- Wampeters Foma Granfalloons
- Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
- 06 November 2018
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review Wampeters Foma Granfalloons ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ut his own life his views of the world his writing and the writing of others An indignant outrageous witty deeply fe. It s Kurt Vonnegut what can I say This book is a collection of speeches and an interview published in 1974 Some of the topics addressed are science fiction teaching writing going to the moon Vietnam Herman Hesse and Biafra and I ll comment on his comments on Biafra It s forgotten now but in the 60s a part of Nigeria seceded to form the independent Republic of Biafra Nigeria was aided by Britain and Russia America was neutral to turn its military might on Biafra and crush it In the process there was mass starvation Before the end Vonnegut flew into the doomed country to witness the ongoing atrocityHe wrote My main aim will not be to move readers to voluptuous tears with tales about innocent black children dying like flies about rape and looting and murder and all that I will tell instead about an admirable nation that lived for less than three years The Killing of Katie Steelstock part of Nigeria seceded to form the independent Republic of Biafra Nigeria was aided by Britain and Russia America was neutral to turn its military might on Biafra and crush it In the Birthday process there was mass starvation Before the end Vonnegut flew into the doomed country to witness the ongoing atrocityHe wrote My main aim will not be to move readers to voluptuous tears with tales about innocent black children dying like flies about rape and looting and murder and all that I will tell instead about an admirable nation that lived for less than three yearssummary æ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
review Wampeters Foma Granfalloons ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Wampeters Foma Granfalloons Opinions is a rare opportunity to experience Kurt Vonnegut speaking in his own voice abo. Wampeters An object around which the lives of otherwise unrelated people revolve eg The Holy GrailFoma Harmless comforting untruths eg Prosperity is just around the cornerGranfalloons A proud and meaningless association of human beings eg The Veterans of Future Wars Taken together the words form as good an umbrella as any for this collection of essays book reviews and speeches written over the years by Vonnegut This review will contain a lot of excerpts because I can think of no better way to clue any of you uninitiated in to just how wonderfully this man writesThe book starts off with an essay entitled Science Fiction in which Vonnegut discusses the genre When his first book Player Piano was published he was surprised that reviewers referred to him as a science fiction writer I didn t know that I supposed that I was writing a novel about life about things I could not avoid seeing and hearing in Schenectady a very real town awkwardly set in the gruesome now I have been a soreheaded occupant of a file drawer labeled science fiction ever since and I would like out particularly since so many serious critics regularly mistake the drawer for a urinalThe way a person gets into this drawer apparently is to notice technology The feeling persists that no one can simultaneously be a respectable writer and know how a refrigerator works just as no gentleman wears a brown suit in the cityIn Teaching the Unteachable he recounts his time spent teaching writer s workshops I tried to help those good students become what they were born to become and to avoid intimidating them with masterpieces written by great men much older than they were In an alarming manner of speaking I tried to reach into their mouths without being bitten or tripping their epiglottises Again in a manner of speaking I wanted to take hold of the end of a spool of ticker tape in the back of each student s throat I meant to pull it out inch by inch so the student and I could read itThere are several terrific addresses to various organizations and a moving essay about Biafra however I found the 1973 Playboy interview to be the most interesting Here Vonnegut talks off the cuff about the importance of family and community war the 1972 Presidential Election and his writing VONNEGUT What s happened to me though is a standard American business story As I said my family s always been in the arts so the arts to me are business I started out with a pushcart and now I ve got several supermarkets at important intersections My career grew just the way a well managed business is supposed to grow After twenty years at a greasy grind I find that all my books are in print and selling steadily They will go on selling for a little while Computers and printing presses are in charge That s the American way If the machines can find a way to use you you will become a successful businessman I don t care much now whether the business grows or shrinks My kids are grown I have no fancy uses for money It isn t a love symbol to mePLAYBOY What is a love symbol for youVONNEGUT Fudge is oneAs usual the man leaves me with a big old smile on my face
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review Wampeters Foma Granfalloons ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Lt collection of reviews essays and speeches this is a window not only into Vonnegut’s mind but also into his hear. I like Kurt Vonnegut not only for his humorous and imaginative novels and short stories but also for his politics his values Not only has he added his name to many a worthy petition and appeared on many a plstform but when The Nation the oldest news weekly magazine in the USA was in financial trouble Vonnegut Doctorow Vidal and other writers bailed them out without demanding editorial control This collection represents something of where Vonnegut came from and what he believed in much of it in my opinion simple common sense informed by humane sympathy