Slapstick or Lonesome No More

Slapstick or Lonesome No More Author Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN-10 9780440339090
Year 2010-04-13
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Dial Press
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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Deadeye Dick

Deadeye Dick Author Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN-10 0307567362
Year 2009-10-07
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Dial Press
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Deadeye Dick is Kurt Vonnegut’s funny, chillingly satirical look at the death of innocence. Amid a true Vonnegutian host of horrors—a double murder, a fatal dose of radioactivity, a decapitation, an annihilation of a city by a neutron bomb—Rudy Waltz, aka Deadeye Dick, takes us along on a zany search for absolution and happiness. Here is a tale of crime and punishment that makes us rethink what we believe . . . and who we say we are. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Breakfast of Champions

Breakfast of Champions Author Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN-10 0307567230
Year 2009-09-23
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Dial Press
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In Breakfast of Champions, one of Kurt Vonnegut’s most beloved characters, the aging writer Kilgore Trout, finds to his horror that a Midwest car dealer is taking his fiction as truth. What follows is murderously funny satire, as Vonnegut looks at war, sex, racism, success, politics, and pollution in America and reminds us how to see the truth. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Man Without a Country

A Man Without a Country Author Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN-10 9780525510130
Year 2017-06-20
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Dial Press
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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

Timequake

Timequake Author Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN-10 9781446498026
Year 2011-08-31
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Random House
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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.

Novels 1976 1985

Novels  1976 1985 Author Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN-10 1598533045
Year 2014
Pages 878
Language en
Publisher
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A third volume of a definitive collection of the American satirist's fiction features four works from what has been considered the height of his storytelling prowess, including Slapstick, Jailbird, Deadeye Dick and Galápagos.

Sun Moon Star

Sun Moon Star Author Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN-10 9780795335525
Year 2016-11-08
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher RosettaBooks
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Sun Moon Star is the story of the birth of Jesus--as told by Kurt Vonnegut. This children's book takes the newborn Jesus' perspective, offering beautiful and insightful descriptions of the world from someone newly born into it. In this book, we follow Jesus and meet the people most important to his life--presented in new and surprising ways. A powerful departure from Vonnegut's more adult work, Sun Moon Star gives readers a rare glimpse of the writer's talent in a format that's unique and unexpected. This book's well-crafted simplicity is sure to make it a favorite--with both children and adult readers who are Vonnegut fans.

Happy Birthday Wanda June

Happy Birthday  Wanda June Author Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN-10 9781448190713
Year 2013-09-30
Pages 120
Language en
Publisher Random House
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For eight years, big game hunter and war hero Harold Ryan has been presumed dead, lost in the Amazon rainforest while hunting for diamonds. Now he’s back, only to find his wife engaged to a hippy doctor and his son transformed into a pampered sissy. Though his hunting trophies remain, an inexplicable birthday cake sits in the living room bearing a strange icing inscription: Happy Birthday Wanda June. Can the household bear the returning force of Harold’s machismo? And who on earth is Wanda June?

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday Author Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN-10 9780307568069
Year 2009-09-30
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Dial Press
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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Welcome to the Monkey House

Welcome to the Monkey House Author Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN-10 0307423441
Year 2007-12-18
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Dial Press
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Welcome to the Monkey House is a collection of Kurt Vonnegut’s shorter works. Originally printed in publications as diverse as The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction and The Atlantic Monthly, these superb stories share Vonnegut’s audacious sense of humor and extraordinary range of creative vision. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Sirens of Titan

The Sirens of Titan Author Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN-10 9780307423375
Year 2007-12-18
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Dial Press
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The Sirens of Titan is an outrageous romp through space, time, and morality. The richest, most depraved man on Earth, Malachi Constant, is offered a chance to take a space journey to distant worlds with a beautiful woman at his side. Of course there’s a catch to the invitation–and a prophetic vision about the purpose of human life that only Vonnegut has the courage to tell. From the Trade Paperback edition.

While Mortals Sleep

While Mortals Sleep Author Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN-10 9780440339878
Year 2011-01-25
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Delacorte Press
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER Foreward by Dave Eggers These previously unpublished, beautifully rendered works of fiction are a testament to Kurt Vonnegut’s unique blend of observation and imagination. Here are stories of men and machines, art and artifice, and how ideals of fortune, fame, and love take curious twists in ordinary lives. An ambitious builder of roads fritters away his free time with miniature trains—until the women in his life crash his fantasy land. Trapped in a stenography pool, a young dreamer receives a call from a robber on the run, who presents her with a strange proposition. A crusty newspaperman is forced onto a committee to judge Christmas displays—a job that leads him to a suspiciously ostentatious ex-con and then a miracle. Featuring a Foreword by Dave Eggers, While Mortals Sleep is a poignant reflection of our world as it is and as it could be.

Look At the Birdie

Look At the Birdie Author Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN-10 9781407074887
Year 2010-09-16
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Random House
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Look at the Birdie evokes a world in which squabbling couples, high school geniuses, misfit office workers, and small-town Lotharios struggle to adapt to changing technology, moral ambiguity, and unprecedented affluence. In "Confido," a family learns the downside of confiding their deepest secrets into a magical invention. In "Ed Luby's Key Club," a man finds himself in a Kafkaesque world of trouble after he runs afoul of the shady underworld boss who calls the shots in an upstate New York town. In "Look at the Birdie," a quack psychiatrist turned "murder counsellor" concocts a novel new outlet for his paranoid patients. The stories are cautionary they also brim with his trademark humour. Wry, ironic, satirical and poignant Look at the Birdie reflects the anxieties of the postwar era in which they were written and provides an insight into the development of Vonnegut's early style

Wychman Road

Wychman Road Author Ben Berman Ghan
ISBN-10 1541266757
Year 2016-01-07
Pages 258
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Normal people don't have control over anything. And they only affect some things. We affect everything, and we have control over most things. But it comes with a price." Peter Alexson is an average high school student-until he wakes up in a ditch surrounded by the dead bodies of his friends and his head filled with voices, so very many voices. So Peter does the only thing he can do. He runs. He runs right into the path of Joshua Jones, who looks twenty-two but was born in 1899, who can dissolve the windows in a high-rise with the touch of his hand, who can disarm a bank robber with a single thought, who can bend the whole world to his will if he chooses. Joshua can teach Peter what the voices mean and how to use the energy that comes with them, but Joshua has spent more than three decades running from the evil in his own past. Together, Joshua and Peter must find how to harness their powers to defeat their darker natures, and discover dangers they cannot outrun.

Kurt Vonnegut Drawings

Kurt Vonnegut Drawings Author Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN-10 9780795342578
Year 2014-05-28
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher RosettaBooks
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Those who know Kurt Vonnegut as one of America's most beloved and influential writers will be surprised and delighted to discover that he was also a gifted graphic artist. This book brings together the finest examples of his funny, strange, and moving drawings in an inexpensive, beautifully produced gift volume for every Vonnegut fan. Kurt Vonnegut's daughter Nanette introduces this volume of his never before published drawings with an intimate remembrance of her father. Vonnegut always drew, and many of his novels contain sketches. Breakfast of Champions (1973) included many felt-tip pen drawings, and he had a show in 1983 of his drawings at New York's Margo Feiden Gallery, but really got going in the early 1990s when he became acquainted with the screenprinter Joe Petro III, who became his partner in making his colorful drawings available as silkscreens. With a touch of cubism, mixed with a Paul Klee gift for caricature, a Calder-like ability to balance color and line, and more than a touch of sixties psychedelic sensibility, Vonnegut's aesthetic is as idiosyncratic and defiant of tradition as his books. While writing came to be more onerous in his later years, making art became his joyful primary activity, and he made drawings up until his death in 2007. This volume, and a planned touring exhibition of the drawings, will introduce Vonnegut's legion of fans to an entirely new side of his irrepressible creative personality.