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Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Kurt Vonnegut was a master of contemporary American literature. His black humor, satiric voice, and incomparable imagination first captured America’s attention in The Sirens of Titan in 1959 and established him, in the words of The New York Times, as “a true artist” with the publication of Cat’s Cradle in 1963. He was, as Graham Greene declared, “one of the best living American writers.” Mr. Vonnegut passed away in April 2007.

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Welcome to the Monkey House: The Special Edition
Written by Kurt Vonnegut, Edited by Gregory D. Sumner
Dial Press Trade Paperback | Trade Paperback | April 2014
$18.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-9360-8 (0-8129-9360-8)

Since its original publication in 1968, Welcome to the Monkey House has been one of Kurt Vonnegut’s most beloved works. This special edition celebrates a true master of the short-story form by including multiple variant drafts of what would eventually be the title story. In a fascinating accompanying essay, “Building the... Read more






Kurt Vonnegut
Written by Kurt Vonnegut, Edited by Dan Wakefield
Dial Press Trade Paperback | Trade Paperback | January 2014
$20.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-34376-3 (0-385-34376-0)

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
Newsweek/The Daily Beast • The Huffington Post • Kansas City Star • Time Out New York • Kirkus Reviews

This extraordinary collection of personal correspondence has all the hallmarks of Kurt Vonnegut’s fiction. Written over a sixty-year period, these letters, the vast majority... Read more






While Mortals Sleep
Written by Kurt Vonnegut, Foreword by Dave Eggers
Dial Press Trade Paperback | Trade Paperback | January 2012
$16.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-34374-9 (0-385-34374-4)

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

Foreward by Dave Eggers

These previously unpublished, beautifully rendered works of fiction are a testament to Kurt Vonnegut’s unique blend of observation and imagination. Here are stories of men and machines, art and artifice, and how ideals of fortune, fame, and love take curious twists in ordinary lives. An ambitious builder...

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Look at the Birdie
Written by Kurt Vonnegut
Dial Press Trade Paperback | Trade Paperback | September 2010
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-34372-5 (0-385-34372-8)

 
Look at the Birdie
is a collection of fourteen short stories from one of the most original writers in American fiction. This series of perfectly rendered vignettes, never before published in Kurt Vonnegut’s lifetime, reveals a warm, wise, and funny portrait of life in post–World War II America—a world where squabbling... Read more






A Man Without a Country
Written by Kurt Vonnegut
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | January 2007
$13.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7736-3 (0-8129-7736-X)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“[This] may be as close as Vonnegut ever comes to a memoir.”
Los Angeles Times

“Like [that of] his literary ancestor Mark Twain, [Kurt Vonnegut’s] crankiness is good-humored and sharp-witted. . . . [Reading A Man Without a Country is] like sitting down on the couch for a long... Read more






Breakfast of Champions
Written by Kurt Vonnegut
Dial Press Trade Paperback | Trade Paperback | May 1999
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-33420-4 (0-385-33420-6)

In Breakfast of Champions, one of Kurt Vonnegut’s  most beloved characters, the aging writer Kilgore Trout, finds to his horror that a Midwest car dealer is taking his fiction as truth. What follows is murderously funny satire, as Vonnegut looks at war, sex, racism, success, politics, and pollution in America and... Read more






Deadeye Dick
Written by Kurt Vonnegut
Dial Press Trade Paperback | Trade Paperback | May 1999
$15.00/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-385-33417-4 (0-385-33417-6)

Deadeye Dick is Kurt Vonnegut’s funny, chillingly satirical look at the death of innocence. Amid a true Vonnegutian host of horrors—a double murder, a fatal dose of radioactivity, a decapitation, an annihilation of a city by a neutron bomb—Rudy Waltz, aka Deadeye Dick, takes us along on a zany search for... Read more






Mother Night
Written by Kurt Vonnegut
Dial Press Trade Paperback | Trade Paperback | May 1999
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-33414-3 (0-385-33414-1)

Mother Night is a daring challenge to our moral sense. American Howard W. Campbell, Jr., a spy during World War II, is now on trial in Israel as a Nazi war criminal. But is he really guilty? In this brilliant book rife with true gallows humor, Vonnegut turns black and white... Read more






Palm Sunday
Written by Kurt Vonnegut
Dial Press Trade Paperback | Trade Paperback | May 1999
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-33426-6 (0-385-33426-5)

In this self-portrait by an American genius, Kurt Vonnegut writes with beguiling wit and poignant wisdom about his favorite comedians, country music, a dead friend, a dead marriage, and various cockamamie aspects of his all-too-human journey through life. This is a work that resonates with Vonnegut’s singular voice: the magic sound... Read more






Slapstick or Lonesome No More!
Written by Kurt Vonnegut
Dial Press Trade Paperback | Trade Paperback | May 1999
$15.00/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-385-33423-5 (0-385-33423-0)

Slapstick presents an apocalyptic vision as seen through the eyes of the current King of Manhattan (and last President of the United States), a wickedly irreverent look at the all-too-possible results of today’s follies. But even the end of life-as-we-know-it is transformed by Kurt Vonnegut’s pen into hilarious farce—a final slapstick... Read more






Galapagos
Written by Kurt Vonnegut
Dial Press Trade Paperback | Trade Paperback | January 1999
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-33387-0 (0-385-33387-0)

Galápagos takes the reader back one million years, to A.D. 1986. A simple vacation cruise suddenly becomes an evolutionary journey. Thanks to an apocalypse, a small group of survivors stranded on the Galápagos Islands are about to become the progenitors of a brave, new, and totally different human race. In this... Read more






Jailbird
Written by Kurt Vonnegut
Dial Press Trade Paperback | Trade Paperback | January 1999
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-33390-0 (0-385-33390-0)

Jailbird takes us into a fractured and comic, pure Vonnegut world of high crimes and misdemeanors in government—and in the heart. This wry tale follows bumbling bureaucrat Walter F. Starbuck from Harvard to the Nixon White House to the penitentiary as Watergate’s least known co-conspirator. But the humor turns dark when... Read more






Player Piano
Written by Kurt Vonnegut
The Dial Press | Trade Paperback | January 1999
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-33378-8 (0-385-33378-1)

Kurt Vonnegut’s first novel spins the chilling tale of engineer Paul Proteus, who must find a way to live in a world dominated by a supercomputer and run completely by machines. Paul’s rebellion is vintage Vonnegut—wildly funny, deadly serious, and terrifyingly close to reality.

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Slaughterhouse-Five
Written by Kurt Vonnegut
Dial Press Trade Paperback | Trade Paperback | January 1999
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-33384-9 (0-385-33384-6)

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time

Slaughterhouse-Five
, an American classic, is one of the world’s great antiwar books. Centering on the infamous firebombing of Dresden, Billy Pilgrim’s odyssey through time reflects the mythic journey of our own fractured lives as we search for... Read more






Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons
Written by Kurt Vonnegut
Dial Press Trade Paperback | Trade Paperback | January 1999
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-33381-8 (0-385-33381-1)

Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons (Opinions) is a rare opportunity to experience Kurt Vonnegut speaking in his own voice about his own life, his views of the world, his writing, and the writing of others. An indignant, outrageous, witty, deeply felt collection of reviews, essays, and speeches, this is a window not...

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Bluebeard
Written by Kurt Vonnegut
Dial Press Trade Paperback | Trade Paperback | September 1998
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-33351-1 (0-385-33351-X)

Broad humor and bitter irony collide in this fictional autobiography of Rabo Karabekian, who, at age seventy-one, wants to be left alone on his Long Island estate with the secret he has locked inside his potato barn. But then a voluptuous young widow badgers Rabo into telling his life story—and Vonnegut... Read more






Cat's Cradle
Written by Kurt Vonnegut
Dial Press Trade Paperback | Trade Paperback | September 1998
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-33348-1 (0-385-33348-X)

Cat’s Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut’s satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet’s ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist, a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer, and a vision of the future that is at once blackly fatalistic and hilariously... Read more






God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
Written by Kurt Vonnegut
Dial Press Trade Paperback | Trade Paperback | September 1998
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-33347-4 (0-385-33347-1)

Eliot Rosewater—drunk, volunteer fireman, and President of the fabulously rich Rosewater Foundation—is about to attempt a noble experiment with human nature . . . with a little help from writer Kilgore Trout. God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater is Kurt Vonnegut’s funniest satire, an etched-in-acid portrayal of the greed, hypocrisy, and follies...

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The Sirens of Titan
Written by Kurt Vonnegut
Dial Press Trade Paperback | Trade Paperback | September 1998
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-33349-8 (0-385-33349-8)

The Sirens of Titan is an outrageous romp through space, time, and morality. The richest, most depraved man on Earth, Malachi Constant, is offered a chance to take a space journey to distant worlds with a beautiful woman at his side. Of course there’s a catch to the invitation–and a prophetic... Read more






Welcome to the Monkey House
Written by Kurt Vonnegut
Dial Press Trade Paperback | Trade Paperback | September 1998
$15.00/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-385-33350-4 (0-385-33350-1)

Welcome to the Monkey House is a collection of Kurt Vonnegut’s shorter works. Originally printed in publications as diverse as The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction and The Atlantic Monthly, these superb stories share Vonnegut’s audacious sense of humor and extraordinary range of creative vision.
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Slaughterhouse-Five
Written by Kurt Vonnegut
Delacorte Press | Hardcover | February 1994
$25.00/35.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-31208-0 (0-385-31208-3)

Slaughterhouse-Five is one of  the world's great anti-war books. Centering on the  infamous fire-bombing of Dresden, Billy Pilgrim's odyssey through time reflects the mythic journey  of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning  in what we are afraid to know. Read more






Slaughterhouse-Five
Written by Kurt Vonnegut
Dell | Paperback | November 1991
$7.99/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-18029-6 (0-440-18029-5)

Slaughterhous-Five is one of the world's great anti-war books. Centering on the infamous fire-bombing of Dresden, Billy Pilgrim's odyssey through time reflects the mythic journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we are afraid to know. Read more





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