A Man Without A Country

A Man Without A Country

Book - 2005 | Seven Stories Press 1st ed
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In a collection of brief autobiographical essays, the renowned novelist offers his views on art, politics, and everyday life in America. A Man Without a Country is Kurt Vonnegut's hilariously funny and razor-sharp look at life "If I die-God forbid-I would like to go to heaven to ask somebody in charge up there, Hey, what was the good news and what was the bad news?"), art ("To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it."), politics ("I asked former Yankees pitcher Jim Bouton what he thought of our great victory over Iraq and he said, Mohammed Ali versus Mr. Rogers."), and the condition of the soul of America today ("What has happened to us?"). Gleaned from short essays and speeches composed over the last five years and plentifully illustrated with artwork by the author in full color throughout, A Man Without a Country gives us Vonnegut both speaking out with indignation and writing tenderly to his fellow Americans, sometimes joking, at other times hopeless, always searching.
Publisher: New York : Seven Stories Press, c2005
Edition: Seven Stories Press 1st ed
ISBN: 9781583227138
158322713X
Branch Call Number: B VONNEGUT
Characteristics: ix, 146 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Simon, Daniel 1957-

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coasting
Jan 15, 2016

My first taste of Kurt Vonnegut - now I want to read everything.

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msemos
Jul 23, 2015

I had never read anything by Vonnegut before, but I will now. amazing how he found the words to say what I had thought but couldn't express. needless to say this book is not for the closed mind group

JCLJakeE Mar 15, 2013

"hilariously funny and razor-sharp look at life" - Well Said. Vonnegut is an insightful humanist author who could never pass up the opportunity for a good laugh. My favorite quote, "I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around and don't let anybody tell you different."

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gemmamaria
Apr 27, 2011

Whether you agree with him or not, he's a great writer. K.V. gives a piece of his soul with every sentence. I seriously appreciate this book.

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7mary7
Apr 04, 2010

a somewhat misinformed political rant

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