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I was coming from a toga par Hard to read but not for the reason you may think. Overall, however, this is a fun collection that is definitely worth picking up. While Jonah is interviewing Dr. Return to Book Page. The Holy Grail would be a case in point.

It was such a presciently accurate depiction of the coup that it drew considerable suspicion. Account Options Sign in. Among the topics discussed are the Vietnam War, the Biafran tragedy, and the presidential campaign ofparticularly relevant in this election year and amazingly timely and prescient. Debs and a lifelong supporter of the American Civil Liberties Union.

His review of fear and loathing on the campaign trail offers a good insight into his opinions of his contemporaries. Dec 29, Mark rated it it was amazing.

Books by Kurt Vonnegut. Grajfalloons, Foma and Granfalloons by Kurt Vonnegut. Kurt Vonnegut Snippet view – Vonnegut describes becoming a cultural pessimist and instructs the graduating class to go back to believing that humanity is at the center of the granfqlloons, the greatest concern of the gods: A Memoir by Tara WestoverHardcover I grew up during the Vietnam War.


We met on the street afterwards. I remembered virtually nothing from my original read.

Feb 23, Jennifer Haight rated it it was amazing. What can anybody reply under such conditions but that which the pistol holder requires?

Wampeters, Foma and Granfalloons by Kurt Vonnegut

So unpredictable is Vonnegut that when he wrote a chapter on his experience living in Biafra, I thought he had made up a country to make some human-interest point. In the novel, the people of San Lorenzo follow the fictional religion of Bokononism. Aug 22, Jarret Lovell rated it really liked it. I consider Vonnegut fans as “Good Democrats” and this book, and re-reading him at a later age, have done nothing to disabuse me of that notion.

A “wampeter” is an object around which the lives of many otherwise unrelated people may revolve.

I used imagine him reading his books out loud into my mind’s ear, and always heard a merry twinkle and giggle in that voice. Our chemicals demand that we get back into water again. Not only has he added his name to many a worthy petition and appeared on many a plstform, but when The Nation, the oldest news weekly magazine in the USA, was in financial trouble, Vonnegut, Doctorow, Vidal and other writers bailed them out without demanding editorial control.

Their hair, originally full and black, had thinned and turned brown, red, blonde, or gray. Mar 16, lit. The neighbors aren’t relatives. View all 5 comments. The inclusion of several public speeches and throwaway shavings detract from the urgency somewhat, but the Playboy interview ends the collection on a marvellously lucid note.


I have arranged these clues in a supposedly chronological grajfalloons. Foma — Harmless, comforting untruths, e.

Wampeters, Foma and Granfalloons

But what if the examined life turns out to be a clunker as well? It’s tranfalloons collection of essays, speeches and an interview, so it’s not entirely even, but there are many, many parts that vonmegut me pause and think. The only way I can feel the least bit important is to think of all the mud that didn’t even get to sit up and look around. Everyone, it seems, felt something about the Nigeria-Biafra war.

Other highlights include his discussion of the space program and the popularity of the Maharishi. Retrieved from ” https: If that contradictory description makes sense No eBook available Amazon. It also reminds us that sometimes, essays and speeches not in print deserve to stay out of print.

I started out with a pushcart and now I’ve got several supermarkets at important intersections. I must admit that some of the selections left me disappointed.