Editorial Reviews. From Library Journal. Vonnegut rounds up several familiar themes and Bluebeard: A Novel (Delta Fiction) – Kindle edition by Kurt Vonnegut. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Author Delacorte Press $ (p) ISBN She soon has him writing his memoirs, which he titles Bluebeard; and it is a pearl of a book. Based on the novel by Kurt Vonnegut, Bluebeard is the fictional autobiography of Rabo Karabekian, a one-eyed former artist of the Abstract Expressionist era.

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The book follows former abstract expressionist painter Rabo Karabekian, serving as his autobiography and a mystery story simultaneously. Thanks for telling us about the problem. And this is where I attempt to connect all of this to vonegut motif of abstract art, which thus far I have lamentably neglected.

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The second is an abstract painting of bluuebeard lost Arctic explorer and a charging polar bear. The Novels of Kurt Vonnegut. But what’s in that potato barn? Also, his disdain for the male sex in general: After reading it, it seems odd to me that this book isn’t one of his more popular. Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut.

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No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. Circe, on the other hand, has just lost her husband and is vacationing along the coast while writing a biography about her recently deceased husband, who was a doctor.

Rabo seems to emphasise the process of painting – the laying on of paint. Feb 18, Sandi rated it it was amazing Shelves: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Rabo started his working life as a cartoonist and illustrator, devot Come Dancing By the time I reached the last chapter of this novel, I realised that Kurt Vonnegut had taken me dancing, just as Rabo Karabekian had finally taken Mrs Circe Berman dancing.

Rabo is a sad character.

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Slapstick of Another Kind Julian Moynahan wrote in a New York Times book review that Bluebeard was a “minor achievement” and that Vonnegut vonnevut moving ahead. Its critiques on the world and human life are blatant and deliberate, rather than his usual subtle remarks.

There’s several jokes regarding Rabo’s paintings, one of which he gave away in Breakfast: Dec 15, Chris Dietzel rated it it was amazing. If you loved Slaughterhouse-Five but couldn’t find anothe Sarcastic and haunted by what he has experienced. His name is Rabo Karabekian.


Karabekian is the narrator, and in addition to telling his own biography, he comments on modern art.

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Sometimes it is more satirical: Yet this is also a story about genocide survivors, abusive relationships, the horror of war, and the horror of mediocrity. Bluebeard by Charles Perrault. He has given both popular culture and literary tradition a voice. Mar 11, Dan rated it liked it Shelves: He also owes it, however, to the effects of Circe Berman, a widow who shows up on his private voonnegut, invites herself blusbeard stay at his place, and slowly transforms his home and his life.

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This is a recurring question, with a variety of answers. Coming from a country whose armed forces are routinely ridiculed for their perceived lack of personnel or equipment, I totally can, Rabo. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet!