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Wampeters Foma & Granfalloons Wampeters, Foma Granfalloons OpinionsIs 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.

10 thoughts on “Wampeters Foma & Granfalloons

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    At least once a year I find myself in need to fire up the bookmobile and drive up to Indiana to visit my Uncle Kurt.I 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 together.But driving up the Middle America street to Kurt Vonnegut s urbane but kooky house a

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    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 recognise the terms which Vonnegut says represent his dabblings in nonfiction Not so Among t

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    Wampeters An object around which the lives of otherwise unrelated people revolve, e.g., The Holy Grail.Foma Harmless, comforting untruths, e.g., Prosperity is just around the corner Granfalloons A proud and meaningless association of human beings, e.g., The Veterans of Future Wars. Taken together, the words form as good an umbrella as any for this collection of es

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    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 wrote of other books the most.

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    Nothing less than five stars will do for this one.I 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 remembered virtually nothing from my original read My intent was to read a chapter now and then and to al

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    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 story about the evils of technology at least, that s how I read it and how people succ

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    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

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    Kurt Vonnegut met Chinua Achebe in Africa I found this so fascinating I also really enjoyed the little review of Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail.

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    I began this week with a collection of essays by and interviews with the late Kurt Vonnegut entitled Wampeters, Foma and Granfalloons The title confused my friendly community librarian Vonnegut introduces the book with an explanation Dear Reader The title of this book is composed of three words from my novel Cat s Cradle A wampeter is an object around which the lives of many otherwise unrelated people may revolve The Holy

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