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Vonnegut, Kurt

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Most widely held works about Kurt Vonnegut
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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 )
387 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 23 languages and held by 10,843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: Kurt Vonnegut's absurdist classic Slaughterhouse-Five introduces us to Billy Pilgrim, a man who becomes 'unstuck in time' after he is abducted by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore. In a plot-scrambling display of virtuosity, we follow Pilgrim simultaneously through all phases of his life, concentrating on his (and Vonnegut's) shattering experience as an American prisoner of war who witnesses the firebombing of Dresden. Slaughterhouse-Five is not only Vonnegut's most powerful book, it is also as important as any written since 1945. Like Catch-22, it fashions the author's experiences in the Second World War into an eloquent and deeply funny plea against butchery in the service of authority. Slaughterhouse-Five boasts the same imagination, humanity, and gleeful appreciation of the absurd found in Vonnegut's other works, but the book's basis in rock-hard, tragic fact gives it unique poignancy-and humor
Cat's cradle by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )
290 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 22 languages and held by 7,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of Vonnegut's major works, a young writer decides to interview the children of a scientist primarily responsible for the creation of the atomic bomb. This is an apocalyptic tale of the planet's ultimate fate, featuring a cast of unlikely heroes
Breakfast of champions, or, Goodbye blue Monday! by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )
203 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 19 languages and held by 5,569 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 )
218 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 18 languages and held by 4,570 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 )
211 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 21 languages and held by 4,536 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
Jailbird : a novel by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )
84 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 4,485 WorldCat member 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 )
129 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 27 languages and held by 4,456 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. The ghost of a shipbuilder tells the story of an ill-fated cruise to the Galapagos Islands
God bless you, Mr. Rosewater : or, Pearls before swine by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )
195 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 18 languages and held by 3,947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A lawyer schemes to gain control of a large fortune by having the present claimant declared insane
Bluebeard : a novel by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )
56 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,829 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
Hocus pocus by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )
58 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,717 WorldCat member 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
Deadeye Dick by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )
64 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,681 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. Rudy Waltz, a.k.a. Deadeye Dick, tells the story of his life as a middle-aged man expatriate in Haiti. In addition to the other catastrophes of his life, his hometown back in the U.S. is virtually destroyed by a neutron bomb. At the ending of the book, it appears that Rudy, while he may not have fully come to terms with his actions, has at least come to live with them
Slapstick : or, Lonesome no more! : a novel by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )
84 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and Undetermined 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)
Welcome to the monkey house : a collection of short works by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )
143 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 3,632 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
Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )
41 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,552 WorldCat member 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
Mother night by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )
138 editions published between 1920 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,403 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
Armageddon in retrospect : and other new and unpublished writings on war and peace by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )
45 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,511 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 )
47 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 2,418 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
Happy birthday, Wanda June : a play by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )
66 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 2,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The great white hunter Harold Ryan, missing and presumed dead, has returned from Africa after eight years. His wife is aswoon, her fiance is aghast, and his son is enchanted
Palm Sunday : an autobiographical collage by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )
44 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,048 WorldCat member 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
God bless you, Dr. Kevorkian by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )
32 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Interviews with dead people by a man who visited Heaven, courtesy of Dr. Kevorkian, the euthanasia specialist. The noted author jumps back and forth from the afterlife to interview Sir Isaac Newton, Clarence Darrow, William Shakespeare, and his own character, Kilgore Trout, in this humorous look at death
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Alternative Names
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr
Trout, Kilgore 1922-2007
Vonegat, Kert
Vonegat, Kurt
Vonnegut Jr., Kurt
Vonnegut Júnior, Kurt
Vonnegut Junior Kurt 1922-2007
Vonnegut, Kurt
Vonnegut, Kurt 1922-2007
Vonnegut, Kurt 1922-2007 jr
Vonnegut, Kurt (1922- ; jun)
Vonnegut, Kurt jr
Vonnegut, Kurt, jr. 1922-2007
Vonnegut, Kurt, ml.
Vonnegūts, Kurts, 1922-2007
Воннегут, Курт
Воннегут, Курт, 1922-2007
וונגוט, קורט
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וונגוט, קורט. רוטבליט, יעקב
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