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Bagombo Snuff Box

Uncollected Short Fiction

Book - 2000
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From the acclaimed author of Slaughterhouse-Five , Cat's Cradle , and Breakfast of Champions comes a compilation of twenty-three never-before-collected short stories.

These vignettes of American life draw on Kurt Vonnegut's World War 2 experiences and the resolute optimism of the country after the war. Together, they present a poignant and humorous portrayal of an America peopled with overzealous high school band directors and their students, rebellious housewives, and boasting salesmen, soldiers misplaced during the war and people lost in their own gadget-filled homes.

In an era before television, Kurt Vonnegut found a ready and willing audience in the readers of such magazines as Collier's , The Saturday Evening Post , Cosmopolitan , Argosy , and Redbook . These rare, rediscovered tales gives us a glimpse into a more innocent America--and into the developing genius of one of the greatest writers of our time.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 2000.
ISBN: 9780425174463
Branch Call Number: VON
Characteristics: xxii, 357 p.

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Kstobo Apr 20, 2018

This was my first introduction to his collected short stories, and it had an enormous impact on me. I think my favourites are 'Thanasphere', which was wonderfully eerie, 'Der Arme Dolmetscher', which had you glued to the page, and 'The Package', which evokes just about every emotion you've got, from pride to elation to guilt and crippling sorrow. I'd recommend this endlessly to people who either have never read Vonnegut before, or have only read his full-size novels.

I've read a couple of his novels, and thoroughly enjoyed them, but there's something about the bite-size stories in this collection that are just the right about for a serving of bliss. He even talks about the effect a short story can have on a person in his introduction - a sort of "Buddhist cat-nap". You'll love it, I promise.

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