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Bagombo snuff box : uncollected short fiction, kurt Vonnegut, (electronic resource)

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Bagombo snuff box : uncollected short fiction
Title
Bagombo snuff box
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uncollected short fiction
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kurt Vonnegut
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eng
Summary
Here, Kurt Vonnegut's final short story collection--Bagombo Snuff Box (1999)--we have combined early and rather more obscure stories which had not appeared earlier. Drawn largely from the 1950s and the slick magazine markets which Vonnegut had from the beginning of his career in the postwar period demonstrated an uncanny ability to sell, these stories show clearly that Vonnegut found his central themes early on as a writer. More, he had been able to place stories in great consumer magazines like Colliers (that his good friend and college classmate Knox Burger was editing Colliers during this time was perhaps no small factor in Vonnegut's success). There were only a handful of science fiction writers of Vonnegut's generation who were able to sell in such a broad manner outside of the genre during the '50s, but it was this success that allowed Vonnegut the consistent denial that he was not a science fiction writer at all.Vonnegut's themes--folly, hypocrisy, misunderstanding--cycle through these stories although with perhaps somewhat less bitterness than what had come before. Even through the screen or scrim of magazine taboos, Vonnegut's voice is singular, infused by disaffection and wit. Most of Vonnegut's characters stagger through the plot full of misapprehension, cowardice, and self-delusion. In "Thanasphere," the achievement of space travel becomes a means of communicating with the dead (and for that reason the project is abandoned). In "Mnemonics," a forgetful protagonist is given a drug that prompts him to remember everything with the exception of an unrequited crush. This late collection of Vonnegut's work clearly shows the unifying themes of his work, which were present from the very outset, among them, his very despair
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TEFOD
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3572.O5
LC item number
B34 2000eb
Literary form
novels
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dictionaries
Bagombo snuff box : uncollected short fiction, kurt Vonnegut, (electronic resource)
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Bagombo snuff box : uncollected short fiction, kurt Vonnegut, (electronic resource)
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1 online resource (357 p.)
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9780795318726
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