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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Filename: timequake.pdf
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.

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.

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

Breakfast Of Champions

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ISBN: 9781407054032
Release Date: 2010-09-30
Number of pages: 320
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online Breakfast Of Champions in PDF and EPUB In a frolic of cartoon and comic outbursts against rule and reason, a miraculous weaving of science fiction, memoir, parable, fairy tale and farce, Kurt Vonnegut attacks the whole spectrum of American society, releasing some of his best-loved literary creations on the scene.

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.

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.

Kurt Vonnegut The Last Interview

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ISBN: 9781612190914
Release Date: 2011-12-27
Number of pages: 176
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: Melville House

Download and read online Kurt Vonnegut The Last Interview in PDF and EPUB One of the great American iconoclasts holds forth on politics, war, books and writers, and his personal life in a series of conversations—including his last published interview. During his long career Kurt Vonnegut won international praise for his novels, plays, and essays. In this new anthology of conversations with Vonnegut—which collects interviews from throughout his career—we learn much about what drove Vonnegut to write and how he viewed his work at the end. From Kurt Vonnegut's Last Interview Is there another book in you, by chance? No. Look, I’m 84 years old. Writers of fiction have usually done their best work by the time they’re 45. Chess masters are through when they’re 35, and so are baseball players. There are plenty of other people writing. Let them do it. So what’s the old man’s game, then? My country is in ruins. So I’m a fish in a poisoned fishbowl. I’m mostly just heartsick about this. There should have been hope. This should have been a great country. But we are despised all over the world now. I was hoping to build a country and add to its literature. That’s why I served in World War II, and that’s why I wrote books. When someone reads one of your books, what would you like them to take from the experience? Well, I’d like the guy—or the girl, of course—to put the book down and think, “This is the greatest man who ever lived.”


Filename: bluebeard.pdf
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.

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.

Kurt Vonnegut

Filename: kurt-vonnegut.pdf
ISBN: 031331439X
Release Date: 2002
Number of pages: 167
Author: Thomas F. Marvin
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

Download and read online Kurt Vonnegut in PDF and EPUB Offers an examination of the works of the American science fiction writer.

Kurt Vonnegut

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ISBN: 9780345535399
Release Date: 2012-10-30
Number of pages: 464
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: Delacorte Press

Download and read online Kurt Vonnegut in PDF and EPUB NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Newsweek/The Daily Beast • The Huffington Post • Kansas City Star • Time Out New York • Kirkus Reviews This extraordinary collection of personal correspondence has all the hallmarks of Kurt Vonnegut’s fiction. Written over a sixty-year period, these letters, the vast majority of them never before published, are funny, moving, and full of the same uncanny wisdom that has endeared his work to readers worldwide. Included in this comprehensive volume: the letter a twenty-two-year-old Vonnegut wrote home immediately upon being freed from a German POW camp, recounting the ghastly firebombing of Dresden that would be the subject of his masterpiece Slaughterhouse-Five; wry dispatches from Vonnegut’s years as a struggling writer slowly finding an audience and then dealing with sudden international fame in middle age; righteously angry letters of protest to local school boards that tried to ban his work; intimate remembrances penned to high school classmates, fellow veterans, friends, and family; and letters of commiseration and encouragement to such contemporaries as Gail Godwin, Günter Grass, and Bernard Malamud. Vonnegut’s unmediated observations on science, art, and commerce prove to be just as inventive as any found in his novels—from a crackpot scheme for manufacturing “atomic” bow ties to a tongue-in-cheek proposal that publishers be allowed to trade authors like baseball players. (“Knopf, for example, might give John Updike’s contract to Simon and Schuster, and receive Joan Didion’s contract in return.”) Taken together, these letters add considerable depth to our understanding of this one-of-a-kind literary icon, in both his public and private lives. Each letter brims with the mordant humor and openhearted humanism upon which he built his legend. And virtually every page contains a quotable nugget that will make its way into the permanent Vonnegut lexicon. • On a job he had as a young man: “Hell is running an elevator throughout eternity in a building with only six floors.” • To a relative who calls him a “great literary figure”: “I am an American fad—of a slightly higher order than the hula hoop.” • To his daughter Nanny: “Most letters from a parent contain a parent’s own lost dreams disguised as good advice.” • To Norman Mailer: “I am cuter than you are.” Sometimes biting and ironical, sometimes achingly sweet, and always alive with the unique point of view that made him the true cultural heir to Mark Twain, these letters comprise the autobiography Kurt Vonnegut never wrote. Praise for Kurt Vonnegut: Letters “Splendidly assembled . . . familiar, funny, cranky . . . chronicling [Vonnegut’s] life in real time.”—Kurt Andersen, The New York Times Book Review “[This collection is] by turns hilarious, heartbreaking and mundane. . . . Vonnegut himself is a near-perfect example of the same flawed, wonderful humanity that he loved and despaired over his entire life.”—NPR “Congenial, whimsical and often insightful missives . . . one of [Vonnegut’s] very best.”—Newsday “These letters display all the hallmarks of Vonnegut’s fiction—smart, hilarious and heartbreaking.”—The New York Times Book Review From the Hardcover edition.

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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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.

Understanding Kurt Vonnegut

Filename: understanding-kurt-vonnegut.pdf
ISBN: 1570038864
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 192
Author: William Rodney Allen

Download and read online Understanding Kurt Vonnegut in PDF and EPUB Understanding Kurt Vonnegut is a critical analysis of Vonnegut's fiction as a point of entrance for students and general readers alike. In close readings of Vonnegut's novels, William Rodney Allen examines the distinctive stylistic, thematic, and formally innovative elements that earned Vonnegut (1922-2007) a mass following, especially among young readers, as well as critical respect among scholars.