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A Man Without a Country - Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

A Man Without a Country

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Published: 16th January 2007
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" This] may be as close as Vonnegut ever comes to a memoir."
-"Los Angeles Times
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"Like that of] his literary ancestor Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut's] crankiness is good-humored and sharp-witted. . . . Reading "A Man Without a Country" is] like sitting down on the couch for a long chat with an old friend."
"-The New York Times Book Review"
In a volume that is penetrating, introspective, incisive, and laugh-out-loud funny, one of the great men of letters of this age-or any age-holds forth on life, art, sex, politics, and the state of America's soul. From his coming of age in America, to his formative war experiences, to his life as an artist, this is Vonnegut doing what he does best: Being himself. Whimsically illustrated by the author, "A Man Without a Country" is intimate, tender, and brimming with the scope of Kurt Vonnegut's passions.
"For all those who have lived with Vonnegut in their imaginations . . . this is what he is like in person."
-"USA Today"
"Filled with Vonnegut's] usual contradictory mix of joy and sorrow, hope and despair, humor and gravity."
-"Chicago Tribune"
"Fans will linger on every word . . . as once again Vonnegut] captures the complexity of the human condition with stunning calligraphic simplicity."
-"The Australian"
"Thank God, Kurt Vonnegut has broken his promise that he will never write another book. In this wondrous assemblage of mini-memoirs, we discover his family's legacy and his obstinate, unfashionable humanism."
-Studs Terkel

Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut was born in Indianapolis in 1922. He studied at the universities of Chicago and Tennessee and later began to write short stories for magazines. His first novel, Player Piano, was published in 1951 and since then he has written many novels, among them: The Sirens of Titan (1959), Mother Night (1961), Cat's Cradle (1963), God Bless You Mr Rosewater (1964), Welcome to the Monkey House ; a collection of short stories (1968), Breakfast of Champions (1973), Slapstick , or Lonesome No More (1976), Jailbird (1979), Deadeye Dick (1982), Galapagos (1985), Bluebeard (1988) and Hocus Pocus (1990). During the Second World War he was held prisoner in Germany and was present at the bombing of Dresden, an experience which provided the setting for his most famous work to date, Slaughterhouse Five (1969). He has also published a volume of autobiography entitled Palm Sunday (1981) and a collection of essays and speeches, Fates Worse Than Death (1991).

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ISBN: 9780812977363
ISBN-10: 081297736X
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 145
Published: 16th January 2007
Dimensions (cm): 20.6 x 14.2  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.15