Kurt Vonnegut is one of the most popular novelists in America, and his popularity seems to be increasing. His latest, “Slapstick, or Lonesome. While a young PR man at General Electric, KURT VONNEGUT () sold his first short story to one of the many literary publications that were thriving. Slapstick [Kurt Vonnegut] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Flying to a favorite uncle’s funeral in Indianapolis, middle-aged Kurt Vonnegut.

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I picked this book up at a hostel swap library and I read it in an afternoon. They had dozens of homes to go to. Browse all BookRags Study Guides.

Slapstick or Lonesome No More!

One of the things that I’ve always loved about Vonnegut is how simply he expresses complex ideas. These are separated by the words “hi ho”, which Dr.

You know Kurt Vonnegut has the events well in hand, and isn’t just making it up as he goes along. Chapters 39, 40, 41 and Very interesting for a summer read, particularly if you can just pick it up at the library. His genius, though, as seen in other novels, is to creatively intersperse pockets of stark realism to accentuate and to highlight the circus like theme.


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When separate, they refer to themselves as Bobby and Betty Brown, boring and inconsequential sorts. Se pasa de absurdo. Swain wins election to the Presidency, and devotes the waning energies of the Federal government to the implementation of the plan.

He changes careers and runs political campaigns proclaiming he will end loneliness for all Americans. Everything is going along grandly.

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I found this book while sorting through boxes of my Mother’s vast collection of books. Experimentation with social theory is just one subject this book touches upon. Oct 24, J. Looking forward to reading Slaughterhouse Five next.

Trivia About Slapstick, or Lon Published May 11th by Dial Slapstici first published Chapters 45, 46, and Chapters 11 and View all 4 comments.

This section contains 1, words approx. Eliza is still deemed retarded, and is sent to a mental institution. That said, I stepped toward this reading tentatively, with visions of the horrible Jerry Lewis movie from the s in my head.

Slapstick: Or, Lonesome No More! Summary & Study Guide

Though all of the slapstick mocking the idea Preview — Slapstick, or Lonesome No More! I read ‘Cat’s Cradle’ when I was in high school and taking a lot of ecstasy, so I hated everything except the Chemical Brothers. Reading the family dance: I get the feeling that he was just looking for lurt in a book that was already chock full of nothing anyway.


Chapters 6 and 7. Swain describes as a sort of verbal hiccup that has developed in his old age. One can be odd ,different even eccentric without stereotyping them as weird Back to the book. The siblings came to realize that, when in close physical contact, they form a vastly powerful and creative intelligence.

I know she left those on purpose just to make me laugh. Be the first to ask a question about Slapstick, or Lonesome No More!