: 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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One and a half stars. It’s a long strange trip through 23 previously unpublished Apr 20, Jeanette “Astute Crabbist” rated it liked it Shelves: Along with a great little gangster story which he did not do often there is plenty to love in this collection but worth that there is also a lot to be unimpressed with. Every sentence must do one of two things-reveal character or advance the action. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Mar 18, Oriana rated it liked it. The rest of his short works more stories–were collected in Bagombo Snuff Boxpublished injust a few year Kurt Vonnegut was known as a novelist, but he cut his writing teeth with short stories written in the two decades after World War II for general interest magazines such as Collier’s and The Saturday Evening Post.

There was a crazy seller’s market for short stories in One of these is that the audience should be able to expect what will happen next, because the plot is logical and the characters understandable. Sep 30, Chelsey rated it it was ok Shelves: Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water. Anyway, I won’t ever be able to write such stories like even the worse of Vonnegut’s things, so yes, the book was amazing.

Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not available. There are on many campuses, moreover, local papers, weeklies or monthlies, that publish short stories but cannot pay for them. The endings, clearly meant to be “surprising”, are quite predictable.


The book contains 23 wonderful stories, accompanied by a brilliant preface by Peter Reed author of at least 4 books on Vonnegut and his works and an introduction by Kurt Vonnegut himself, which contains his eight rules for creative writing, out of w What a surely, boxx, coincidentally, appropriate title! As the Master himself points out in the marvellous introduction, these are embryonic stories, stylistically clumsy and written purely for financial gain.

His passion for music is rich and rewarding, but his blindness to the human needs of his students is appalling. I mean I felt bored for a while. I vonnetut “2BB” was the most indicative of Vonnegut’s later style. The detail of emotion and feeling which he puts into the many personalities in the book leaves you with no doubt that not only is he a fantastic observer of the human character, but that there is a lot of himself in each of them.

Literary recognition is seldom pretty. Oct 16, Lull Wain rated it it was amazing. Triplets, if they were all to live, called for three volunteers. But these year-old stories can still tell the reader a lot about America in the ‘s, and can tell any prospective writer a lot about how to craft a short story.

As he describes himself, writing is the process of making one’s soul grow and that aim comes through here. But Welcome to the Monkey House contained about half of Vonnegut’s short stories. Otherwise, they might never have seen the light of day again. After this, Vonnegut talks about how his “one reader” is his sister Allie, vonnnegut “is up in Heaven now.

Kurt Vonnegut was known as a novelist, but he cut his writing teeth with short stories written in the two decades after World War II for general interest magazines such as Collier’s and The Saturday Evening Post.

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This collection although just thrown together for this book, oddly has a recurring theme throughout. Thought others were okay. East Dane Designer Men’s Vonengut.


No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them-in order that the reader may see what they are made of. No trivia or quizzes yet. So, here are his literary roots, a set of stories that reflects their era’s eagerness to turn the horrors of war into anecdote and to equate technology with progress.

Overall, I’m glad I read the stories, but they’re not even close to the quality of Welcome to the Monkey House. Hell, I even got one of my sons to read and enjoy the stories. All the human foibles — greed, vanity, ambition, envy, misplaced loyalties — and all the vulnerabilities — loneliness, ignorance, shyness vvonnegut are bared to the readers.

Bagombo Snuff Box by Kurt Vonnegut Jr

Books by Kurt Vonnegut. I am not learned enough to vouch for greatness, but they surely do have style. It’s a way to make one’s soul grow. A must-read for Vonnegut aficionados new and old.

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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. He’s mad as hell and laughing all the way to the Apocalypse”.

I think anyone who liked his writing will find this book worthwhile. A Collection of Short Works. Readers should have such complete understanding of what is going on, where and why, that they could finish the story themselves, should cockroaches eat the last few pages. I felt like I dragged my body through the book.

The cream of bagomboo short stories were published in in Welcome to the Monkey House.