[Kurt Vonnegut] has never been more satirically on-target Nothing is spared.” —People Jailbird takes us into a fractured and. In his last novel, “Slapstick” (), Kurt Vonnegut told us that he believed In his new novel, “Jailbird”–his best, in my opinion, since “Mother. Kurt Vonnegut tells us why he abandoned the sketchy sci-fi plot lines in favor of a sharp-eyed political realism of.

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When I was a senior in high school, I was introduced to Vonnegut and proceeded to read everything the man had ever written and would ever write.

He had not seen me yet. Maybe Vonnegut’s most political work, dealing with the Watergate scandal, attacking capitalism and communism and having a more serious approach to it even though it is still unmistakably Vonnegut.

Jailbird is a novel by Kurt Vonnegutoriginally published in Here he takes capitalism, labor history, Sacco-Vanzetti, McCarthyism, and Watergate, and puts them all into the slender memoirs of Walter F.

The novelist vohnegut known for works blending satire, black comedy and science fiction, such as Slaughterhouse-FiveCat’s Cradleand Breakfast of Champions View all 4 comments.

It assumed that God had no idea what sorts of rubbish His auditors were talking.

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Understandably, he had mixed feelings about Europeans, since he was a Jew. I could never choose a favorite Vonnegut book, but when he died recently it was Jailbird I picked up to reread and feel his humanism and his compassion for all of flawed mankind.


Apparently that whole Sacco and Vanzetti thing was as important as that graphic jaikbird I read about the wobblies said, it must have been because Vonnegut constantly references it throughout the book, according to the index at least a dozen times.

Jailbird takes us into a fractured and comic, pure Vonnegut world of high crimes and misdemeanors in government—and in the heart. He goes through an audit first and then: On the window sill is a plate filled with smoked-out stubs.

All the auditing stories that Einstein heard were told by Americans. For me, Of Human Bondage set the bar so high it’s now unreachable and most likely all the ratings I’ve given since have suffered accordingly.

See all books by Kurt Vonnegut. Yet, nothing ever comes of these ideals. He attended Cornell University from towhere he wrote a column for the student newspaper, the Cornell Daily Sun. He had vonnnegut all his hair, and his feet were capsizing in broken shoes, and the cuffs of his trousers were frayed, and his right arm appeared to have died.


In the end it doesn’t matter where fact and fiction cross or where they diverge. The book is regarded as Kurt Vonnegut’s ” Watergate novel.

Through Starbuck, Jailbird discusses the history of the American labor movementalongside corporate America, McCarthyismthe Nixon administrationWatergate.

Vonnegut’s books, but not as your first.

There are the same corny jokes you’ve come to expect and despite their corniness you can’t help but laugh and be pleased with them. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. I had an office, but no secretary, in the subbasement of the Executive Office Building, directly underneath, as it happened, the office where burglaries and other crimes on behalf of President Nixon were planned.


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There were several things that made me fall in love with this story, which actually not my standard favorite things about Vonnegut novels. I was the only person to patronize that jailbirrd.

He does this, of course, with dollops of sentimental irony. I am a fool.

I’m now two books into my own Vonnegut revisit. Starbuck, a man recently released from a minimum-security prison in Georgia after serving time for his small role in the Watergate Scandal. And I’m sure I enjoyed the book much more now than my year-old self did, being older and wiser and more compassionate now that I’m almost 50, as well as a dues-paying member of a union.

Jailbird Summary & Study Guide

Every page of it. Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut 1 12 May 15, Despite the setbacks dealt to him, Walter was remarkably mellow. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. One particular scene in the uailbird stuck out to me quite a bit: Vonnegut was a self-proclaimed humanist and socialist influenced by the style of Indiana’s own Eugene V. Vonnegut’s writing skips around and truly makes no sense vknnegut about half way through when it starts to slowly come together. Somewhere towards the back half, though, I began to check out.

Jailbird is all over the place in that great Vonnegut way.