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Breakfast of Champions
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: Dial Press
ISBN: 0307567230
Pages: 320
Year: 2009-09-23
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In Breakfast of Champions, one of Kurt Vonnegut’s most beloved characters, the aging writer Kilgore Trout, finds to his horror that a Midwest car dealer is taking his fiction as truth. What follows is murderously funny satire, as Vonnegut looks at war, sex, racism, success, politics, and pollution in America and reminds us how to see the truth. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Breakfast Of Champions
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407054031
Pages: 320
Year: 2010-09-30
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In a frolic of cartoon and comic outbursts against rule and reason, a miraculous weaving of science fiction, memoir, parable, fairy tale and farce, Kurt Vonnegut attacks the whole spectrum of American society, releasing some of his best-loved literary creations on the scene.
Breakfast of Champions
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: RosettaBooks
ISBN: 0795311958
Pages: 352
Year: 2010-07-01
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Breakfast of Champions (1973) provides frantic, scattershot satire and a collage of Vonnegut’s obsessions. His recurring cast of characters and American landscape was perhaps the most controversial of his canon; it was felt by many at the time to be a disappointing successor to Slaughterhouse-Five, which had made Vonnegut’s literary reputation. The core of the novel is Kilgore Trout, a familiar character very deliberately modeled on the science fiction writer Theodore Sturgeon (1918-1985), a fact which Vonnegut conceded frequently in interviews and which was based upon his own occasional relationship with Sturgeon. Here Kilgore Trout is an itinerant wandering from one science fiction convention to another; he intersects with the protagonist, Dwayne Hoover (one of Vonnegut’s typically boosterish, lost and stupid mid-American characters) and their intersection is the excuse for the evocation of many others, familiar and unfamiliar, dredged from Vonnegut’s gallery. The central issue is concerned with intersecting and apposite views of reality, and much of the narrative is filtered through Trout who is neither certifiably insane nor a visionary writer but can pass for either depending upon Dwayne Hoover’s (and Vonnegut’s) view of the situation. America, when this novel was published, was in the throes of Nixon, Watergate and the unraveling of our intervention in Vietnam; the nation was beginning to fragment ideologically and geographically, and Vonnegut sought to cram all of this dysfunction (and a goofy, desperate kind of hope, the irrational comfort given through the genre of science fiction) into a sprawling narrative whose sense, if any, is situational, not conceptual. Reviews were polarized; the novel was celebrated for its bizarre aspects, became the basis of a Bruce Willis movie adaptation whose reviews were not nearly so polarized. (Most critics hated it.) This novel in its freewheeling and deliberately fragmented sequentiality may be the quintessential Vonnegut novel, not necessarily his best, but the work which most truly embodies the range of his talent, cartooned alienation and despair.
Author: Vicki McManus Peterson
ISBN: 1599326019
Pages: 150
Year: 2015-02-26
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Breakfast of Champions
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 0573605734
Pages: 104
Year: 1984
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Suffering Is the Breakfast of Champions
Author: La Toya Ward
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1483973506
Pages: 58
Year: 2013-04-01
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La Toya Ward's compelling story will inspire you to achieve your dreams. La Toya Ward, a single mother of two accomplished daughters, raises them, sends them both out of state to different universities while she goes back to school to achieve her college education. At the age of 36, she goes back to school completing her undergraduate degree by the age of 40. While thinking about attending medical school, she then decides to enter law school at age 42. Through a great deal of trials and obstacles, she completes her law school education, earning her Juris Doctor degree at the age of 48 and then goes onto to sit for one of the most difficult exams in the country, the California Bar Exam. Miraculously, La Toya does all this while maintaining a full-time professional position with the Bay Area Rapid Transit District which she has been employed for 30 years.
Champions of Breakfast
Author: Adam Rex
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062060104
Pages: 368
Year: 2014-02-11
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Fans of Artemis Fowl and Percy Jackson and the Olympians will definitely want to read Champions of Breakfast, the final book in Adam Rex's acclaimed Cold Cereal Saga, which Eoin Colfer called "totally original and wholly brilliant." When we last left our kid heroes, Emily had managed to halt Queen Titania by closing a rift in the time-space continuum, trapping Scott, Mick, and her other friends in the magical other-England known as Pretannica. However, time is quickly running out before Nimue, who has been working through the corrupt Goodco Cereal Company, finds another portal and uses it to bring the mythical dragon Saxbriton into our world—and launch the terrible faerie invasion. In the end, it's up to Scott and his companions to save the fate of two worlds and put an end to Goodco once and for all. Adam Rex ends the world as we know it—and the Cold Cereal Saga—with this hilarious and dazzling epic tale.
Breakfast of Champions
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: CNIB, 197
ISBN: 0385334206
Pages: 302
Year: 1999
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The author questions the condition of modern man in this novel depicting a science fiction writer's struggle to find peace and sanity in the world
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperbacks
ISBN: 0385334230
Pages: 274
Year: 1999
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Flying to a favorite uncle's funeral, a middle-aged Kurt Vonnegut daydreams of one-hundred-year-old Wilbur Oriole-11 Swain, pediatrician and past United States President, who wrote history's most popular child-rearing manual and sold the original Louisian
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: Dial Press
ISBN: 0307422976
Pages: 288
Year: 2007-12-18
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“[Vonnegut] at his wildest best.”—The New York Times Book Review Eliot Rosewater—drunk, volunteer fireman, and President of the fabulously rich Rosewater Foundation—is about to attempt a noble experiment with human nature . . . with a little help from writer Kilgore Trout. God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater is Kurt Vonnegut’s funniest satire, an etched-in-acid portrayal of the greed, hypocrisy, and follies of the flesh we are all heir to. “A brilliantly funny satire on almost everything.”—Conrad Aiken “[Vonnegut was] our finest black humorist. . . . We laugh in self-defense.”—The Atlantic Monthly
Deadeye Dick
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: Dial Press
ISBN: 0307567362
Pages: 288
Year: 2009-10-07
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Deadeye Dick is Kurt Vonnegut’s funny, chillingly satirical look at the death of innocence. Amid a true Vonnegutian host of horrors—a double murder, a fatal dose of radioactivity, a decapitation, an annihilation of a city by a neutron bomb—Rudy Waltz, aka Deadeye Dick, takes us along on a zany search for absolution and happiness. Here is a tale of crime and punishment that makes us rethink what we believe . . . and who we say we are. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Kurt Vonnegut Drawings
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: RosettaBooks
ISBN: 0795342578
Pages: 176
Year: 2014-05-28
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Those who know Kurt Vonnegut as one of America's most beloved and influential writers will be surprised and delighted to discover that he was also a gifted graphic artist. This book brings together the finest examples of his funny, strange, and moving drawings in an inexpensive, beautifully produced gift volume for every Vonnegut fan. Kurt Vonnegut's daughter Nanette introduces this volume of his never before published drawings with an intimate remembrance of her father. Vonnegut always drew, and many of his novels contain sketches. Breakfast of Champions (1973) included many felt-tip pen drawings, and he had a show in 1983 of his drawings at New York's Margo Feiden Gallery, but really got going in the early 1990s when he became acquainted with the screenprinter Joe Petro III, who became his partner in making his colorful drawings available as silkscreens. With a touch of cubism, mixed with a Paul Klee gift for caricature, a Calder-like ability to balance color and line, and more than a touch of sixties psychedelic sensibility, Vonnegut's aesthetic is as idiosyncratic and defiant of tradition as his books. While writing came to be more onerous in his later years, making art became his joyful primary activity, and he made drawings up until his death in 2007. This volume, and a planned touring exhibition of the drawings, will introduce Vonnegut's legion of fans to an entirely new side of his irrepressible creative personality.
Breakfast of Champions
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Pages: 302
Year: 1999
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The author questions the condition of modern man in this novel depicting a science fiction writer's struggle to find peace and sanity in the world
Venus on the Half-Shell
Author: Philip Jose Farmer
Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)
ISBN: 1781163073
Pages: 208
Year: 2013-12-10
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Simon Wagstaff narrowly escapes the Deluge that destroys Earth when he happens upon an abandoned spaceship. A man without a planet, he gains immortality from an elixir drunk during an interlude with a cat-like alien queen. Now Simon must chart a 3,000-year course to the most distant corners of the multiverse, to seek out the answers to the questions no one can seem to answer.
Breakfast of Champions
Author: Kevin Peckham
Pages: 100
Year: 2003
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