"... a typical turn-of-the-century, high-ceilinged, San Francisco apartment. The front door was wooden, ornately carved, with a small window against which Brautigan always kept small things taped. The front room contained a brass bed, always made and covered, for a period of time, with a buffalo hide. There was a fireplace in the room but it never worked. The built-in cabinet shelves were loaded with books and a collection of intriguing items: keys, rocks, feathers, and Hell's Angels mementos; a switchblade in the shape of a dragon, stuck open and wrapped in a rosary, a small Bible covered in mink fur, and a small piece of gold lame given by Janis Joplin."
Richard Brautigan: Novelist, Poet And Erstwhile Neighborhood Resident
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