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Timequake

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August 1998

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

In what is supposedly his final book, Kurt Vonnegut addresses a wide range of subjects with a combination of wicked wit and boundless imagination, looking at suicide, memory, "deja vu", the Great Depression, W.W.II and the loss of American eloquence. "A beautifully fastidious writer, utterly original and self-made, capable of moving from irony to lament within a sentence." "The Guardian".

Portrait

Kurt Vonnegut was born in Indianapolis in 1922 and studied biochemistry at Cornell University. During the Second World War he served in Europe and, as a prisoner of was in Germany, witnessed the destruction of Dresden by Allied bombers, an experience which inspired his classic novel Slaughterhouse-Five. He is the author of thirteen other novels, three collections of stories and five non-fiction books. Kurt Vonnegut died in 2007.

Pressestimmen

"Utterly original...capable of moving from irony to lament within a sentence" Guardian "Reading Timequake... I feel privileged to have spent several hours in the company of a most genial, affable and upbeat soul indeed...a wise, winning and utterly charming concoction of fiction, commentary and autobiography" Literary Review "Timequake is sweet, wild and cock-eyed... Vonnegut has always had a true comic ear... A beautifully fastidious writer, utterly original" Guardian "Fascinating digressions, epigrams and memories, vitalised by Vonnegut;s irrepressible intelligence and comic imagination, creating a movingly intimate work" Harpers & Queen "Highly entertaining... The portraits of Vonnegut's first wife, brother and sister are beautiful, sharp, critical, loving" New York Times Book Review
EAN: 9780099267546
ISBN: 0099267543
Untertitel: 'Vintage Books'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Random House UK Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: August 1998
Seitenanzahl: 288 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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