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Vonnegut, Kurt

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Most widely held works by Kurt Vonnegut
Slaughterhouse-five : or, The children's crusade, a duty-dance with death by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )

360 editions published between 1966 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 10,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Pilgrim returns home from the Second World War only to be kidnapped by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore, who teach him that time is an eternal present
Cat's cradle by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )

295 editions published between 1960 and 2017 in 20 languages and held by 7,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the year 2000, a young man discovers ice-nine, which can set off a chain reaction more deadly than a nuclear bomb, and discovers a new prophet whose teachings sweep the world
Breakfast of champions, or, Goodbye blue Monday! by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )

117 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 4,778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aging science fiction writer Kilgore Trout, finds to his horror that a Midwest car dealer is taking his fiction as truth. The result 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
The sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )

246 editions published between 1959 and 2017 in 19 languages and held by 4,724 WorldCat member 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."
Player piano by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )

225 editions published between 1952 and 2016 in 18 languages and held by 4,378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vonnegut's first novel, an unforgiving portrait of an automated and totalitarian future, was published in 1952. A human revolt against the machines which control life was arranged by the machines themselves to prove the futility of such resistance. Visionary and unrelenting, this is felt by some critics to be Vonnegut's best and most original novel
Galápagos : a novel by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )

163 editions published between 1985 and 2019 in 26 languages and held by 4,331 WorldCat member 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
Jailbird : a novel by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )

143 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in 20 languages and held by 4,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harvard, the New Deal, the Holocaust, World War II, Watergate, two prison terms, and a giant conglomerate ... This wry tale follows bumbling bureaucrat Walter F. Starbuck, who tries to live by the Sermon on the Mount, from Harvard to the Nixon White House to the penitentiary as Watergate's least known co-conspirator. Shall the meek inherit the earth? Perhaps on a short-term basis
Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )

113 editions published between 1985 and 2019 in 18 languages and held by 3,776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An autobiography of Rabo Karabekian, an abstract expressionist artist, who acquired the largest collection of abstract expressionist paintings in private hands
Slapstick, or, Lonesome no more! : a novel by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )

135 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 3,644 WorldCat member 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 )

164 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 3,616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lawyer schemes to gain control of a large fortune by having the present claimant declared insane
Hocus pocus by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )

93 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 12 languages and held by 3,549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the author of Timequake, this "irresistible" novel (Cleveland Plain Dealer) tells the story of Eugene Debs Hartke-Vietnam veteran, jazz pianist, college professor, and prognosticator of the apocalypse
Deadeye Dick by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )

120 editions published between 1982 and 2019 in 19 languages and held by 3,541 WorldCat member 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
Mother night by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )

214 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 21 languages and held by 3,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mother Night 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? Truth and justice are blurred in this brilliant satire rife with true gallows humor. Vonnegut turns black and white into a chilling shade of gray with a verdict that will haunt us all
Welcome to the monkey house : a collection of short works by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )

67 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,648 WorldCat member 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
Armageddon in retrospect : and other new and unpublished writings on war and peace by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )

26 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 2,296 WorldCat member 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
Bagombo snuff box : uncollected short fiction by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )

39 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-three stories early in the writer's career. They range from Thanasphere, on an astronaut who hears the voices of the dead, to Runaways, in which teenage lovers learn you cannot live on love alone
Look at the birdie : unpublished short fiction by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )

29 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 2,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A volume of fourteen early and previously unpublished short works offers insight into the social satirist's developing literary style and includes pieces that explore such themes as innocence, ironic twists of fate, and morality
Happy birthday, Wanda June : a play by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )

42 editions published between 1970 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The basic plot of the book is a man who used to be considered a hero, but after an eight year absence from society, comes back and sees that he is no longer seen as he used to be. In this play Vonnegut expresses his protest of the Vietnam War. Vonnegut does this with the character of Harold Ryan and his family. Harold Ryan symbolizes a Vietnam veteran who comes back to the States after fighting. Just like the Vietnam veterans, Harold is seen as a warmongering brute by his wife. She now is interested in a man who doesn't believe in violence and is an intellectual. --Christopher Pantano at
Palm Sunday : an autobiographical collage by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )

44 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vonnegut was a memorable novelist, but this work is, though memorable, entirely something else; Vonnegut has assembled some powerful and disturbing confessional essays which take the curtain between writer and novelistic material aside. In some pieces like the "Self Interview" published in The Paris Review or the audacious 1972 short story, "The Big Space F***," Vonnegut has produced material as potent and disturbing as any of his novels. There are political speeches and endorsements ("Dear Mr. McCarthy"), blistering self-evaluation ("I Am Embarrassed") and the kind of consideration of contemporaries (the review of "Something Happened") which function as direct testimony. Even when writing in occasional mode, Vonnegut was unable to escape a sense of occasion, and perhaps no modern collection has been as painfully self-exposed as this by a writer who of course was always self-exposed, a writer who made Delmore Schwartz's "wound of consciousness" his true text. Palm Sunday (1981) can best be described as an "occasional book," the kind of potpourri which a successful (or not so successful) novelist would drop in-between books. Usually, though by no means always, a short story collection, the occasional work is meant to keep the writer's name (and work) before the public during a fallow time. The work in it is assembled from magazine publications or journalistic pieces and although regarded as secondary, it has proven in the cases like those of A.J. Liebling or Dorothy Parker to be the exemplary testimony of the writer. This is not the case here
While mortals sleep : unpublished short fiction by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )

32 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of sixteen previously unpublished works includes selections from the iconic writer's early literary career and is complemented by more than a dozen of his original works of art
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Slaughterhouse-five : or, The children's crusade, a duty-dance with death
Cat's cradleBreakfast of champions, or, Goodbye blue Monday!The sirens of TitanPlayer pianoGalápagos : a novelJailbird : a novelBluebeardSlapstick, or, Lonesome no more! : a novel
Alternative Names
Curtius Vonnegut


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Воннегат К. 1922-2007

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