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Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons is a rare opportunity to experience Kurt Vonnegut speaking in his own voice about his own life, his views of. Wampeters, Foma and Granfalloons by Kurt Vonnegut Jr – book cover, description, publication history. Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons by Kurt Vonnegut, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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In an alarming manner of speaking, I tried to reach into their mouths without being bitten or tripping their epiglottises. Kurt Vonnegut Snippet view – View all 24 comments. I also am beginning to consider Vonnegut the progenitor of the most poisonous of current alt-American sensibilities – quirk.

The Nigeria-Biafra War was arguably the first fully televised conflict in history. Dec 22, Lyn rated it really liked it. Shipped to over one million happy customers.

How did Americans beat the Great Depression? The chapters are short, and they pack a lot of feeling. It isn’t a love symbol to me. Aug 24, Lada rated it it was amazing. I watched old detective shows that would normally keep my mind occupied and soothe my anxieties.

Their young arms and legs were like twigs, not much more than bone and skin and whatever little life still flowed in choked veins.

People who bought this also bought. What memories for mud to have! I think that level of bone-dense, black humor irony is attractive and powerful as a literary device because it’s a measure of who one truly is, a response to the loss and despair a true idealist feels when forced by circumstance or reflection to understand how much evil holds sway over the affairs of men. Kurt Vonnegut found himself moved by the war as well. If the machines can find a way to use you, you will become a successful businessman.

I’ll end this with one of my favorite quotations from the book. Nov 12, wally rated it liked it Shelves: I loved this book because I love Kurt Vonnegut and reading his opinions made me feel closer to him as a person, which may sound weird, but I really admire him.


Jun 01, Darren rated it really liked it.

I supposed I was writing a novel about life. I liked the speeches and book reviews that KV wrote of other books the most. After reading Palm Sunday and other of Vonnegut’s essays fomaa lectures, Wampetrrs found this volume to be much more poignant, more readable, more full of Vonnegut’s core as a philosopher and commentator on war, civilization, and the arts. I began this week with wampdters collection of essays by and interviews with the late Kurt Vonnegut entitled Wampeters, Foma and Granfalloons.

Following a few messy, stumbling phone calls from friends and family, I found myself unable to carry my own bones through this particular loss. Best Selling in Nonfiction See all. Becoming by Michelle ObamaPaperback 1. Kurt Vonnegut was not a bumbling, accidental soldier wearing poorly sized uniforms, not so — Vonnegut was a forward scout and a prisoner of war who was beaten by his German guards when he told them – in German — what he would do to them when he was liberated by wampeterd Russians.

This is Vonnegut’s account of his experiences in Biafra, before it was conquered by the Nigerian army.

Dec 11, Kevin rated it really liked it. Vonnegyt is an implication that if you just have a little more energy, a little more fight, the problem can always be solved. I purchased this book with six other Vonneguts at a library sale, which I considered fmoa great find since I am a book-peddler and college-educated white people in their twenties and thirties in Columbus, Ohio, have an undying hard-on for Vonnegut.

May 30, Ward Hammond rated it it was amazing. I don’t care much now whether the business grows or shrinks. The title of this book is composed of three words from my novel Cat’s Cradle. He was born in Indianapolis, later the setting for many of his novels.


Taken together, the words form as good an umbrella as any for this collection of some of the reviews and essays I’ve written, a few of the speeches I made.

Wampeters — An object around which the lives of otherwise unrelated people revolve, e. I really liked the story “Fortitude” because it was a story about the evils of technology vonnnegut least, that’s how I read it and how people succumb to it without realizing that it’s happening.


Wampeters, Foma and Granfalloons (Opinions) by Kurt Vonnegut (1974, Hardcover)

kudt When Nixon is pondering what’s happening to America — “Where have the old values gone? Pages to import images to Wikidata. This collection represents something of where Vonnegut came from and what he believed in, much I like Kurt Vonnegut not only for his humorous and imaginative novels and xnd stories but also for his politics, his values. It takes me back to the Uni. I got so much, and most mud got so little. I have arranged these clues in a supposedly chronological order.

When my father died, he was alone. I’m continually bemused at how weak I’m finding the arguments and sentiments in leftist writing that I enjoyed as a teen to be. After the war, he attended Wampetsrs of Chicago as a graduate student in anthropology and also worked as a police reporter at the City News Bureau of Chicago.

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I highly recommend it!! You get transported to America during the Vietnam War, to Biafra during its war, to the election of Nixon. Not my favorite Vonnegut, but an kudt collection of his non-fiction, with a bizarre one act play for added flavor.