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Kurt Vonnegut novels, 1976-1985

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Kurt Vonnegut novels, 1976-1985

Postby Stu Levitan » Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:30 am

Prepping radio interview with Sidney Offit, ed. of the new volume of Kurt Vonnegut, Novels 1976-1985, from Library of America. Anybody got any questions? Thanks.

Slapstick
Jailbird
Deadeye Dick
Galapagos
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Re: Kurt Vonnegut novels, 1976-1985

Postby bdog » Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:41 am

Does his granddaughter still write?


Kurt Vonnegut

I saw you
On
The bookshelf
It never occurred to me
What you meant to my grandpa
Or who you were
I saw you
On
Google
And once in someone’s backpack
I saw you
In
Pictures with my grandpa, both of you young, proud, relaxed
On
My grandpa’s wall
I saw your meaning
On
My grandpa’s lips. “My bud for 40 years.
Kurt told me
How
I was his best friend.”
Now
I see you
On
The front page of the paper
I see a distant smile
On
A familiar face
But not a familiar subject
“Kurt Vonnegut . . . Is Dead at 84.”
I saw you
But not like my grandfather did

I’ll see you no more

--Lily Offit
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Re: Kurt Vonnegut novels, 1976-1985

Postby Stu Levitan » Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:59 am

Bdog - what's/where's that from?
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Re: Kurt Vonnegut novels, 1976-1985

Postby bdog » Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:16 am

http://www.pen.org/nonfiction/sidney-offit-kurt-vonnegut

I'm about a third of the way thru Galapagos. Will try to finish before your interview airs. Let us know when that will be, thanks.
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Re: Kurt Vonnegut novels, 1976-1985

Postby Stu Levitan » Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:21 am

Wow, thanks. Hadn't found that in my searching.
Interview will probably air 1st Sunday in May (pub date of new collection is May 1)
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Re: Kurt Vonnegut novels, 1976-1985

Postby rabble » Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:12 pm

My all time favorite of his is "Wampeters, Foma, and Granfalloons" but I'm pretty sure you have to read most of his other stuff to get it.

I lost it during my third or fourth life upheaval and now I can barely remember most of what's in it except the Nigerean story and the trip on the Kennedy yacht.

Found it in a rummage sale. Hard cover, solid black textured with the title in pressed gold letters on the front and the binding, no jacket, perfect condition. I'll never find one that quality again but I should hunt down another copy of it to see if it still reads like I remember it.
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Re: Kurt Vonnegut novels, 1976-1985

Postby donges » Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:53 pm

rabble wrote:My all time favorite of his is "Wampeters, Foma, and Granfalloons" but I'm pretty sure you have to read most of his other stuff to get it.

I lost it during my third or fourth life upheaval and now I can barely remember most of what's in it except the Nigerean story and the trip on the Kennedy yacht.

Found it in a rummage sale. Hard cover, solid black textured with the title in pressed gold letters on the front and the binding, no jacket, perfect condition. I'll never find one that quality again but I should hunt down another copy of it to see if it still reads like I remember it.

It will.
One of my favorites as well.
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Re: Kurt Vonnegut novels, 1976-1985

Postby Mad Howler » Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:42 am

This is probably not helpful considering your initial question.
But,
I liked this interview...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdANElmR ... ata_player

And,
I wish Mr. Vonnegut was here to share equally candid thoughts regarding this non-news...
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/ ... DS20140421

I suspect he would be seeing today's subterfuge in technicolor clarity.
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