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The Resource We are what we pretend to be : the first and last works, Kurt Vonnegut

We are what we pretend to be : the first and last works, Kurt Vonnegut

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We are what we pretend to be : the first and last works
Title
We are what we pretend to be
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the first and last works
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Kurt Vonnegut
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eng
Summary
Now in paperback: "our finest black-humorist" (The Atlantic Monthly) Kurt Vonnegut's first and last works come together for the first time in print, in a collection aptly titled after his famous phrase, We Are What We Pretend To Be. Written to be sold under the pseudonym of "Mark Harvey, " Basic Training was never published in Vonnegut's lifetime. It appears to have been written in the late 1940s and is therefore Vonnegut's first ever novella. It is a bitter, profoundly disenchanted story that satirizes the military, authoritarianism, gender relationships, parenthood and most of the assumed mid-century myths of the family. Haley Brandon, the adolescent protagonist, comes to the farm of his relative, the old crazy who insists upon being called The General, to learn to be a straight-shooting American. Haley's only means of survival will lead him to unflagging defiance of the General's deranged (but oh so American, oh so military) values
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A posthumous double volume of the influential author's first and last written works, published to coincide with the 90th anniversary of his birth, includes the bitter satire Basic Training and the unfinished final novel If God Were Alive Today
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10151480
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BT
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Vonnegut, Kurt
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
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  • Vonnegut, Kurt
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  • College teachers
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adult
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the first and last works
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We are what we pretend to be : the first and last works, Kurt Vonnegut
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volume
Content category
text
Contents
Basic training -- If God were alive today
Control code
000052359456
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Da Capo press paperback edition.
Extent
xiii, 161 pages
Isbn
9780306822780
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
We are what we pretend to be : the first and last works, Kurt Vonnegut
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
Basic training -- If God were alive today
Control code
000052359456
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Da Capo press paperback edition.
Extent
xiii, 161 pages
Isbn
9780306822780
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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