Kurt Vonnegut is one of the most popular novelists in America, and his popularity seems to be increasing. His latest, “Slapstick, or Lonesome. While a young PR man at General Electric, KURT VONNEGUT () sold his first short story to one of the many literary publications that were thriving. Slapstick [Kurt Vonnegut] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Flying to a favorite uncle’s funeral in Indianapolis, middle-aged Kurt Vonnegut.

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A pseudo-autobiography of how the author imagines his future, Slapstick takes place in an apocalyptic future as Wilbur Daffodil Sapstick, a former pediatrician and President of the United States, writes a memoir of his life at years old.

I liked this one. Chapters 28, 29 and I get the feeling that he was just looking for filler in a book kur was already chock full of nothing anyway. For people who aren’t fans of Vonneguts I wonder what they would make of his addressing his readers so intimately.

Written init depicts Vonnegut’s views of loneliness, both on an individual and social scale. I’m letting him buy down the debt to me by reading 6 Vonnegut novels before the end of the year. However, he is found by the Raspberry family who need a doctor and is given an antidote. One of the things that I’ve always loved about Vonnegut is how simply he expresses complex ideas.


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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Slapstickor Lonesome No More! Under the plan, all citizens ovnnegut be provided with new middle names, made of the name of a random natural object paired with a random number between 1 and Slapstivk 48 and He was jerking his head around in what then seemed an eccentric manner, as though hoping to catch someone peering out at him from behind a potted palm tree or sapstick easy chair, or even from directly overhead, from the crystal chandelier.

We’re all prone to make mistakes just as often as we succeeed. Eventually, she visits Wilbur and before long, their minds are reunited into the genius. She is slapstifk from being raped but the child is stillborn. To ask other readers questions about Slapstick, or Lonesome No More! Vonnegut is concerned about the transitoriness of the modern lifestyle, wherein people are forced to leave their familial and cultural roots and trade those for professional and financial security.

It boasts a classic Vonnegatian comedic end-of-the-world scenario, but Slapstick just doesn’t quite live up to the standard set by his previous novels, and achieved again by later ones.


Slapstick, or Lonesome No More!

That when you get old in America, your family just puts you away in a home to be cared for by strangers. Chapters 35 and My ear-old son broke the screen on his iPhone 6s. Wilbur married and divorced as a doctor, unable to love his wife or son. Also, as a certified introvert, I am perfectly comfortable spending long kurtt of time alone–alone but only very rarely lonesome.

Slapstick: Or, Lonesome No More! Summary & Study Guide

Wilbur’s childhood is unusual. Wilbur and Eliza are supremely intelligent, but only when they work together.

Well, I am used to the rootlessness that goes with my profession. This books reads as a perversion of all four themes.

Slapstick, or Lonesome No More! by Kurt Vonnegut

My mom was a AVID reader. You have one hundred and ninety thousand cousins and ten thousand brothers and sisters. Open Preview See a Problem? So now I’m gonna read more of this guy.

If aspiring authors want to adopt this style, it must be incredibly difficult to master. kuet