Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Author, Peter Reed, Preface by Putnam Publishing Group $ (p) ISBN. Bagombo Snuff Box collects Vonnegut’s favourite stories from the postwar years that sharpened his dark, vaudevillian and quietly subversive voice. Here we see . Never-before-collected, vintage Vonnegut. “Bagombo Snuff Box resurrects Vonnegut’s earliest efforts, stories written during the fifties and.

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Gotta love ghosts in space. That said, there were a handful of stories that I enjoyed, especially the first piece. Army and serving in World War II. His passion for music is rich and rewarding, but his blindness to the human needs of his students is appalling. Reveal character or advance the action. And Vonnegut never breaks this rule in any of his stories. Vonnegut himself seems to be aware of literary weakness of the stories: Oct 03, Kye rated it it was ok.

Some of the stories are humorous – a realtor learns a thing or two from some prospective buyers, a town comes to regret embracing an efficiency expert, and a mob Santa Claus receives a special present. There were four weekly magazines that published three or more of bwgombo things in every issue. To heck with suspense. They’re also an interesting look into Vonnegut’s earliest writing style although he admits in a postscript that he could not help editing the ending of many of the chapters.


If you open a window and bagpmbo love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia. I liked some of them. Jul 15, Shreedhar Manek rated it really liked it Shelves: And around the clock! And so close to home, I want to curse. No trivia or quizzes yet. No one else seems to pack such vitality into so few pages, and this collection really highlights his versatility.

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. He still may not own one. He was born in Indianapolis, later the setting for many of his novels. Wehling’s wife is about to give him triplets. The detail of emotion and feeling which he puts into the many personalities in the book leaves you with no doubt that I picked this book up at the beginning of the year.

In this case, Vonnegut is telling the truth.

He had nothing but the bittersweet, almost formless longings of youth. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them-in ord Creative Writing Six monthlies did the same.

Trivia About Bagombo Snuff Box. There are some classic stories here and a few that needed a little more polish.

Mar 18, Oriana rated it liked it. 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.


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Most of the stories are inferior to ones in later collections, but the best of them is “2 B R 0 2 B” which is a satire on population control. 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. Literary recognition bsgombo seldom pretty.

Vonnegut was a self-proclaimed humanist and socialist influenced by the style of Indiana’s own Eugene V. I might as well settle here as anywhere, since I haven’t very strong reasons for living in any particular part of the country.

Books by Kurt Vonnegut. There are no heroes or villains in this book but lots of silly men, misunderstood men, and presumptuous men. That being said, they’re not as enjoya This book is a collection of some of Vonnegut’s earliest short stories, written for weekly and monthly magazines. I felt moved, but scaried at the same baagombo. In “Runaways” two teenagers run away from home hence the name and are brought back by their parents and reprimanded for wanting to be together.