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Title: “Greyhound Tragedy”
Author: Richard Brautigan
Published in: Revenge of the Lawn: Stories 1962-1970
Date of Publication: 1970
Genre: Short story
Richard Brautigan (1935-1984) was an American writer. He began his career as a poet and started writing prose fiction in the 1960s. Most of his literary works fall within the genres of black comedy and satire. His most notable works are the novels Trout Fishing in America (1967) and In Watermelon Sugar (1968).
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