This is vintage Vonnegut - hilariously funny and razor-sharp as he
fixes his gaze on art, politics, himself and the condition of the
soul of America today. Written over the last five years in the form
of a loose memoir, "A Man without a Country" is an
intimate and tender communication to us all, sometimes despairing,
always searching and ultimately wise and compassionate.
"Part memoir, part rant and part joke, Vonnegut s latest book is as elusive as it is beguiling. Throughout this slim volume, the author walks a fine line between despair over our deteriorating world and a consummate entertainer s urge to amuse." (Sunday Times)
'Part memoir, part rant and part joke, Vonnegut's latest book is as elusive as it is beguiling. Throughout this slim volume, the author walks a fine line between despair over our deteriorating world and a consummate entertainer's urge to amuse' Sunday Times 'Vonnegut's A Man without a Country is pure late Twain, darkly funny, never less than enraged at corruption and greed, and overflowing with compassion for the powerless. We've never needed him more' Russell Banks 'If Vonnegut isn't the enduring Good Humor man, who is?' John Irving, The Times 'This enjoyable volume of reflections and anecdotes reminds us what is unique about the author of those startlingly good American novels Slaughterhouse Five, Cat's Cradle and Breakfast of Champions ... Kurt Vonnegut is one of the greatest writers of the past 50 years' Daily Telegraph
Kurt Vonnegut, geboren 1922 in Indianapolis, studierte zunächst Biochemie. Als Angehöriger der US-Army geriet er in Kriegsgefangenschaft und wurde 1945 Zeuge des Luftangriffs auf Dresden. Seit den 50er Jahren lebte er als freier Schriftsteller in New York und verfasste über hundert Kurzgeschichten und mehrere Romane. Kurt Vonnegut verstarb 2007.
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