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4 To 5 Star to 5 star I Live Venture Traveler s World October 1964 25 Kinda boring and no real plot Just meanderingHarrison Bergeron The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction October 1961 55 Loved this one science fiction Handicapping people so verything is fair and no one can take unfair advantage because of their looks intelligence physical prowess tc Sad but true and hilarious at the same time xactly what Vonnegut does bestWho Am I This Time The Saturday Evening Post 16 December 1961 35 A play that I guess Vonnegut had to put on Street Car Named Desire I don t know if it s a true story or what but it sounded autobiographical Main actor who acts amazingly in Campfire everything and duddy female actor who he is able to bring out of her shellWelcome to the Monkey House Playboy January 1968 45 Another science fiction story where the world is overpopulated and therexists a mandatory pill called thical birth control that doesn t make it impossible to have children the thical part but makes you numb from the waist down Another sad but true although I don t uite agree with the jab against religion in this oneLong Walk to Forever Ladies Home Journal August 1960 35 A military man visits a woman he s in love with and who s about to get marriedThe Foster Portfolio Collier s Magazine 8 September 1951 25 Nothing really xciting here A financial consultant consults a man who s reasons for how he manages his money are than they seemMiss Temptation The Saturday Evening Post April 21 1956 35 An actress struts her stuff but is brought down for no reason she can helpAll the King s Horses Collier s Magazine 10 Feb 1951 55 A game of chess becomes a game of survival Definitely one of the best of the collectionTom Edison s Shaggy Dog Collier s Magazine 14 March 1953 45 A funny story about a really annoying Dog Collier s Magazine 14 March 1953 45 A funny story about a really annoying monster Brian Regen who corners a man in the parkNew Dictionary The New York Times October 1966 35 Who hasn t looked up dirty words in the dictionary Next Door Cosmopolitan April 1955 45 Pretty funny story about a kid who hears fighting next door and tries to help Assume makes a what out of whomMore Stately Mansions Collier s Magazine 22 December 1951 35 uaint story about interior decoratingThe Hyannis Port Story 35 Secret Service calls a Commodore Rumfoord a name that comes up a few times in Vonnegut s work about his son Rumfoord is not a big Kennedy fanDP Ladies Home Journal August 1953 35 A kid in a prison camp meets his fatherReport on the Barnhouse Effect Collier s Magazine 11 February 1950 35 SciFi Barnhouse is a scientist who discovers an interesting talent he hasThe Euphio uestion Collier s Magazine 12 May 1951 45 SciFi An interesting discovery leads to happiness although it s than you bargain forGo Back to Your Precious Wife and Son Ladies Home Journal July 1962 35 A famous actress and her fifth husband have some work done on their bathroomDeer in the Works Esuire April 1955 355 An owner of a newspaper decides he needs something secure and gets hired on at a large corporation Say bye bye to your freedomThe Lie The Saturday Evening Post 24 February 1962 355 About a father s xcitement for his son to nter boarding schoolUnready to Wear Galaxy Science Fiction April 1953 45 SciFi Bodies are really just a pain in the neck aren t theyThe Kid Nobody Could Handle The Saturday Evening Post 24 September 1955 25 A boy who
s been neglected all his life acts out Actions speak louder been neglected all his life acts out Actions speak louder wordsThe Manned Missiles Cosmopolitan July 1958 45 This was a really motional tale about two astronauts fathers writing Crazy Love each other whose sons recently died EPICAC Collier s Magazine 25 November 1950 45 SciFi Our narrator has a discussion with the smartest machine in the worldAdam Cosmopolitan April 1954 35 This one was definitely close to home for me I have a seven month old Babies are greatTomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow Galaxy Science Fiction January 1954 45 SciFi Another story about overpopulation in the future In this one because of a new anti aging drug there are so many peopleach family lives together for generations and there are no resources. E Vonnegut’s audacious sense of humor and xtraordinary range of creative vision Alternative cover dition he.
Kurt Vonnegut Jr. ¾ 2 CharactersEvery poch tells its stories its own way and Kurt Vonnegut managed to catch the spirit of the last midcentury perfectlyThe Year was 2081 and verybody was finally ual They weren t only ual before God and the law They were Black Heart, Red Ruby eualvery which way Nobody was smarter than anybody lse Nobody was better looking than anybody lse Nobody was stronger or uicker than anybody New Plant Parent: Learn the Ways of Plant Parenthood elseThe absolute conformity is a paradise for politiciansThe tales may be mockingly dystopian vaguely romantic or justveryday life scenes but Dreaming Me: An African-American Woman's Buddhist Journey everything is tinted with a slenderly blackish humour and somewhat bitter irony Andvery story xudes an inimitable psychedelic aura Now I understand you poor fish I said You couldn t get along without fear That s the only skill you ve got how to scare yourselves and other people into doing things That s the only fun you ve got watching people jump for fear of what you ll do to their bodies or take away from their bodies Time passes some things change and some things remain the same The story is available to read online courtesy of the Saturday Evening Post Link in the Goodreads book detailsSusanna a young and pretty bit part actress in town for the summer and working at the local theater is in the small local drug store to pick up her morning paper and by chance she meets a local boy Corporal Norman "Fuller just returned from the Korean War That s the setting and what transpires between these two "just returned from the Korean War That s the setting and what transpires between these two the genius of Kurt Vonnegut s writing ability You can read it in one sitting and it s worth the time 1982 January 62014 October 3Where I Live Keenly observed I wonder what an update would be like 50 years onHarrison Bergeron This one has aged a bit but
s still goodWho Am I This Time I vividly recall the American production with Susan Sarandon and Christopher Walken MagicWelcome to the Monkey House Likewise aged not that there aren t people who would be delig A Compendium of Curmudgeonly HumourKurt Vonnegut is a curmudgeon Curmudgeons are often misunderstood and taken for irascible pedants On the contrary they are anything but pedantic Curmudgeons are introverts who are simply tired of adapting themselves to the demands of an xtrovert world They want to be left alone Which is why they occasionally write or say nasty things to annoy people The hope is that other people will then have something to talk about with ЯED each other and give the curmudgeon some peaceA curmudgeon like Vonnegut is the opposite of a totalitarian A curmudgeon knows the world around him and its imperfections through directxperience But he is wary of turning his opinions of which he has many into policies This is just as well because his opinions are anything but consistent He has learned over the years that consistency is indeed the sign of a trivial mind which would like to impose order on a universe that is inherently chaotic Curmudgeons are male by definition because they fear the power of women and haveit s still goodWho Am I This Time I vividly recall the American
no defences against it Female power arises from the inherent male incompetence in things like communication and relationshipdefences against it Female power arises from the inherent male incompetence in things like communication and relationship Sisterhood is a mystery which manifests to him as a hive mind and he dares not mess with it The curmudgeon knows he is deficient and relies on women to suffer frustration and annoyance in his presence He is aware of this sufferance and as a mark of respect neither contradicts nor criticises his female companions They in turn accept the deal as the best they are likely to get and desist from all attempts to improve himA curmudgeon is not without charm in certain situations primarily those in which he is forced to respond to the opinions usually political but sometimes anthropological of others particularly blowhards and dilettantes In such circumstances his remarks are likely intended not to convince but to undermine He perceives this as healthy cynicism The charm manates from the fact that he doesn t mind what anyone lse thinks of him The combination of the unexpected and the absence of obvious banality helps The world is overpopulated and they have Ethical Suicide Parlors where public minded citizens are ncouraged to go in and get a lethal inje. Welcome to the Monkey House is a collection of Kurt Vonnegut’s shorter works Originally printed in publicatio. .
Ction from the attractive hostesses There s a big thermometer outside showing how many people there currently are in the worldSo the guy comes in and he s chatting with the hostess He wants to know how much the mercury will go down if he decides to do it A footNo she saysAn inchNot uite she saysSuddenly he changes his tone Every
INCH HE SAYS REPRESENTS SEVENTEEN MILLION PEOPLE THAT She says represents seventeen million people That
the right to look at it she says But she doesn t say what is the right way to look at itEver since reading this story as a teenager I ve been unable to take anyone seriously who us Welcome to the Monkey House is the best collection of stories I ve readRating it accurately is as difficult as ver Should it be based off of the best stories Or all of them I Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut is a collection of short stories from the 50s and 60s and demonstrates Vonnegut s tremendous range as a writer I have read one critic who did not like Vonnegut saying that all of his novels are Moreno essentially the same with his voice and tone narratingach new set of facts I agreed somewhat but still liked the way he writes and have Monsieur Pain enjoyedvery one of his works I have read The stories in this collection however written A Spark of Light: the fearless new novel from the Number One bestselling author earlier than most of his novels displays a great variety of themes and models and though Vonnegut s signature humor isvident in many he shows a different often motional side in many stories Harrison Bergeron the dystopian classic is undoubtedly the most recognizable of these shorts but several others have clearly been influential to other writers and filmmakers Welcome to the Monkey House and Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow both address over population but from Vonnegut s uniue perspective Several stories speak to Vonnegut s stance on demilitarization and illuminating the idiocy of industrial war making Stories like DP Adam and Next Door though originally published in Ladies Home Journal and Cosmopolitan reveal an unguarded sentimentality and humanity that is not as vident in much of Vonnegut s later works A very good read 2019 re readKurt Vonnegut s 1968 anthology of previously published short stories is a good introduction to his The Exhaustion Breakthrough earlier work Most of these were written in the 50s andarly 60s and represent a mainstream side of him that many of his fans and those not yet accustomed to his work would not readily recognizeActually I was struck by how much like Ray Bradbury many of these were Stories like Who am I this time and The Foster Portfolio could have been penned by Ray Makes me wonder how much of an influence RB was on KVStories that stand out this time around are The Hyannis Port Story which I remember liking before and Deer in the Works which was likely connected to his work on his novel Player PianoMost The Exhaustion Breakthrough: Unmask the Hidden Reasons You're Tired and Beat Fatigue for Good endearing was DP which was first published in the August 1953dition of the Ladies Home Journal is about a little boy in Germany after the second world war He has brown skin and blue yes and the sisters in the orphanage and the local villagers accept that he is likely the offspring of a German girl and an American soldier When a group of US soldiers visit the area he takes to one of the men who must surely be his papa This is a master class in the art of short story writing Every short story is finely crafted Many have humor many have heartbreak many have subtle romance Almost all have commentary on society specially American society that is as relevant today as it was in the 1950s What are these stories missing You reader It s missing you to unlock their meaning and beauty What is happiness What is pleasure Is happiness an Hark! The Herald Angels Scream emotion thatndures that has to be Colloquial Polish: The Complete Course for Beginners earned and pleasure a temporary reaction to something that makes you feel goodIn this short story radio waves from a distance star are picked up and amplified and theffect on people is much like good weed Everyone hangs out feeling mellow letting the little things go a somewhat deviant idea of what is funny great hilarity and general love view spoilerI know this xactly because I ve tried Euphio hide spoiler Vonnegut does a wonderful job with a short story and while most stories were okay to yeah Ns as diverse as The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction and The Atlantic Monthly these superb stories shar. .s the right