Another topic that came up on Wednesday night was that of the counter-cultural writer Richard Brautigan. I can't recommend his books enough...every word is special. My personal favourite of his is The Abortion about a librarian working in an unpublished library. His writing always has a surreal and comic edge that lights up what must have been a very dark mind.
Brautigan committed suicide at the age of 49.
Here is a short film of a (very short) story called The Scarlatti Tilt that helps to give an indication of his genius. The story can be found in his collection called Revenge Of The Lawn - a must have. Enjoy.
The Scarlatti Tilt