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Kurt Vonnegut: Letters (Vintage Classics) [Paperback]

Kurt Vonnegut
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16 Jan 2014 0099582945 978-0099582946 0

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.

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  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Classics (16 Jan 2014)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 0099582945
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099582946
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 3.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 266,410 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The collected letters of Kurt Vonnegut include some remarkable examples of epistolary eloquence. it is the tender letters to his youngest daughter, Nanette, that are the jewel of this collection" (Jane Shilling Sunday Telegraph Seven)

"One closes this volume...full of gratitude for Dan Wakefield...the editor of this labour of love that gives us one more reason to love Kurt Vonnegut" (John Sutherland The Times)

"This collection is perhaps the best insight into the everyday needles of a prolific author you could hope to read" (Ed Caesar Sunday Times)

"Splendidly assembled and edited by Dan Wakefield . . . [Vonnegut's] familiar, funny, cranky, acute voice . . . is chronicling his life in real time." (New York Times Book Review)

"Droll and self-deprecating letters offer intriguing insights into Vonnegut's life" (Sunday Times)

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Sixty years of Vonnegut's life seen through his brilliant, entertaining letters

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5.0 out of 5 stars vintage vonnegut 5 May 2014
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excellent insight in to this great writers life i love this guy, a great example of an honest and humorous human being
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5.0 out of 5 stars Vonnegut Letters Have Special Delivery 14 Jun 2014
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If you are a Vonnegut fan, you will enjoy immensely these personal insights into his philosophy of life, love, family, and friends. Wakefield did a marvelous job of accumulating these and presenting them in a logical way. I also loved reading Wakefield's insightful introduction about events that influenced Vonngut throughout his life. A great read.
5.0 out of 5 stars An inside look at Vonnegut's life 20 Mar 2014
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I'm a big fan of Vonnegut and highly recommend this book to fans and writers for the insight and tribulations of his writing career.
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