Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons is a rare opportunity to experience Kurt Vonnegut speaking in his own voice about his own life, his views of. Wampeters, Foma and Granfalloons by Kurt Vonnegut Jr – book cover, description, publication history. Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons by Kurt Vonnegut, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

Author: Matilar Moll
Country: Trinidad & Tobago
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Politics
Published (Last): 20 August 2009
Pages: 92
PDF File Size: 20.64 Mb
ePub File Size: 3.51 Mb
ISBN: 461-1-55036-146-5
Downloads: 80240
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Tojagami

Let’s at least end with another neat quote: It recognizes that we will need to hear the stories of the powerless — of the defeated – if we would like a fuller picture of reality.

Wampeters, Foma and Granfalloons (Opinions) by Kurt Vonnegut (, Hardcover) | eBay

I actually thought this essay was about a fictional place. Vonnnegut aren’t other houses where people can go to and be cared for. Sampeters, in a manner of speaking, I wanted to take hold of the end of a spool of ticker tape in the back of each student’s throat. After the war, he attended University of Chicago as a graduate student in anthropology and also worked as a police reporter at the City News Bureau of Chicago.

Bodies lay rotting under the hot sun by the roadside, and the flapping wings of scavengers could be seen circling, waiting, watching patiently nearby. It changed everything for me.

Shows some signs of wear, and may have adn markings on the inside. As I said, my family’s always been in the arts, so the arts to me are business.


I still have the check and my original copy of Cat’s Cradle. Reading Vonnegut is like making your way through a literary funhouse — you don’t really know where you’re going and the rules, if any, are completely unknown to you. I have arranged these clues in a supposedly chronological order.

The Holy Grail would be a case in point.

The title of this book is composed of three words from my novel Cat’s Cradle. I remembered virtually nothing from my original read.

Wampeters, Foma and Granfalloons

Although this phrase is yranfalloons a comfort, it bespeaks the way I had always approached death—sometimes scratching my head, sometimes with cynicism, and sometimes with a shrug. He writes about his efforts to find out what it was about, and the essay turns into a critique of the “religion-that-is-not-a-religion-but-a-technique” and the Mariashi that created it.

Yet his absurdities and truths about men, power, life, human potential women, though, not so much Like most such oollections, uneven, but worth reading for the Playboy Interview, an article about his visit to Biafra probably not a good idea for himand his views on the Vietnam war. During my adolescence and into adulthood, I witnessed his losing battle with his body.

Wampeters, Foma and Granfalloons by Kurt Vonnegut Jr

Feb 27, Tyler Jones rated it really liked it Tranfalloons Their hair, originally full and black, had thinned and turned brown, red, blonde, or gray. Another observation that should be made in this humble and insufficient review, is that Vonnegut was NOT the model for Billy Pilgrim from his seminal work Slaughterhouse-Five.


You will love this book if you love to see things from new and varied perspectives. And this is no longer possible Each family is locked into its little box. In the years since, I saw my father go through more divorces, setbacks, and job lay-offs.

Why did it take Achebe so long to write such a book? Return to Book Page.

My parents divorced when I was a teenager. I feel very unimportant compared to You.

Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons : Opinions

I meant to pull it out inch by inch, so the student and I could read it. A little of this goes a long way. Wampeters — An object around which the lives of otherwise unrelated people revolve, e.

He worked, for instance, as a roving international ambassador for the nation. I grew up during the Vietnam War. I think that level of bone-dense, black humor irony is attractive and powerful as a literary kut because it’s a measure of who one truly is, a response to the loss and despair a true idealist feels when forced by circumstance or reflection to understand how much evil holds sway over the affairs of men.

The title confused my friendly community librarian.

Previous post: