Personally signed by Kurt Vonnegut
Norwalk, CT. 2004. Kurt Vonnegut "Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction" Signed Limited Edition. Full genuine leather. No dust-jacket as issued. Personally signed by the author directly onto a special limitation page. One of only 1,700 signed and numbered copies. SIGNED FIRST EDITION as stated on the spine of the book. Includes the original COA , Certificate of Authenticity by the publisher. Sealed.
About the book.
From the acclaimed author of Slaughterhouse-Five, Cat's Cradle, and Breakfast of Champions comes a compilation of twenty-three never-before-collected short stories.
These vignettes of American life draw on Kurt Vonnegut's World War 2 experiences and the resolute optimism of the country after the war. Together, they present a poignant and humorous portrayal of an America peopled with overzealous high school band directors and their students, rebellious housewives, and boasting salesmen, soldiers misplaced during the war and people lost in their own gadget-filled homes.
In an era before television, Kurt Vonnegut found a ready and willing audience in the readers of such magazines as Collier's, The Saturday Evening Post, Cosmopolitan, Argosy, and Redbook. These rare, rediscovered tales gives us a glimpse into a more innocent America—and into the developing genius of one of the greatest writers of our time
Praise for Bagombo Snuff Box
“These tales are worth reading; with the other early stories in Welcome to the Monkey House, they provide fans with the complete test-tube Vonnegut.”—Entertainment Weekly
“The stories...are snappy and often humorous, gentle even when sad. Some have trick endings—the early Vonnegut, he tells us, was an admirer of O. Henry. Most have morals. And the characters know what the morals are; the willingness of even the pretentious and deluded among them to learn from their comeuppances reflects a kind of optimism we dont' expect from the author of Slaughterhouse-Five and Cat's Cradle.”—Los Angeles Times
“An on-target, satisfying collection of quirky plot lines and rapidly developed characters who usually manage to rise above their ordinary stations and predicaments.”—Chicago Tribune
From the Back Cover
From the acclaimed author of Slaughterhouse-Five, Cat's Cradle, Breakfast of Champions, and Timequake comes this new compilation of short fiction, twenty-three previously uncollected stories. These vignettes of American life draw on Kurt Vonnegut's World War Two experiences and the resolute optimism of the country after the war. Together, they present a poignant and humorous portrayal of an America peopled with overzealous high school band directors and their students ("Ambitious Sophomore"), rebellious housewives ("Custom-Made Bride") and boasting salesmen ("Bagombo Snuff Box"), soldiers misplaced during the war ("Der Arme Dolmetscher") and people lost in their own gadget-filled homes ("The Package").
In an era before television, Kurt Vonnegut found a ready and willing audience in the readers of such magazines as Collier's, The Saturday Evening Post, Cosmopolitan, Argosy, and Redbook. These rare, rediscovered tales give us a glimpse into a more innocent America -- and into the developing genius of one of the greatest writers of our time.
FeaturesIncludes all the classic Easton Press qualities:
* Premium Leather
* Silk Moire Endleaves
* Distinctive Cover Design
* Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold
* Satin Ribbon Page Marker
* Gilded Page Edges
* Long-lasting, High Quality Acid-neutral Paper
* Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability
* Beautiful Illustrations
About The Author
Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, Vonnegut attended Cornell University but dropped out in January 1943 and enlisted in the United States Army. As part of his training, he studied mechanical engineering at Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) and the University of Tennessee. He was then deployed to Europe to fight in World War II and was captured by the Germans during the Battle of the Bulge. He was interned in Dresden and survived the Allied bombing of the city by taking refuge in a meat locker of the slaughterhouse where he was imprisoned.
After the war, Vonnegut married Jane Marie Cox, with whom he had three children. He later adopted his sister's three sons, after she died of cancer and her husband was killed in a train accident.
- Easton Press 1999
- Signed Limited Edition of 1,700
- Full Genuine Leather
- 9.25" x 6.25" x 1
- Signature Authenticity:
- Lifetime Guarantee of Signature Authenticity. Personally signed by Kurt Vonnegut directly onto a special limitation page of the book. The autograph in the book is not a facsimile, stamp, or auto-pen.