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Vonnegut, Kurt

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

373 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 9,954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Pilgrim serves as a chaplain's assistant in the Second World War, is captured by the Germans, and survives the fire bombing of Dresden to contemplate the human condition
Cat's cradle by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )

295 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 23 languages and held by 6,598 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 )

215 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 18 languages and held by 5,178 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
Jailbird : a novel by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )

159 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 25 languages and held by 4,487 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 )

134 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 26 languages and held by 4,253 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
Player piano by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )

227 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 20 languages and held by 4,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vonnegut's first novel, an unforgiving portrait of an automated and totalitarian future, was published in 1952. An engineer, Paul Proteus, leads a human revolt against the machines which control life--a revolt 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
Bluebeard : a novel by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )

117 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 20 languages and held by 3,806 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
God bless you, Mr. Rosewater : or, Pearls before swine by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )

223 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 21 languages and held by 3,802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

230 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 19 languages and held by 3,738 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."
Slapstick : or, Lonesome No More! : A Novel by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )

141 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 18 languages and held by 3,598 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)
Deadeye Dick by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )

101 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 15 languages and held by 3,568 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
Hocus pocus by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )

89 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 19 languages and held by 3,563 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
Mother night by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )

216 editions published between 1920 and 2014 in 18 languages and held by 3,308 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 )

44 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,494 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
Welcome to the monkey house : a collection of short works by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )

50 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,361 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
Bagombo snuff box : uncollected short fiction by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )

49 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 2,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Never-before-collected, vintage Vonnegut. Vonnegut said that his last book, Timequake (1997), would be his last, but no one as imaginative and in love with language and story can resist the lure of the page, and it's obvious that he had a grand time working on this collection of his vintage stories. Bagombo Snuff Box resurrects Vonnegut's earliest efforts, stories written during the fifties and sixties for such popular venues as The Saturday Evening Post and Collier's. In his engagingly autobiographical introduction, Vonnegut describes his stints as a Chicago journalist and PR man for General Electric in Schenectady, New York; his decision to supplement his income by writing; and his rapid success and evolution into a full-time writer. So, here are his literary roots, a set of stories that reflects their era's eagerness to turn the horrors of war into anecdote and to equate technology with progress. Unabashedly fablelike, they can be either sly or sweet, sentimental or vaudevillian, but all are quietly subversive. ... Rich in low-key humor and good old-fashioned morality, Vonnegut's stories are both wily and tender
Happy birthday, Wanda June : a play by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )

73 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 2,125 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 )

45 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 2,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 various cockamamie aspects of his all-too-human journey through life. This is a work that resonates with Vonnegut?s singular voice: the magic sound of a born storyteller mesmerizing us with truth.From the Trade Paperback edition
God bless you, Dr. Kevorkian by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )

35 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
While mortals sleep : unpublished short fiction by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )

25 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,652 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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Bluebeard : a novel
Alternative Names
Curtius Vonnegut


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Воннегут, Курт

Воннегут, Курт, 1922-2007

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Cat's cradleBreakfast of champions, or, Goodbye blue Monday!Jailbird : a novelGalápagos : a novelPlayer pianoBluebeard : a novelGod bless you, Mr. Rosewater : or, Pearls before swineThe sirens of Titan