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The Listener


The Listener was a weekly magazine established by the BBC in January 1929. It stopped publication in 1991. It was developed as a medium of record for the reproduction of Broadcast talks. It also previewed major literary and musical broadcasts, reviewed new books, and printed a selected list of the more intellectual broadcasts for the coming week.

Reviews of Brautigan's books published in The Listener:

  • Farrell, J.G. "Brautigan Briefs." (A review of Revenge of the Lawn) 13 July 1972: 57.
  • Furbank, P.N. "Pacific Nursery." (A review of Trout Fishing in America and In Watermelon Sugar) 6 Aug. 1970: 186.
  • Hepburn, Neil. "Spare and Strange." (A review of Willard and His Bowling Trophies) 27 May 1976: 687.
  • Hill, Susan. "Americas." (A review of The Abortion: An Historical Romance 1966) 15 Jan. 1973: 124.
  • Mellors, John. "Trick or Treat?." (A review of The Tokyo-Montana Express) 14 May 1981: 652.
  • Van Vactor, Anita. "Hip Elect." (A review of A Confederate General from Big Sur) 28 Jan. 1971: 121.