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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »

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Publisher Comments:

Kurt Vonnegut's absurdist classic Slaughterhouse-Five introduces us to Billy Pilgrim, a man who becomes 'unstuck in time' after he is abducted by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore. In a plot-scrambling display of virtuosity, we follow Pilgrim simultaneously through all phases of his life, concentrating on his (and Vonnegut's) shattering experience as an American prisoner of war who witnesses the firebombing of Dresden.

Slaughterhouse-Five is not only Vonnegut's most powerful book, it is also as important as any written since 1945. Like Catch-22, it fashions the author's experiences in the Second World War into an eloquent and deeply funny plea against butchery in the service of authority. Slaughterhouse-Five boasts the same imagination, humanity, and gleeful appreciation of the absurd found in Vonnegut's other works, but the book's basis in rock-hard, tragic fact gives it unique poignancy — and humor.

Review:

"Highly imaginative, nearly psychedelic....It is very tough and very funny; it is sad and delightful; it is very Vonnegut; and it works." The New York Times

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"Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. has written one of the major novels of the year....Haunting....Irresistible reading....Poignant and hilarious, threaded with compassion and, behind everything, the cataract of a thundering moral statement." Boston Globe

Review:

"Splendid art and simplicity....Nerve-racking control....A funny book at which you are not permitted to laugh, a sad book without tears, a tale told in a slaughterhouse." Life magazine

Synopsis:

This audiobook includes an interview with Kurt Vonnegut and clips from Vonnegut's 1973 Grammy-nominated Caedmon archive audiobook. Unabridged. 5 CDs.

About the Author

Kurt Vonnegut was a master of contemporary American Literature. His black humor, satiric voice, and incomparable imagination first captured America's attention in The Siren's of Titan in 1959 and established him as "a true artist" with Cat's Cradle in 1963. He was, as Graham Greene has declared, "one of the best living American writers."

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060573775
Read:
Hawke, Ethan
Publisher:
Caedmon
Read by:
Hawke, Ethan
Read:
Hawke, Ethan
Author:
Vonnegut, Kurt
Author:
Hawke, Ethan
Author:
Giovanni, Nikki
Author:
Hawke Ethan
Location:
New York
Subject:
Audiobooks
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Novelists, American
Subject:
War stories
Subject:
Talking book collection.
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
War & Military
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
Unabridged.
Edition Description:
Audio
Abridged:
Y
Series Volume:
67/04
Publication Date:
20031131
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.96x5.06x.77 in. .34 lbs.
Media Run Time:
006

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Product details pages HarperAudio - English 9780060573775 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Highly imaginative, nearly psychedelic....It is very tough and very funny; it is sad and delightful; it is very Vonnegut; and it works."
"Review" by , "Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. has written one of the major novels of the year....Haunting....Irresistible reading....Poignant and hilarious, threaded with compassion and, behind everything, the cataract of a thundering moral statement."
"Review" by , "Splendid art and simplicity....Nerve-racking control....A funny book at which you are not permitted to laugh, a sad book without tears, a tale told in a slaughterhouse."
"Synopsis" by , This audiobook includes an interview with Kurt Vonnegut and clips from Vonnegut's 1973 Grammy-nominated Caedmon archive audiobook. Unabridged. 5 CDs.

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