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Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (; November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007) was an American writer. In a career spanning over 50 years, he published 14 novels, three short story collections, five plays, and five nonfiction works, with further collections being published after his death. Born and raised in Indianapolis, Vonnegut attended Cornell University but withdrew in January 1943 and enlisted in the U.S. Army. As part of his training, he studied mechanical engineering at the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) and the University of Tennessee. He was then deployed to Europe to fight in World War II and was captured by the Germans during the Battle of the Bulge. He was interned in Dresden, where he survived the Allied bombing of the city in a meat locker of the slaughterhouse where he was imprisoned. After the war, he married Jane Marie Cox, with whom he had three children. He adopted his nephews after his sister died of cancer and her husband was killed in a train accident. He and his wife both attended the University of Chicago, while he worked as a night reporter for the City News Bureau. Vonnegut published his first novel, Player Piano, in 1952. The novel was reviewed positively but was not commercially successful at the time. In the nearly 20 years that followed, he published several novels that were well regarded, two of which (The Sirens of Titan [1959] and Cat's Cradle [1963]) were nominated for the Hugo Award for best novel. He published a short story collection titled Welcome to the Monkey House in 1968. His breakthrough was his commercially and critically successful sixth novel, Slaughterhouse-Five (1969). The book's anti-war sentiment resonated with its readers amidst the ongoing Vietnam War and its reviews were generally positive. After its release, Slaughterhouse-Five went to the top of The New York Times Best Seller list, thrusting Vonnegut into fame. He was invited to give speeches, lectures, and commencement addresses around the country, and received many awards and honors. Later in his career, Vonnegut published several autobiographical essays and short-story collections, such as Fates Worse Than Death (1991) and A Man Without a Country (2005). After his death, he was hailed as one of the most important contemporary writers and a dark humor commentator on American society. His son Mark published a compilation of his unpublished works, titled Armageddon in Retrospect, in 2008. In 2017, Seven Stories Press published Complete Stories, a collection of Vonnegut's short fiction, including five previously unpublished stories. Complete Stories was collected and introduced by Vonnegut friends and scholars Jerome Klinkowitz and Dan Wakefield. Numerous scholarly works have examined Vonnegut's writing and humor. Biography Family and early life Kurt Vonnegut Jr. was born in Indianapolis on November 11, 1922, the youngest of three children of Kurt Vonnegut Sr. and his wife Edith (née Lieber). His older siblings were Bernard (born 1914) and Alice (born 1917). He had descended from German immigrants who settled in the United States in the mid-19th century; his paternal great-grandfather, Clemens Vonnegut, settled in Indianapolis and founded the Vonnegut Hardware Company. His father and grandfather Bernard were architects; the architecture firm under Kurt Sr. designed such buildings as Das Deutsche Haus (now called "The Athenæum"), the Indiana headquarters of the Bell Telephone Company, and the Fletcher Trust Building. Vonnegut's mother was born into Indianapolis high society, as her family, the Liebers, were among the wealthiest in the city with their fortune deriving from ownership of a successful brewery.Both of Vonnegut's parents were fluent German speakers, but the ill feeling toward Germany during and after World War I caused them to abandon German culture in order to show their American patriotism. Thus, they did not teach Vonnegut to speak German or introduce him to German literature and traditions, leaving him feeling "ignorant and rootless". Vonnegut later credited Ida Young, his family's African-American cook and housekeeper during the first decade of his life, for raising him and giving him values; he said that she "gave [him] decent moral instruction and was exceedingly nice to [him]," and "was as great an influence on [him] as anybody". He described her as "humane and wise" and added that "the compassionate, forgiving aspects of [his] beliefs" came from her.The financial security and social prosperity that the Vonneguts had once enjoyed were destroyed in a matter of years. The Liebers' brewery was closed in 1921 after the advent of prohibition. When the Great Depression hit, few people could afford to build, causing clients at Kurt Sr.'s architectural firm to become scarce. Vonnegut's brother and sister had finished their primary and secondary educations in private schools, but Vonnegut was placed in a public school called Public School No. 43 (now the James Whitcomb Riley School). He was bothered by the Great Depression, and both his parents were affected deeply by their economic misfortune. His father withdrew from normal life and became what Vonnegut called a "dreamy artist". His mother became depressed, withdrawn, bitter, and abusive. She labored to regain the family's wealth and status, and Vonnegut said that she expressed hatred for her husband that was "as corrosive as hydrochloric acid". She unsuccessfully tried to sell short stories she had written to Collier's, The Saturday Evening Post, and other magazines. High school and Cornell Vonnegut enrolled at Shortridge High School in Indianapolis in 1936. While there, he played clarinet in the school band and became a co-editor (along with Madelyn Pugh) for the Tuesday edition of the school newspaper, The Shortridge Echo. Vonnegut said his tenure with the Echo allowed him to write for a large audience—his fellow students—rather than for a teacher, an experience he said was "fun and easy". "It just turned out that I could write better than a lot of other people," Vonnegut observed. "Each person has something he can do easily and can't imagine why everybody else has so much trouble doing it."After graduating from Shortridge in 1940, Vonnegut enrolled at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He wanted to study the humanities or become an architect like his father, but his father and brother Bernard, an atmospheric scientist, urged him to study a "useful" discipline. As a result, Vonnegut majored in biochemistry, but he had little proficiency in the area and was indifferent towards his studies. As his father had been a member at MIT, Vonnegut was entitled to join the Delta Upsilon fraternity, and did. He overcame stiff competition for a place at the university's independent newspaper, The Cornell Daily Sun, first serving as a staff writer, then as an editor. By the end of his first year, he was writing a column titled "Innocents Abroad" which reused jokes from other publicat.... Discover the Kurt Vonnegut popular books. 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Jailbird

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“[Kurt Vonnegut] has never been more satirically on-target. . . . Nothing is spared.”—PeopleJailbird takes us into a fractured and comic, pure V...

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Breakfast of Champions

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“Marvelous . . . [Vonnegut] wheels out all the complaints about America and makes them seem fresh, funny, outrageous, hateful and lovable.”—The New York Times...

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Cat's Cradle

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“A free-wheeling vehicle . . . an unforgettable ride!”—The New York Times Cat’s Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut’s satirical ...

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God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian

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From Slapstick's "Turkey Farm" to Slaughterhouse-Five's eternity in a Tralfamadorean zoo cage with Montana Wildhack, the question of the afterlife never left Kurt Vonnegut's mind. In God Ble...

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2 B R 0 2 B

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2 B R 0 2 B or 2BR02B by Kurt Vonnegut is a science fiction story that focuses on a society where individuals have an indefinite lifespan and the population of the United States is limited t...

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God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

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“[Vonnegut] at his wildest best.”—The New York Times Book ReviewEliot Rosewater—drunk, volunteer fireman, and President of the fabulously rich Rosewater Fou...

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The Big Trip Up Yonder

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The Big Trip Up Yonder is a classic written by Kurt Vonnegut and published in 1954. "The Big Trip Up Yonder," is a genre science fiction tale originally published in the magazine "Galaxy Sci...

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90 Masterpieces You Must Read (Vol.2)

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Invest your time in reading the true masterpieces of world literature, the greatest works by the masters of their craft, the revolutionary works, the timeless classics and the eternally movi...

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Player Piano

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“A funny, savage appraisal of a totally automated American society of the future.”—San Francisco ChronicleKurt Vonnegut’s first novel spins the chilling tal...

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Slaughterhouse-Five

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With Kurt Vonnegut’s seminal anti-war story, Slaughterhouse-Five, Eisner Award-winning writer Ryan North (Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) and Eisner Award-nominated artist Albert Monteys (Univer...

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Little Drops of Water (Stories)

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Look at the Birdie is a collection of fourteen previously unpublished short stories from one of the most original writers in all of American fiction. In this series of perfectly rende...

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90 Masterpieces of World Literature (Vol.II)

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Musaicum Books presents to you this unique collection of the true masterpieces of world literature: Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Robert Louis Stevenson) A Doll's Hous...

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Galapagos

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“A madcap genealogical adventure . . . Vonnegut is a postmodern Mark Twain.”—The New York Times Book ReviewGalápagos takes the reader back...

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2BR02B

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2BR02B is a satiric short story that imagines life & death in a future world where aging has been "cured" & population control is mandated and administered by the government.

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Short Stories

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Short Stories by Kurt Vonnegut consists of two science fiction stories including 2 B R 0 2 B and The Big Trip Up Yonder. 2 B R 0 2 B that focuses on a socie...

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Slaughterhouse-Five

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A special fiftieth anniversary edition of Kurt Vonnegut’s masterpiece, “a desperate, painfully honest attempt to confront the monstrous crimes of the twentieth century” (Time...

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Grave Predictions

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"This is a book of stories intended to describe that hand of mortal destruction in 16 utterly different, yet all apocalyptically stunning ways!" — Harlan Ellison, from the Introduction.

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Mother Night

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“Vonnegut is George Orwell, Dr. Caligari and Flash Gordon compounded into one writer . . . a zany but moral mad scientist.”—TimeMother Night is a darin...

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Summertime Reading List: 180 Books You Need to Read (Vol.II)

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This summer, during these strange strange times, immerse yourself in words that have touched all of us and will always get to the core of all of us, of every single person. Books that have m...

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The Man with the Golden Arm

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A novel of rare genius, The Man with the Golden Arm describes the dissolution of a card-dealing WWII veteran named Frankie Machine, caught in the act of slowly cutting his own heart into waf...

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Nubo PD: 2BR02B

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In a dystopian future, aging has been cured, but population control measures ensure that the number of people remains constant: for every newborn, someone needs to volunteer to to die. Enter...

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Armageddon in Retrospect

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The New York Times bestseller from the author of Slaughterhouse-Five—a “gripping” posthumous collection of Kurt Vonnegut’s previously unpublished work on the subject...

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Sci-Fi Boxed Set: 160+ Space Adventures, Lost Worlds, Dystopian Novels & Apocalyptic Tales

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Musaicum Books presents to you this unique SF collection, designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. E. M. Forster: The Ma...

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While Mortals Sleep

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Foreword by Dave EggersThese previously unpublished, beautifully rendered works of fiction are a testament to Kurt Vonnegut’s unique blend o...

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The Ultimate Short Story Bundle

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The Ultimate Short Story Bundle collects 125 of the greatest short stories ever written into a finely formatted ultimate edition. With a diverse set of authors ranging from ...

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Kurt Vonnegut: The Last Interview

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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...

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Like Shaking Hands with God

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Like Shaking Hands with God details a collaborative journey on the art of writing undertaken by two distinguished writers separated by age, race, upbringing, and education, but sharing commo...

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Men of Letters: The Playboy Interview

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About the Series: In mid-1962, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner was given a partial transcript of an interview with Miles Davis. It covered jazz, of course, but it also included Davis’s ruminat...

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Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons

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Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons 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 wr...

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Deadeye Dick

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“The master at his quirky, provocative best.”—CosmopolitanDeadeye Dick is Kurt Vonnegut’s funny, chillingly satirical look at the death of innocence....

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Palm Sunday

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“[Kurt Vonnegut] is either the funniest serious writer around or the most serious funny writer.”—Los Angeles Times Book ReviewIn this self-portrait by an Amer...

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The Sirens of Titan

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“[Kurt Vonnegut’s] best book . . . He dares not only ask the ultimate question about the meaning of life, but to answer it.”—EsquireNominated...

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Welcome to the Monkey House: The Special Edition

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Since its original publication in 1968, Welcome to the Monkey House has been one of Kurt Vonnegut’s most beloved works. This special edition celebrates a true master of the short-st...

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Love, Kurt

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A never-before-seen collection of deeply personal love letters from Kurt Vonnegut to his first wife, Jane, compiled and edited by their daughter“A glimpse into the mi...

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The Big Trip Up Yonder: Audio Edition

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This edition of Kurt Vonnegut's 1953 science fiction short story "The Big Trip Up Yonder", includes the full audio, so you can easily listen while driving or follow along while reading. ...

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Bluebeard

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“Ranks with Vonnegut’s best and goes one step beyond . . . joyous, soaring fiction.”—The Atlanta Journal and ConstitutionBroad humor and bitter irony collid...

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Hocus Pocus

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Slaughterhouse-Five comes an irresistible novel that combines “clever wit with keen social observation......

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Welcome to the Monkey House

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“[Kurt Vonnegut] strips the flesh from bone and makes you laugh while he does it. . . . There are twenty-five stories here, and each hits a nerve ending.”—The Charlotte Obse...

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Slapstick or Lonesome No More!

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“Some of the best and most moving Vonnegut.”—San Francisco ChronicleSlapstick presents an apocalyptic vision as seen through the eyes of the current Ki...

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Bartlett's Words to Live By

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For 150 years people have looked to Bartlett's Familiar Quotations for wisdom, inspiration, and pure fun. Here now is an elegant new collection of the best advice ever given, inspi...

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Slaughterhouse-Five

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An American classic and one of the world’s seminal antiwar books, Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five is faithfully presented in graphic novel form for the first time from Eisner Award-w...

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Look at the Birdie

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“Relentlessly fun to read.”—Dave Eggers • A collection of fourteen previously unpublished short stories from one of the most original writers in all of American fiction

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Never Come Morning

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Never Come Morning is unique among the novels of Algren. The author's only romance, the novel concerns Brun Bicek, a would-be pub from Chicago's Northwest side, and Steffi, the woman who sha...

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2 B R 0 2 B

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It is a science fiction short story by Kurt Vonnegut, originally published in the digest magazine Worlds of If Science Fiction, January 1962, and collected in Vonnegut's Bagombo Snuff Box (1...

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Timequake

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A New York Times Notable Book from the acclaimed author of Slaughterhouse-Five, Breakfast of Champions, and Cat's Cradle.At 2:27pm on Februa...

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If This Isn't Nice, What Is?

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A collection of commencement speeches and other wit and wisdom from the New York Times–bestselling literary icon and author of Slaughterhouse-Five.   ...

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Per arginare i rischi della sovrappopolazione mondiale, in una distopica Chicago del futuro prossimo il visionario dottor Hitz ha istituito i primi “Uffici Federali di Terminazione”...

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Vonnegut by the Dozen

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America owes Kurt Vonnegut a debt of gratitude for infusing its culture with the brilliant insight found in books like Mother Night, Player Piano and Slaughterhouse-5—...

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A Man Without a Country

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “For all those who have lived with Vonnegut in their imaginations . . . this is what he is like in person.”–USA Today

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Science Fiction Stories

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Science Fiction Stories is a collection of brilliant tales from the masters of science fiction storytelling including Philip K. Dick, H. G. Wells, Randall Garrett, Isaac Asimov, and E...

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If This Isn't Nice, What Is?: Advice for the Young (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

If This Isn't Nice, What Is?: Advice for the Young (Unabridged)

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Master storyteller and satirist Kurt Vonnegut was one of the most in-demand commencement speakers of his time. For each occasion, Vonnegut’s words were unfailingly unique, insightful, and ...

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Player Piano (Unabridged)

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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 rebel...

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2 B R 0 2 B

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To Be or Not To Be2 B R 0 2 B is a satiric short story that imagines life and death in a future world where aging has been "cured" and population control is mandated and administ...

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Galapagos (Unabridged)

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Galapagos takes the listener back one million years to AD 1986. A simple vacation cruise suddenly becomes an evolutionary journey. Thanks to an apocalypse, a small group of survivors ...

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2 B R O 2 B (Unabridged)

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"2 B R 0 2 B" is a science fiction short story by Kurt Vonnegut, originally published in a magazine in 1962, and collected in Vonnegut's Bagombo Snuff Box (1999). The title is pronoun...

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Trifecta: Visions from Asimov, Vonnegut, and Dick (Unabridged)

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Three disparate and suspenseful looks at ourselves in three very different worlds. These engaging short stories by three of the masters of American science fiction literature, Isaac Asimov, ...

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Palm Sunday (Unabridged)

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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 vari...

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2BR02B (Unabridged)

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Kurt Vonnegut Jr. was known for blending satire, black comedy, and science fiction, and that is exactly what he does in this little gem of of a story from 1962. In the chronology of his work...

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2BR02B (Unabridged)

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Kurt Vonnegut takes us sometime in the future, where old age has been conquered and it's a perfect society. Almost. When old age has been conquered, you can imagine the problem with populati...

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Bagombo Snuff Box

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This is vintage Vonnegut: short stories never-before collected or published in book form. They are from the era of the Golden Age of magazines: a pre-television time when publications such a...

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2 B R 0 2 B

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Kurt Vonnegut was a groundbreaking American writer, the author of such classics as Slaughterhouse-Five and Cat's Cradle. In a future where sickness and disease are a forgotten me...

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The Big Trip Up Yonder

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Kurt Vonnegut Jr. was known for blending satire, black comedy, and science fiction, and that is exactly what he does in this story.The story takes place in a future in which the ...

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Dimension X: Adventures in Time & Space

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"The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door." A new crop of writers emerged from the dawning of the nuclear age, grappling with humankind's place in...

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Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons (Unabridged)

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This collection of Kurt Vonnegut's most rare and unexamined essays, speeches, fiction, and interviews offers fascinating insight into the mind of the iconic science fiction author and intell...

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Essential Vonnegut Interviews

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Over the course of Kurt Vonnegut's career as a writer, he sat down many times with radio host and interviewer Walter James Miller to conduct in-depth discussions of his work and the world. N...

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Jailbird (Unabridged)

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Walter Starbuck, a career humanist and eventual low-level aide in the Nixon White House, is implicated in Watergate and jailed, after which he (like Howard Campbell in Mother Night) w...

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God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater (Unabridged)

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Eliot Rosewater, a 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...

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Bluebeard: The Autobiography of Rabo Karabekian (1916-1988) (Unabridged)

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Bluebeard, published in 1987, is Vonnegut's meditation on art, artists, surrealism, and disaster. Meet Rabo Karabekian, a moderately successful surrealist painter who we m...

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Fates Worse Than Death: An Autobiographical Collage (Unabridged)

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Kurt Vonnegut presents in Fates Worse than Death a veritable cornucopia of his thoughts on what could perhaps best be summed up as "anti-theology", a manifesto for atheism that detail...

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Behind the Lines (Abridged)

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Andrew Carroll spent three years traveling throughout the United States and around the world to seek out the most powerful and unforgettable letters ever written during American wars....

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Mother Night (Unabridged)

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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, K...

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Timequake

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From the beloved author of Slaughterhouse-Five an Cat's Cradle comes Kurt Vonnegut's Timequake--“Wry and trenchant...highly entertaining.”—The New York Times...

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Favorite Science Fiction Stories, Volume 2 (Unabridged)

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This second collection of favorite science fiction stories includes: "The Coffin Cure" by Alan Edward Nourse, "Cat and Mouse" by Ralph Williams, "The Blue Tower" by Evelyn E. Smith, "The Gif...

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The Big Trip Up Yonder (Unabridged)

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Kurt Vonnegut Jr. was known for blending satire, black comedy, and science fiction, and that is exactly what he does in this story. It was written in 1954 and first appeared in Galaxy Sci...

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2000x: Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow (Dramatized) (Unabridged)

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Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow portrays a massively overpopulated America, where six generations of the Schwartz family live together in a one-bedroom apartment. Great-Great-Grand...

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Slapstick (Unabridged)

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Perhaps the most autobiographical (and deliberately least disciplined) of Vonnegut's novels, Slapstick (1976) is in the form of a broken family odyssey and is surely a demonstration o...

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Hocus Pocus (Unabridged)

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Eugene Debs Hartke (named after the famous early 20th century Socialist working class leader) describes an odyssey from college professor to prison inmate to prison warden back again to pris...

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Slice of Life (Unabridged)

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The corridor of the Fine Arts Building was deserted, save for two figures at the far end, two men approaching slowly. Rose was about to go into the classroom, where she'd left her purse, whe...

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Sucker's Portfolio: A Collection of Previously Unpublished Writing (Unabridged)

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Available to listeners for the first time, Sucker’s Portfolio showcases a collection of seven never-before-published works from Kurt Vonnegut, one of the greatest writers of the 20t...

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Man Without a Country

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One of the greatest minds in American writing, Kurt Vonnegut has left an indelible impression on literature with such inventive novels as Cat's Cradle, Slaughterhouse- Five and Breakfast of ...

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Welcome to the Monkey House

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Kurt Vonnegut is a master of contemporary American Literature. His black humor, satiric voice, and incomparable imagination first captured America's attention in The Siren's of Titan in 1959...

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Favorite Science Fiction Stories, Volume 1 (Unabridged)

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This first volume of Favorite Science Fiction Stories features "the best of the best" from the Golden Age of science fiction. It includes 21 stories by, among others, Andre Norton, Ma...

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Breakfast of Champions (Unabridged)

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Audie Award Finalist, Best Male Narrator, 2016 Breakfast of Champions (1973) provides frantic, scattershot satire and a collage of Vonnegut's obsessions. His recurr...

Sinbad (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Sinbad (Unabridged)

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I had an uncle who left his hometown and the family business there to become a fine actor. His talent was a minor one, but a pretty one. It lasted for 15 years and was gone. He came home wit...

While Mortals Sleep MP3 Audiobook

While Mortals Sleep

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Kurt Vonnegut made his mark as one of America’s most influential writers with novels such as Slaughterhouse- Five—named one of the 100 best English-language novels by Time. Published po...

Love, Kurt: The Vonnegut Love Letters, 1941-1945 (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Love, Kurt: The Vonnegut Love Letters, 1941-1945 (Unabridged)

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A never-before-seen collection of deeply personal love letters from Kurt Vonnegut to his first wife, Jane, compiled and edited by their daughter“If ever I do write an...

Cat's Cradle MP3 Audiobook

Cat's Cradle

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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 little person as the protagonist; a complete,...

Deadeye Dick (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Deadeye Dick (Unabridged)

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Deadeye Dick 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...

Armageddon in Retrospect (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Armageddon in Retrospect (Unabridged)

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The New York Times bestseller from the author of Slaughterhouse-Five—a “gripping” posthumous collection of Kurt Vonnegut’s previously unpublished work on the subject...

Look at the Birdie MP3 Audiobook

Look at the Birdie

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Look at the Birdie is a collection of fourteen short stories from one of the most original writers in American fiction. This series of perfectly rendered vignettes, never before published in...

Basic Training (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Basic Training (Unabridged)

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Written to be sold under the pseudonym of "Mark Harvey", this 20,000-word novella was never published in Vonnegut’s lifetime. It appears (from the address on the manuscript, a suburb of Sc...

Stringere la mano a Dio MP3 Audiobook

Stringere la mano a Dio

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Cos'è la scrittura? In due occasioni – la prima in una libreria di Union Square a Manhattan, davanti a un pubblico di diverse centinaia di ascoltatori attenti e calorosi, la seconda duran...

Slaughterhouse-Five (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Slaughterhouse-Five (Unabridged)

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Slaughterhouse-Five is the now famous parable of Billy Pilgrim, a World War II veteran and POW who has, in the later stage of his life, become "unstuck in time" and who experiences at...

The Sirens of Titan (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

The Sirens of Titan (Unabridged)

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The Sirens of Titan is an outrageous romp through space, time, and morality. The richest, most depraved man on Earth, Malachi Constant, is offered a chance to take a space journey to ...

We Are What We Pretend to Be: The First and Last Works (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

We Are What We Pretend to Be: The First and Last Works (Unabridged)

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Called “our finest black-humorist” by The Atlantic Monthly, Kurt Vonnegut was one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. Now his first and last works come together f...

Pity the Reader: On Writing With Style MP3 Audiobook

Pity the Reader: On Writing With Style

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The art and craft of writing by one of the few grandmasters of American literature, a bonanza for writers and readers written by Kurt Vonnegut's former student.Here is an ...

Classic Tales of Hope and Courage: Selected Masterworks, Annotated for Modern Adventure Seekers (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Classic Tales of Hope and Courage: Selected Masterworks, Annotated for Modern Adventure Seekers (Unabridged)

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Let yourself be swept away by these classic tales of hope and courage!! - Classic tales (short stories and poems) of hope and courage from the 19th and 20th centuries

The Big Trip Up Yonder (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

The Big Trip Up Yonder (Unabridged)

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Narrator Glenn Hascall is great with humor, and there is indeed humor in this Kurt Vonnegut short story. Where he takes us is to 2158 A.D, where Old Gramps Ford and his sizeable family are a...

The Public Domain's Greatest Hits: 50 Amazing Stories - Volume 1 MP3 Audiobook

The Public Domain's Greatest Hits: 50 Amazing Stories - Volume 1

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"When you read (or listen to) a short story, you come out a little more aware and a little more in love with the world around you." ~ George SaundersHere you will find 50 of the ...

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