Kurt Vonnegut on how to write a short story

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  • Complete Stories

    • ASIN: 1609808088
    • ISBN: 1609808088
    • Manufacturer: Seven Stories Press

    Here for the first time is the complete short fiction of one of the twentieth century's foremost imaginative geniuses. More than half of Vonnegut's output was short fiction, and never before has the world had occasion to wrestle with it all together. Organized thematically—"War," "Women," "Science," "Romance," "Work Ethic versus Fame and Fortune,... [Read More]

  • Cat's Cradle: A Novel

    • ASIN: B000SEH13C
    • Manufacturer: The Dial Press

  • Night Shift

    • ASIN: B001BANK2S
    • Manufacturer: Anchor

  • Welcome to the Monkey House: A Collection of Short Works

    • ASIN: 0385333501
    • ISBN: 0385333501
    • Brand: Delta
    • Manufacturer: Dial Press

    “[Kurt Vonnegut] strips the flesh from bone and makes you laugh while he does it. . . . There are twenty-five stories here, and each hits a nerve ending.”—The Charlotte ObserverWelcome to the Monkey House is a collection of Kurt Vonnegut’s shorter works. Originally printed in publications as diverse as The Magazine of Fantasy and Science F... [Read More]

  • Kurt Vonnegut: Novels & Stories 1950-1962 (LOA #226): Player Piano / The Sirens of Titan / Mother Night / stories (Library of America Kurt Vonnegut Edition)

    • ASIN: 1598531506
    • ISBN: 1598531506
    • Brand: Library of America
    • Manufacturer: Library of America

    Before winning international fame with Cat’s Cradle and Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut was a master of the drugstore paperback and the popular short story. This authoritative collection of his brilliant early work opens with Player Piano (1952), a Metropolis-like parable of breakneck technological innovation and its effect on those it robs of... [Read More]

  • While Mortals Sleep: Unpublished Short Fiction

    • ASIN: 0385343744
    • ISBN: 0385343744
    • Brand: Dial Press
    • Manufacturer: Dial Press Trade Paperback

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Foreword by Dave EggersThese previously unpublished, beautifully rendered works of fiction are a testament to Kurt Vonnegut’s unique blend of observation and imagination. Here are stories of men and machines, art and artifice, and how ideals of fortune, fame, and love take curious twists in ordinary lives. An ambitious bu... [Read More]

  • Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World (Vintage International)

    • ASIN: B004AP9W1O
    • Manufacturer: Vintage

  • Breakfast of Champions: A Novel

    • ASIN: 0385334206
    • ISBN: 0385334206
    • Brand: Dial Press Trade Paperback
    • Manufacturer: Dial Press Trade Paperback

    “Marvelous . . . [Vonnegut] wheels out all the complaints about America and makes them seem fresh, funny, outrageous, hateful and lovable.”—The New York TimesIn Breakfast of Champions, one of Kurt Vonnegut’s most beloved characters, the aging writer Kilgore Trout, finds to his horror that a Midwest car dealer is taking his fiction as truth.... [Read More]

  • Player Piano: A Novel

    • ASIN: 0385333781
    • ISBN: 0385333781
    • Brand: Dial Press
    • Manufacturer: The Dial Press

    “A funny, savage appraisal of a totally automated American society of the future.”—San Francisco ChronicleKurt Vonnegut’s first novel spins the chilling tale of engineer Paul Proteus, who must find a way to live in a world dominated by a supercomputer and run completely by machines. Paul’s rebellion is vintage Vonnegut—wildly funny, dea... [Read More]

  • Kurt Vonnegut: Novels & Stories 1963-1973: Cat's Cradle / God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater / Slaughterhouse-Five / Breakfast of Champions / Stories (Library of America, No. 216)

    • ASIN: 1598530984
    • ISBN: 1598530984
    • Brand: Library of America
    • Manufacturer: Library of America

    Like Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007) was a Midwestern everyman steeped in the rhythms of American speech whose anger at the way things are was matched only by his love for the best that we can be. His cunningly relaxed delivery was so original, so finely calibrated, and so profound an articulation of the Sixties' spirit that many critics over... [Read More]

  • Kurt Vonnegut: Novels 1987-1997 (LOA #273): Bluebeard / Hocus Pocus / Timequake (Library of America Kurt Vonnegut Edition)

    • ASIN: 1598534645
    • ISBN: 1598534645
    • Brand: LIBRARY OF AMER
    • Manufacturer: Library of America

    The definitive edition of Kurt Vonnegut’s fiction concludes with three brilliantly satirical novels of the 1980s and ’90s collected in one volume for the first time. Here are the final three novels of the visionary master who defined a generation. Bluebeard (1987) is the colorful history of a phenomenally gifted realist painter who, in the ... [Read More]

  • The Heart Goes Last: A Novel

    • ASIN: B00RRT33EC
    • Manufacturer: Anchor

    Margaret Atwood puts the human heart to the ultimate test in an utterly brilliant new novel that is as visionary as The Handmaid's Tale and as richly imagined as The Blind Assassin.     Stan and Charmaine are a married couple trying to stay afloat in the midst of an economic and social collapse. Job loss has forced them to live in their car... [Read More]

  • Raymond Carver: Collected Stories (LOA #195): Will You Please Be Quiet, Please? / What We Talk About When We Talk About Love / Cathedral / stories ... / other stories (Library of America)

    • ASIN: 1598530461
    • ISBN: 1598530461
    • Brand: Library of America
    • Manufacturer: Library of America

    Raymond Carver's spare dramas of loneliness, despair, and troubled relationships breathed new life into the American short story of the 1970s and '80s. In collections such as Will You Please Be Quiet, Please? and What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, Carver wrote with unflinching exactness about men and women enduring lives on the knife-edge ... [Read More]

  • White Noise

    • ASIN: B001R11CAI
    • Manufacturer: Penguin Books

  • God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater: A Novel

    • ASIN: 0385333471
    • ISBN: 0385333471
    • Brand: Dial Press
    • Manufacturer: Dial Press Trade Paperback

    “[Vonnegut] at his wildest best.”—The New York Times Book ReviewEliot Rosewater—drunk, volunteer fireman, and President of the fabulously rich Rosewater Foundation—is about to attempt a noble experiment with human nature . . . with a little help from writer Kilgore Trout. God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater is Kurt Vonnegut’s funniest satire, ... [Read More]

  • Look at the Birdie: Unpublished Short Fiction

    • ASIN: 038534371X
    • ISBN: 038534371X
    • Manufacturer: Delacorte Press

    Look at the Birdie is a collection of fourteen previously unpublished short stories from one of the most original writers in all of American fiction. In this series of perfectly rendered vignettes, written just as he was starting to find his comic voice, Kurt Vonnegut paints a warm, wise, and funny portrait of life in post—World War II America–... [Read More]

  • Shades of Grey: A Novel

    • ASIN: B002UXRF6M
    • Manufacturer: Penguin Books

    The New York Times bestseller and “a rich brew of dystopic fantasy and deadpan goofiness” (The Washington Post) from the author of the Thursday Next series and Early Riser Welcome to Chromatacia, where the societal hierarchy is strictly regulated by one's limited color perception. And Eddie Russet wants to move up. But his plans to leverage his... [Read More]

  • Kurt Vonnegut: Letters

    • ASIN: 0385343760
    • ISBN: 0385343760
    • Brand: Dial Press
    • Manufacturer: Dial Press Trade Paperback

    NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BYNewsweek/The Daily Beast • The Huffington Post • Kansas City Star • Time Out New York • Kirkus ReviewsThis extraordinary collection of personal correspondence has all the hallmarks of Kurt Vonnegut’s fiction. Written over a sixty-year period, these letters, the vast majority of them never before p... [Read More]

  • Kurt & Courtney

    • ASIN: B00AHFV3HC

  • If This Isn't Nice What Is?, (Much) Expanded Second Edition: The Graduation Speeches and Other Words to Live By

    • ASIN: 1609806972
    • ISBN: 1609806972
    • Brand: Seven Stories Press
    • Manufacturer: Seven Stories Press

    Best known as one of America’s most astonishing and enduring contemporary novelists, Kurt Vonnegut was also a celebrated commencement address giver. Vonnegut never graduated from college, so his words to any class of graduating seniors always carried the delight, and gentle irony, of someone savoring an achievement he himself had not had occas... [Read More]

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