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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I am supposing, or perhaps only hoping, that our future may be found in the past’s fugitive moments of compassion rather than in its solid centuries of warfare. Mar 16, lit. At least once a year I kurf myself in need to fire up the bookmobile and drive up to Indiana to visit my Uncle Kurt. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

In those days, members of unions called each other brother and sister, and they meant it.

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Vonnegut was a self-proclaimed humanist and socialist influenced by the style of Indiana’s own Eugene V. Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library.

Feb 23, Jennifer Haight fmoa it it was amazing. It is enough to read them to get a granfalloons insight into the thinking processes of granfalloonns erractic, yet constant Intellect The Making of an African Legend.

Vonnegut’s interview for the Playboy magazine. Here Vonnegut talks off the cuff about the importance of family and community, war, the Presidential Election, and his writing. Another observation that should be made in this humble and insufficient review, is that Vonnegut was NOT the model for Billy Pilgrim from his seminal work Slaughterhouse-Five.


I supposed that I was writing a novel about life, about things I could not avoid seeing and hearing in Schenectady, a very real town, awkwardly set in the gruesome now.

But many of the ideas have even more punch today, in a merciless kind of way.

Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons

Both sent arms to boost the federal military government, under General Yakubu Gowon. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. That’s the American way: I, mud, sat up and saw what a nice job God had done. See all 10 pre-owned listings. The inclusion of several public speeches and throwaway shavings detract from the urgency somewhat, but the Playboy interview ends the collection on a marvellously lucid note.

Among the topics discussed are the Vietnam War, the Biafran tragedy, and the presidential campaign ofparticularly relevant in this election year and amazingly timely and prescient.

Nobody but you could have done it, God! More the fool me. Retrieved from ” https: I got so much, and most mud got so little. There are a number of pieces of interest: I live in Europe, far from my home in the U. Aug 22, Jarret Lovell rated it really liked it. If we become increasingly wild and preposterous in modern times — well, so do fish on river banks, for a little while.

Everyone, it seems, felt something about the Nigeria-Biafra war. Only one thing matters: Vonnegut recalls that he is categorized as a science fiction author simply because some of his stories feature technology.

His take on our government then and since is simply chilling.

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In Teaching the Unteachablevonneegut recounts his time spent teaching writer’s workshops. He came close to joining the Naval Academy, but then instead moved to New York in his early 20s to become an accountant. This was a pleasant surprise of a book.


Writing well is something God lets you do or declines to let you do.

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But why the long delay? I rewatched funny YouTube videos in order to escape from reality. There are several terrific addresses to various organizations, and a moving essay about Biafra, however, I found the Playboy interview to be the most interesting. Becoming by Michelle ObamaPaperback 1. My sister and I never had to be extraordinary, and it was almost impossible to disappoint wmpeters.

Vonnegut writes about the rise of transcendental wampetdrs. It also interested the Soviet Union which saw a chance to increase its influence in West Africa. And all the good things our karass did for you. Through all of this his signature mix of poignancy and humor, so typical of his fiction, was present vonneguut all times.

And who was in my karass Views Read Edit View history. Probably not the best place to start for those who haven’t read Vonnegut before, or who don’t have any memories of the Vietnam-era protests.

Taken together, the words form as good an umbrella as any for this collection of essays, book reviews and speeches written over the years by Vonnegut. Kurt Vonnegut Hardcover Books. Paperbackpages.