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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Scheming with a smile

A very brilliant writer Another interesting Vonnegut book. Paperbackpages. Worse than that, they suck up the dignity, the self-respect, of anybody unfortunate enough to have to look at them” and post-modernist art bluebezrd which aren’t supposed to mean anything, and are “about absolutely nothing but themselves.

Kurt Vonnegut wrote so many books that sometimes a real gem gets lost in the shuffle.

Bluebeard (Vonnegut novel) – Wikipedia

Kurt Vonnegut, Junior was an American novelist, satirist, and most recently, graphic artist. Retrieved from ” https: Instead, I received none of that.

Bluebeard Bluebeare of first edition hardcover. His work reflected meat, but not soul, and that ultimately is the principal concern of the narrative.

Vonnegut, that is linear! Mar 30, Arian rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: But sadly I was disappointed. Bluebearv is still my all-time favorite because of its science fiction element, but this is just as effective in combining pain with humor.


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

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If Rabo is suffering, he does so without expending page upon page in melancholy and it’s to Vonnegut’s credit that he makes the reader feel it in a sentence or two. This is evident in how Rabo decides to reveal the contents of his potato barn to Circe.

I finished another book! I have been going on like this in my head since I finished this book 24 hours ago and things just seem to be speeding up, as far as I can tell.

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I felt as if I was sitting next to an old man on a train. Vonegut am glad that someone else feels Bluebeard is worthy Vonnegut.

I felt I was looking into Vonnegut’s heart and mind as I read each page.

View all 14 comments. A number of critics have suggested that the possibility of creating art with meaning is a major theme in Bluebeard.

When both his father and some other artists are at their most creative, their eyes become dead. Vonnegut trained as a chemist and worked as a journalist before joining the U. This acerbic page book is what most people mean when they describe a work as “Vonnegutian” blueneard scope.


With this rather simple premise, we are given an exploration of the usual Vonnegut fare: Anyway, have at it. This is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. His obituary describes him as “possibly the best-known American artist in history. This page was last edited on 14 Novemberat May 13, Lisa rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.

Rich and famous, he retires to a large house in Long Island, only to discover in the following years that the paint he applied to his pricelss canvases, which hang in the greatest museums in the land, has begun to degrade and disolve, dripping to the floor and leaving each canvas a tabula rasa. Why should a real man stay home when he could be raping a virgin continent? It seems like every book by Vonnegut is better than the previous one I read.

Good books gotta end sad.