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God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian

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So when my own time comes to join the choir invisible or whatever, God forbid, I hope someone will say 'He's up in Heaven now.' Who really knows? I could have dreamed all this.

God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian includes all of Kurt Vonnegut's intrepid investigative reporting from the afterlife, from when he was sent there in 1998 by local NPR affiliate WNYC to interview, among others, Sir Isaac Newton, Clarence Darrow, James Earl Ray, Eugene Debs, John Brown, Adolf Hitler, William Shakespeare, and Kilgore Trout.

What began as a series of ninety-second radio interludes evolved into this provocative collection of musings about who and what we live for, and how much it all matters in the end. From the original portrait by his friend Jules Feiffer that graces the cover, to the last word of the last entry, God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian is a joy forever.

Kurt Vonnegut (1922–2007) was among the few grandmasters of contemporary American letters, one without whom the very term American literature would mean much less than it does. His books endure as defiant—and charming—embodiments of the heights to which the human imagination will go in search of essential rights and freedoms. Vonnegut's books from Seven Stories Press include the national hardcover and paperback bestseller, A Man Without a Country; God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian; and, with Lee Stringer, Like Shaking Hands with God: A Conversation About Writing.

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Kurt Vonnegut’s investigative reporting from the afterlife, a provocative collection of musings about who and what we live for.

Synopsis:

What began as a series of 90-second radio interludes evolved into this provocative collection of musings about who and what we live for, and how much it all matters in the end.

Synopsis:

From Slapstick's "Turkey Farm" to Slaughterhouse-Five's eternity in a Tralfamadorean zoo cage with Montana Wildhack, the question of the afterlife never left Kurt Vonnegut's mind. In God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian, Vonnegut skips back and forth between life and the Afterlife as if the difference between them were rather slight. In thirty odd "interviews," Vonnegut trips down "the blue tunnel to the pearly gates" in the guise of a roving reporter for public radio, conducting interviews: with Salvatore Biagini, a retired construction worker who died of a heart attack while rescuing his schnauzer from a pit bull, with John Brown, still smoldering 140 years after his death by hanging, with William Shakespeare, who rubs Vonnegut the wrong way, and with socialist and labor leader Eugene Victor Debs, one of Vonnegut's personal heroes.

What began as a series of ninety-second radio interludes for WNYC, New York City's public radio station, evolved into this provocative collection of musings about who and what we live for, and how much it all matters in the end. From the original portrait by his friend Jules Feiffer that graces the cover, to a final entry from Kilgore Trout, God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian remains a joy.

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Kurt Vonnegut (1922–2007) was among the few grandmasters of contemporary American letters, one without whom the very term American literature would mean much less than it does. His books endure as defiant, and charming, embodiments of the heights to which the human imagination will go in search of essential rights and freedoms. Vonnegut’s books from Seven Stories Press include the national hardcover and paperback bestseller, A Man Without a Country, God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian, and, with Lee Stringer, Like Shaking Hands with God: A Conversation About Writing.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781609800734
Author:
Vonnegut, Kurt
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Introduction by:
Gaiman, Neil
Author:
Gaiman, Neil
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20101231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in

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Kurt Vonnegut’s investigative reporting from the afterlife, a provocative collection of musings about who and what we live for.
"Synopsis" by , What began as a series of 90-second radio interludes evolved into this provocative collection of musings about who and what we live for, and how much it all matters in the end.
"Synopsis" by , From Slapstick's "Turkey Farm" to Slaughterhouse-Five's eternity in a Tralfamadorean zoo cage with Montana Wildhack, the question of the afterlife never left Kurt Vonnegut's mind. In God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian, Vonnegut skips back and forth between life and the Afterlife as if the difference between them were rather slight. In thirty odd "interviews," Vonnegut trips down "the blue tunnel to the pearly gates" in the guise of a roving reporter for public radio, conducting interviews: with Salvatore Biagini, a retired construction worker who died of a heart attack while rescuing his schnauzer from a pit bull, with John Brown, still smoldering 140 years after his death by hanging, with William Shakespeare, who rubs Vonnegut the wrong way, and with socialist and labor leader Eugene Victor Debs, one of Vonnegut's personal heroes.

What began as a series of ninety-second radio interludes for WNYC, New York City's public radio station, evolved into this provocative collection of musings about who and what we live for, and how much it all matters in the end. From the original portrait by his friend Jules Feiffer that graces the cover, to a final entry from Kilgore Trout, God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian remains a joy.

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