Personally signed by Kurt Vonnegut.
Easton Press Norwalk, CT 2003. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. "God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater" Signed Limited Edition. 275 pages. Dimensions: 8 7/8" x 6" . Leather-bound. Signed by the author on the special title page. Includes Certificate of Authenticity, collector's notes, and unattached "Ex-Libris" bookplate. A very fine edition without any flaws. Sealed. A magnificent leather bound heirloom.
“[Vonnegut] at his wildest best.”—The New York Times Book Review
“A brilliantly funny satire on almost everything.”—Conrad Aiken
“[Vonnegut was] our finest black humorist. . . . We laugh in self-defense.”—The Atlantic Monthly
"God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater"
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, or Pearls Before Swine, Kurt Vonnegut's fifth novel, was published in 1965 by Holt, Rinehart and Winston and as a Dell mass-market paperback in 1970. A piece of postmodern satire, it gave context to Vonnegut's following novel, Slaughterhouse-Five and shared in its success.
Originally published in 1965, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater is a wonderful example of Kurt Vonnegut's unusual satiric style interplayed with dark themes that can amaze and shock. This novel tells the story of a shell-shocked millionaire who lives by the motto "Goddamn it, you've got to be kind". Rosewater becomes so "kind" that he is considered to be insane, particularly by the people that are after his fortune. Mr. Vonnegut here again displays his concept of the simultaneously comic and tragic absurdity of modern life. He has written over twenty books and he is one of the world's most admired writers The hero of this comic masterpiece, Eliot Rosewater, a drunk, volunteer fireman, and president of the fabulously rich Rosewater foundation, is about to attempt a noble experiment with human nature... Vonnegut's funniest satire, a portrayal of greed, hypocrisy, and follies of the flesh we are all heir to. His funniest satirean etched-in-acid portrayal of the greed, hypocrisy, and folly that infects us all.
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Kurt Vonnegut was born in Indianapolis in 1922. He studied at the universities of Chicago and Tennessee and later began to write short stories for magazines. His first novel, Player Piano, was published in 1951 and since then he has written many novels, among them: The Sirens of Titan (1959), Mother Night (1961), Cat's Cradle (1963), God Bless You Mr Rosewater (1964), Welcome to the Monkey House; a collection of short stories (1968), Breakfast of Champions (1973), Slapstick, or Lonesome No More (1976), Jailbird (1979), Deadeye Dick (1982), Galapagos (1985), Bluebeard (1988) and Hocus Pocus (1990). During the Second World War he was held prisoner in Germany and was present at the bombing of Dresden, an experience which provided the setting for his most famous work to date, Slaughterhouse Five (1969). He has also published a volume of autobiography entitled Palm Sunday (1981) and a collection of essays and speeches, Fates Worse Than Death (1991).
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