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Jailbird takes us into a fractured and comic, pure Vonnegut world of high crimes and misdemeanors in government...and in the heart. This wry tale follows bumbling bureaucrat Walter F. Starbuck from Harvard to the Nixon White House to the penitentary as Watergate's least known co-conspirator. But the humor turns dark when Vonnegut shines his spotlight on the cold hearts and calculated greed of the mighty, giving a razor-sharp edge to an unforgettable portrait of power and politics in our times.

Review:

"He is our strongest writer...the most stubbornly imaginative." John Irving

Review:

"Not once in Jailbird does Mr. Vonnegut nod off, go vague. His people bite into their lives. Kindnesses, as inexplicable as history, are collected, like saving remnants. New York, with catacombs under Grand Central Terminal and harps on top of the Chrysler Building, is wonderfully evoked." New York Times

About the Author

Kurt Vonnegut’s black humor, satiric voice, and incomparable imagination first captured America’s attention in The Sirens of Titan in 1959 and established him as “a true artist” (The New York Times) with Cat’s Cradle in 1963. He was, as Graham Greene declared, “one of the best living American writers.” Mr. Vonnegut passed away in April 2007.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385333900
Author:
Vonnegut, Kurt
Publisher:
Dial Press
Author:
Vonnegut, Kurt, Jr.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Watergate affair, 1972-1974
Subject:
Ex-convicts
Subject:
Ex-convicts -- United States -- Fiction.
Subject:
Watergate Affair, 197
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Subject:
Political fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;humor;novel;satire;literature;american;science fiction;20th century;american literature;politics;watergate;prison;1970s;sf;social commentary;kurt vonnegut;america;usa;contemporary fiction;american fiction;communism;nixon;black humor;comedy;corpora
Subject:
fiction;humor;novel;satire;literature;american;science fiction;20th century;american literature;politics;watergate;prison;1970s;sf;social commentary;kurt vonnegut;america;usa;contemporary fiction;american fiction;communism;nixon;black humor;comedy;corpora
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19990131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.05 x 5.25 x .8 in .6 lb

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"Review" by , "Not once in Jailbird does Mr. Vonnegut nod off, go vague. His people bite into their lives. Kindnesses, as inexplicable as history, are collected, like saving remnants. New York, with catacombs under Grand Central Terminal and harps on top of the Chrysler Building, is wonderfully evoked."
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