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I would love for politicians to read this and take his words to heart. I don’t know why I like it, but I do. There aren’t other houses where people can go to and be cared for. It was the last plane to leave Biafra that was not fired upon.

Good stuff here for fans and for future fans. Following a few messy, stumbling phone calls from friends and family, I found myself unable amd carry my own bones through this particular loss.

This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. The argumentative arrangement of his political speeches approach the non-sequitur, and are articulated in a “wise” voicing that must be a deliberate choice of the author. How lucky you are to be grahfalloons today, for I can explain everything. Their skin dug deep between their ribs.

I purchased this book with six other Vonneguts at a library sale, which I considered a great find since I am a book-peddler and college-educated white people in their twenties and thirties in Columbus, Ohio, have an undying hard-on for Vonnegut. Collected incidental prose from one of America’s wise men. He attended Cornell University from towhere he wrote a column for the student newspaper, the Cornell Daily Sun.


The Mysterious Madame Blavatsky is another aimless piece.

Wampeters, Foma and Granfalloons by Kurt Vonnegut

He writes on the space program’s reception with people and science fiction. Although this phrase is hardly a comfort, it bespeaks the way I had always approached death—sometimes scratching my head, sometimes foa cynicism, and sometimes with a shrug. I found it humorous. What’s happened to me, though, is a standard American business story. It also interested the Soviet Union which saw a chance to increase its influence in West Africa.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. When anything happens to us which would not happen to us in a folk society, our granfalloosn make us feel like fish out of water. I also am beginning to consider Vonnegut the progenitor of the most poisonous of current alt-American sensibilities – quirk.

Their hair, originally full and black, had thinned and turned brown, red, blonde, or gray.

The Millions: Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons: (Opinions) by Kurt Vonnegut

Best Selling in Nonfiction See all. Odds ‘n sods that have dated far less than I imagined they would have. Vonnegut expounds on his idea that we are made of nothing more wameters chemicals that make us yearn for community. The chapters are short, and they pack a lot of feeling.

Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons : Opinions

It is a well argued, grim manifesto of pessimism that contains statements like “Everything is going to become unimaginably worse, and never get better again”, where the objects of author’s sarcasm are well deserving of scorn. The near total decimation — genocide by means of various and effective blockades – of Biafran citizens is among the clearest cases of what happens when a small nation, recognized by only a handful of relatively powerless states, is set against an alliance of international powers.


How did Kut beat the Great Depression? Vonnegut describes becoming a cultural pessimist and instructs the graduating class to go back to believing that humanity is at the center of the universe, the greatest concern of the gods: My dog is a humanist.

This page was last edited anc 9 Novemberat But connegut if the examined life turns out to be a clunker as well? I know what they want.

Wampeters, Foma and Granfalloons

May 30, Ward Hammond rated it it was amazing. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I share, in fact, his fascination with and affinity for the anodyne symbols, imagery, and comforts that people find in religion. I guess it’s time to go back and read his fiction vonneguy.

I found this so fascinating.