Most widely held works about Kurt Vonnegut
Most widely held works by Kurt Vonnegut
Slaughterhouse-five, or, The children's crusade : a duty-dance with death by Kurt Vonnegut ( Book )
344 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in 31 languages and held by 5,569 libraries worldwide
Billy Pilgrim serves as a chaplain's assistant in the Second World War, is captured by the Germans, and survives the fire bombing of Dresden to contemplate the human condition.
Cat's cradle by Kurt Vonnegut ( Book )
206 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in 25 languages and held by 4,268 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: Cat's Cradle is 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.
Breakfast of champions; or, Goodbye blue Monday by Kurt Vonnegut ( Book )
135 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 22 languages and held by 3,692 libraries worldwide
The author questions the condition of modern man in this novel depicting a science fiction writer's struggle to find peace and sanity in the world.
Jailbird : a novel by Kurt Vonnegut ( Book )
99 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 24 languages and held by 3,664 libraries worldwide
Harvard, the New Deal, the Holocaust, World War II, Watergate, two prison terms, and a giant conglomerate - Walter Starbuck, who tries to live by the Sermon on the Mount, experiences them all. Shall the meek inherit the earth? Perhaps on a short-term basis.
Galápagos : a novel by Kurt Vonnegut ( Book )
100 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 26 languages and held by 3,513 libraries worldwide
Observed by a ghost of the Vietnam War for one million years, the descendants of survivors of a cruise to the Galapagos Archipielago prove Darwin's Theory of Evolution. The ghost of a shipbuilder tells the story of an ill-fated cruise to the Galapagos Islands.
Bluebeard : a novel by Kurt Vonnegut ( Book )
85 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 22 languages and held by 3,201 libraries worldwide
An autobiography of Rabo Karabekian, an abstract expressionist artist, who acquired the largest collection of abstract expressionist paintings in private hands.
Hocus pocus by Kurt Vonnegut ( Book )
74 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 19 languages and held by 3,122 libraries worldwide
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.
Player piano by Kurt Vonnegut ( Book )
171 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in 19 languages and held by 3,052 libraries worldwide
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 super computer and run completely by machines. Paul's rebellion is vintage Vonnegut<U+2013>wildly funny, deadly serious, and terrifyingly close to reality.
Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut ( Book )
71 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 17 languages and held by 3,027 libraries worldwide
A timequake throws the universe backwards and everyone has to relive the years 1991 to 2001, including the hero, a science fiction writer. By and large, people are not pleased by the development.
A man without a country by Kurt Vonnegut ( Book )
65 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 13 languages and held by 3,007 libraries worldwide
In a collection of brief autobiographical essays, the renowned novelist offers his views on art, politics, and everyday life in America. A Man Without a Country 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?"). Gleaned from short essays and speeches composed over the last five years and plentifully illustrated with artwork by the author in full color throughout, A Man Without a Country gives us Vonnegut both speaking out with indignation and writing tenderly to his fellow Americans, sometimes joking, at other times hopeless, always searching.
Deadeye Dick by Kurt Vonnegut ( Book )
75 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in 21 languages and held by 2,920 libraries worldwide
A young man from a peculiar family background inadvertently shoots a pregnant woman while playing with a rifle. This catastrophe has an irrevocable effect upon his life.
Slapstick : or, Lonesome no more! : a novel by Kurt Vonnegut ( Book )
64 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in 17 languages and held by 2,783 libraries worldwide
This hilarious, wickedly irreverent farce presents an apocalyptic vision seen through the eyes of the current King of Manhattan (and last President of the United States).
God bless you, Mr. Rosewater : or, Pearls before swine by Kurt Vonnegut ( Book )
147 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in 20 languages and held by 2,772 libraries worldwide
A rich man attempts a noble experiment with human nature. The result is an etched-in-acid portrayal of universal greed, hypocrisy, and follies of the flesh.
The sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut ( Book )
168 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in 20 languages and held by 2,767 libraries worldwide
Malachi Constant, "the richest man in America," gives up his indulgent lifestyle to follow an urgent calling to probe the depths of space. He participates in a Martian invasion of Earth, mates with the wife of an astronaut adrift on the tides of time, and follows the lure of the "Sirens of Titan."
Welcome to the monkey house : a collection of short works by Kurt Vonnegut ( Book )
126 editions published between 1950 and 2010 in 11 languages and held by 2,627 libraries worldwide
Tender stories of love, incisive essays on human greed and misery, and imaginative tales of futuristic happenings reveal Vonnegut's versatility and vision.
Palm Sunday : an autobiographical collage by Kurt Vonnegut ( Book )
56 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 2,512 libraries worldwide
An autobiographical collage from the renowned novelist includes previously unpublished articles, essays, letters, drawings, songs, and talks in which Vonnegut reflects on his life and times.
Mother night by Kurt Vonnegut ( Book )
155 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in 24 languages and held by 2,435 libraries worldwide
An American playwright living in pre-World War II Berlin becomes an allied spy within the Nazi Party. After the war, when he goes back to America, he is confronted by both Nazi haters and sympathizers.
Armageddon in retrospect : and other new and unpublished writings on war and peace by Kurt Vonnegut ( Book )
19 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 2,242 libraries worldwide
Twelve previously unpublished writings on war and peace include such pieces as an essay on the destruction of Dresden, a story about the first-meal fantasies of three soldiers, and a meditation on the impossibility of shielding children from the temptations of violence.
Wampeters, foma & granfalloons (opinions) by Kurt Vonnegut ( Book )
72 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 2,072 libraries worldwide
Reviews, essays and speeches on the phenomena of this and other ages. For other editions, see Author Catalog.
Happy birthday, Wanda June : a play by Kurt Vonnegut ( Book )
63 editions published between 1960 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 2,043 libraries worldwide
Theatre De Lys, Lester M. Goldsmith presents Kevin McCarthy in Kurt Vonnegut, Jr's "Happy Birthday, Wanda June," a new play with Keith Charles, Nicolas Coster, Marsha Mason, Louis Tureene, Steven Paul, Ariane Munker, Pamela Saunders, settings by Ed Wittstein, lighting by David F. Segal, costumes by Joseph G. Aulisi, sound created by Gary Harris, associate producer Walter Rosen Scholz, production stage manager Paul John Austin, directed by Michael J. Kane.
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Pseud. Trout, Kilgore 1922-2007
Vonnegut Júnior, Kurt
Vonnegut Junior, Kurt 1922-2007
Vonnegut, Kurt, Jr.
Vonnegut, Kurt, jr. 1922-2007
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