Books by Kurt Vonnegut Best Selling Author of Cat´s Cradle and More

Books by Kurt Vonnegut Best Selling Author of Cat´s Cradle and More

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Title: Cat's Cradle

Cat’s Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut’s satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet’s ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist, a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer, and a vision of the future that is at once blackly fatalistic and hilariously funny. A book that left an indelible mark on an entire generation of readers, Cat’s Cradle is one of the twentieth century’s most important works—and Vonnegut at his very best.
 

Cat's Cradle, in which Vonnegut weaves a satirical commentary on modern man and his madness, is one of the author's most highly praised novels. Filled with humor and unforgettable characters, this is the apocalyptic story of the end of the Earth, coupled with a vision of the future that is both darkly fantastic and funny.

Author(s): Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN 13: 9780385333481
Pages: 304
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Title: Breakfast of Champions; or, Goodbye, Blue Monday

<p>In <i>Breakfast of Champions,</i> one of Kurt Vonnegut’s&nbsp; most beloved characters, the aging writer Kilgore Trout, finds to his horror that a Midwest car dealer is taking his fiction as truth. What follows is murderously funny satire, as Vonnegut looks at war, sex, racism, success, politics, and pollution in America and reminds us how to see the truth.</p>
Author(s): Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN 13: 9780385334204
Pages: 320
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Title: Breakfast of Champions; or, Goodbye, Blue Monday

<p>In <i>Breakfast of Champions,</i> one of Kurt Vonnegut’s&nbsp; most beloved characters, the aging writer Kilgore Trout, finds to his horror that a Midwest car dealer is taking his fiction as truth. What follows is murderously funny satire, as Vonnegut looks at war, sex, racism, success, politics, and pollution in America and reminds us how to see the truth.</p>
Author(s): Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN 13: 9780385334204
Pages: 320
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Title: Mother Night

<p><b>Mother Night</b> is a daring challenge to our moral sense. American Howard W. Campbell, Jr., a spy during World War II, is now on trial in Israel as a Nazi war criminal. But is he really guilty? In this brilliant book rife with true gallows humor, Vonnegut turns black and white into a chilling shade of gray with a verdict that will haunt us all.</p>
Author(s): Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN 13: 9780385334143
Pages: 288
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Title: Player Piano

<p>Kurt Vonnegut’s first novel spins the chilling tale of engineer Paul Proteus, who must find a way to live in a world dominated by a supercomputer and run completely by machines. Paul’s rebellion is vintage Vonnegut—wildly funny, deadly serious, and terrifyingly close to reality.</p>
Author(s): Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN 13: 9780385333788
Pages: 352
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Title: God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater: Or, Pearls before Swine

<p>Eliot Rosewater—drunk, volunteer fireman, and President of the fabulously rich Rosewater Foundation—is about to attempt a noble experiment with human nature . . . with a little help from writer Kilgore Trout. <i>God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater</i> is Kurt Vonnegut’s funniest satire, an etched-in-acid portrayal of the greed, hypocrisy, and follies of the flesh we are all heir to.</p>
Author(s): Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN 13: 9780385333474
Pages: 288
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Title: Welcome to the Monkey House

<p><b>Welcome to the Monkey House</b> is a collection of Kurt Vonnegut’s shorter works. Originally printed in publications as diverse as <i>The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction</i> and <i>The Atlantic Monthly</i>, these superb stories share Vonnegut’s audacious sense of humor and extraordinary range of creative vision.<br> &nbsp;</p>
Author(s): Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN 13: 9780385333504
Pages: 352
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Title: Bluebeard

<p>Broad humor and bitter irony collide in this fictional autobiography of Rabo Karabekian, who, at age seventy-one, wants to be left alone on his Long Island estate with the secret he has locked inside his potato barn. But then a voluptuous young widow badgers Rabo into telling his life story—and Vonnegut in turn tells us the plain, heart-hammering truth about man’s careless fancy to create or destroy what he loves.</p> <p>Broad humor and bitter irony collide in Vonnegut's fictional biography of aging artist Rabo Karabekian--first introduced in Breakfast of Champions--who wants only to be left alone at his Long Island estate with the secret he has locked in his potato barn. "A joyous, soaring fiction."--Atlanta Journal and Constitution. Reissue. </p>
Author(s): Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN 13: 9780385333511
Pages: 336
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Title: Galapagos

<p><b>Galápagos</b> 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 that is worth saving.</p>
Author(s): Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN 13: 9780385333870
Pages: 336
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Title: A Man Without a Country

<i>A Man Without a Country</i> is Kurt Vonnegut’s hilariously funny and razor-sharp look at life ("If I die--God forbid--I would like to go to heaven to ask somebody in charge up there, ‘Hey, what was the good news and what was the bad news?"), art ("To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it."), politics ("I asked former Yankees pitcher Jim Bouton what he thought of our great victory over Iraq and he said, ‘Mohammed Ali versus Mr. Rogers.’"), and the condition of the soul of America today ("What has happened to us?"). <p>Based on short essays and speeches composed over the last five years and plentifully illustrated with artwork by the author throughout, <i>A Man Without a Country</i> gives us Vonnegut both speaking out with indignation and writing tenderly to his fellow Americans, sometimes joking, at other times hopeless, always searching.</p> <p>Kurt Vonnegut is among the very few grandmasters of contemporary American letters, without whom the very term "American literature" would mean less than it does. His novels include <i>Cat’s Cradle</i> and <i>Slaughterhouse Five</i>, among so many others. Projects with Seven Stories Press in recent years include <i>God Bless You</i>, <i>Dr. Kevorkian</i> and, with Lee Stringer, <i>Like Shaking Hands with God</i>, a book about writing. His most recent novel is <i>Timequake</i> (1997).</p>
Author(s): Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN 13: 9780812977363
Pages: 145
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Title: Slapstick: Or, Lonesome No More!

Author(s): Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN 13: 9780385334235
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Title: Deadeye Dick

<p><b>Deadeye Dick</b> is Kurt Vonnegut’s funny, chillingly satirical look at the death of innocence. Amid a true Vonnegutian host of horrors—a double murder, a fatal dose of radioactivity, a decapitation, an annihilation of a city by a neutron bomb—Rudy Waltz, aka Deadeye Dick, takes us along on a zany search for absolution and happiness. Here is a tale of crime and punishment that makes us rethink what we believe . . . and who we say we are.</p> <p>A funny, chillingly satirical look at the death of innocence. Rudy Waltz, a.k.a. Deadeye Dick, takes readers on a zany search for absolution and happiness in this tale of crime and punishment that makes us rethink what we believe and who we say we are. "Vonnegut is . . . a zany but moral mad scientist."--Time. Reissue. </p>
Author(s): Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN 13: 9780385334174
Pages: 288
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Title: Slaughterhouse-Five: Or, the Children's Crusade, A Duty-Dance with Death

Slaughterhouse-Five, an American classic, is one of the world’s great antiwar books. Centering on the infamous firebombing of Dresden, Billy Pilgrim’s odyssey through time reflects the mythic journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we fear most.
Author(s): Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN 13: 9780385333849
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Title: Jailbird

<p><i>Jailbird</i> 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 unforgettable portrait of power and politics in our times.</p> <p>A master of contemporary American literature, Vonnegut has authored 18 highly acclaimed books and dozens of short stories and essays. 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. Reissue. </p>
Author(s): Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN 13: 9780385333900
Pages: 320
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Title: Building the Monkey House

Author(s): Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN 13: 9780812993608
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Title: Hocus Pocus

<p>From the author of <b>Timequake</b>, this "irresistible" novel (<b>Cleveland Plain Dealer</b>) tells the story of Eugene Debs Hartke-Vietnam veteran, jazz pianist, college professor, and prognosticator of the apocalypse. It's "Vonnegut's best novel in years-funny and prophetic...something special." (<b>The Nation</b>)</p> <p>A small, exclusive college in upstate New York is nestled along the frozen shores of Lake Mohiga . . . and directly across from a maximum-security prison. The two institutions manage to coexist peacefully, until 10,000 prisoners break out and head directly for the college. "Sharp-toothed satire . . . absurd humor."--San Francisco Chronicle. </p>
Author(s): Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN 13: 9780425130216
Pages: 336
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Title: While Mortals Sleep: Unpublished Short Fiction

<p><b>NATIONAL BESTSELLER<br> </b><br> Foreward by Dave Eggers</p> <p>These previously unpublished, beautifully rendered works of fiction are a testament to Kurt Vonnegut’s unique blend of observation and imagination. Here are stories of men and machines, art and artifice, and how ideals of fortune, fame, and love take curious twists in ordinary lives. An ambitious builder of roads fritters away his free time with miniature trains—until the women in his life crash his fantasy land. Trapped in a stenography pool, a young dreamer receives a call from a robber on the run, who presents her with a strange proposition. A crusty newspaperman is forced onto a committee to judge Christmas displays—a job that leads him to a suspiciously ostentatious ex-con and then a miracle. Featuring a Foreword by Dave Eggers, <i>While Mortals Sleep</i> is a poignant reflection of our world as it is and as it could be.</p>
Author(s): Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN 13: 9780385343749
Pages: 272
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Title: Wampeters, Foma and Granfalloons

<p><i>Wampeters, Foma &amp; Granfalloons (Opinions)</i> is a rare opportunity to experience Kurt Vonnegut speaking in his own voice about his own life, his views of the world, his writing, and the writing of others. An indignant, outrageous, witty, deeply felt collection of reviews, essays, and speeches, this is a window not only into Vonnegut’s mind but also into his heart.</p> <p>The bestselling author of Hocus Pocus offers a rare glimpse into his magic world, as he presents this indignant, outrageous, always witty, and deeply-felt collection of his reviews, essays, and speeches. "Vonnegut at his unnerving best."--Providence Bulletin. Reissue. </p>
Author(s): Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN 13: 9780385333818
Pages: 320
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Title: Sucker's Portfolio

Author(s): Vonnegut, Kurt
ISBN 13: 9781611099584
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Title: Palm Sunday: An Autobiographical Collage

<p>In this self-portrait by an American genius, Kurt Vonnegut writes with beguiling wit and poignant wisdom about his favorite comedians, country music, a dead friend, a dead marriage, and various cockamamie aspects of his all-too-human journey through life. This is a work that resonates with Vonnegut’s singular voice: the magic sound of a born storyteller mesmerizing us with truth.</p> <p>Vonnegut writes with beguiling wit and wisdom about his favorite comedians, country music, a dead friend, and many other facets of his all-too-human journey through life, in a work that resonates with the magic sound of a born storyteller--a self-portrait of an American literary genius. Reissue. </p>
Author(s): Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN 13: 9780385334266
Pages: 320
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Title: Fates Worse than Death: An Autobiographical Collage of the 1980s

Author(s): Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN 13: 9780425134061
Pages: 240
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Title: God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian

In what began as a series of quirkily characteristic ninety-second interludes for New York's public radio station, Kurt Vonnegut asks, on behalf of us all, the Big Questions. <i>Could death be a quality? A place? Not an ending but an occurrence that changes those to whom it happens?</i> <p>As a "reporter on the afterlife," Vonnegut bravely allows himself to be strapped to a gurney by his friend Jack Kevorkian and dispatched round-trip to the Pearly Gates. Or at least that's what he claims in the introduction to these thirty-odd comic and irreverent "interviews" with the likes of William Shakespeare, Adolf Hitler, and Clarence Darrow, bringing readers to an entirely new place—a place to which only Vonnegut could bring us.</p>
Author(s): Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN 13: 9781609800734
Pages: 93
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Title: Look at the Birdie

Author(s): Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN 13: 9780385343725
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Title: Timequake

<p>There's been a timequake. And everyone—even you—must live the decade between February 17, 1991 and February 17, 2001 over again. The trick is that we all have to do exactly the same things as we did the first time—minute by minute, hour by hour, year by year, betting on the wrong horse again, marrying the wrong person again. Why? You'll have to ask the old science fiction writer, Kilgore Trout. This was all his idea.</p>
Author(s): Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN 13: 9780425164341
Pages: 272
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Title: Gerasa and the Decapolis

This book exploits some of that evidence to explain the character of an unusual region with a dense network of cities and an unexpected surge of settlement which reached a peak and extent not encountered again until the mid-twentieth ...
Author(s): David Kennedy
ISBN 13: 9781472537737
Pages: 216
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Title: Armageddon in Retrospect

<p><b>View our feature on Kurt Vonnegut's <i>Armageddon in Retrospect</i></b>.</p> <p>Published on the first anniversary of Kurt Vonnegut's death in April 2007, <i>Armageddon in Retrospect</i> is a collection of twelve new and unpublished writings on war and peace. Written with Vonnegut's trademark rueful humor, the pieces range from a visceral nonfiction recollection of the destruction of Dresden during World War II-a piece that is as timely today as it was then-to a painfully funny story about three privates and their fantasies of the perfect first meal upon returning home from war; to a darker and more poignant story about the impossibility of shielding our children from the temptations of violence. This is a volume that says as much about the times in which we live as it does about the genius of the man who wrote it. Also included here is Vonnegut's last speech, as well as an assortment of his drawings, and an introduction by the author's son, Mark Vonnegut.</p>
Author(s): Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN 13: 9780425226896
Pages: 240
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Title: Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction

Never-before-collected, vintage Vonnegut.<br> <br> "Vonnegut said that his last book, <i>Timequake</i> (1997), would be his last, but no one as imaginative and in love with language and story can resist the lure of the page, and it's obvious that he had a grand time working on this collection of his vintage stories. [<i>Bagombo Snuff Box</i>] resurrects Vonnegut's earliest efforts, stories written during the fifties and sixties for such popular venues as <i>The Saturday Evening Post</i> and <i>Collier's</i>. In his engagingly autobiographical introduction, Vonnegut describes his stints as a Chicago journalist and PR man for General Electric in Schenectady, New York; his decision to supplement his income by writing; and his rapid success and evolution into a full-time writer. So, here are his literary roots, a set of stories that reflects their era's eagerness to turn the horrors of war into anecdote and to equate technology with progress. Unabashedly fablelike, they can be either sly or sweet, sentimental or vaudevillian, but all are quietly subversive....
Author(s): Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN 13: 9780425174463
Pages: 384
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Title: Kurt Vonnegut: The Last Interview: And Other Conversations

<p><b>One of the great American iconoclasts holds forth on politics, war, books and writers, and his personal life in a series of conversations, including his last published interview.<br> </b><br> During his long career Kurt Vonnegut won international praise for his novels, plays, and essays. In this new anthology of conversations with Vonnegut—which collects interviews from throughout his career—we learn much about what drove Vonnegut to write and how he viewed his work at the end.</p> <p><u><b>From Kurt Vonnegut's last interview</b></u></p> <p><b>Is there another book in you, by chance?</b></p> <p>No. Look, I’m 84 years old. Writers of fiction have usually done their best work by the time they’re 45. Chess masters are through when they’re 35, and so are baseball players. There are plenty of other people writing. Let them do it.</p> <p><b>So what’s the old man’s game, then?</b></p> <p>My country is in ruins. So I’m a fish in a poisoned fishbowl. I’m mostly just heartsick about this. There should have been hope. This should have been a great country. But we are despised all over the world now. I was hoping to build a country and add to its literature. That’s why I served in World War II, and that’s why I wrote books.</p> <p><b>When someone reads one of your books, what would you like them to take from the experience?</b></p> <p>Well, I’d like the guy—or the girl, of course—to put the book down and think, “This is the greatest man who ever lived.”</p>
Author(s): Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN 13: 9781612190907
Pages: 176
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Title: Happy Birthday, Wanda June

Author(s): Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN 13: 9780385283854
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Title: Kurt Vonnegut

Author(s): Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN 13: 9780385343763
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Title: 2 B R 0 2 B

Author(s): Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. , Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
ISBN 13: 9781434458797
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Title: 2 B R 0 2 B

Author(s): Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. , Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
ISBN 13: 9781434458797
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Title: Between Time and Timbuktu Or Prometheus 5

Author(s): Kurt Jr Vonnegut
ISBN 13: 9780440007197
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Title: If This Isn't Nice, What Is?

Author(s): Jr. Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN 13: 9780795333767
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Title: Conversations with Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut says:

"I've worked with enough students to know what beginning writers are like, and if they will just talk to me for twenty minutes I can help them so much, because there are such simple things to know. Make a character want something-that's how you begin."

William Rodney Allen teaches English at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts. He is the author of "Walker Percy: The Southern Wayfarer."

Author(s): William Rodney Allen
ISBN 13: 9780878053582
Pages: 356
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Title: Like Shaking Hands with God: A Conversation about Writing

<p>In this elegantly produced, extended conversation celebrating the writing craft, Kurt Vonnegut and acclaimed <i>Grand Central Winter</i> author Lee Stringer explore what it means to be a writer—and what it means to be human.</p> <p>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 Stringer makes <i>Like Shaking Hands with God</i> a truly historic and joyous occasion. The setting is a bookstore in New York City in October 1998. Before a crowd of several hundred, Vonnegut and Stringer jump into the aesthetic fray, taking up humanity, writing, salvation, art, and the challenge of living, day to day.</p> <p>As Vonnegut said, "It was a magical evening." A passionate and inspiring discourse between two extraordinary writers, <i>Like Shaking Hands with God</i> is a book for anyone interested in why the simple act of writing things down can be so much more important than the amount of memory in our computers.</p>
Author(s): Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN 13: 9781609800741
Pages: 74
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Title: The Big Trip Up Yonder

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (1922-2007) was a prolific and genre-bending American novelist known for works blending satire, black comedy and science fiction, such as Slaughterhouse-Five (1969), Cat's Cradle (1963), and Breakfast of Champions (1973). He was also known for his humanist beliefs and being honorary president of the American Humanist Association. His short work, "The Big Trip Up Yonder," is a genre science fiction tale originally published in the magazine "Galaxy Science Fiction" in 1959.
Author(s): Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
ISBN 13: 9781557428080
Pages: 24
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