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One of Kurt Vonnegut's most beloved books, this 1968 collection now appears in a special edition featuring alternate drafts of the title story and an illuminating, accompanying essay by noted Vonnegut scholar Gregory Sumner, which allows the reader to experience Vonnegut's writing process in real time.

Since its original publication in 1968, Welcome to the Monkey House has been one of Kurt Vonnegut’s most beloved works. This special edition celebrates a true master of the short-story form by including multiple variant drafts of what would eventually be the title story. In a fascinating accompanying essay, “Building the Monkey House: At Kurt Vonnegut’s Writing Table,” noted Vonnegut scholar Gregory D. Sumner walks readers through Vonnegut’s process as he struggles—false start after false start—to hit upon what would be one of his greatest stories. The result is the rare chance to watch a great writer hone his craft in real time.
 
Praise for Kurt Vonnegut
 
“Kurt Vonnegut is, in my view, the great, urgent passionate American writer of our century.”—George Saunders
 
“Vonnegut’s fiction itches to seize the human truth by its large handles.”—John Updike

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Praise for Kurt Vonnegut   “Kurt Vonnegut is, in my view, the great, urgent passionate American writer of our century.”—George Saunders   “Vonnegut’s fiction itches to seize the human truth by its large handles.”—John Updike

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  • Trade Paperback

    9780812993608

    September 15, 2017

    Random House USA

    384 pages

    RRP $29.99

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  • Paperback

    9780385333504

    October 15, 1998

    Dell NY

    RRP $29.99

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    • Dymocks
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    • QBD
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    • Robinsons Bookshop
    • The Nile
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