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Bagombo Snuff Box - Kurt Vonnegut
Bagombo Snuff Box
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It's New York, 1950. A young PR man working at General Electric sold his first magazine piece. By the time he'd sold his third, he decided to quit his job and join the likes of Salinger, Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Faulkner, and make a living as a full-time writer. That young man was Kurt Vonnegut.... show more
It's New York, 1950. A young PR man working at General Electric sold his first magazine piece. By the time he'd sold his third, he decided to quit his job and join the likes of Salinger, Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Faulkner, and make a living as a full-time writer. That young man was Kurt Vonnegut. "Bagombo Snuff Box" collects Vonnegut's favourite stories from the postwar years that sharpened his dark, vaudevillian and quietly subversive voice. Here we see the mind-bending wit and central themes of his masterpiece, "Slaughterhouse-Five". This is a must-read for Vonnegut aficionados new and old.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780099282969 (0099282968)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 295
Edition language: English
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Olga Godim
Olga Godim rated it
4.0 Mark Twain of our times
Although this book was compiled in 1999, it contains the author’s early short stories, published in magazines in the 1950s and ’60s. It was not an easy or a fast book to read but it was powerful and it made an impression. I won’t re-read it; it didn’t give me much pleasure, which is why 4 stars inst...
The Drift Of Things
The Drift Of Things rated it
3.0
Pre-science-fiction Vonnegut. From the days when he was a nobody and sold stories to periodicals just to keep food on the table. "Souvenir" is probably the best one in the bunch.
miscellaneous debris
miscellaneous debris rated it
3.0 Bagombo Snuff Box
I enjoyed reading these early, unpolished works - he tries out many ideas that pop up in his later works in more refined form.
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