Conversations with Kurt Vonnegut

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ISBN: 0878053573
Release Date: 1988
Number of pages: 305
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

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Kurt Vonnegut Letters

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ISBN: 9781448161744
Release Date: 2012-10-30
Number of pages: 464
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online Kurt Vonnegut Letters in PDF and EPUB This collection of Vonnegut’s letters is the autobiography he never wrote – from the letter he posted home upon being freed from a German POW camp, to notes of advice to his children: ‘Don’t let anybody tell you that smoking and boozing are bad for you. Here I am fifty-five years old, and I never felt better in my life’. Peppered with insights, one-liners and missives to the likes of Norman Mailer, Gunter Grass and Bernard Malamud, Vonnegut is funny, wise and modest. As he himself said: ‘I am an American fad—of a slightly higher order than the hula hoop’. Like Vonnegut’s books, his letters make you think, they make you outraged and they make you laugh. Written over a sixty-year period, and never published before, these letters are alive with the unique point of view that made Vonnegut one of the most original writers in American fiction.


Critical Companion to Kurt Vonnegut

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ISBN: 9781438100234
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Number of pages: 545
Author: Susan Farrell
Publisher: Infobase Publishing

Download and read online Critical Companion to Kurt Vonnegut in PDF and EPUB Examines the life and works of Kurt Vonnegut including detailed synopses of a variety of his works, character descriptions, important places Vonnegut lived and wrote about, biographies of family, friends, and contemporaries, and more.


Next Door

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ISBN: 0871294338
Release Date: 1994-06-01
Number of pages: 22
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: Dramatic Publishing

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Der taubenblaue Drache

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ISBN: 9783036991696
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Number of pages: 398
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

Download and read online Der taubenblaue Drache in PDF and EPUB Die Gefreiten Donnini, Coleman und Kniptash sitzen mitten in den Ruinen des zerstörten Dresden und gehen ihre Lieblingsrezepte durch. »Man bräunt es etwa fünf Minuten lang von jeder Seite an, gibt Sellerie, Zwiebeln und Karotten hinzu, alles fein gehackt, und würzt nach Belieben.« Die drei sind Kriegsgefangene, zu essen gibt es nichts in diesen letzten Tagen des Krieges. Was sie nicht daran hindert, ihre Notizbücher mit Rezepten der raffiniertesten Köstlichkeiten zu füllen. Kurt Vonnegut besaß die Gabe, die Erfahrungen aus einer dunklen Zeit zu Geschichten von burlesker Komik zu verarbeiten. Aber auch dem naiven Optimismus Amerikas wusste der Kultautor ein zweideutiges Gesicht zu verpassen. Womit seine Geschichten immer auch Porträt des vergangenen Jahrhunderts sind, voller Irrsinn und Überschwang. Leidenschaftlich und witzig schreibt Kurt Vonnegut über Gott, die Liebe, Krieg und Karl Marx. Übersetzt von Harry Rowohlt.


Timequake

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ISBN: 9781446498026
Release Date: 2011-08-31
Number of pages: 240
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online Timequake in PDF and EPUB According to science-fiction writer Kilgore Trout, a global timequake will occur in New York City on 13th February 2001. It is the moment when the universe suffers a crisis of conscience. Should it expand or make a great big bang? It decides to wind the clock back a decade to 1991, making everyone in the world endure ten years of deja-vu and a total loss of free will - not to mention the torture of reliving every nanosecond of one of the tawdiest and most hollow decades. With his trademark wicked wit, Vonnegut addresses memory, suicide, the Great Depression, the loss of American eloquence, and the obsolescent thrill of reading books.


Slaughterhouse Five

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ISBN: 0613647882
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Number of pages: 275
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: Turtleback Books

Download and read online Slaughterhouse Five in PDF and EPUB The story of Billy Pilgrim, who was a soldier in Dresden when it was fire bombed, a survivor of an airplane crash, a dentist, and a time traveler.


Player Piano

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ISBN: 9780307568083
Release Date: 2009-09-30
Number of pages: 352
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: Dial Press

Download and read online Player Piano in PDF and EPUB Kurt Vonnegut’s first novel spins the chilling tale of engineer Paul Proteus, who must find a way to live in a world dominated by a supercomputer and run completely by machines. Paul’s rebellion is vintage Vonnegut—wildly funny, deadly serious, and terrifyingly close to reality. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Kurt Vonnegut and the American Novel

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ISBN: 9781441124852
Release Date: 2011-08-11
Number of pages: 208
Author: Robert T. Tally, Jr.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Download and read online Kurt Vonnegut and the American Novel in PDF and EPUB The novels of Kurt Vonnegut depict a profoundly absurd and distinctly postmodern world. But in this critical study, Robert Tally argues that Vonnegut himself is actually a modernist, who is less interested in indulging in the free play of signifiers than in attempting to construct a model that could encompass the American experience at the end of the twentieth century. As a modernist wrestling with a postmodern condition, Vonnegut makes use of diverse and sometimes eccentric narrative techniques (such as metafiction, collage, and temporal slippages) to project a comprehensive vision of life in the United States. Vonnegut's novels thus become experiments in making sense of the radical transformations of self and society during that curious, unstable period called, perhaps ironically, the 'American Century.' An untimely figure, Vonnegut develops a postmodern iconography of American civilization while simultaneously acknowledging the impossibility of a truly comprehensive representation.


Palm Sunday

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ISBN: 9781409015222
Release Date: 2010-11-23
Number of pages: 352
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online Palm Sunday in PDF and EPUB Kurt Vonnegut, described by Graham Greene as "One of the best living American writers", is equally well known as an essayist and commentator on American society as he is as a novelist. This volume brings together the best of his shorter work - essays, stories, speeches, letters, articles and autobiography.


A Man Without a Country

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ISBN: 9780525510130
Release Date: 2017-06-20
Number of pages: 160
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: Dial Press

Download and read online A Man Without a Country in PDF and EPUB NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “[This] may be as close as Vonnegut ever comes to a memoir.” –Los Angeles Times “Like [that of] his literary ancestor Mark Twain, [Kurt Vonnegut’s] crankiness is good-humored and sharp-witted. . . . [Reading A Man Without a Country is] like sitting down on the couch for a long chat with an old friend.” –The New York Times Book Review In a volume that is penetrating, introspective, incisive, and laugh-out-loud funny, one of the great men of letters of this age–or any age–holds forth on life, art, sex, politics, and the state of America’s soul. From his coming of age in America, to his formative war experiences, to his life as an artist, this is Vonnegut doing what he does best: Being himself. Whimsically illustrated by the author, A Man Without a Country is intimate, tender, and brimming with the scope of Kurt Vonnegut’s passions. “For all those who have lived with Vonnegut in their imaginations . . . this is what he is like in person.” –USA Today “Filled with [Vonnegut’s] usual contradictory mix of joy and sorrow, hope and despair, humor and gravity.” –Chicago Tribune “Fans will linger on every word . . . as once again [Vonnegut] captures the complexity of the human condition with stunning calligraphic simplicity.” –The Australian “Thank God, Kurt Vonnegut has broken his promise that he will never write another book. In this wondrous assemblage of mini-memoirs, we discover his family’s legacy and his obstinate, unfashionable humanism.” –Studs Terkel


Cat s Cradle

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ISBN: 0307567273
Release Date: 2009-11-04
Number of pages: 304
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: Dial Press

Download and read online Cat s Cradle in PDF and EPUB Cat’s Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut’s satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet’s ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist, a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer, and a vision of the future that is at once blackly fatalistic and hilariously funny. A book that left an indelible mark on an entire generation of readers, Cat’s Cradle is one of the twentieth century’s most important works—and Vonnegut at his very best. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Mother Night

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ISBN: 0440339073
Release Date: 2009-08-11
Number of pages: 288
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: Dial Press

Download and read online Mother Night in PDF and EPUB Mother Night is a daring challenge to our moral sense. American Howard W. Campbell, Jr., a spy during World War II, is now on trial in Israel as a Nazi war criminal. But is he really guilty? In this brilliant book rife with true gallows humor, Vonnegut turns black and white into a chilling shade of gray with a verdict that will haunt us all. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Jailbird

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ISBN: 9781407086958
Release Date: 2011-12-01
Number of pages: 288
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online Jailbird in PDF and EPUB Pay attention please to the life of Walter F. Starbuck. Nineteen-hundred and Thirteen gave him the gift of life. Nineteenth-hundred and Thirty-one sent him to Harvard. Nineteen-hundred and Thirty-eight got him a job in the federal government. Nineteen-hundred and Seventy gave him a job in the Nixon White House. Nineteen-hundred and Seventy-five sent him to prison for his part in the American political scandals known collectively as 'Watergate'. Now Walter F. Starbuck is coming out of jail, into the brave new world of 1980s Manhattan, and this is the story of his first twenty-four hours of freedom.


Bluebeard

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ISBN: 9781446420751
Release Date: 2010-12-15
Number of pages: 300
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online Bluebeard in PDF and EPUB Kurt Vonnegut has surpassed even his own giddy heights of hilariously bitter irony in Bluebeard. It is a novel so funny and yet so terribly serious that you will read it - then reconsider your own life.