Novels 1976-1985

Novels With the success of Slaughterhouse Five Kurt Vonnegut cemented his reputation as America s funniest and most original satirist This third volume of the definitive edition of his fiction collect

  • Title: Novels 1976-1985
  • Author: Kurt Vonnegut Sidney Offit
  • ISBN: 9781598533040
  • Page: 242
  • Format: Hardcover
  • With the success of Slaughterhouse Five 1969 , Kurt Vonnegut cemented his reputation as America s funniest and most original satirist This third volume of the definitive edition of his fiction collects four novels written in the 1970s and 80s, when Vonnegut was at the height of his storytelling powers Slapstick 1976 takes the form of the post apocalyptic memoirs of WWith the success of Slaughterhouse Five 1969 , Kurt Vonnegut cemented his reputation as America s funniest and most original satirist This third volume of the definitive edition of his fiction collects four novels written in the 1970s and 80s, when Vonnegut was at the height of his storytelling powers Slapstick 1976 takes the form of the post apocalyptic memoirs of Wilbur Daffodil 11 Swain, architect of a brilliant scheme to rid mankind of loneliness Jailbird 1979 is a political fable of our time, the biography of a good man who becomes embroiled in several of the worst political scandals of the American Century Deadeye Dick 1982 depicts a talentless playwright s struggle to atone for the crimes of his youth, and the sins of his country Gal pagos 1985 , a favorite of the author s among his books, tells the story of how and why a million years ago during the global ecological disaster of 1986 humankind embarked on an unlikely evolution The volume is rounded out with an assortment of Vonnegut rarities speeches, essays, and commentary from the period that touch upon the themes, incidents, and particulars of the novels.

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    1. Kurt Vonnegut Sidney Offit

      Kurt Vonnegut, Junior was an American novelist, satirist, and most recently, graphic artist He was recognized as New York State Author for 2001 2003 He was born in Indianapolis, later the setting for many of his novels He attended Cornell University from 1941 to 1943, where he wrote a column for the student newspaper, the Cornell Daily Sun Vonnegut trained as a chemist and worked as a journalist before joining the U.S Army and serving in World War II After the war, he attended University of Chicago as a graduate student in anthropology and also worked as a police reporter at the City News Bureau of Chicago He left Chicago to work in Schenectady, New York in public relations for General Electric He attributed his unadorned writing style to his reporting work His experiences as an advance scout in the Battle of the Bulge, and in particular his witnessing of the bombing of Dresden, Germany whilst a prisoner of war, would inform much of his work This event would also form the core of his most famous work, Slaughterhouse Five, the book which would make him a millionaire This acerbic 200 page book is what most people mean when they describe a work as Vonnegutian in scope Vonnegut was a self proclaimed humanist and socialist influenced by the style of Indiana s own Eugene V Debs and a lifelong supporter of the American Civil Liberties Union.The novelist is known for works blending satire, black comedy and science fiction, such as Slaughterhouse Five 1969 , Cat s Cradle 1963 , and Breakfast of Champions 1973

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    1. I reviewed this book on WKAR's Current State. You can listen to my review here: wkar/post/book-review-kurtYou can also read my review below.-Listen:One of my writing heroes is Kurt Vonnegut and for four years I had his home phone number sitting on my desk. That blessed number was a present from a friend of mine and every day it taunted me, teased me. When Vonnegut died in 2007, I threw the number away. I never had the guts to call it.So it goes.The Library of America has been republishing Vonneg [...]


    2. I read all of these years ago when I was a glutton for Vonnegut. "Deadeye Dick" I remember enjoying very much, and "Slapstick" even more so. I may have to reread "Galapagos" to be sure why I wasn't smitten with it the first time.


    3. This Library of America Volume N° 252 contains the following four Vonnegut novels: 1. Slapstick, or Lonesome No More! (November 16, 2016) 2. Jailbird (November 18, 2016)3. Deadeye Dick (November 26, 2016)4. Galápagos (December 11, 2016)I re-read all four of these novels again this year (I read them all when I was young, some several times). I've hyper-linked to my individual reviews for your viewing pleasure. These aren't all top-shelf Vonnegut. But still, some are pretty damn close.


    4. These four novels are not my favorite works of Vonnegut; his oft-repeated theme of human apocalypse wears a little thin here. But the subtle interweaving of connectedness between the stories and his compassionate, wry sense of humor is worth experiencing.


    5. Full disclose - I only read Slapstick! or Lonesome No More. I had to get this collection due to the fact that our standalone copy at work was checked out and never returned.Read it as it was on a recommended list. 2nd work of Vonnegut's I've tried - 2nd one I just didn't care for. Don't see me picking up anything else by him, recommended or not :(



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