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Novels, 1976-1985

Author: Kurt Vonnegut; Sidney Offit
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : The Library of America, [2014]
Series: Library of America, 252.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Slapstick (1976) takes the form of the post-apocalyptic memoirs of Wilbur Daffodil-11 Swain, architect of a brilliant scheme to rid mankind of loneliness. Jailbird (1979) is a political fable of our time, the biography of a good man who becomes embroiled in several of the worst political scandals of the American century. Deadeye Dick (1982) depicts a talentless playwright's struggle to atone for the crimes of his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Literary collections
Named Person: Kurt Vonnegut
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kurt Vonnegut; Sidney Offit
ISBN: 1598533045 9781598533040
OCLC Number: 860755391
Description: 878 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: Slapstick --
Jailbird --
Deadeye Dick --
Galápagos --
Appendix.
Series Title: Library of America, 252.
Other Titles: Works.
Vonnegut :
Responsibility: Kurt Vonnegut ; Sidney Offit, editor.

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Slapstick (1976) takes the form of the post-apocalyptic memoirs of Wilbur Daffodil-11 Swain, architect of a brilliant scheme to rid mankind of loneliness. Jailbird (1979) is a political fable of our time, the biography of a good man who becomes embroiled in several of the worst political scandals of the American century. Deadeye Dick (1982) depicts a talentless playwright's struggle to atone for the crimes of his youth and the sins of his country. Galápagos (1985), a favorite of the author's among his books, tells the story of how and why a million years ago, during the global ecological disaster of 1986, humankind embarked on an unlikely evolution. The volume is rounded out with an assortment of Vonnegut rarities: speeches, essays, and commentary from the period that touch upon the themes, incidents, and particulars of the novels.

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