Description - Welcome To The Monkey House and Palm Sunday by Kurt Vonnegut
A diabolical government asserts control by eliminating orgasms 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 bittersweet 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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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, Gal pagos and Bluebeard, two collections of stories, and three non-fiction books. He died in 2007.