Look at the Birdie by Kurt Vonnegut audiobook

Look at the Birdie: Unpublished Short Fiction

By Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Read by Christopher Evan Welch and
Actors from the Recorded Books Repertory Company

Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664502116

  • ISBN: 9781664609945

Runtime: 7.75 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Look at the Birdie is a collection of fourteen short stories from one of the most original writers in American fiction. This series of perfectly rendered vignettes, never before published in Kurt Vonnegut's lifetime, reveals a warm, wise, and funny portrait of life in post-World War II America-a world where squabbling couples, high school geniuses, misfit office workers, and small-town lotharios struggle to adapt to changing technology, moral ambiguity, and unprecedented affluence. Featuring a Foreword by author and longtime Vonnegut confidant Sidney Offit, Look at the Birdie is an unexpected gift for readers who thought that Vonnegut's voice had been stilled forever-and serves as a terrific introduction to his short fiction for anyone who has yet to experience his genius.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The stories dabble in whodunnitry, science fiction, and commanding fables of good versus evil…Polished, relentlessly fun to read and every last one of them comes to a neat and satisfying end.” Dave Eggers, New York Times
“This collection of unpublished fiction sheds light on Vonnegut's early writing…For devotees, they provide an instructive view of Vonnegut’s talent in the making.”   Publishers Weekly
“These early stories lack the polish of Vonnegut’s classic novels but track the development of his hugely influential mix of sf and black humor. Important for fans.” Library Journal
“A satirist with a heart, a moralist with a whoopee cushion, a cynic who wants to believe.” Jay McInerney, author of Bright Lights, Big City

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Author

Author Bio: Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Author Bio: Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Kurt Vonnegut (1922–2007) was a master of contemporary American literature. His black humor, satiric voice, and incomparable imagination first captured America’s attention in The Sirens of Titan in 1959 and established him as “a true artist” with Cat’s Cradle in 1963.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 7.75
Audience: Adult
Language: English