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Cat's cradle

Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: New York, Delacorte Press [©1963]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cat's Cradle travels from the home turf of Vonnegut's imagination, Ilium, N.Y. to a Caribbean banana republic where an illicit religion called Bokononism is practiced, as a sense of doom (in the form of icenine) overtakes mankind.
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Genre/Form: Satire
Satirical literature
Humorous fiction
Science fiction
Fiction
Humorous stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN: 9780385333481 038533348X
OCLC Number: 758569
Notes: "A Seymour Lawrence book."
Description: 231 pages 22 cm
Contents: 1: Day the world ended --
2: Nice, nice, very nice --
3: Folly --
4: Tentative tangling of tendrils --
5: Letter from a pre-med --
6: Bug fights --
7: Illustrious hoenikkers --
8: Newt's thing with Zinka --
9: Vice-president in charge of volcanoes --
10: Secret agent X-9 --
11: Protein --
12: End of the world delight --
13: Jumping-off place --
14: When automobiles had cut-glass vases --
15: Merry Christmas --
16: Back to Kindergarten --
17: Girl pool --
18: Most valuable commodity on earth --
19: No more mud --
20: Ice-nine --
21: Marines march on --
22: Member of the yellow press --
23: Last batch of brownies --
24: What a wampeter is --
25: Main thing about Dr Hoenikker --
26: What God is --
27: Men from Mars --
28: Mayonnaise --
29: Gone, but not forgotten --
30: Only sleeping --
31: Another breed --
32: Dynamite money --
33: Ungrateful man --
34: Vin-dit --
35: Hobby shop --
36: Meow --
37: Modern Major General --
38: Barracuda capital of the world --
39: Fata Morgana --
40: House of hope and mercy --
41: Karass built for two --
42: Bicycles for Afghanistan --
43: Demonstrator --
44: Communist sympathizers --
45: Why Americans are hated --
46: Bokononist method for handling Caesar --
47: Dynamic tension --
48: Just like Saint Augustine --
49: Fish pitched up by an angry sea --
50: Nice midget --
51: O K mom --
52: No pain --
53: President of Fabri-Tek --
54: Communist, Nazis, Royalists, parachutists, and draft dodgers --
55: Never index your own book --
56: Self-supporting squirrel cage --
57: Queasy dream --
58: Tyranny with a difference --
59: Fasten your seat belts --
60: Underprivileged nation --
61: What a corporal was worth --
62: Why Hazel wasn't scared --
63: Reverent and free --
64: Peace and plenty --
65: Good time to come to San Lorenzo --
66: Strongest thing there is --
67: HY-u-o-ook-kuh! --
68: Hoon-year mora-toorz --
69: Big mosaic --
70: Tutored by Bokonon --
71: Happiness of being an American --
72: Pissant Hilton --
73: Black death --
74: Cat's cradle --
75: Give my regards to Albert Schweitzer --
76: Julian Castle agrees with Newt that everything is meaningless --
77: Aspirin and Boko-Maru --
78: Ring of steel --
79: Why McCabe's soul grew coarse --
80: Waterfall strainers --
81: White bride for the son of a Pullman porter --
82: Zah-Mah-Ki-Bo --
83: Dr Schlichter von Koenigswald approaches the break-even point --
84: Blackout --
85: Pack of Foma --
86: Two little jugs --
87: Cut of my jib --
88: Why Frank couldn't be president --
89: Duffle --
90: Only one catch --
91: Mona --
92: On the poet's celebration of his first Boko-Maru --
93: How I almost lost my Mona --
94: Highest mountain --
95: I see the hook --
96: Bell, book, and chicken in a hatbox --
97: Stinking Christian --
98: Last rites --
99: Dyot meet mat --
100: Down the oubliette goes Frank. 101: Like my predecessors, I outlaw Bokonon --
102: Enemies of freedom --
103: Medical opinion on the effects of a writers' strike --
104: Sulfathiazole --
105: Pain-killer --
106: What Bokononists say when they commit suicide --
107: Feast your eyes! --
108: Frank tells us what to do --
109: Frank defends himself --
110: Fourteenth book --
111: Time out --
112: Newt's mother's reticule --
113: History --
114: When I felt the bullet enter my heart --
115: As it happened --
116: Grand ah-whoom --
117: Sanctuary --
118: Iron maiden and the oubliette --
119: Mona thanks me --
120: To whom it may concern --
121: I am slow to answer --
122: Swiss family Robinson --
123: Of mice and men --
124: Frank's ant farm --
125: Tasmanians --
126: Soft pipes, play on --
127: End.
Responsibility: [by] Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

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Cat's Cradle travels from the home turf of Vonnegut's imagination, Ilium, N.Y. to a Caribbean banana republic where an illicit religion called Bokononism is practiced, as a sense of doom (in the form of icenine) overtakes mankind.

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