Kurt Vonnegut Letters

Author: Kurt Vonnegut
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  • : $27.95(AUD)
  • : 9780099582946
  • : Vintage
  • : Vintage Classics
  • : October 2013
  • : 19.99
  • : January 2014
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  • : Kurt Vonnegut
  • : Paperback
  • : 1404
  • : 464
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9780099582946

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This collection of Vonnegut's letters is the autobiography he never wrote - from the letter he posted home upon being freed from a German POW camp, to notes of advice to his children: 'Don't let anybody tell you that smoking and boozing are bad for you. Here I am fifty-five years old, and I never felt better in my life'. Peppered with insights, one-liners and missives to the likes of Norman Mailer, Gunter Grass and Bernard Malamud, Vonnegut is funny, wise and modest. As he himself said: 'I am an American fad-of a slightly higher order than the hula hoop.' Like Vonnegut's books, his letters make you think, they make you outraged and they make you laugh. Written over a sixty-year period, and never published before, these letters are alive with the unique point of view that made Vonnegut one of the most original writers in American fiction.