Niech pana Bóg błogosławi, panie Rosewater, czyli perły przed wieprze

Kurt Vonnegut jest mistrzem współczesnej literatury amerykańskiej. Jego czarny humor, satyryczna wena i niezrównana wyobraźnia po raz pierwszy zwróciły uwagę amerykańskich czytelników w Syrenach z Tytana w roku 1959, a pozycję "prawdziwego artysty" potwierdziła Kocia kołyska w roku 1963.Niech pana Bóg błogosławi, panie Rosewater to perełka komizmu. Eliot...

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Harrison Bergeron

It is the year 2081. Because of Amendments 211, 212, and 213 to the Constitution, every American is fully equal, meaning that no one is stupider, uglier, weaker, or slower than anyone else. The Handicapper General and a team of agents ensure that the laws of equality are enforced.One April, fourteen-year-old Harrison Bergeron is taken away from his parents, George and Hazel, by the government.

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Letters

This extraordinary collection of personal correspondence has all the hallmarks of Kurt Vonnegut's fiction. Written over a sixty-year period, these letters, the vast majority of them never before published, are funny, moving, and full of the same uncanny wisdom that has endeared his work to readers worldwide. Included in this comprehensive volume: the letter a twenty-two-year-old Vonnegut wrote home immediately upon being freed from a German...

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Armageddon in Retrospect

The 1st & only collection of unpublished works by Kurt Vonnegut since his death—a fitting tribute to the author, & a contribution to the discussion of war, peace & humanity’s tendency toward violence. Armageddon in Retrospect: And Other New and Unpublished Writing on War and Peace is a collection of twelve new & unpublished writings on war & peace. Imbued with Vonnegut’s trademark rueful humor, the pieces range from a...

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Bagombo Snuff Box

New York, 1950. A young PR man working at General Electric sold his first magazine piece. By the time he'd sold his third, he decided to quit his job and join the likes of Salinger, Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Faulkner, and make a living as a full-time writer. That young man was Kurt Vonnegut.Bagombo Snuff Box collects Vonnegut’s favourite stories from the postwar years that sharpened his dark, vaudevillian and...

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Sucker's Portfolio

Available to readers for the first time, Sucker’s Portfolio showcases a collection of seven never before published works from Kurt Vonnegut, one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. Short, sardonic, and dark, these six brief fiction stories and one non-fiction piece are consummate Vonnegut with piercing satire and an eye for life’s obscene inanity. Also available for the first time is an unfinished science-fiction short story, included...

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Cat's Cradle/God Bless You Mr. Rosewater/Breakfast of Champions

Kurt Vonnegut, Junior was an American novelist, satirist, and most recently, graphic artist. He was recognized as New York State Author for 2001-2003. He was born in Indianapolis, later the setting for many of his novels. He attended Cornell University from 1941 to 1943, where he wrote a column for the student newspaper, the Cornell Daily Sun. Vonnegut trained as a chemist and worked as a journalist before joining the U.S. Army and...

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Svračje noge

Ovo je četvrti roman Kurta Vonegata, prvi put objavljen 1963. godine, a srpskim čitaocima je poznat po izdanju iz 1978. godine koje je nosilo naslov Kolevka za macu. U njemu Vonegat istražuje pitanja nauke, tehnologije i veroispovesti, satirično gleda na trku u naoružavanju i mnoge druge teme. Iako je odbio Vonegatovu prvobitnu magistarsku tezu, Čikaški univerzitet je 1971. godine piscu za roman Svračje...

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Kocia kołyska

Kurt Vonnegut jest mistrzem współczesnej literatury amerykańskiej. Jego czarny humor, satyryczna wena i niezrównana wyobraźnia po raz pierwszy zwróciły uwagę amerykańskich czytelników w Syrenach z Tytana w roku 1959, a pozycję "prawdziwego" artysty potwierdziła Kocia kołyska w roku 1963. Kocia kołyska to przypowiastka filozoficzna o...

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Like Shaking Hands with God

In this elegantly produced, extended conversation celebrating the writing craft, Kurt Vonnegut and acclaimed "Grand Central Winter" author Lee Stringer explore what it means to be a writer -- and what it means to be human. It is an increasingly rare occasion these days to find two writers willing to speak candidly, thoughtfully, and concretely about the intersection of life and art. And that these two writers happen to be Kurt Vonnegut and Lee...

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Fates Worse Than Death

This is Vonnegut’s last in the trio of “autobiographical collages,” which is a canny way of presenting various nonfiction materials without having to impose a structure on the book. This is the most shambolic of the three—firstly, Fates Worse Than Death is divided into conventional chapters, so the reader has no contents table to peruse the various speeches Kurt reproduces here from recent public speaking events. And the book is mostly...

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Galápagos

Galápagos takes the reader back one million years, to A.D. 1986. A simple vacation cruise suddenly becomes an evolutionary journey. Thanks to an apocalypse, a small group of survivors stranded on the Galápagos Islands are about to become the progenitors of a brave, new, and totally different human race. In this inimitable novel, America’s master satirist looks at our world and shows us all that is sadly, madly awry–and all...

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Sun, Moon, Star

I had no idea Kurt Vonnegut, my all time favorite author, wrote a children's book until I spotted it on Amazon. Of course, I had to get it immediately, and thanks to my Kindle Unlimited I was reading it like thirty seconds later. This is a lovely little telling of the birth of Jesus, using the fact that newborns can't see clearly after birth to awesome effect.Even more nifty is when you read the backstory and learn that the illustrator...

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The Kid Nobody Could Handle

In the story, "The Kid Nobody Could Handle", there is a boy named Jim, and he lived with his uncle. He came from the south side of Chicago. He looked very tough, and did not speak at all. One day the music teacher Mr. Hemholts was tired of Jim acting like that so he gave him his treasure and told Jim to smash it if the world had treated him so badly. Then Mr. Hemholts took out his belt and took him to the ground and took his boots from his feet...

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Palm Sunday/Welcome to the Monkeyhouse

If I remember rightly this was stocked in the Gower St Waterstones under "Essays". In fact the first item (Monkeyhouse) is almost entirely made up of stories (the first bit is a bit of Sunday mag journalism, Vonnegut-styled), while the other, Palm Sunday, seems to be a collection of speeches made to churches, universities, clubs etc, stitched together fairly loosely.So first off, it wasn't what I was expecting.I dutifully read...

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Welcome to the Monkey House Low Price CD

This short-story collection Welcome to the Monkey House (1968) incorporates almost completely Vonnegut’s 1961 “Canary in a Cathouse,” which appeared within a few months of Slaughterhouse-Five and capitalized upon that breakthrough novel and the enormous attention it suddenly brought.Drawn from both specialized science fiction magazines and the big-circulation general magazines which Vonnegut had been one of the few...

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The Petrified Ants

Look at the Birdie is a collection of fourteen previously unpublished short stories from one of the most original writers in all of American fiction. In this series of perfectly rendered vignettes, written just as he was starting to find his comic voice, Kurt Vonnegut paints a warm, wise, and often funny portrait of life in post—World War II America–a world where squabbling couples, high school geniuses, misfit office...

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Slaughterhouse-Five

Kurt Vonnegut's absurdist classic Slaughterhouse-Five introduces us to Billy Pilgrim, a man who becomes unstuck in time after he is abducted by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore. In a plot-scrambling display of virtuosity, we follow Pilgrim simultaneously through all phases of his life, concentrating on his (and Vonnegut's) shattering experience as an American prisoner of war who witnesses the firebombing of Dresden.Don't let...

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Pájaro de celda

Jailbird takes us into a fractured and comic, pure Vonnegut world of high crimes and misdemeanors in government—and in the heart. This wry tale follows bumbling bureaucrat Walter F. Starbuck from Harvard to the Nixon White House to the penitentiary as Watergate’s least known co-conspirator. But the humor turns dark when Vonnegut shines his spotlight on the cold hearts and calculated greed of the mighty, giving a razor-sharp edge to an...

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A Man Without a Country

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 ReviewIn a volume that is penetrating, introspective, incisive, and...

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Welcome to the Monkey House

Kurt Vonnegut is a master of contemporary American Literature. His black humor, satiric voice, and incomparable imagination first captured America's attention in The Siren's of Titan in 1959 and established him as "a true artist"* with Cat's Cradle in 1963. He is, as Graham Greene has declared, "one of the best living American writers."Welcome to the Monkey House is a collection of Kurt Vonnegut's shorter...

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Three by Vonnegut

I bought this book for $8.00-can you believe that? (Well, $6.99 plus tax, but that's not relevant.) So for 8 bucks I got The Three Vonnegut Masterpieces. Now, gasoline in my city has hit 4 bucks a gallon. The average car on the road, and I am just speculating here, gets between, what, 15 and 25 miles per gallon? So 8 dollars got you something between 30 and fifty miles of road. And it was probably road littered with soda cans, plastic...

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Mechanické piano

Město Ilium, stát New York, je rozděleno do tří částí. V severozápadní sídlí manažeři a inženýři, v severovýchodní sídlí stroje a jižní zaujímá oblast známá jako Domovina, kde žije naprostá většina obyvatel. Takových Ilií jsou po celé Americe stovky, veškerou kvalifikovanou...

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