Welcome to the Monkey House and Palm Sunday
An Autobiographical Collage
By (author) Kurt Vonnegut
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Welcome to the Monkey House and Palm Sunday by Kurt Vonnegut
Book DescriptionA diabolical government asserts control by eliminating orgasm from sex in the title story of Welcome to the Monkey House - setting the tone for a collection shot through with Vonnegut's acrid wit, and his bewilderment at the corruption of humanity. From riffs on country music, George Bush, and his mother's midnight mania, to a bitter-sweet tribute to a dead friend, Palm Sunday demonstrates why Kurt Vonnegut is equally well known as an essayist and commentator as he is a novelist. This caustic, funny and poignant collection resonates with Vonnegut's singular voice.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099387817
(198mm x 129mm x 41mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 21-Jul-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Kurt Vonnegut
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Kurt Vonnegut: Letters, Paperback (January 2014)» View all books by Kurt Vonnegut
Peppered with insights, one-liners and missives to the likes of Norman Mailer, Gunter Grass and Bernard Malamud, the author is funny, wise and modest. As he himself said: 'I am an American fad-of a slightly higher order than the hula hoop.' This title deals with these works.
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Author Biography - Kurt Vonnegut
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. was born in Indianapolis in 1922 and studied biochemistry at Cornell University. During the Second World War he served in Europe and, as a prisoner of war in Germany, witnessed the destruction of Dresden by Allied bombers, an experience which inspired the canonic war novel Slaughterhouse-Five. He is the author of thirteen other novels, which include Cat's Cradle, Jailbird, Deadeye Dick, Galapagos and Bluebeard, two collections of stories, and three non-fiction books. He died in 2007.
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