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Novels 1976-1985

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With the success of Slaughterhouse-Five (1969), Kurt Vonnegut cemented his reputation as America’s funniest and most original satirist. This third volume of the definitive edition of his fiction collects four novels written in the 1970s and ’80s, when Vonnegut was at the height of his storytelling powers. Slapstick (1976) takes the form of the post-apocalyptic memoirs of W ...more
Hardcover, 878 pages
Published May 1st 2014 by Library of America
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Scott Southard
May 01, 2014 Scott Southard rated it it was amazing
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One of my writing heroes is Kurt Vonnegut and for four years I had his home phone number sitting on my desk. That blessed number was a present from a friend of mine and every day it taunted me, teased me. When Vonnegut died in 2007, I threw the number away. I never had the guts to call it.

So it goes.

The Library of America has been repub
May 01, 2014 Brian rated it really liked it
I read all of these years ago when I was a glutton for Vonnegut. "Deadeye Dick" I remember enjoying very much, and "Slapstick" even more so. I may have to reread "Galapagos" to be sure why I wasn't smitten with it the first time.
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K 1 3 May 04, 2014 04:39PM  
  • Ambrose Bierce: The Devil's Dictionary, Tales, and Memoirs
  • Collected Novels
  • Novels and Memoirs, 1941-1951: The Real Life of Sebastian Knight / Bend Sinister / Speak, Memory
  • Novels, 1956-1964
  • Novels, 1957-1962
  • Collected Tales, Sketches, Speeches and Essays 2: 1891-1910
  • Novels, 1881-1886
  • John Updike: The Collected Stories
  • Early Novels and Stories
  • Novels and Stories
  • Prose and Poetry
  • Novels 1942-52: The Moon is Down/Cannery Row/The Pearl/East of Eden
  • The One-Way Rain
  • Pierre, Israel Potter, The Piazza Tales, The Confidence-Man, Tales, Billy Budd
  • Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, A Death in the Family, and Shorter Fiction
  • Chandler: Later Novels and Other Writings
  • Collected Plays 1944-1961
  • Susan Sontag: Essays of the 1960s & 70s
Kurt Vonnegut, Junior was an American novelist, satirist, and most recently, graphic artist. He was recognized as New York State Author for 2001-2003.

He was born in Indianapolis, later the setting for many of his novels. He attended Cornell University from 1941 to 1943, where he wrote a column for the student newspaper, the Cornell Daily Sun. Vonnegut trained as a chemist and worked as a journali
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