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A man without a country

Author: Kurt Vonnegut; Daniel Simon
Publisher: New York : Seven Stories Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : Seven Stories Press 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Kurt Vonnegut; Kurt Vonnegut
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kurt Vonnegut; Daniel Simon
ISBN: 9781583227138 158322713X 9781583227701 1583227709 9780739466223 0739466224
OCLC Number: 60515164
Description: ix, 146 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: As a kid I was the youngest --
Do you know what a twerp is? --
Here is a lesson in creative writing --
I'm going to tell you some news --
Okay, now let's have some fun --
I have been called a Luddite --
I turned eighty-two on November 11 --
Do you know what a humanist is? --
Do unto others --
A sappy woman from Ypsilanti --
Now then, I have some good news --
I used to be the owner and manager of an automobile dealership --
Requiem.
Responsibility: Kurt Vonnegut ; edited by Daniel Simon.

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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.

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Kurt does it again!

by Alan (WorldCat user published 2006-12-19) Very Good Permalink
Kurt Vonnegut is getting up there, but whenever I'm afraid I'll never see a new Vonnegut book, ole Kurt does it again! This isn't his greatest but he sets a pretty high standard. Bush lovers can skip right by this one and go right on to Anne Coulter since Kurt's missive is likely to go right over their...
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