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Wampeters Foma Granfalloons Opinions is a rare opportunity to experience Kurt Vonnegut speaking in his own voice about his own life his views of the world his writing and the writing of others An indignant outrageous witty deeply felt collection of reviews essays and speeches this is a window not only into Vonnegut’s mind but also into his heart Wampeters Foma Granfalloons


About the Author: Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Kurt Vonnegut Junior was an American novelist satirist and most recently graphic artist He was recognized as New York State Author for 2001 2003 He was born in Indianapolis later the setting for many of his novels He attended Cornell University from 1941 to 1943 where he wrote a column for the student newspaper the Cornell Daily Sun Vonnegut trained as a chemist and worked as a journali



10 thoughts on “Wampeters Foma Granfalloons

  1. says:

    At least once a year I find myself in need to fire up the bookmobile and drive up to Indiana to visit my Uncle KurtI have an eclectic literary family wild old Uncle Bob Heinlein in Missouri cousins Ray Bradbury and Poul Anderson Ursula and Phil out in Berkley Seems we can never all get togetherBut driving


  2. says:

    This collection of nonfiction demonstrates amply why so many people fall headlong in love with Vonnegut—all aspects of his cranky humanity his unimpeachable morality his hard won cynicism are on show over these twenty five pieces The title isn’t particularly catchy readers of Cat’s Cradle will recognis


  3. says:

    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 umbr


  4. says:

    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 Ni


  5. says:

    Nothing less than five stars will do for this oneI wanted to have a better concept of Vonnegut’s personality in preparation for reading Kurt Vonnegut’s biography “And So It Goes” I thought a book of non fiction by KV would be appropriate so I revisited this after nearly 40 years since my first reading I remem


  6. says:

    The standout article in this collection is Biafra A People Betrayed Grandpa Kurt goes full on serious and writes an achingly heartsick piece about the suffering of the Biafrans Where we're used to his japery and bile venting he is tender and compassionate towards this tiny fledgling nation and I feel this has impact th


  7. says:

    “You understand of course that everything I say is horseshit” Playboy interview My plan was to dip in and out of this one but sometimes I let too many days go in between It took me forever to finish and as a result I got kind of tired of it Still a decent collection though I liked the speeches and book reviews that KV


  8. says:

    I loved this book because I love Kurt Vonnegut and reading his opinions made me feel closer to him as a person which may sound weird but I really admire him I also really enjoyed this book because even though it was a book of his opinions he wrote them in a fictional way I really liked the story Fortitude because it was a sto


  9. says:

    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


  10. says:

    And it strikes me as gruesome and comical that in our culture we have an expectation that a man can always solve his problems There is an implication that if you just have a little energy a little fight the problem can always be solved This is so untrue that it makes me want to cry or laugh Wampeters Foma Granfalloons 1964 1974


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