God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
Title God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater PDF eBook
Author Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher Dial Press Trade Paperback
Pages 292
Release 1965
Genre Fiction
ISBN 9780385333474

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“[Vonnegut] at his wildest best.”—The New York Times Book Review Eliot Rosewater—drunk, volunteer fireman, and President of the fabulously rich Rosewater Foundation—is about to attempt a noble experiment with human nature . . . with a little help from writer Kilgore Trout. God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater is Kurt Vonnegut’s funniest satire, an etched-in-acid portrayal of the greed, hypocrisy, and follies of the flesh we are all heir to. “A brilliantly funny satire on almost everything.”—Conrad Aiken “[Vonnegut was] our finest black humorist. . . . We laugh in self-defense.”—The Atlantic Monthly

God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
Title God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater PDF eBook
Author Kurt Vonnegot
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Pages 190
Release 1988
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God Bless You, Mr Rosewater

God Bless You, Mr Rosewater
Title God Bless You, Mr Rosewater PDF eBook
Author Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher Random House
Pages 180
Release 2011-12-01
Genre Fiction
ISBN 1407086987

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With the satirical eye of his science fiction author alter ego Kilgore Trout, the author of Slaughterhouse-Five delivers a classic of modern American literature. Eliot Rosewater, President of the fabulously rich Rosewater Foundation and volunteer firefighter, is tortured by an inheritance he doesn’t feel that he deserves. After (unfortunately) developing a social conscience, he sets out on a drunken tour of America, unravelling a little more at every stop until his path crosses with the science-fiction writer Kilgore Trout. God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater is one of Kurt Vonnegut’s funniest satires, about the pleasures, pains and perversions of people and money, the obsessions of a famous family and the collective madness of a nation.

God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
Title God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater PDF eBook
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Pages 221
Release 1967
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God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
Title God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater PDF eBook
Author Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Publisher
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Release 1991-11-01
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ISBN 9785552668243

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Behaving Decently

Behaving Decently
Title Behaving Decently PDF eBook
Author Wayne Laufert
Publisher Humanist Press
Pages 265
Release 2022-06-21
Genre Philosophy
ISBN 0931779871

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Kurt Vonnegut and humanism go hand in hand. In Behaving Decently: Kurt Vonnegut’s Humanism, Wayne Laufert examines how Vonnegut revealed his moral philosophy through the themes and characters in his work and through his public comments. Topic by topic, Vonnegut’s written and spoken views are explored, from his first novel, Player Piano (1952), through his antiwar masterpiece, Slaughterhouse-Five (1969), to the collections of his fiction and nonfiction that appear up till today, long after his death in 2007. His speeches, essays, interviews, and journalism, which support and expand upon the sentiments in his novels, receive proper consideration in this conversational overview of Vonnegut’s life and career. Religion, war, politics, science, art—these subjects and more are seen through Vonnegut’s perspective and are placed within a larger humanistic outlook. His most famous creation, the old science fiction writer Kilgore Trout, gets his own chapter too. Vonnegut called himself a “Christ-worshiping agnostic,” a term that Behaving Decently analyzes in the context of his upbringing as a freethinker, his wartime experience, his time in the corporate world, and other factors that formed his values. Those values are perhaps best expressed by his character Eliot Rosewater, the damaged, super-rich philanthropist: “God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.” Vonnegut’s real and imagined selves were incorporated into Kurt Vonnegut the author, the public speaker, the interview subject, and even the character that appears in some of his books. After all, he wrote, “I myself am a work of fiction.” That funny, wise, sometimes depressed persona was humanistic. Behaving Decently shows the reader how Kurt Vonnegut reminded us to take small steps along hopeful paths to kindness and community and dignity and art—and farting around.

God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
Title God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater PDF eBook
Author Kurt Vonnegut
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Pages 190
Release 1977
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