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Deadeye Dick

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ISBN 10 : 9781409017820
Pages : 224 pages
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Download or read book Deadeye Dick PDF or another Format written by Kurt Vonnegut and published by Random House. This book was released on 2010-10-31 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Rudolf Waltz's principal objection to life was that it was too easy to make horrible mistakes. He was himself to become a double-murderer at the age of twelve - on Mother's Day. This would at least make subsequent mistakes seem fairly trivial. Rudolf's father, Otto Waltz, had in 1910 bought a painting in Vienna from a destitute Adolf Hitler, thereby possibly saving him from starvation for a future generation. He made the further mistake of setting himself up as an artist when he returned from Europe to Midland City, Ohio, where everyone knew Otto couldn't draw for sour apples. He had funds to indulge this grand illusion (in the splendor of a vast converted 'medieval granary' studio, reminiscent of Mount Fujiyama) because his father had made a fortune producing an opium-and-cocaine-laced quack medicine called Saint Elmo's Remedy, popularly known to be 'absolutely harmless unless discontinued'. The Waltz inheritance even stretched to a troupe of black servants, which was just as well since Rudy's mother was as disinclined to look after a home as his 'artist' father was to paint.


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Kurt Vonnegut's Crusade; or, How a Postmodern Harlequin Preached a New Kind of Humanism

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ISBN 10 : 9780791482131
Pages : 178 pages
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The Vonnegut Effect

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ISBN 10 : 1570035202
Pages : 244 pages
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Download or read book The Vonnegut Effect PDF or another Format written by Jerome Klinkowitz and published by Univ of South Carolina Press. This book was released on 2004 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Kurt Vonnegut is one of the few American writers since Mark Twain to have won and sustained a great popular acceptance while boldly introducing new themes and forms on the literary cutting edge. This is the "Vonnegut effect" that Jerome Klinkowitz finds unique among postmodernist authors. In this innovative study of the author's fiction, Klinkowitz examines the forces in American life that have made Vonnegut's works possible. Vonnegut shared with readers a world that includes the expansive timeline from the Great Depression, during which his family lost their economic support, through the countercultural revolt of the 1960s, during which his fiction first gained prominence. Vonnegut also explored the growth in recent decades of America's sway in art, which his fiction celebrates, and geopolitics, which his novels question. A pioneer in Vonnegut studies, Jerome Klinkowitz offers The Vonnegut Effect as a thorough treatment of the author's fiction-a canon covering more than a half century and comprising twenty books. Considering both Vonnegut's methods and the cultural needs they have served, Klinkowitz explains how those works came to be written and concludes with an assessment of the author's place in American fiction.


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ADVENTURES IN ALLITERATION

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Download or read book ADVENTURES IN ALLITERATION PDF or another Format written by JOEL L. MEREDITH and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2000-10-25 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Words are wonderful, wacky. wise, winsome things to use. Sometimes seemingly senseless, sometimes soulful or sorrowful, sometimes spiritual or soulish, and sometimes startling, strengthening, sarcastic, sinful, or soul winning. Words are used in many ways and have many faces, fonts, facets, fortes, factions, flavors, and fans. Use them carefully for they can hurt to the quick, encourage to be quick, quicken the spirit, soothe the sorrowful, and confuse the illiterate. The paragraph above is an example of alliteration run rampant. So run, rally, reiterate, read, and return. Alliterative poems, short stories, and pithy proverbs in this book abound with humor, social comment, and even silliness. If you want a laugh, a jolt, or just a smile, you need to curl up with this book and get ready for the unexpected. It?s not a children?s book, but it?s rated fun. Here?s a couple of examples BS Bruce Sturgess bought string beans and stuffed broiled sirloin before sending Bryan Scott, burdened somewhat, back soon for baked swordfish. Bruce smiled beamingly, seemingly, because swordfish brought some bright, sweet memories to mind. Before Sandra Beavers split, Bruce and Sandra both savored baked swordfish. Bittersweet but soothing memories of being sweethearts bloomed somewhere in Bruce?s soul. Sandra Beavers stood, built sweetly, built solid, built slender, built sprightly, bust size beautiful and sensual. Besides stirring Bruce Sturgess? best stuff between Bruce?s strong legs, Sandra brought sensations to brighten Sturgess? brain. Somewhat better since breaking up, Sturgess became sadly bewildered sometimes, but soon Bruce would bite swordfish again, and Bryan?s smile would brighten Sturgess? beautiful suite on Boston Street. Bitter soon after Sandra?s brother stiffed Bruce and Bruce stuffed Sandra?s brother into a blue suit, a big sack, and a black Studebaker, Sandra broke with Sturgess and stomped back to South Burbank steaming and bristling. ?Better start being sensible, Bruce Sturgess,? said Bruce to himself, seconds before smartly backing into a Buick Skylark. Buck Smothers burst from the Skylark and busted Sturgess on Bruce?s suntanned beak. ?Big, stupid, backward, stunted, brainless student of bashing standing Buicks!? screamed Buck. ?Be still!? said Bruce. ?Some bystander, stand by for something beautiful!? Bruce stood before Smothers, and, before some could blink, struck Buck with several blows. Smothers, bruised and somewhat bloody, slowly bowed and sank to the busy sidewalk. ?A bit stupid, Buster!? said Bruce. Later, after settling business, Sturgess, Bryan Scott, and Buck Smothers began eating swordfish between solemn bodyguards. The bodyguards were protecting Bryan Scott, because it was Scott?s bundles and such that blocked Sturgess? back window and contributed to the bruised Skylark. Anyway, Bruce Sturgess, Bryan Scott, and Buck Smothers, bellies stretched by swordfish, BS?d the night away. But what?s the difference? This is all BS anyway! COMMENT In the forgoing piece, paired words, one beginning with B, one with S, are used for the alliterative effect. In the following piece, alliteration is achieved by the more direct traditional approach almost all of the words begin with the letter M. MUSKETS Misfired muskets mutilate millions. Must muskets multiply? Maybe muskets might make mommy miserable, but must masses be miffed? Muskets make moose huntable. Moose meat makes mighty fine eating! Moose might be merry without muskets, but musketeers might go hungry without muskets. Might a moose be misused because of muskets? Mounts and muskets make might, and me being mighty makes me militant. Mark my words, muskets must not be withheld from the masses, minorities maybe, Mormons for sure. Muskrats may multiply without using muskets to maintain a manageable balance. Missed making my mark because of my missing musket. Might a maiden marry a man without a musket? Cross the mighty Mississippi without a musket? March at midnight without a musket? Musket makers make money by the millions. Must we have munitions just to make musket makers millionaires? Most modern municipalities mandate musketless meetings. Must we be the backward musketeers? Moses didn?t have muskets. Must we? Maybe we should have nothing more than handguns!


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Ida Lupino, Director

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ISBN 10 : 9780813574929
Pages : 264 pages
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Download or read book Ida Lupino, Director PDF or another Format written by Therese Grisham and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2017-05-23 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dominated by men and bound by the restrictive Hays Code, postwar Hollywood offered little support for a female director who sought to make unique films on controversial subjects. But Ida Lupino bucked the system, writing and directing a string of movies that exposed the dark underside of American society, on topics such as rape, polio, unwed motherhood, bigamy, exploitative sports, and serial murder. The first in-depth study devoted to Lupino’s directorial work, this book makes a strong case for her as a trailblazing feminist auteur, a filmmaker with a clear signature style and an abiding interest in depicting the plights of postwar American women. Ida Lupino, Director not only examines her work as a cinematic auteur, but also offers a serious consideration of her diverse and long-ranging career, getting her start in Hollywood as an actress in her teens and twenties, directing her first films in her early thirties, and later working as an acclaimed director of television westerns, sitcoms, and suspense dramas. It also demonstrates how Lupino fused generic elements of film noir and the social problem film to create a distinctive directorial style that was both highly expressionistic and grittily realistic. Ida Lupino, Director thus shines a long-awaited spotlight on one of our greatest filmmakers.


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ISBN 10 : 9780817307523
Pages : 259 pages
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Download or read book Sanity Plea PDF or another Format written by Lawrence R. Broer and published by University of Alabama Press. This book was released on 1994-08-30 with total page 259 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this revised edition of a volume originally published in 1989, Lawrence Broer extends his comprehensive critique of the body of writing by Kurt Vonnegut. Broer offers a broad psychoanalytic study of Vonnegut’s works from Player Piano to Hocus Pocus, taking a decisively new approach to the work of one of America’s most important, yet often misinterpreted writers. A compelling and original analysis, Sanity Plea, explores how Vonnegut incorporates his personal experiences into an art that is not defeatist, but rather creatively therapeutic and life-affirming.


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Lucky Mud & Other Foma

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ISBN 10 : 9781644212264
Pages : 312 pages
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Download or read book Lucky Mud & Other Foma PDF or another Format written by Christina Jarvis and published by Seven Stories Press. This book was released on 2022-11-22 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A fascinating deep dive into Kurt Vonnegut’s oeuvre and legacy, illuminating his unique perspective on environmental stewardship and our shared connections as humans, Earthlings, and stardust. Vonnegut’s major apocalyptic trio—Cat’s Cradle, Slapstick, and Galápagos—prompt broad global, national, and species-level thinking about environmental issues through dramatic and fantastic scenarios. This book, Lucky Mud and Other Foma, tells the story of the origins and legacy of what Kurt Vonnegut understood as “planetary citizenship” and explores key roots, influences, literary techniques, and artistic expressions of his interest in environmental activism through his writing. Vonnegut saw writing itself as an act of good citizenship, as a way of “poisoning” the minds of young people “with humanity . . . to encourage them to make a better world.” Often that literary activism meant addressing real social and environmental problems—polluted water, soil, and air; racial and economic injustice; isolating and dehumanizing technologies; and lives and landscapes desolated by war. Vonnegut’s remedies took many forms, from the redemptive power of the arts to artificial extended families to vital communities and engaged democracies. Reminding us of our shared connections as humans, as Earthlings, as stardust, Lucky Mud helps fans, scholars, and book lovers of all kinds experience how Vonnegut’s writings purposely challenge readers to think, create, and love.


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And So It Goes

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ISBN 10 : 9781429973793
Pages : 528 pages
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Download or read book And So It Goes PDF or another Format written by Charles J. Shields and published by Henry Holt and Company. This book was released on 2011-11-08 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book for 2011 The first authoritative biography of Kurt Vonnegut Jr., a writer who changed the conversation of American literature. In 2006, Charles Shields reached out to Kurt Vonnegut in a letter, asking for his endorsement for a planned biography. The first response was no ("A most respectful demurring by me for the excellent writer Charles J. Shields, who offered to be my biographer"). Unwilling to take no for an answer, propelled by a passion for his subject, and already deep into his research, Shields wrote again and this time, to his delight, the answer came back: "O.K." For the next year—a year that ended up being Vonnegut's last—Shields had access to Vonnegut and his letters. And So It Goes is the culmination of five years of research and writing—the first-ever biography of the life of Kurt Vonnegut. Vonnegut resonates with readers of all generations from the baby boomers who grew up with him to high-school and college students who are discovering his work for the first time. Vonnegut's concise collection of personal essays, Man Without a Country, published in 2006, spent fifteen weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and has sold more than 300,000 copies to date. The twenty-first century has seen interest in and scholarship about Vonnegut's works grow even stronger, and this is the first book to examine in full the life of one of the most influential iconoclasts of his time.


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Kurt Vonnegut and the American Novel

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ISBN 10 : 9781441130341
Pages : 208 pages
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Download or read book Kurt Vonnegut and the American Novel PDF or another Format written by Robert T. Tally, Jr. and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2011-08-11 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The novels of Kurt Vonnegut depict a profoundly absurd and distinctly postmodern world. But in this critical study, Robert Tally argues that Vonnegut himself is actually a modernist, who is less interested in indulging in the free play of signifiers than in attempting to construct a model that could encompass the American experience at the end of the twentieth century. As a modernist wrestling with a postmodern condition, Vonnegut makes use of diverse and sometimes eccentric narrative techniques (such as metafiction, collage, and temporal slippages) to project a comprehensive vision of life in the United States. Vonnegut's novels thus become experiments in making sense of the radical transformations of self and society during that curious, unstable period called, perhaps ironically, the 'American Century.' An untimely figure, Vonnegut develops a postmodern iconography of American civilization while simultaneously acknowledging the impossibility of a truly comprehensive representation.


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Vonnegut & Hemingway

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ISBN 10 : 9781611171099
Pages : 256 pages
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Download or read book Vonnegut & Hemingway PDF or another Format written by Lawrence R. Broer and published by Univ of South Carolina Press. This book was released on 2012-07-23 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A study of surprising similarities in their lives and works “adds an important element to the existing discussion” of two twentieth-century literary icons (Studies in American Humor). In this original comparative study of Kurt Vonnegut and Ernest Hemingway, Lawrence R. Broer maps the striking intersections of biography and artistry in works by both writers, and compares the ways they blend life and art. Broer views Hemingway as the “secret sharer” of Vonnegut’s literary imagination and argues that the two writers—traditionally considered as adversaries because of Vonnegut’s rejection of Hemingway’s emblematic hypermasculinism—inevitably address similar deterministic wounds in their fiction: childhood traumas, family insanity, deforming wartime experiences, and depression. Rooting his discussion in these psychological commonalities, Broer traces their personal and artistic paths by pairing sets of works and protagonists in ways that show the two writers not only addressing similar concerns, but developing a response that in the end establishes an underlying kinship when it comes to the fate of the American hero of the twentieth century. Hemingway provided frequent fodder for Vonnegut, inspiring a cadre of characters who celebrate war and death. In his sardonic response to this vision of a Hemingwayesque world, Vonnegut espoused kindness and restraint as moral imperatives against the more violent yearnings of human nature, which Hemingway in turn embraced as stoic, virile, and heroic. Though their paths were radically different, Broer finds in both an overarching obsession with the scars of war as chief adversary in a personal quest for understanding and wholeness. He locates in each writer’s canon moments of spiritual awaking leading to literary evolution—if not outright reinvention. In their later works Broer detects an increasing recognition of redemptive feminine aspects in themselves and their protagonists, pulling against the destructively tragic fatalism that otherwise dominates their worldviews. Broer sees Vonnegut and Hemingway as fundamentally at war—with themselves, with one another’s artistic visions, and with the idea of war itself. Against this onslaught, he asserts, they wrote as a mode of therapy and achieved literary greatness through combative opposition to the shadows that loomed so large around them.


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... H.M.S. Pinafore

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ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105038233842
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ISBN 10 : HARVARD:32044040817538
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Conversations with Kurt Vonnegut

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ISBN 10 : 0878053573
Pages : 358 pages
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Download or read book Conversations with Kurt Vonnegut PDF or another Format written by Kurt Vonnegut and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 1988 with total page 358 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Gathers interviews with Vonnegut from each period of his career and offers a brief profile of his life and accomplishments.


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ISBN 10 : 0811744930
Pages : 128 pages
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Download or read book Haunted Colorado PDF or another Format written by Charles A. Stansfield Jr. and published by Stackpole Books. This book was released on 2011-07-11 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Includes spirits of cowboys, miners, railroaders, explorers, and Native Americans.


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ISBN 10 : 9781439666227
Pages : 160 pages
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Download or read book Texas Singularities PDF or another Format written by Clay Coppedge and published by Arcadia Publishing. This book was released on 2019-02-25 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Texas, that most singular of states, conceals an entire parade of peculiar events and exceptional people in the back pages of its history books. A Lone Star man once (and only once) tried to bulldog a steer from an airplane. One small Texas town was attacked by the Japanese, while another was "liberated" from America during the Cold War. Texan career choices include goat gland doctor, rubbing doctor, striking cowboy and singing cowboy, not to mention swatter, tangler and dunker. From gunslinger Sally Skull to would-be rainmaker R.G. Dyrenforth, Clay Coppedge collects the distinctive odds and ends of Texan lore.


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ISBN 10 : EAN:8596547066071
Pages : 26 pages
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Download or read book H.M.S. Pinafore PDF or another Format written by W. S. Gilbert and published by DigiCat. This book was released on 2022-06-13 with total page 26 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "H.M.S. Pinafore" is a comic opera in two acts, that takes place aboard the Royal Navy ship HMS Pinafore. The captain's daughter, Josephine, is in love with a lower-class sailor, Ralph Rackstraw, although her father intends her to marry Sir Joseph Porter, the First Lord of the Admiralty. She abides by her father's wishes at first, but Sir Joseph's advocacy of the equality of humankind encourages Ralph and Josephine to overturn conventional social order. They declare their love for each other and eventually plan to elope.


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ISBN 10 : 9780199392421
Pages : 1284 pages
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Download or read book The Complete Annotated Gilbert and Sullivan PDF or another Format written by Ian C. Bradley and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2016 with total page 1284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Thespis -- Trial by jury -- The sorcerer -- H.M.S. Pinafore -- The pirates of penzance -- Patience -- Iolanthe -- Princess Ida -- The mikado -- Ruddigore -- The yeomen of the guard -- The gondoliers -- Utopia limited -- The grand duke