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A Man Without a Country - Kurt Vonnegut
A Man Without a Country
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“[This] may be as close as Vonnegut ever comes to a memoir.” –Los Angeles Times“Like [that of] his literary ancestor Mark Twain, [Kurt Vonnegut’s] crankiness is good-humored and sharp-witted. . . . [Reading A Man Without a Country is] like sitting down on the couch for a... show more
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“[This] may be as close as Vonnegut ever comes to a memoir.” –Los Angeles Times“Like [that of] his literary ancestor Mark Twain, [Kurt Vonnegut’s] crankiness is good-humored and sharp-witted. . . . [Reading A Man Without a Country is] like sitting down on the couch for a long chat with an old friend.” –The New York Times Book ReviewIn a volume that is penetrating, introspective, incisive, and laugh-out-loud funny, one of the great men of letters of this age–or any age–holds forth on life, art, sex, politics, and the state of America’s soul. From his coming of age in America, to his formative war experiences, to his life as an artist, this is Vonnegut doing what he does best: Being himself. Whimsically illustrated by the author, A Man Without a Country is intimate, tender, and brimming with the scope of Kurt Vonnegut’s passions.“For all those who have lived with Vonnegut in their imaginations . . . this is what he is like in person.” –USA Today“Filled with [Vonnegut’s] usual contradictory mix of joy and sorrow, hope and despair, humor and gravity.” –Chicago Tribune“Fans will linger on every word . . . as once again [Vonnegut] captures the complexity of the human condition with stunning calligraphic simplicity.” –The Australian“Thank God, Kurt Vonnegut has broken his promise that he will never write another book. In this wondrous assemblage of mini-memoirs, we discover his family’s legacy and his obstinate, unfashionable humanism.” –Studs Terkel
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780812977363 (081297736X)
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Pages no: 146
Edition language: English
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Bloodorange
Bloodorange rated it
3.0 A Man Without a Country
Amusing, highly quotable, at times informative; unfortunately, it made no lasting impression on me.
Ashkan
Ashkan rated it
5.0 مرد بی‌وطن
نموداری که برای طرح داستانی داستان مسخ کافکا می‌کشد خیلی زیباست:"حالا داستانی هست از کافکا. جوانی هست نسبتا بدقیافه و نچسب. قوم و خویشان بدعنق دارد و شغل‌های زیادی که هیچ شانس پیشرفتی در آن‌ها نداشته. حقوقش کفاف نمی‌دهد دوست‌دخترش را به سالن رقص ببرد یا رفیقش را به آبجو مهمان کند. یک روز صبح از خواب...
Musings of a Bibliomaniac
Musings of a Bibliomaniac rated it
4.0
People may find fault with Vonnegut for his know-it-all, been-there-done-that tone in this memoir. People may not even find anything new or insightful in here since every person well-versed with current affairs and the nitty-gritties of international politics has at least a second-hand knowledge of ...
Paperback Castles
Paperback Castles rated it
3.0
Allow me to quote my dearest Alice: "Curiouser and curiouser!"This is indeed a peculiar little book. It is almost impossible to define, and a struggle to categorize. Some parts of it read like a memoir, as Vonnegut reflects on his childhood, his career and the time period he grew up in. But "A Man W...
Pustu aprende a leer
Pustu aprende a leer rated it
5.0
Cada vez que más leo a Kurt más lo amo. Esta es como lo más cercano a una memoria de el. Es como un ensayo de lo que piensa acerca de varios temas. Si les gusta como escribe leanlo, si no, mejor ni se acerquen.
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