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Fitchburg Public Library Book Club "Slaughterhouse Five'' by Kurt Vonnegut
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Karanovic uses fresh, contemporary language and allusions and quotes poetry, popular music, and film (David Lynch, Kurt Vonnegut
, Augusten Burroughs, Luis Bunuel, Wim Wenders, and Captain Beefheart).
IN HIS EIGHTY-FIVE spins around the sun, Kurt Vonnegut
managed to make people smile about the darkest aspects of the human condition.
(1922-2007) is one of the quintessential twentieth-century American writers, perhaps best known for his classic novels "Slaughterhouse Five" and "Breakfast of Champions".
While the agreeable blend of sci-fi and adventure evokes Douglas Adams's absurd romps and Ray Bradbury's alternate realities, Cantor's light, fantastical prance most resembles the exploits of chipper moralist Kurt Vonnegut
His legacy has been preserved in the Kurt Vonnegut
Memorial Library, a non-profit organization devoted to "carrying on the causes of literacy, freedom of speech, and plain old good writing," all in Vonnegut
Rowling 2 My Sister''s Keeper, Bill Benners 3 The Husband''s Secret, Liane Moriarty 4 The Detective''s Daughter, Lesley Thomson 5 Galapagos, Kurt Vonnegut
6 Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn 7 Not Quite Perfect, Annie Lyons 8 Backlash, Lynda La Plante 9 Dishonour, Jacqui Rose 10 Instructions For A Heatwave, Maggie O''Farrell (Compiled by the Kindle store at Amazon.
In June 1989, Kurt Vonnegut
delivered the keynote address at Boise State's "Hemingway in Idaho" conference to an audience of some 1200 people including, as Vonnegut
indicated, "about 150 real Hemingway scholars" who "know a hell of a lot more about Hemingway than I do" (19).
This collection of essays on American writer, social critic, and humorist Kurt Vonnegut
(1922-2007) not only explores the author's life and writing, but also goes a long way toward explaining his influence on American culture and the immense popularity of books such as Slaughterhouse-Five, Breakfast of Champions, and additional titles.
And in its telling, one wonders if this is the only way Vonnegut
could relay his experiences as a soldier and subsequent prisoner of war by implanting small bits and pieces among the other experiences of Billy Pilgram.