Gives us something to laugh about and much to fear. The new york Times Book Review. Vonnegut is a black humorist, fantasist and satirist, a man disposed to deep and comic reflection on the human dilemma. Life “His black logic.
Selected Poems and Prose Penguin ClassicsPenguin #ad - His shorter, classic verses include 'To a Skylark', 'Mont Blanc' and 'Ode to the West Wind'. A major new anthology of Percy Bysshe Shelley's work, edited by Jack Donovan and Cian Duffy. My name is ozymandias, ye mighty, king of kings:look on my works, and despair!'Percy Bysshe Shelley was one of the leading English Romantics and is critically regarded among the finest lyric poets in the English language.
His major works include the long visionary poems 'Prometheus Unbound' and 'Adonais', an elegy on the death of John Keats. This important new edition collects his best poetry and prose, revealing how his writings weave together the political, personal, visionary and idealistic. This penguin classics edition includes a fascinating introduction, notes and other materials by leading Shelley scholars, Jack Donovan and Cian Duffy.
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater: A NovelThe Dial Press #ad - Vonnegut at his wildest best. The new york times book revieweliot rosewater—drunk, volunteer fireman, and President of the fabulously rich Rosewater Foundation—is about to attempt a noble experiment with human nature. With a little help from writer Kilgore Trout. Rosewater is kurt vonnegut’s funniest satire, hypocrisy, an etched-in-acid portrayal of the greed, and follies of the flesh we are all heir to.
A brilliantly funny satire on almost everything. Conrad aiken“Vonnegut was our finest black humorist. God bless You, Mr. We laugh in self-defense. The atlantic Monthly.
Mother Night: A NovelThe Dial Press #ad - Reading vonnegut is addictive!”—Commonweal. Vonnegut is George Orwell, Dr. Caligari and Flash Gordon compounded into one writer. American Howard W. But is he really guilty? in this brilliant book rife with true gallows humor, Vonnegut turns black and white into a chilling shade of gray with a verdict that will haunt us all.
A great artist. Cincinnati enquirer “A shaking up in the kaleidoscope of laughter. A zany but moral mad scientist. Timemother night is a daring challenge to our moral sense. Campbell, Jr. A spy during world war iI, is now on trial in Israel as a Nazi war criminal.
The Sirens of Titan: A NovelThe Dial Press #ad - Of course there’ s a catch to the invitation–and a prophetic vision about the purpose of human life that only Vonnegut has the courage to tell. Reading vonnegut is addictive!”—Commonweal. The richest, most depraved man on earth, Malachi Constant, is offered a chance to take a space journey to distant worlds with a beautiful woman at his side.
. Kurt vonnegut’s best book. He dares not only ask the ultimate question about the meaning of life, but to answer it. Esquirenominated as one of america’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American ReadThe Sirens of Titan is an outrageous romp through space, time, and morality.
Breakfast of Champions: A NovelThe Dial Press #ad - Marvelous. Uniquely Vonnegut. Publishers Weekly. What follows is murderously funny satire, sex, politics, racism, success, as Vonnegut looks at war, and pollution in America and reminds us how to see the truth. Free-wheeling, wild and great. Vonnegut wheels out all the complaints about America and makes them seem fresh, funny, outrageous, hateful and lovable.
The new york timesin breakfast of champions, the aging writer Kilgore Trout, one of Kurt Vonnegut’s most beloved characters, finds to his horror that a Midwest car dealer is taking his fiction as truth.
Cat's Cradle: A NovelThe Dial Press #ad - A free-wheeling vehicle. A book that left an indelible mark on an entire generation of readers, Cat’s Cradle is one of the twentieth century’s most important works—and Vonnegut at his very best. Vonnegut is an unimitative and inimitable social satirist. Harper’s magazine “Our finest black-humorist.
. An unforgettable ride!”—the new york Times Cat’s Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut’s satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. We laugh in self-defense. Atlantic Monthly. An apocalyptic tale of this planet’s ultimate fate, a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer, it features a midget as the protagonist, and a vision of the future that is at once blackly fatalistic and hilariously funny.
Jailbird: A NovelThe Dial Press #ad - Are worth the price of admission. But the humor turns dark when vonnegut shines his spotlight on the cold hearts and calculated greed of the mighty, giving a razor-sharp edge to an unforgettable portrait of power and politics in our times. Praise for jailbird“Vonnegut is our strongest writer. This wry tale follows bumbling bureaucrat Walter F.
Kurt vonnegut has never been more satirically on-target. Gleams with the loony magic Vonnegut alone can achieve. Cosmopolitan “vonnegut is our great apocalyptic writer, the closest thing we’ve had to a prophet since. His far-reaching metaphysical and cultural concerns. The most stubbornly imaginative. John irving “A gem.
Jailbird: A Novel #ad - . Jailbird is a guided tour de force of America. His imaginative leaps alone.
Bluebeard: A Novel Delta FictionThe Dial Press #ad - Bluebeard is uncommonly feisty. Usa today “is bluebeard good? Yes! Vonnegut is more fascinated and puzzled than angered by the human stupidities and contradictions he discerns so keenly. Joyous, soaring fiction. The atlanta journal and constitutionbroad humor and bitter irony collide in this fictional autobiography of Rabo Karabekian, who, at age seventy-one, wants to be left alone on his Long Island estate with the secret he has locked inside his potato barn.
. Ranks with vonnegut’s best and goes one step beyond. But then a voluptuous young widow badgers rabo into telling his life story—and Vonnegut in turn tells us the plain, heart-hammering truth about man’s careless fancy to create or destroy what he loves. Praise for bluebeard“Vonnegut is at his edifying best.
Bluebeard: A Novel Delta Fiction #ad - The philadelphia inquirer“The quicksilver mind of Vonnegut is at it again. This is vintage Vonnegut—good wine from his best grapes. The detroit news “A joyride. As you whiz along, what you observe may provide some new perspectives. Kansas City Star.
Everlasting Flower: A History of KoreaReaktion Books #ad - He describes the physical and cultural landscape in which this history unfolds, as well as more controversial issues such as punishment and torture, dealing with religious identities and social aspects like food and drink, and the comfort women' of the Japanese occupation. These two koreas seem worlds apart, separated along the 38th parallel by the last active cold war' frontier.
With the dprk's precarious relationship with the outside world brought to increasingly frequent crises in the aftermath of 9/11, the Korean peninsular looks certain to remain a geopolitical hotspot. Everlasting flower: a history of korea" reveals a country which, although sandwiched between the more familiar worlds of China and Japan, has a distinct and rich cultural identity of its own.
South korea a democratic high-tech asian tiger and flamboyant host of the 2002 World Cup; North Korea a secretive dictatorship on Bush's notorious axis of evil', with a controversial nuclear program and a poverty-stricken population. The importance of understanding this part of the world has never been greater.
Everlasting Flower: A History of Korea #ad - But north and south korea share a common history and culture of which both are deeply proud; the poignant scenes of reunited families when the borders were opened in 2000 show that, even though frustrated, the links between the two populations remain strong. In a series of short picture essays he introduces particular aspects of Korea's past, including the world's oldest observatory and the country's famous turtle boats.
Keith pratt tells the story of this common heritage from the ancient states of Old Choson and Wiman Choson to the present relics of Cold War politics.
Slapstick or Lonesome No More!: A NovelThe Dial Press #ad - Just about perfect. Los angeles times “Imaginative and hilarious. But even the end of life-as-we-know-it is transformed by Kurt Vonnegut’s pen into hilarious farce—a final slapstick that may be the Almighty’s joke on us all. Both funny and sad. A brilliant vision of our wrecked, wacked-out future. Hartford Courant.
Some of the best and most moving Vonnegut. San francisco chronicleslapstick presents an apocalyptic vision as seen through the eyes of the current King of Manhattan and last President of the United States, a wickedly irreverent look at the all-too-possible results of today’s follies.