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[Kurt Vonnegut] ½ Wampeters Foma & Granfalloons [aviation-history PDF] Ebook Epub Download ↠´ I began this week with a collection of essays by and interviews with the late Kurt Vonnegut entitled Wampeters, Foma and Granfalloons The title confused my friendly community librarian Vonnegut introduces the book with an explanationDear Reader The title of this book is composed of three words from my novel Cat s Cradle A wampeter is an object around which the lives of many otherwise unrelated people may revolve The Holy Grail would be a case in point Foma are harmless untruths, intended to comfort simple souls An example Prosperity is just around the corner A granfalloon is a proud and meaningless association of human beings 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 The book is difficult to comment on, parti You understand, of course, that everything I say is horseshit Playboy interview My plan was to dip in and out of this one, but sometimes I let too many days go in between It took me forever to finish, and as a result, I got kind of tired of it Still a decent collection, though I liked the speeches and book reviews that KV wrote of other books the most.
Wampeters, Foma Granfalloons Opinionsis A Rare Opportunity To Experience Kurt Vonnegut Speaking In His Own Voice About His Own Life, His Views Of The World, His Writing, And The Writing Of Others An Indignant, Outrageous, Witty, Deeply Felt Collection Of Reviews, Essays, And Speeches, This Is A Window Not Only Into Vonnegut S Mind But Also Into His Heart 3.
95 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 I also really enjoyed this book because, even though it was a book of his opinions, he wrote them in a fictional way I really liked the story Fortitude because it was a story about the evils of technology at least, that s how I read it and how people succumb to it without realizing that it s happening I also really liked his interview with playboy at the very end of the novel it really taught me a lot about him as not only an author, but as a person as well Everything I learned about him made me love him even and I would totally recommend this novel to all Vonnegut lovers.
Nothing less than five stars will do for this one.
I wanted to have a better concept of Vonnegut s personality in preparation for reading Kurt Vonnegut s biography And So It Goes I thought a book of non fiction by KV would be appropriate so I revisited this after nearly 40 years since my first reading I remembered virtually nothing from my original read My intent was to read a chapter now and then and to alternate with several books of short stories and non fiction I ve been reading After a short period I realized my attention was exclusively with Vonnegut and devoted all of my attention to this volume I found Vonnegut s essays and lectures as fascinating as his fiction, a trait he shares with Jorge Luis Borges I was struck by how much Vonnegut s thinking paralleled my own If only I could write as well I like Kurt Vonnegut not only for his humorous and imaginative novels and short stories but also for his politics, his values Not only has he added his name to many a worthy petition and appeared on many a plstform, but when The Nation, the oldest news weekly magazine in the USA, was in financial trouble, Vonnegut, Doctorow, Vidal and other writers bailed them out without demanding editorial control This collection represents something of where Vonnegut came from and what he believed in, much of it, in my opinion, simple common sense informed by humane sympathy.
Kurt Vonnegut met Chinua Achebe in Africa I found this so fascinating I also really enjoyed the little review of Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail.
This collection of nonfiction demonstrates amply why so many people fall headlong in love with Vonnegut all aspects of his cranky humanity, his unimpeachable morality, his hard won cynicism are on show over these twenty five pieces The title isn t particularly catchy readers of Cat s Cradle will recognise the terms which Vonnegut says represent his dabblings in nonfiction Not so Among the brilliance here includes his take on SF as a literary art, his ornery take on the moon landing and a loving portrayal of mystic Madame Blavatsky The subtitle here is opinions, and fierier pieces include In a Manner That Must Shame God Himself which napalms the Nixon presidency, a provocative piece on Nigeria Biafra A People Betrayed, and a brief homage to Hunter S Tho
, The Holy Grail.
Foma Harmless, comforting untruths, e.
, Prosperity is just around the corner Granfalloons A proud and meaningless association of human beings, e.
, The Veterans of Future Wars.
Taken together, the words form as good an umbrella as any for this collection of essays, book reviews and speeches written over the years by Vonnegut This review will contain a lot of excerpts, because I can think of no better way to clue any of you uninitiated in to just how wonderfully this man writes.
The book starts off with an essay entitled Science Fiction in which Vonnegut discusses the genre When his first book, Player Piano, was published, he was surprised that reviewers re