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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

Trade Paperback | 416 pages | Dial Press Trade Paperback | Fiction - Short Stories (single author); Fiction - Literary; Fiction - Science Fiction
978-0-8129-9360-8 (0-8129-9360-8)

April 8, 2014 | $21.00

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Welcome to the Monkey House: The Special Edition
Written by Kurt Vonnegut, Edited by Gregory D. Sumner

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812993608
Our Price: $21.00
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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...

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Welcome to the Monkey House: The Special Edition
Written by Kurt Vonnegut
Edited by Gregory D. Sumner

eBook | 416 pages | The Dial Press | Fiction - Short Stories (single author); Fiction - Literary; Fiction - Science Fiction
978-0-8129-9361-5 (0-8129-9361-6)

April 8, 2014 | $11.99

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Welcome to the Monkey House: The Special Edition
Written by Kurt Vonnegut, Edited by Gregory D. Sumner

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780812993615
Our Price: $11.99


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...

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Kurt Vonnegut
Written by Kurt Vonnegut
Edited by Dan Wakefield

Trade Paperback | 480 pages | Dial Press Trade Paperback | Literary Criticism & Collections - Letters; Biography & Autobiography - Literary; Literary Collections
978-0-385-34376-3 (0-385-34376-0)

January 14, 2014 | $23.00

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Kurt Vonnegut
Written by Kurt Vonnegut, Edited by Dan Wakefield

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780385343763
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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...

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Kurt Vonnegut
Written by Kurt Vonnegut
Edited by Dan Wakefield

eBook | 464 pages | Delacorte Press | Literary Criticism & Collections - Letters; Biography & Autobiography - Literary; Literary Collections
978-0-345-53539-9 (0-345-53539-1)

October 30, 2012 | $17.99

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Kurt Vonnegut
Written by Kurt Vonnegut, Edited by Dan Wakefield

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780345535399
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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...

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While Mortals Sleep
Written by Kurt Vonnegut
Foreword by Dave Eggers

Trade Paperback | 272 pages | Dial Press Trade Paperback | Fiction - Short Stories (single author); Fiction - Literary; Fiction - Classics
978-0-385-34374-9 (0-385-34374-4)

January 3, 2012 | $18.00

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While Mortals Sleep
Written by Kurt Vonnegut, Foreword by Dave Eggers

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780385343749
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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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While Mortals Sleep
Written by Kurt Vonnegut

eBook | 272 pages | Delacorte Press | Fiction - Short Stories (single author); Fiction - Literary; Fiction - Classics
978-0-440-33987-8 (0-440-33987-1)

January 25, 2011 | $13.99

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While Mortals Sleep
Written by Kurt Vonnegut

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780440339878
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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

Trade Paperback | 272 pages | Dial Press Trade Paperback | Fiction - Short Stories (single author)
978-0-385-34372-5 (0-385-34372-8)

September 7, 2010 | $17.00

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Look at the Birdie
Written by Kurt Vonnegut

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780385343725
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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...

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Jailbird
Written by Kurt Vonnegut

eBook | pages | The Dial Press | Fiction
978-0-307-75746-3 (0-307-75746-3)

July 28, 2010 | $13.99

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Jailbird
Written by Kurt Vonnegut

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307757463
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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...

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Slapstick or Lonesome No More!
Written by Kurt Vonnegut

eBook | pages | The Dial Press | Fiction
978-0-440-33909-0 (0-440-33909-X)

April 13, 2010 | $13.99

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Slapstick or Lonesome No More!
Written by Kurt Vonnegut

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780440339090
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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...

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Cat's Cradle
Written by Kurt Vonnegut

eBook | pages | The Dial Press | Fiction
978-0-307-56727-7 (0-307-56727-3)

November 4, 2009 | $9.99

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Cat's Cradle
Written by Kurt Vonnegut

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307567277
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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...

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Confido
Written by Kurt Vonnegut

eBook | 14 pages | Delacorte Press | Fiction
978-0-440-33940-3 (0-440-33940-5)

October 20, 2009 | $1.99

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Confido
Written by Kurt Vonnegut

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780440339403
Our Price: $1.99



Look at the Birdie
is a collection of fourteen previously unpublished short stories from one of the most original writers in all of American fiction. In this series of perfectly rendered vignettes, written just as he was starting to find his comic voice, Kurt Vonnegut paints a warm, wise, and often...


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Ed Luby's Key Club
Written by Kurt Vonnegut

eBook | 52 pages | Delacorte Press | Fiction
978-0-440-33943-4 (0-440-33943-X)

October 20, 2009 | $1.99

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Ed Luby's Key Club
Written by Kurt Vonnegut

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780440339434
Our Price: $1.99


Look at the Birdie is a collection of fourteen previously unpublished short stories from one of the most original writers in all of American fiction. In this series of perfectly rendered vignettes, written just as he was starting to find his comic voice, Kurt Vonnegut paints a warm, wise, and often...


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FUBAR
Written by Kurt Vonnegut

eBook | 18 pages | Delacorte Press | Fiction
978-0-440-33941-0 (0-440-33941-3)

October 20, 2009 | $1.99

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FUBAR
Written by Kurt Vonnegut

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780440339410
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 The waters of renewal sometimes course through the unlikeliest of settings. In the short story, “FUBAR,” we’re taken to a desolate building in a drab industrial complex, where a lonely office worker gains a fresh perspective on life thanks to the intervention of his free-spirited new female assistant.

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The Good Explainer
Written by Kurt Vonnegut

eBook | 12 pages | Delacorte Press | Fiction
978-0-440-33951-9 (0-440-33951-0)

October 20, 2009 | $1.99

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The Good Explainer
Written by Kurt Vonnegut

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780440339519
Our Price: $1.99


Look at the Birdie is a collection of fourteen previously unpublished short stories from one of the most original writers in all of American fiction. In this series of perfectly rendered vignettes, written just as he was starting to find his comic voice, Kurt Vonnegut paints a warm, wise, and often...


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Hall of Mirrors
Written by Kurt Vonnegut

eBook | 18 pages | Delacorte Press | Fiction
978-0-440-33945-8 (0-440-33945-6)

October 20, 2009 | $1.99

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Hall of Mirrors
Written by Kurt Vonnegut

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780440339458
Our Price: $1.99


Look at the Birdie is a collection of fourteen previously unpublished short stories from one of the most original writers in all of American fiction. In this series of perfectly rendered vignettes, written just as he was starting to find his comic voice, Kurt Vonnegut paints a warm, wise, and often...


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