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He grew up in a middle-class family in the Midwest.

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Perhaps this is because Vonnegut always saw the big picture and could cut through the noise of the moment to point out what mattered and what didn’t, and the importance of being kind, unselfish, and trying not to kill the planet are still things we need to hear today.

What’s happened to me, though, is a standard American business story. They do make us perform silly rituals and spout meaningless mantras, imparting false assurances through fanciful stories. I received the call late on a Saturday night. If time is the straight and uniform string of beads most people iurt it is, and if I have matured gracefully, then the second half of this book should be better than the first half. His name is Sandy.

This acerbic page book is what most people mean when they describe a work as “Vonnegutian” in scope. I really liked the story “Fortitude” because it was a story about the evils of technology at least, that’s how I read it and how people succumb to it without realizing that it’s happening. There are a number of pieces of interest: View all 24 comments.

See details for description of any imperfections. He puts moral issues and dilemmas in the simplest terms and isn’t afraid to say what is right and wrong. To find out for certain what my wampeter was While about a hundred thousand Nigerians died, over two million Biafrans — primarily civilians and disproportionately children – perished.


I have been wampsters soreheaded occupant of a file drawer labeled “science fiction” ever since, and I would like out, particularly since so many serious critics regularly mistake the drawer for a urinal.

Rather, imagining that my father loved everything he saw, and that he felt it such an honor to be alive, is consistent with the man he wammpeters and the life he wanted. My dog is a humanist. I found this so fascinating. Dec 23, Stephen rated it really liked it Shelves: I live in Europe, far from my home in the U.

Wampeters, Foma and Granfalloons (Opinions) by Kurt Vonnegut (1974, Hardcover)

There aren’t other houses where people can go to and be cared for. From inside the book.

I consider Vonnegut fans as “Good Democrats” and this book, and re-reading him at a later age, have done nothing to disabuse me of that notion. It was the last plane to leave Biafra that was not fired upon. May 30, Ward Hammond rated it it was amazing. What I do fear, and what causes me the most pain, is the realization that he must have been so afraid.

Incongruously, their stomachs were pregnant with hunger. Feb 23, Jennifer Haight rated it it was amazing. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Vonnegut’s interview for the Playboy magazine. Even then he was sounding the alarm on the environment and the out of control war machine. Vonnegut trained as a chemist and worked as a journali Kurt Vonnegut, Junior was an American novelist, satirist, and most recently, graphic artist.


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The title confused my friendly community librarian. By revealing his attitudes to the subject he reveals much of himself.

Kurt Vonnegut met Chinua Achebe in Africa? It touched on a lot of different themes and the range of the pieces varied in intensity and magnitude. He longs for community as vvonnegut believes we all do, but he mourns the fact that we can never go back to folk societies, or in other words, societies who are entirely dependent on each of their members, and whose members are all working towards the same goals and who all share the same knowledge.

I actually thought this essay was about a fictional place. Let’s at least end with another neat quote: A People Betrayed will break wmapeters heart.

It was written about and commented on by the talking heads of the day. Reading Vonnegut is like making grxnfalloons way through a literary funhouse — you don’t really know where you’re going and the rules, if any, are completely unknown to you. I used imagine him reading his books out loud into my mind’s granfalloonz, and always heard a merry twinkle and giggle in that Odds ‘n sods that have dated far less than I imagined they would have.

If that contradictory description makes sense In Teaching the Unteachablehe recounts his time spent teaching writer’s workshops.

Jun 28, Lukasz Pruski rated it it was ok.