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Kurt Vonnegut: Novels 1976-1985 (Library of America, nr. 252)

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With the success of "Slaughterhouse-Five "(1969), Kurt Vonnegut cemented his reputation as America's funniest and most original satirist. This third volume of the definitive edition of his fiction collects four novels written in the 1970s and '80s, when Vonnegut was at the height of his storytelling powers. "Slapstick" (1976) takes the form of the post-apocalyptic memoirs of Wilbur Daffodil-11 Swain, architect of a brilliant scheme to rid mankind of loneliness. "Jailbird "(1979) is a political fable of our time, the biography of a good man who becomes embroiled in several of the worst political scandals of the American Century. "Deadeye Dick "(1982) depicts a talentless playwright's struggle to atone for the crimes of his youth, and the sins of his country. "Galapagos" (1985), a favorite of the author's among his books, tells the story of how and why a million years ago--during the global ecological disaster of 1986--humankind embarked on an unlikely evolution. The volume is rounded out with an assortment of Vonnegut rarities: speeches, essays, and commentary from the period that touch upon the themes, incidents, and particulars of the novels.
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ISBN-13: 9781598533040
ISBN-10: 1598533045
Pagini: 864
Dimensiuni: 130 x 206 x 30 mm
Greutate: 0.57 kg
Editura: Library of America
Seria Library of America


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"Some of the best and most moving Vonnegut."
"Likely to be the most attractive edition of Vonnegut you'll ever own." -- Gary K. Wolfe
"Some of the best and most moving Vonnegut."

Notă biografică

Kurt Vonnegut was born in Indianapolis in 1922 and studied biochemistry at Cornell University. During the Second World War he served in Europe and, as a prisoner of was in Germany, witnessed the destruction of Dresden by Allied bombers, an experience which inspired his classic novel Slaughterhouse-Five. He is the author of thirteen other novels, three collections of stories and five non-fiction books. Kurt Vonnegut died in 2007.

Dan Wakefield first befriended Kurt Vonnegut in 1963. Like Vonnegut, he was born and raised in Indianapolis. He is a novelist and screenwriter whose books include the bestselling Going All the Way and the memoir New York in the Fifties.