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Look at the Birdie: Short Fiction

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Look at the Birdie is a collection of fourteen short stories from one of the most original writers in American fiction. This series of perfectly rendered vignettes, never before published in Kurt Vonnegut’s lifetime, reveals a warm, wise, and funny portrait of life in post–World War II America—a world where squabbling couples, high school geniuses, misfit office workers, and small-town lotharios struggle to adapt to changing technology, moral ambiguity, and unprecedented affluence. Featuring a Foreword by author and longtime Vonnegut confidant Sidney Offit, Look at the Birdie is an unexpected gift for readers who thought that Vonnegut’s voice had been stilled forever—and serves as a terrific introduction to his short fiction for anyone who has yet to experience his genius.

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Frequently perceptive, and at points ruefully sinister, the 14 never-before-published short stories featured in Vonnegut's "Look at the Birdie" date from the years before this American master began his accent to international stardom. Line drawings throughout.

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Kurt Vonnegut was a master of contemporary American literature. His black humor, satiric voice, and incomparable imagination first captured Americas attention in The Sirens of Titan in 1959 and established him, in the words of The New York Times, as “a true artist” with the publication of Cats Cradle in 1963. He was, as Graham Greene declared, “one of the best living American writers.” Mr. Vonnegut passed away in April 2007.

Sidney Offit has written two novels, two memoirs, and ten books for young readers. He was a senior editor of Intellectual Digest and a book editor of Politics Today, and for three decades he has served on the boards of the Authors Guild and PEN American Center. Currently, Mr. Offit is the curator emeritus of the George Polk Awards in Journalism. He lives in New York City with his wife, Avodah.

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nindubsar, January 3, 2011 (view all comments by nindubsar)
The man is dead, and he's still writing. Not only is this book well written, but as always entertaining, honest, and with a slightly skewed sense of beautiful reality. The short stories are just right for bedtime reading. Vonnegut is a favorite author for many; a posthumous publication is a must have.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385343725
Author:
Vonnegut, Kurt
Publisher:
Dial Press
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
short stories;fiction;satire;humor;science fiction;anthology;american;short fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.94x5.62x.56 in. .44 lbs.

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