JAILBIRD VONNEGUT PDF

Inhaltsangabe Walter Starbuck, a career humanist and eventual low-level aide in the Nixon White House, is implicated in Watergate and jailed, after which he like Howard Campbell in Mother Night works on his memoirs. Starbuck is innocent his office was used as a base for the Watergate shenanigans, of which he had no knowledge , and yet he is not innocent he has collaborated with power unquestioningly and served societal order all his life. In that sense, Starbuck is a generic Vonnegut protagonist, an individual compromised by the essential lack of an interior. He represents another Vonnegut Everyman caught amongst forces he neither understands nor can defend. Starbuck his name an Americanized version of his long, foreign birth name , in his profound ambiguity and ambivalence, may himself constitute an explanation for Watergate, a series of whose consequences have not, decades later, been fully assimilated or understood. The Nixon who passes across the panorama of Jailbird is no more or less ambiguous than Starbuck himself - a man without qualities whose overwhelming quality is one of imposition.

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Jul 20, Lyn rated it really liked it Not one of the better known Vonnegut novels, and significantly different than most of his other collection. This is perhaps his most serious work. Jailbird lacks the absurdist bent characterized by so much of his other satire, and is conspicuously somber throughout most of the book, though it still features Vonneguts fast style and light approach.

This might also be his most politically dogmatic work, eschewing his ubiquitous humor and playful wisdom with a staid, thoughtful passion for rights Not one of the better known Vonnegut novels, and significantly different than most of his other collection. This might also be his most politically dogmatic work, eschewing his ubiquitous humor and playful wisdom with a staid, thoughtful passion for rights needing to be championed. All the same, he tackles some heavy subjects and embraces the themes with a mature, though still wry humor.

My own vote would go to Breakfast of Champions, one of my all-time favorite books. It has a style and charisma all its own. Vonnegut would likely have identified himself as a socialist. He famously invited graduating college students to dedicate their lives to a socialist government.

Christianity and socialism alike, in fact, prescribe a society dedicated to the proposition that all men, women, and children are created equal and shall not starve. Vonnegut introduces Walter F. Starbuck as our narrator and protagonist. Walter is writing his memoirs after having served time in prison for his involvement in Watergate. Interestingly, Watergate was perhaps my earliest political memory. And so on.

Vonnegut also gives us a colorful description of the labor movements throughout the twentieth century. Highly recommended.

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Jul 20, Lyn rated it really liked it Not one of the better known Vonnegut novels, and significantly different than most of his other collection. This is perhaps his most serious work. Jailbird lacks the absurdist bent characterized by so much of his other satire, and is conspicuously somber throughout most of the book, though it still features Vonneguts fast style and light approach. This might also be his most politically dogmatic work, eschewing his ubiquitous humor and playful wisdom with a staid, thoughtful passion for rights Not one of the better known Vonnegut novels, and significantly different than most of his other collection. This might also be his most politically dogmatic work, eschewing his ubiquitous humor and playful wisdom with a staid, thoughtful passion for rights needing to be championed. All the same, he tackles some heavy subjects and embraces the themes with a mature, though still wry humor. My own vote would go to Breakfast of Champions, one of my all-time favorite books.

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