Novels & Stories 1963–1973: Cat’s Cradle / God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater / Slaughterhouse-Five / Breakfast of Champions / Stories Book by Kurt Vonnegut

Novels & Stories 1963–1973: Cat’s Cradle / God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater / Slaughterhouse-Five / Breakfast of Champions / Stories Book by Kurt Vonnegut

Novels & Stories 1963–1973: Cat’s Cradle / God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater / Slaughterhouse-Five / Breakfast of Champions / Stories

Like his idol Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut was a sly and skeptical Midwestern everyman outraged by the depravity of the damned human race A consummate entertainer few storytellers are as dependably funny he was also a clear eyed critic of American life Among the targets of his ridicule were the exploiters, the despoilers, and the soulless parasitic moneymakers, but he reser Like his idol Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut was a sly and skeptical Midwestern everyman outraged by the depravity of the damned human race A consummate entertainer few storytellers are as dependably funny he was also a clear eyed critic of American life Among the targets of his ridicule were the exploiters, the despoilers, and the soulless parasitic moneymakers, but he reserved his hottest anger for that tribe of scientists and merchants of war who conjure up genies of mass destruction without a thought to what happens once they re out of their bottles Yet his works are remarkably free of villains, being rich instead in dangerous, not quite unlovable sinners who may yet be redeemed.This volume, the first in a multi volume edition of his enduring fiction, captures Vonnegut at the pyrotechnic height of his powers It opens with Cat s Cradle 1963 , perhaps his most exhilarating performance, in which a would be historian of the bombing of Hiroshima finds himself a privileged witness to the icy end of the world.God Bless You, Mr Rosewater 1965 chronicles the alcoholic unraveling and spiritual rebirth of a good hearted dreamer tormented by the question What are people for Slaughterhouse Five 1969 the book that earned Vonnegut worldwide fame, and one of the great antiwar novels in literature is the jump cutting saga of Billy Pilgrim, who, having come unstuck in time, is doomed to relive continually both the destruction of Dresden and his abduction by space aliens.In a text enhanced by the author s spirited line drawings, Breakfast of Champions 1973 describes the fateful meeting of a luckless science fiction writer and an unhinged Pontiac dealer who disastrously believes that everyone but himself is a robot.Rounding out the volume are three brilliant short stories including the classic fantasy Welcome to the Monkey House and moving autobiographical accounts of Vonnegut s experience of war that shed light on events imaginatively treated in Slaughterhouse Five

Title : Novels & Stories 1963–1973: Cat’s Cradle / God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater / Slaughterhouse-Five / Breakfast of Champions / Stories
Author :  Kurt Vonnegut
Language : English
Isbn : 1598530984
Format : Hardcover
Pages : 851 pages

Rating: 4.8

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