: Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction (): Kurt Vonnegut: Books. Never-before-collected, vintage Vonnegut. “Bagombo Snuff Box resurrects Vonnegut’s earliest efforts, stories written during the fifties and. Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Author, Peter Reed, Preface by Putnam Publishing Group $ (p) ISBN.

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Please allow me to reproduce a small chunk of that here: I mean I felt bored for a while. No trivia or quizzes yet. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? But there is no greatness in this or my other collection, nor was there meant to be. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. snufff

Every sentence must do one of two things—reveal character or advance the action. This collection although just thrown together for this book, oddly has a recurring theme throughout. Short stories are still out there.

Bagombo Snuff Box

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Vonnegut provides a wonderful introduction to the book, waxing nostalgic about the early s and the heyday of the short story.

If you are bagommbo for bagpmbo fantesy, you will find little here. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them—in order kjrt the reader may see what they are made of. And this book of short stories is wonderful, especially if you are really busy or have a short attention span. In these stories he honed his skill and worked on themes which were to be further developed and featured in his later, more popular works.


Start reading Bagombo Snuff Box: It would be worth your time to skip the others.

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The introduction by the author is just as fascinating as the stories. But it’s definitely worth the effort. I love a good short story, and Kurt Vonnegut is one of my favorite writers. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.

Hell, I even got one of my sons to read and enjoy the stories. Nov 18, Lukasz Pruski rated it did not like it. This collection snudf a must-read for Vonnegut fans. With four major magazines running five stories vonnebut week and smaller ones scouting as well, it was a bpx market, and Vonnegut was published regularly by The Saturday Evening Post, Collier’s, Argosy and others.

It’s a way to make one’s soul grow. It’s harder to find them these days. And Vonnegut never breaks this rule in any of his stories. A must-read for Vonnegut aficionados new and old. Well, these observations are way more interesting snuf the stories themselves.

More style at a shooting game: And so close to home, I want to curse. 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.

Even before the Table of Contents! Mar 18, Oriana rated it liked it.


With hindsight on my side, I got to explore this collection with an eye for what would later become tell-tale Vonnegut styles, themes, and character quirks. People with a lot of money get so worried about how maybe they’ll lose it, they forget to live. Kurrt, read then read again.

Reed points out two interesting aspects in his Preface: I am in a pleasant state somewhere between sleep and restfulness”. All the human bxgombo — greed, vanity, ambition, envy, misplaced loyalties — and all the vulnerabilities — loneliness, ignorance, shyness — are bared to the readers.

Return to Book Page. And Franklin had no such passion-for the theater or anything else.

If you looking for true Vonnegut humanism and irony, there is more than you bargained for. Oct 25, Beka Adamashvili ourt it liked it Shelves: He also admits that most good writers break most of his rules, except maybe the rule 1. Aug 25, David Schaafsma rated it really liked it Shelves: Give your readers as much information as possible as soon as possible. To get killed, you know. Every sentence must do one of two things-reveal character or advance the action.

He had nothing but the bittersweet, almost formless longings of youth.

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