Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jphamilton - LibraryThing
Pick up this collection of short stories and you'll get to travel back several decades while inside of Kurt Vonnegut's bizarre imagination. It's a long strange trip through 23 previously unpublished ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ptdilloway - LibraryThing
These are Vonnegut's first published works, so obviously some of them lack a little polish. Still, many of them are recognizable as Vonnegut stories. At the end in the Afterword he has some great ... Read full review