Rommel Drives on Deep Into Egypt

Rommel Drives on Deep Into Egypt Rommel Drives on Deep into Egypt by Richard Brautigan a collection of eighty five poems was Brautigan s sixth collection of poetry his eighth poetry book publication Brautigan visited Roxy and Judy G

  • Title: Rommel Drives on Deep Into Egypt
  • Author: Richard Brautigan
  • ISBN: 9780385288644
  • Page: 187
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  • Rommel Drives on Deep into Egypt by Richard Brautigan a collection of eighty five poems, was Brautigan s sixth collection of poetry his eighth poetry book publication Brautigan visited Roxy and Judy Gordon in Austin, Texas, in August 1970 While there he was issued a Texas fishing license August 14, 1970 It notes his height 6 4 and weight 165 pounds The poem ARommel Drives on Deep into Egypt by Richard Brautigan a collection of eighty five poems, was Brautigan s sixth collection of poetry his eighth poetry book publication Brautigan visited Roxy and Judy Gordon in Austin, Texas, in August 1970 While there he was issued a Texas fishing license August 14, 1970 It notes his height 6 4 and weight 165 pounds The poem Autobiography Polish It like a Piece of Silver , collected in Loading Mercury with a Pitchfork, contains a reference to Judy Gordon and Byrds, a town in central Texas, near Brownwood Two poems, A Study in Roads and Stone real, both collected in June 30th, June 30th contain references to Bee Caves, Texas, a small town twelve miles west of Austin Brautigan may have visited Bee Caves with the Gordons Roxy Gordon, in turn, dedicated his book, Some Things I Did Austin, Texas The Encino Press, 1971 toRICHARD BRAUTIGANwhose favorite gun isthe Colt Navy.36In publicity materials associated with the publication of Gordon s book Brautigan wrote Roxy and Judy Gordon are two very nice people with an open and perceptive way Reading Roxy s book is to meet them.As to Gordon s reference to Brautigan s interest in the Colt Navy.36 handgun, novelist Tom McGuane said Brautigan had a fascination with the Colt because it seemed to sum up gun owning, democratic gun manufacture, and excellence, all in one thing.

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    • Richard Brautigan

      Richard Brautigan was an American novelist, poet, and short story writer Born in Tacoma, Washington, he moved to San Francisco in the 1950s and began publishing poetry in 1957 He started writing novels in 1961 and is probably best known for his early work Trout Fishing in America He died of a self inflicted gunshot wound in 1984.

    387 thoughts on “Rommel Drives on Deep Into Egypt

    • It wasn't my plan to mainline Brautigan in these fading last few days of 2013, but wow am I glad I have. I didn't even know who this author was two weeks ago. Four books in, I have found someone whose writing resonates with me.I didn't realize this was a book of poetry when I picked it up. I suck at reading poetry. I really enjoy it, but I'm pretty daft and I miss a lot of what is going on. Brautigan's poetry helps me in my baby-steps approach to this genre of writing. He is funny, profound, pla [...]

    • my favorite poem in this is called Colors as Beginning (I think?)It goes like this:Forget loveI want to dieIn your yellow hairI do not know why I love it so much, but I really do. Some of Brautigans poems are a bit out there (specifically ones about graphic sex or bodily functions- I dunno; those just do not vibe with me I guess) but this book is amazing and full of little gems. Very short poems that leave a lasting impression. I find myself saying some of the poems to myself in my head. I reall [...]

    • The Memoirs of Jesse JamesI remember all those thousands of hoursthat I spent in grade school watching the clock,waiting for recess or lunch or to go home.Waiting: for anything but school.My teachers could easily have ridden with Jesse Jamesfor all the time they stole from me.

    • these tiny one-two sentence poems are kind of like deep thoughts by that snl person. jack something? i read the whole book on the bus ride to work. the twenty minute bus ride. they made me mad mostly, but sometimes something was cute. yes, cute. in that terribly sexist, old-salacious-poet-man way that can, sometimes, irritatingly, be bumbling in the poor little puppy way. cute poetry is kind-of gross, really. like, not playful or coy or, yes, marvin bell, charming, but cute and bite-sized and ma [...]

    • Sure, he's best known for "Trout Fishing In America," but his small book of poems impressed me more. I picked up this little book at a library sale. I return to it every couple years. These poems make me smile.Here is one of my favorites:My Concern for Your Tomato PlantsI stare at your tomato plants.You're not, I'm not pleased with the way they are growing.I try to think of ways to help them.I study them. What do I know about tomatoes? "Perhaps some nitrate," I suggest.But I don't know anything [...]

    • Firstly, I love Richard Brautigan. I love everything Richard Brautigan ever did, including Rommel. That being said, I didn't love it as much as I enjoyed The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster, another collection of his poetry. A lot of the poems in Rommel seemed hastily written down, often (as the writer says in the poem) because someone asked him to "write a poem about me." This made some of the poems magical and some of them only so-so. I still give him 5 stars for his incredible metaph [...]

    • Brautigan has the deceptively easiness of haikus and the strange surreal pop art sensibility of the best homegrown American weirdos. As much as there is a corky element to his poetry there is a deeply tragic melancholy as well. Some of these poems are straight up jokes while some are straight faced pleas of an melancholic lover. Wish I could track down a copy to own it but since Brautigan has been run over by the so called great American canon I guess I can only take pictures of my favorite poem [...]

    • One of my all-time favorite books of poetry. For years this stayed in my purse and went everywhere with me. Something about it is comforting to me and romantic. It's beat up and held together with tape but oh how I love it!

    • So excellent! This is another one that I grew up with and think of these poems often. 30 CENTS, TWO TRANSFERS, LOVEThinking hard about youI got onto the busand paid 30 cents car fareand asked the driver fortwo transfersbefore discovering that Iwas alone.

    • Brautigan's writing reads effortlessly, which shows that often a great deal went into writing. This book of poetry can be read in one short sitting, but it's probably best to read the bare poems in small doses to absorb them.

    • Beautiful, sobbing, high-geared fuckingand then to lie silently like deer tracksin the freshly-fallen snow beside the oneyou love. That's all.

    • I love that my bookshelves are a veritable treasure trove patiently--very patiently--awaiting my attention. Case in point: 5 Richard Brautigan books that I took from my parents' shelves, I am unsure whether it was with or without permisssion, sometime at least 8 years ago or longer. They have dutifully persevered through at least 6 moves and have become such a fixture on my shelves that up until recently my eyes generally glazed over the "BR" section. No more! Their voices started piping up a fe [...]

    • Richard Brautigan comes off like a cool poet, so you like him because he is cool, not because his poems are very good. That's also kind of how I feel about Frank O'Hara's Lunch Poems, which I was keeping in my backpack for a while just because it's nice to have a pocket book of poems to read during lunch break. This particular collection of short poems by Brautigan is nice to read if you're feeling kind of arrogant and alone and whatever, like if your air is cool enough that if you jot down a br [...]

    • It's hard not to enjoy this collection of poems by the West Coast/Montana writer who attained fame in the late sixties and seventies as a counter-cultural icon. Most of the poems here are less than fifteen lines, mostly accessible and pithy, containing sharp observations of people and relationships. Brautigan's surrealistic world, with its "field of burning bathtubs," "telescope that I thought had no thorns," and drawers that smell "like the ghost of a bicycle," is not always easy to understand. [...]

    • Interesting, playful - both linguistically and intellectually - poems. Many seem experimental and don't draw me in; some like they're reaching for something, an idea or moment, that they don't attain or don't bring me with them. But some gems, little, almost haiku-like moments where words connect with reality, opening it and retreating to leave just you and the experience. Here's one:Donner PartyForsaken, fucking in the cold, eating each other, lost, runny noses,complaining all the time like som [...]

    • Generally on the fence with him, and then I get to one or two poems and it's decided:The Moon Versus Us Ever Sleeping Together AgainI 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 her.

    • Not usually one for poetry. That said, I actually quite liked this book . It's got that 70's beatnik sort of feel that is relatable to your average New Yorker. There isn't the anger or over-passion of some of the contemporaries. It's more chillaxed and just matter of fact. I like the poem related to the title. It's like here's what happened to Rommell. "How's your ass?" Cool. Very cool.

    • this is a tidy and pleasant collection of 'pops' as jack kerouac would call them. little come-and-go images springing to life for a moment, or, more exact for brautigan, a thought, or a moment of thought if you will. definitely does the trick. although i don't think i would want to date him, his view of relationships seems more lyrical than bukowski's but just about as muchumyou knowbut since i am just reading the man's poems, luckily indeed i do not have to date him.

    • Brautigan writes about death, art, love, loss. He employs a colloquial language and understated style that contributes to the realism (and the irony) of the situations he represents in these short poems. His focusing on ordinary events challenges the notion that somehow poetry is removed from the quotidian. Many of the poems, each less than a page long, have surprise endings: he takes the metaphors and similes he explores to places you might not expect.

    • this is a small book of poems. i read it in a day a week back over vacation. there is a wit and sense of humor to most of these poems. i think "fun" is the best way to describe them. there was no poem that i thought was remarkeable though. i have not read any of his other work, but have heard much about it such as his novel "trout fishing in america".

    • I'd forgotten reading this until I picked up a friend's copy many years later. Rommel came somewhere between Trout Fishing in America and In Watermelon Sugar in the time of the publisher but sometime later in my own chronology. It's among the more approachable of Brautigan's often space-y works.

    • I turn Brautigan's phrases over in my mind likebuttermilk pancakes in the skillet,holes in the batter indicating readiness.His poems are short, the majority just one stanza.Three of them are content-free; the longest takes all of one page.They be quirky and funny and obscure and sometimes private jokes and frequently about women and fucking.I found a few gems in this collection.

    • Feasting and drinking went on far into the nightbut in the end we went home alone to console ourselveswhich seems to be what so many things are all aboutlike the branches of a tree just after the wind stops blowing.

    • I first read this collection back in graduate school but only just recently got a copy of my own. Very good stuff. It mixes poetical language with some very rude, crude phrasing that could have ruined the work but which in Brautigan's hands works.

    • Favorites: Love's Not the Way to Treat a Friend, Feasting and Drinking Went on Far into the Night, Just Because, We Stopped at Perfect Days, Chosen by Beauty to Be a Handmaiden of the Stars, Please, A Closet Freezes, Mouths That Kissed in the Hot Ashes of Pompeii, Deer Tracks

    • It took me about an hour to read this collection of shorties. There's a lot of fun stuff in it, and there's also stuff in it that's so 1970! Hahaha.Brautigan's one of the great ones though. You gotta love the dude.

    • As a kid, my favorite poet was Richard Brautigan. I imitated his work like crazy for years and years. He's also one of the few poets whose work I've set to music. (No, you can't hear it on the radio.) I own several copies of this book in varying states of decay.

    • One-to-two sentence poems that only a Beat would find sufficiently developed. Good images here and there, but just. too. easy.

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