: Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction (): Kurt Vonnegut: Books. Never-before-collected, vintage Vonnegut. “Bagombo Snuff Box resurrects Vonnegut’s earliest efforts, stories written during the fifties and. Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Author, Peter Reed, Preface by Putnam Publishing Group $ (p) ISBN.

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And after all these years he is still one of my favorite authors.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Ray missed the boat about how many screens would be required for a successful people-transplant.

Buy the selected items together This item: Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. He appears in three stories and he is probably the most likable of kur protagonists in this book, at least for me.

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He attended Cornell University from towhere he wrote a column for the student newspaper, the Cornell Daily Sun. More style at a shooting game: She lives on that way. Refresh and try again. Themes like pretense, father-son relation, limitations of science, and confusion of war.

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Pick up this collection of short stories and you’ll get to travel back several decades while inside of Kurt Vonnegut’s bizarre imagination. By the time he’d sold his third, he decided to quit GE and join the likes of Hemingway and Fitzgerald and Faulkner, and try to make a Not giving a damn, he had come to be at one with the universe.

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Vonnegut himself seems to be aware of literary weakness of the stories: I have gone back and read that collection a few times since and the stories are just as good now as they were back then. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them—in order that the reader may see what they are made of.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Wehling’s wife is about to give him triplets. There are also the classic Vonnegut love stories. The first telling the story of a astronaut who can here the voices of the dead. View all 11 comments.

As I stated earlier, the stories in this collection are not as consistent as they are in “Monkeyhouse”, but it is definitely worth a read for the Vonnegut fan, or anyone who enjoys the ancient art of a good short story.

Other editions – View all Bagombo Snuff Box: The rest of his short works more stories–were collected in Bagombo Snuff Boxpublished insnff a few kurr before Vonnegut’s death. Write to please just one person. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. See all 53 reviews.

There are some classic stories here and a few that needed a little more polish. I felt like I dragged my body through the book. Others are absorbed in their work to the detriment of the living people around them. In any case, Ray was sure as heck prescient. I picked this book up at the beginning of the year. And Vonnegut never breaks this rule in any of his stories. As he describes himself, writing is the process of making one’s soul grow and that aim comes through here.


It is early Vonnegut and definitely not his best, but if you like the man as the writer he became, then it’s probably worth reading. For Vonnegut die-hards only!

This doesn’t make the work any less playful and Vonnegutian, though the bulk of these stories have a more moralistic feel to them, and only shades of the postmodern hilarity he would become known for is evident throughout.

Larry Santoro, a GoodReads author, gave this book as a Christmas present during the period when I and others would go to his home almost weekly to watch videos from his enormous movie collection. She was exclaiming over the legal implications of triplets. Every sentence must do one of two things—reveal character or advance the action. This set of stories ranks nowhere near even the weakest entries in Vonnegut’s literary output, such as, say, Deadeye Dick or Mother Night.

That seems almost unimaginable today. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. If you looking for true Vonnegut humanism and irony, there is more than you bargained for.

The novelist is known for works blending satire, black comedy and science fiction, such as Slaughterhouse-FiveCat’s Cradleand Breakfast of Champions Still, many of them are recognizable as Vonnegut stories.

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