Bagombo snuff box: uncollected short fiction

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G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1999 - Fiction - 295 pages
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Before the Golden Age of magazines drew to a close half a century ago -- soon to be beaten at the entertainment game by the new little boxes with moving images that were finding their way into the homes of more and more Americans -- a young PR man at General Electric sold his first short story to one of the doomed publications. By the time he'd sold his third, he decided to quit GE and join the likes of Hemingway and Fitzgerald and Faulkner. and try to make a living at fifteen hundred dollars a pop. With four major magazines running five stories each week and smaller ones scouting as well, it was a seller's market, and Kurt Vonnegut was delighted -- and comfortable -- being published regularly by The Saturday Evening Post, Collier's, Argosy, and others.

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User Review  - Matt Schirano - Goodreads

Even when Kurt Vonnegut is bad he is good so this review is really a goal in telling you how this uniquely adds to the Kurt Vonnegut experience. Bagombo Snuff Box has many stories written when he was ... Read full review

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User Review  - Darina - Goodreads

If you are looking for something similar to the fantastical novels of Kurt Vonnegut, this is not the book for you, except for two stories: the first one titled "Thanosphere", and the u/dystopian ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
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Thanasphere I
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Mnemonics
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Copyright

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Kurt Vonnegut was a master of contemporary American Literature. His black humor, satiric voice, and incomparable imagination first captured America's attention in "The Siren's of Titan" in 1959 and established him as "a true artist" with "Cat's Cradle" in 1963. He was, as Graham Greene has declared, "one of the best living American writers.

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