Kurt Vonnegut: Letters

Kurt Vonnegut: Letters

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This collection of Vonneguta€™s letters is the autobiography he never wrote a€“ from the letter he posted home upon being freed from a German POW camp, to notes of advice to his children: a€˜Dona€™t let anybody tell you that smoking and boozing are bad for you. Here I am fifty-five years old, and I never felt better in my lifea€™. Peppered with insights, one-liners and missives to the likes of Norman Mailer, Gunter Grass and Bernard Malamud, Vonnegut is funny, wise and modest. As he himself said: a€˜I am an American fada€”of a slightly higher order than the hula hoopa€™. Like Vonneguta€™s books, his letters make you think, they make you outraged and they make you laugh. Written over a sixty-year period, and never published before, these letters are alive with the unique point of view that made Vonnegut one of the most original writers in American fiction.Knox has left Colliera#39;s to become a book editor for Dell, a paperback publisher. a€œ Otisa€ is Knox Burgera#39;s first wife. Dear Knox: Ita#39;s good of you to read the book and take an interest in it. Ia#39;m sorry about its roughnesses and slow passages. So help anbsp;...

Title:Kurt Vonnegut: Letters
Author:Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher:Random House - 2012-10-30


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