Kurt Vonnegut: Novels & Stories, 1963-1973

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Like Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007) was a Midwestern everyman steeped in the rhythms of American speech whose anger at the way things are was matched only by his love for the best that we can be. His cunningly relaxed delivery was so original, so finely calibrated, and so profound an articula

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Presents a collection of four novels, four short stories, and other writings, including a speech and letters.

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Presents a collection of four novels, four short stories, and other writings, including a speech and letters.

Like Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007) was a Midwestern everyman steeped in the rhythms of American speech whose anger at the way things are was matched only by his love for the best that we can be. His cunningly relaxed delivery was so original, so finely calibrated, and so profound an articulation of the Sixties' spirit that many critics overlooked the moral seriousness behind the standup-comic craftsmanship.
Capturing Vonnegut in pyrotechnic mid-career, this first volume of a projected three-volume edition gathers four of his most acclaimed novels. "Cat's Cradle" (1963) is a comedy of the end of the world (it ends with ice). "God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater" (1965) is the tale of a so-called fool, his money, and the lawyer who contrives to part them (it ends with fire). "Slaughterhouse-Five "(1969), Vonnegut's breakout book and one of the iconic masterpieces of twentieth-century American literature, is the tale of Billy Pilgrim, who, being unstuck in time, is doomed to continually relive both the firebombing of Dresden and his abduction by space aliens. And, in a text enhanced by the author's spirited line drawings, "Breakfast of Champions" (1973) describes the fateful meeting of "two lonesome, skinny, fairly old white men," one of whom disastrously believes that everyone else is a robot. The volume is rounded out with three brilliant short stories and revealing autobiographical accounts of the bombing of Dresden.

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Contributed by: Offit, Sidney
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Publish Date: Jun 2011
ISBN-13: 9781598530988
ISBN-10: 1598530984
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 848
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.55
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.0 x 8.5 x 1.5
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