Wampeters, Foma and Granfalloon

Wampeters, Foma and Granfalloon


By (author) Kurt Vonnegut

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  • Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
  • Format: Hardback | 318 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 203mm x 33mm | 259g
  • Publication date: 12 January 1999
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0385333811
  • ISBN 13: 9780385333818
  • Sales rank: 140,491

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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.

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Kurt Vonnegut's black humor, satiric voice, and incomparable imagination first captured America's attention in "The Sirens of Titan" in 1959 and established him as "a true artist" ("The New York Times") with" Cat's Cradle" in 1963. He was, as Graham Greene declared, "one of the best living American writers." Mr. Vonnegut passed away in April 2007.

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"He is our strongest writer . . . the most stubbornly imaginative."--John Irving "A book filled with madness and truth and absurdity and self-revelation . . . [Vonnegut is] a great cosmic comedian and rattler of human skeletons, an idealist disguised as a pessimist."--"St. Louis Post-Dispatch" "Vonnegut is George Orwell, Dr. Caligari and Flash Gordon compounded into one writer."--"Time"