Personally signed by Kurt Vonnegut
Number 24 of only 29 produced. A beautiful signed Vonnegut artwork to display in your home or office
Kurt Vonnegut. Joe Petro III Graphics 1997. "Courage, Serenity, Wisdom". Signed Limited Edition. No. 24 of only 29 produced. An original silkscreen, personally signed and numbered in pencil by the artist, Kurt Vonnegut. Printed in 1997. This single color silkscreen on white Rives paper measures 8 1/2" x 11" inches and is in Very Fine condition. The image was pictured in Kurt's book "Slaughter-House Five". Embossed stamps as required on the print. This print was purchased directly from the artist, Joe Petro III . He was friends and collaborated with Kurt for over 14 years on his art. The print and framing are Very Fine without any flaws.
The original silkscreen print and signature are 100% authentic. An authentic hand signed print, with the presence of the two Vonnegut verification stamps on the lower left corner.
Professionally matted with wooden frame and museum quality glass.
- Frame overall: est. 17" x 14"
- Artwork overall: 8.5" x 11"
From Slaughter-House Five: There was a silver chain around Montana Wildhack's neck. Hanging from it, between her breasts, was a locket containing a photograph of her alcoholic mother - a grainy thing, soot and chalk. It could have been anybody. Engraved on the outside of the locket were these words:
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom always to tell the difference"
The saying brings to light the central conflict of Billy’s attempt to live a Tralfamadorian life in a human world: he subscribes to the Tralfamadorian belief that there is a fourth dimension of time and that time is cyclical, but he lives in a world in which everyone believes that time moves in a single, linear progression. Tralfamadorians would argue that humans never know the difference between the things they cannot change because there is no difference; nothing is negotiable in a universe of predefined, structured moments.
About the Author
KURT VONNEGUT (1922 - 2007) American novelist and graphic artist whose experience as an air force POW during the firebombing of Dresden, Germany, is recounted in his popular novel Slaughterhouse-Five (1969).
Kurt Vonnegut was one of the most influential writers of his generation. Known for his dark humor, pessimism and sharp edge, he was the author of 14 novels - notably Cat's Cradle, Slaughterhouse-Five and Breakfast of Champions - and other works of fiction and nonfiction.
His stories of human folly and cruelty have been assigned reading for at least two decades in college literature classes around the world! Most readers interested in the fantastic in literature are familiar with Kurt Vonnegut, particularly for his uses of science fiction. Many of his early short stories were wholly in the science fiction mode, and while its degree has varied, science fiction has never lost its place in his novels.
Vonnegut's most powerful book and also as important as any written since 1945. An elegant leather-bound collector's edition from Easton Press. Personally signed by the late Mr. Vonnegut on a special dedication page.
Slaughterhouse-Five is one of the world's great anti-war books. Centering on the infamous fire-bombing of Dresden, Billy Pilgrim's odyssey through time reflects the mythic journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we are afraid to know. The contents of this book are studied in universities around the world.
Slaughterhouse-Five is taken from the name of the building where the POWs were held. Like Catch-22, it fashions the author's experiences in the Second World War into an eloquent and deeply funny plea against butchery in the service of authority. Slaughterhouse-Five boasts the same imagination, humanity, and gleeful appreciation of the absurd found in Vonnegut's other works, but the book's basis in rock-hard, tragic fact gives it unique poignancy -- and humor.
Don't let the ease of reading fool you--Vonnegut's isn't a conventional, or simple, novel. He writes, "There are almost no characters in this story, and almost no dramatic confrontations, because most of the people in it are so sick, and so much the listless playthings of enormous forces. One of the main effects of war, after all, is that people are discouraged from being characters..." Kurt Vonnegut's absurdist classic Slaughterhouse-Five introduces us to Billy Pilgrim, a man who becomes 'unstuck in time' after he is abducted by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore. In a plot-scrambling display of virtuosity, we follow Pilgrim simultaneously through all phases of his life, concentrating on his (and Vonnegut's) shattering experience as an American prisoner of war who witnesses the firebombing of Dresden.
- Kurt Vonnegut / Joe Petro III Graphics
- Signed Limited Edition No. 24/29
- Framed with museum quality glass
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