Conversations with Kurt Vonnegut

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Univ. Press of Mississippi, 1988 - Fiction - 305 pages
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Perhaps because Vonnegut is not a literary intellectual--he studied chemistry and anthropology in college--that he gives ingratiating interviews. Or perhaps because his entree into writing was journalism, that he is leery of boring any prospective reader. The peppery wit and sweet/sour philosophy that delight his readers also spices his conversation. Vonnegut talks about writers and writing in a nonstuffy, unacademic way. He is more concerned about morals and politics than aesthetics, with good punch lives rather than realistic dialogue. His concerns are nearly the same as those of the average person. They recommend his novels to many who read little fiction, and they give his conversation a common appeal. ISBN 0-87805-357-3: $27.95.
 

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User Review  - AliceAnna - LibraryThing

A LOT of repetition in the early interviews. They could have cut a couple of those and still gotten all the pertinent info in. I like K.V. even more after reading this ... self-effacing, down-to-earth, interesting, funny and so very intelligent. Someone you could enjoy a nice dinner with. Read full review

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User Review  - rickstill122 - LibraryThing

If you've ever loved a book by Vonnegut and you are interested in the craft of writing, you should try reading "Conversations". Unlike many writers when they speak of their craft, Vonnegut has a clear ... Read full review

Contents

Kurt Vonnegut Head Bokononist C D B Bryan
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Kurt Vonnegut Robert Taylor
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The Now Generation Knew Him When Wilfred Sheed
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Kurt Vonnegut Jr Lights Comic Paths of Despair
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Kurts College Cult Adopts Him as Literary Guru at 48
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The Conscience of the Writer Publishers Weekly
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The Reluctant Guru
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An Interview with Kurt Vonnegut Jr Frank McLaughlin
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A Visit with Kurt Vonnegut Jr
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Kurt Vonnegut Jr Joe David Bellamy and John Casey
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The Art of Fiction LXIV David Hayman David
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Two Conversations with Kurt Vonnegut Charles Reilly
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A Conversation
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An Interview with Kurt Vonnegut Wiliam Rodney Allen
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A Talk with Kurt Vonnegut William Rodney Allen
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Index
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Playboy Interview David Standish
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A Talk with Kurt Vonnegut Jr Robert Scholes
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