download process

Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction - Kurt Vonnegut

Not Available

This file is no longer available on Tradebit.

Pay for Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction - Kurt Vonnegut
0.346 MB File

<p>Here, Kurt Vonnegut’s final short story collection--<i>Bagombo Snuff Box</i> (1999)--we have combined early and rather more obscure stories which had not appeared earlier. Drawn largely from the 1950s and the slick magazine markets which Vonnegut had from the beginning of his career in the postwar period demonstrated an uncanny ability to sell, these stories show clearly that Vonnegut found his central themes early on as a writer. More, he had been able to place stories in great consumer magazines like <i>Colliers</i> (that his good friend and college classmate Knox Burger was editing <i>Colliers</i> during this time was perhaps no small factor in Vonnegut’s success). There were only a handful of science fiction writers of Vonnegut’s generation who were able to sell in such a broad manner outside of the genre during the ‘50s, but it was this success that allowed Vonnegut the consistent denial that he was not a science fiction writer at all.</p><p>Vonnegut’s themes--folly, hypocrisy, misunderstanding--cycle through these stories although with perhaps somewhat less bitterness than what had come before. Even through the screen or scrim of magazine taboos, Vonnegut’s voice is singular, infused by disaffection and wit. Most of Vonnegut’s characters stagger through the plot full of misapprehension, cowardice, and self-delusion. In "Thanasphere," the achievement of space travel becomes a means of communicating with the dead (and for that reason the project is abandoned). In "Mnemonics," a forgetful protagonist is given a drug that prompts him to remember everything with the exception of an unrequited crush. This late collection of Vonnegut’s work clearly shows the unifying themes of his work, which were present from the very outset, among them, his very despair.</p>

Author: Vonnegut, Kurt
Publisher: RosettaBooks
Illustration: n
Language: ENG
Title: Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction
Pages: 00384 (Encrypted EPUB)
On Sale: 2011-08-21
SKU-13/ISBN: 9780425174463
Category: Fiction : General
Category: Fiction : Short Stories (single author)

(ID 280623686)

File Data:

Contact Seller:
ebook-reader, US, Member since 09/08/2010


Create JavaScript Mobile Tag Widgets for your homepage

More Files From This User

Related Files

Tradebit Reviews

Tradebit is the worlds largest marketplace for digital files, with over 2.5 million satisfied customers and millions of digital products. Online for over 12 years, Tradebit is the best place to find files like music, video tutorials, repair manuals, and more. If you're curious about how much our users love Tradebit, read reviews from real buyers!