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The Resource And so it goes : Kurt Vonnegut, a life, Charles J. Shields

And so it goes : Kurt Vonnegut, a life, Charles J. Shields

Label
And so it goes : Kurt Vonnegut, a life
Title
And so it goes
Title remainder
Kurt Vonnegut, a life
Statement of responsibility
Charles J. Shields
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the publisher. An authorized portrait of the influential twentieth-century American writer draws on first-person accounts and Vonnegut's private letters while offering insight into his youth, the inspirations for his work, and his enduring literary impact. Kurt Vonnegut remains one of the most influential, controversial, and popular novelists of the twentieth century. While millions know him as a counterculture guru, antiwar activist, and satirist of American culture, few outside his closest friends and family knew the full arc of his extraordinary life. This book changes that as it paints the portrait of a man who made friends easily but always felt lonely, sold millions of books but never felt appreciated, and described himself as a humanist but fought with humanity at large. As a former public relations man, Vonnegut crafted his image carefully -- the avuncular, curly-haired humorist -- though he admitted, "I myself am a work of fiction." After five years of research, drawing on hundreds of interviews with Vonnegut, his family and his friends, this book reveals one of literature's most idiosyncratic, beloved, and enigmatic icons. It is the definitive biography of Kurt Vonnegut
Summary
The first authorized biography of the influential American writer, Sheilds examines Vonnegut's life from his childhood to his death in 2007 and explores how the author changed the conversation of American literature
Award
New York Times Notable Book 2011
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10020269
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shields, Charles J.
Dewey number
  • 813.54
  • 920
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3572.O5
LC item number
Z855 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vonnegut, Kurt
  • Novelists, American
  • Vonnegut, Kurt
  • Novelists, American
Target audience
adult
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Kurt Vonnegut, a life
Label
And so it goes : Kurt Vonnegut, a life, Charles J. Shields
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-492) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Out of print and scared to death -- You were an accident, 1922-1940 -- One of the biggest fools on the hill, 1940-1943 -- To war in the bridal suite, 1943-1945 -- Folk Society and the House of Magic, 1945-1947 -- Stop being such a hardheaded realist, 1948-1951 -- The dead engineer, 1951-1958 -- Cooped up with all these kids, 1958-1965 -- A community of writers, 1965-1967 -- The big Ka-BOOM, 1967-1969 -- Goodbye and goodbye and goodbye, 1969-1971 -- Cultural bureaucrat, 1971-1974 -- Ripped off, 1975-1979 -- Looking for Mr. Vonnegut, 1980-1984 -- Dear celebrity, 1984-1991 -- Waiting to die, 1992-2007 -- Appendix. Vonnegut-Lieber family history
Control code
19900997
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st St. Martin's Griffin ed.
Extent
515 pages
Isbn
9781250012180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn778421494
  • (OCoLC)778421494
Label
And so it goes : Kurt Vonnegut, a life, Charles J. Shields
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-492) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Out of print and scared to death -- You were an accident, 1922-1940 -- One of the biggest fools on the hill, 1940-1943 -- To war in the bridal suite, 1943-1945 -- Folk Society and the House of Magic, 1945-1947 -- Stop being such a hardheaded realist, 1948-1951 -- The dead engineer, 1951-1958 -- Cooped up with all these kids, 1958-1965 -- A community of writers, 1965-1967 -- The big Ka-BOOM, 1967-1969 -- Goodbye and goodbye and goodbye, 1969-1971 -- Cultural bureaucrat, 1971-1974 -- Ripped off, 1975-1979 -- Looking for Mr. Vonnegut, 1980-1984 -- Dear celebrity, 1984-1991 -- Waiting to die, 1992-2007 -- Appendix. Vonnegut-Lieber family history
Control code
19900997
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st St. Martin's Griffin ed.
Extent
515 pages
Isbn
9781250012180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn778421494
  • (OCoLC)778421494

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