God Bless You Mr Rosewater Or Pearls Before Swine

God Bless You  Mr Rosewater  Or  Pearls Before Swine
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 190
Release: 1973
ISBN 10: 9780586022795
ISBN 13: 0586022791
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God Bless You Mr Rosewater Or Pearls Before Swine Book Review:

Kurt Vonnegut s God Bless You Mr Rosewater

Kurt Vonnegut s God Bless You  Mr  Rosewater
Author: Alan Menken,Howard Ashman
Publsiher: Samuel French, Inc.
Total Pages: 100
Release: 1980
ISBN 10: 9780573681257
ISBN 13: 0573681252
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kurt Vonnegut s God Bless You Mr Rosewater Book Review:

God Bless You Dr Kevorkian

God Bless You  Dr  Kevorkian
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publsiher: Seven Stories Press
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2011-01-04
ISBN 10: 1609802098
ISBN 13: 9781609802097
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God Bless You Dr Kevorkian Book Review:

From Slapstick's "Turkey Farm" to Slaughterhouse-Five's eternity in a Tralfamadorean zoo cage with Montana Wildhack, the question of the afterlife never left Kurt Vonnegut's mind. In God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian, Vonnegut skips back and forth between life and the Afterlife as if the difference between them were rather slight. In thirty odd "interviews," Vonnegut trips down "the blue tunnel to the pearly gates" in the guise of a roving reporter for public radio, conducting interviews: with Salvatore Biagini, a retired construction worker who died of a heart attack while rescuing his schnauzer from a pit bull, with John Brown, still smoldering 140 years after his death by hanging, with William Shakespeare, who rubs Vonnegut the wrong way, and with socialist and labor leader Eugene Victor Debs, one of Vonnegut's personal heroes. What began as a series of ninety-second radio interludes for WNYC, New York City's public radio station, evolved into this provocative collection of musings about who and what we live for, and how much it all matters in the end. From the original portrait by his friend Jules Feiffer that graces the cover, to a final entry from Kilgore Trout, God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian remains a joy.

God Bless You Mr Rosewater

God Bless You  Mr  Rosewater
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publsiher: Dial Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 0307422976
ISBN 13: 9780307422972
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God Bless You Mr Rosewater Book Review:

“[Vonnegut] at his wildest best.”—The New York Times Book Review Eliot Rosewater—drunk, volunteer fireman, and President of the fabulously rich Rosewater Foundation—is about to attempt a noble experiment with human nature . . . with a little help from writer Kilgore Trout. God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater is Kurt Vonnegut’s funniest satire, an etched-in-acid portrayal of the greed, hypocrisy, and follies of the flesh we are all heir to. “A brilliantly funny satire on almost everything.”—Conrad Aiken “[Vonnegut was] our finest black humorist. . . . We laugh in self-defense.”—The Atlantic Monthly

Venus on the Half Shell

Venus on the Half Shell
Author: Philip Jose Farmer
Publsiher: Titan Books (US, CA)
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-12-10
ISBN 10: 1781163073
ISBN 13: 9781781163078
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Venus on the Half Shell Book Review:

Simon Wagstaff narrowly escapes the Deluge that destroys Earth when he happens upon an abandoned spaceship. A man without a planet, he gains immortality from an elixir drunk during an interlude with a cat-like alien queen. Now Simon must chart a 3,000-year course to the most distant corners of the multiverse, to seek out the answers to the questions no one can seem to answer.

Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut
Author: Jerome Klinkowitz
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 94
Release: 2019-10-21
ISBN 10: 1000639207
ISBN 13: 9781000639209
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kurt Vonnegut Book Review:

Drawing on his experiences as a young man in the Great Depression and the Second World War, Kurt Vonnegut created a new style of fiction responsive to the post-war world and unique in its appeal to both popular audiences and avant-garde critics. His work was profoundly innovative and yet perfectly lucid. In this comprehensive introductory study, originally published in 1982, Jerome Klinkowitz traces Vonnegut’s influences within the American middle class, his early efforts as a short-story writer for magazines in the 1960s and his startling and unprecedented success as a bestselling experimental novelist with Slaughterhouse-Five. His self-consciously moral posture led to readers throughout the world accepting him as their spokesman for humane values, a role which Klinkowitz considers within the context of his work.

Slapstick or Lonesome No More

Slapstick or Lonesome No More
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publsiher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1999-05-11
ISBN 10: 0385334230
ISBN 13: 9780385334235
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slapstick or Lonesome No More Book Review:

“Some of the best and most moving Vonnegut.”—San Francisco Chronicle Slapstick presents an apocalyptic vision as seen through the eyes of the current King of Manhattan (and last President of the United States), a wickedly irreverent look at the all-too-possible results of today’s follies. But even the end of life-as-we-know-it is transformed by Kurt Vonnegut’s pen into hilarious farce—a final slapstick that may be the Almighty’s joke on us all. “Both funny and sad . . . just about perfect.”—Los Angeles Times “Imaginative and hilarious . . . a brilliant vision of our wrecked, wacked-out future.”—Hartford Courant

Wampeters Foma Granfalloons

Wampeters  Foma   Granfalloons
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publsiher: Dial Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-03-03
ISBN 10: 0593229398
ISBN 13: 9780593229392
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wampeters Foma Granfalloons Book Review:

Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons is a rare opportunity to experience Kurt Vonnegut speaking in his own voice about his own life, his views of the world, his writing, and the writing of others. An indignant, outrageous, witty, deeply felt collection of reviews, essays, and speeches, this is a window not only into Vonnegut’s mind but also into his heart. “A book filled with madness and truth and absurdity and self-revelation . . . [Vonnegut is] a great cosmic comedian and rattler of human skeletons, an idealist disguised as a pessimist.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch Includes the following essays, speeches, and works: “Science Fiction” “Brief Encounters on the Inland Waterway” “Hello, Star Vega” “Teaching the Unteachable” “Yes, We Have No Nirvanas” “Fortitude” “‘There’s a Maniac Loose Out There’” “Excelsior! We’re Going to the Moon! Excelsior!” “Address to the American Physical Society” “Good Missiles, Good Manners, Good Night” “Why They Read Hesse” “Oversexed in Indianapolis” “The Mysterious Madame Blavatsky” “Biafra: A People Betrayed” “Address to Graduating Class at Bennington College, 1970” “Torture and Blubber” “Address to the National Institute of Arts and Letters, 1971” “Reflections on my Own Death” “In a Manner that Must Shame God Himself” “Thinking Unthinkable, Speaking Unspeakable” “Address at Rededication of Wheaton College Library, 1973” “Invite Rita Rait to America!” “Address to P.E.N. Conference in Stockholm, 1973” “A Political Disease” “Playboy Interview”

WAR TORN

WAR TORN
Author: Troy Parfitt
Publsiher: Western Hemisphere Press
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2016-08-29
ISBN 10: 9780986803550
ISBN 13: 0986803553
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

WAR TORN Book Review:

War Torn: Adventures in the Brave New Canada is travel literature woven with threads of political commentary. Troy Parfitt travels through every Canadian province and territory in a bid to reconnect with his estranged homeland. However, the connection appears to be broken as the author is bothered by poverty, a scandal-ridden and increasingly autocratic government, and quiet complicity about his country's involvement in The War in Afghanistan. Parfitt touches on numerous themes, from Canadian literature, to the nation's obsession with hockey, to descriptions of Newfoundland, British Columbia, and Nunavut. There is plenty of humour (there'd have to be), but the tie that binds is criticism of Canada's shift to the right and the state manufactured belief that bettering citizens' lives comes after fulfilling military contracts and waging war. Readers looking to find out how democratic, friendly, and socialist Canada is should refer to fiction.

God Bless You Mr Rosewater

God Bless You  Mr  Rosewater
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publsiher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
Total Pages: 230
Release: 1965
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015004852409
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God Bless You Mr Rosewater Book Review:

Eliot Rosewater—drunk, volunteer fireman, and President of the fabulously rich Rosewater Foundation—is about to attempt a noble experiment with human nature . . . with a little help from writer Kilgore Trout. God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater is Kurt Vonnegut's funniest satire, an etched-in-acid portrayal of the greed, hypocrisy, and follies of the flesh we are all heir to.

Bluebeard

Bluebeard
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publsiher: Dial Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009-10-14
ISBN 10: 0307567206
ISBN 13: 9780307567208
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bluebeard Book Review:

“Ranks with Vonnegut’s best and goes one step beyond . . . joyous, soaring fiction.”—The Atlanta Journal and Constitution Broad humor and bitter irony collide in this fictional autobiography of Rabo Karabekian, who, at age seventy-one, wants to be left alone on his Long Island estate with the secret he has locked inside his potato barn. But then a voluptuous young widow badgers Rabo into telling his life story—and Vonnegut in turn tells us the plain, heart-hammering truth about man’s careless fancy to create or destroy what he loves. Praise for Bluebeard “Vonnegut is at his edifying best.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “The quicksilver mind of Vonnegut is at it again. . . . He displays all his talents—satire, irony, ridicule, slapstick, and even a shaggy dog story of epic proportions.”—The Cincinnati Post “[Kurt Vonnegut is] a voice you can trust to keep poking holes in the social fabric.”—San Francisco Chronicle “It has the qualities of classic Bosch and Slaughterhouse Vonnegut. . . . Bluebeard is uncommonly feisty.”—USA Today “Is Bluebeard good? Yes! . . . This is vintage Vonnegut—good wine from his best grapes.”—The Detroit News “A joyride . . . Vonnegut is more fascinated and puzzled than angered by the human stupidities and contradictions he discerns so keenly. So hop in his rumble seat. As you whiz along, what you observe may provide some new perspectives.”—Kansas City Star

Timequake

Timequake
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 250
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780425164341
ISBN 13: 0425164349
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Timequake Book Review:

The author's first full-length novel in seven years, a hilarious moral satire features a science fiction writer, Kilgore Trout, who manages to turn time back a decade, insisting that everyone repeat it exactly the same way. Reprint.

Kurt Vonnegut Novels Stories 1963 1973 LOA 216

Kurt Vonnegut  Novels   Stories 1963 1973  LOA  216
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publsiher: Library of America
Total Pages: 848
Release: 2011-06-02
ISBN 10: 1598530984
ISBN 13: 9781598530988
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kurt Vonnegut Novels Stories 1963 1973 LOA 216 Book Review:

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. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.

The Vonnegut Effect

The Vonnegut Effect
Author: Jerome Klinkowitz
Publsiher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2012-06-05
ISBN 10: 1611171148
ISBN 13: 9781611171143
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vonnegut Effect Book Review:

Kurt Vonnegut is one of the few American writers since Mark Twain to have won and sustained a great popular acceptance while boldly introducing new themes and forms on the literary cutting edge. This is the "Vonnegut effect" that Jerome Klinkowitz finds unique among postmodernist authors. In this innovative study of the author's fiction, Klinkowitz examines the forces in American life that have made Vonnegut's works possible. Vonnegut shared with readers a world that includes the expansive timeline from the Great Depression, during which his family lost their economic support, through the countercultural revolt of the 1960s, during which his fiction first gained prominence. Vonnegut also explored the growth in recent decades of America's sway in art, which his fiction celebrates, and geopolitics, which his novels question. A pioneer in Vonnegut studies, Jerome Klinkowitz offers The Vonnegut Effect as a thorough treatment of the author's fiction—a canon covering more than a half century and comprising twenty books. Considering both Vonnegut's methods and the cultural needs they have served, Klinkowitz explains how those works came to be written and concludes with an assessment of the author's place in American fiction.

Sanity Plea

Sanity Plea
Author: Lawrence R. Broer
Publsiher: University of Alabama Press
Total Pages: 241
Release: 1994-08-30
ISBN 10: 0817307524
ISBN 13: 9780817307523
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sanity Plea Book Review:

In this revised edition of a volume originally published in 1989, Lawrence Broer extends his comprehensive critique of the body of writing by Kurt Vonnegut. Broer offers a broad psychoanalytic study of Vonnegut’s works from Player Piano to Hocus Pocus, taking a decisively new approach to the work of one of America’s most important, yet often misinterpreted writers. A compelling and original analysis, Sanity Plea, explores how Vonnegut incorporates his personal experiences into an art that is not defeatist, but rather creatively therapeutic and life-affirming.

Mother Night

Mother Night
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publsiher: Dial Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-08-11
ISBN 10: 0440339073
ISBN 13: 9780440339076
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mother Night Book Review:

“Vonnegut is George Orwell, Dr. Caligari and Flash Gordon compounded into one writer . . . a zany but moral mad scientist.”—Time 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. “A great artist.”—Cincinnati Enquirer “A shaking up in the kaleidoscope of laughter . . . Reading Vonnegut is addictive!”—Commonweal

God Bless You Mr Vonnegut

God Bless You  Mr  Vonnegut
Author: Bryan Young
Publsiher: Shinebox Digital Publishing
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9780615586342
ISBN 13: 0615586341
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God Bless You Mr Vonnegut Book Review:

Few authors have had as much influence on the youth of America than Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. He brought morality and humanism to the forefront of millions of minds and into the mind of one man in particular. Author, documentary filmmaker, and longtime Huffington Post contributor, Bryan Young has been a lifelong fan and student of Vonnegut's. God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut is his love letter to the late writer, collecting essays, short stories, and other material written over the last ten years, all of it about, or directly inspired by, Vonnegut. From Huffington Post: Young displays here both his depth as a writer and passion for the art itself-much of which he traces back to Kurt Vonnegut. In a chapter devoted to teachers, Young recounts both experiences in his own public schooling and his feelings for Vonnegut as a passive teacher of sorts. Young also touches on the incredibly personal and political, recounting painful dealings with the US "health care system." There's a little bit of everything in here. And something for everyone. And at $3.99, it's hard to go wrong.

Cat s Cradle

Cat s Cradle
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publsiher: Dial Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-11-04
ISBN 10: 0307567273
ISBN 13: 9780307567277
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cat s Cradle Book Review:

“A free-wheeling vehicle . . . an unforgettable ride!”—The New York Times 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. “[Vonnegut is] an unimitative and inimitable social satirist.”—Harper’s Magazine “Our finest black-humorist . . . We laugh in self-defense.”—Atlantic Monthly

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publsiher: Dial Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-09-30
ISBN 10: 0307568067
ISBN 13: 9780307568069
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Palm Sunday Book Review:

“[Kurt Vonnegut] is either the funniest serious writer around or the most serious funny writer.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review In this self-portrait by an American genius, Kurt Vonnegut writes with beguiling wit and poignant wisdom about his favorite comedians, country music, a dead friend, a dead marriage, and various cockamamie aspects of his all-too-human journey through life. This is a work that resonates with Vonnegut’s singular voice: the magic sound of a born storyteller mesmerizing us with truth. “Vonnegut is at the top of his form, and it is wonderful.”—Newsday

God Bless You Mr Rosewater

God Bless You  Mr  Rosewater
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publsiher: Henry Holt & Company
Total Pages: 217
Release: 1965
ISBN 10: 9780805017328
ISBN 13: 0805017321
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God Bless You Mr Rosewater Book Review:

Eliot Rosewater--drunk, volunteer fireman, and President of the fabulously rich Rosewater Foundation--is about to attempt a noble experiment with human nature . . . with a little help from writer Kilgore Trout. "God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater" is Kurt Vonnegut's funniest satire, an etched-in-acid portrayal of the greed, hypocrisy, and follies of the flesh we are all heir to.