8.
  • Loading Mercury with a Pitchfork. New York: Simon & Schuster. 1976. ISBN 0-671-22263-5.
  • June 30th, June 30th. New York: Delacorte Press. 1978. ISBN 0-385-28495-0.


Brautigan published nine novels, a tenth was published after his death, and an eleventh remains unpublished.


Other collections

Other media

  • Listening to Richard Brautigan (Record). Harvest Records. 1970. ST-424.

Contributions to other works

In addition to his own published books, Brautigan's writings have appeared in at least 250 other publications. In many cases such a work contained the first appearance of one or more poems or stories. An extensive list of these publications can be found on the Brautigan website maintained by John Barber and Robert Nelson. [1]


Starting in 1967, and continuing on through 2023, translations of Brautigan's writings into other language have been undertaken with great regularity. To date, at least 485 such translations have been published, spanning 40 different languages. An extensive list of these works in translation can be found on the Brautigan website maintained by John Barber and Robert Nelson. [2]


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Richard Brautigan bibliography
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