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  • Published: 1 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409015222
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

Palm Sunday




An 'autobiographical collage' of speeches, stories and essays from novelist Kurt Vonnegut

FROM THE ONE-OF-A-KIND IMAGINATION THAT BROUGHT US SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 AND CAT'S CRADLE

'Kurt Vonnegut is either the funniest serious writer around or the most serious funny writer' Los Angeles Times Book Review

An 'autobiographical collage' of speeches, stories and essays, in Palm Sunday, Kurt Vonnegut writes beguilingly about everything from country music to George Bush, his favourite comedians to his mother's midnight mania, and bittersweet tributes to a dead best friend and a dead marriage.

Resonating with his singular voice, this is a self-portrait in writing that showcases why Kurt Vonnegut is as genius an essayist and commentator on American society as he is a novelist.

  • Published: 1 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409015222
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

About the author

Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut was born in Indianapolis in 1922 and studied biochemistry at Cornell University. An army intelligence scout during the Second World War, he was captured by the Germans and witnessed the destruction of Dresden by Allied bombers, an experience which inspired his classic novel Slaughterhouse-Five. After the war he worked as a police reporter, an advertising copywriter and a public relations man for General Electric. His first novel Player Piano (1952) achieved underground success. Cat's Cradle (1963) was hailed by Graham Greene as 'one of the best novels of the year by one of the ablest living authors'. His eighth book, Slaughterhouse-Five was published in 1969 and was a literary and commercial success, and was made into a film in 1972. Vonnegut is the author of thirteen other novels, three collections of stories and five non-fiction books. Kurt Vonnegut died in 2007.

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Praise for Palm Sunday

Many of his fans will enjoy the opportunity to dig throughthese old cigar boxes crammed with Vonnegut's stuff, a fitting remembrance of an American original

David Wright, Booklist

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