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Kurt Vonnegut by Kurt Vonnegut

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Also by Kurt Vonnegut:

Kurt Vonnegut, May 2011
Hardcover
Armageddon in Retrospect, April 2008
Hardcover
A Man Without A Country, September 2005
Hardcover
Mother Night, May 1999
Paperback
Slapstick: Or Lonesome No More!, May 1999
Paperback
Palm Sunday, May 1999
Paperback
Breakfast of Champions, May 1999
Paperback
Deadeye Dick, May 1999
Paperback
Player Piano, January 1999
Trade Size (reprint)
Jailbird, January 1999
Paperback
Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons, January 1999
Paperback
Slaughterhouse-Five, January 1999
Paperback
Galapagos, January 1999
Paperback
Welcome to the Monkey House, September 1998
Trade Size (reprint)
Bluebeard, September 1998
Paperback
Cat's Cradle, September 1998
Paperback
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, September 1998
Paperback
The Sirens of Titan, September 1998
Paperback
Timequake, August 1998
Paperback
Hocus Pocus, October 1997
Paperback
Fates Worse Than Death, September 1992
Paperback
Slaughterhouse-Five, November 1991
Paperback (reprint)

Kurt Vonnegut
Kurt Vonnegut

Novels & Stories 1963-1973: Cat's Cradle / God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater / Slaughterhouse-Five / Breakfast of Champions / Stories

Library of America
May 2011
On Sale: April 28, 2011
848 pages
ISBN: 1598530984
EAN: 9781598530988
Hardcover
$35.00
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Fiction

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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