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Bagombo Snuff Box von Kurt Vonnegut

Bagombo Snuff Box Kurt Vonnegut

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Zusammenfassung

An anthology of previously uncollected short stories features twenty-four of the author's favorite tales, including Any Reasonable Offer, The Powder-Blue Dragon, Hal Irwin's Magic Lamp, and Lovers Anonymous..

Bagombo Snuff Box Zusammenfassung

Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction Kurt Vonnegut

From the acclaimed author of Slaughterhouse-Five, Cat's Cradle, and Breakfast of Champions comes a compilation of twenty-three never-before-collected short stories.

These vignettes of American life draw on Kurt Vonnegut's World War 2 experiences and the resolute optimism of the country after the war. Together, they present a poignant and humorous portrayal of an America peopled with overzealous high school band directors and their students, rebellious housewives, and boasting salesmen, soldiers misplaced during the war and people lost in their own gadget-filled homes.

In an era before television, Kurt Vonnegut found a ready and willing audience in the readers of such magazines as Collier's, The Saturday Evening Post, Cosmopolitan, Argosy, and Redbook. These rare, rediscovered tales gives us a glimpse into a more innocent America-and into the developing genius of one of the greatest writers of our time.

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Praise for Bagombo Snuff Box

These tales are worth reading; with the other early stories in Welcome to the Monkey House, they provide fans with the complete test-tube Vonnegut.-Entertainment Weekly

The stories...are snappy and often humorous, gentle even when sad. Some have trick endings-the early Vonnegut, he tells us, was an admirer of O. Henry. Most have morals. And the characters know what the morals are; the willingness of even the pretentious and deluded among them to learn from their comeuppances reflects a kind of optimism we dont' expect from the author of Slaughterhouse-Five and Cat's Cradle.-Los Angeles Times

An on-target, satisfying collection of quirky plot lines and rapidly developed characters who usually manage to rise above their ordinary stations and predicaments.-Chicago Tribune

Über Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut was a master of contemporary American literature. His black humor, satiric voice, and incomparable imagination first captured America's attention in The Sirens of Titan in 1959 and established him, in the words of The New York Times, as a true artist with the publication of Cat's Cradle in 1963. He was, as Graham Greene declared, one of the best living American writers. Mr. Vonnegut passed away in April 2007.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Preface by Peter Reed
Introduction
Thanasphere
Mnemonics
Any Reasonable Offer
The Package
The No-Talent Kid
Poor Little Rich Town
Souvenir
The Cruise of the Jolly Roger
Custom-Made Bride
Ambitious Sophomore
Bagombo Snuff Box
The Powder-Blue Dragon
A Present for Big Saint Nick
Unpaid Consultant
Der Arme Dolmetscher
The Boy Who Hated Girls
This Son of Mine
A Night for Love
Find Me a Dream
Runaways
2BR02B
Lovers Anonymous
Hal Irwin's Magic Lamp

Coda to My Career as a Writer for Periodicals

Zusätzliche Informationen

GOR004684529
9780425174463
0425174468
Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction Kurt Vonnegut
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Penguin Putnam Inc
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