A CONFEDERATE GENERAL FROM BIG SUR
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A Confederate General from Big Sur is Richard Brautigan's first novel. The story takes place in 1957. A man named Lee Mellon believes he is a descendant of a confederate general who was originally from Big Sur, California. This general is not in any books or records and there is no proof of his existence, although Mellon meets a drifter from the Pacific Northwestwho has also heard of this general. Mellon seeks the truth of his own modern-day war against the status quo of the modern United States in light of the Confederacy's past struggle with the Union. The novel's overall theme is the struggle of the human mind's perceptions and beliefs versus reality. Published by Grove Press, 1964. This is the first printing of Evergreen Black Cat Edition, 1970.
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