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Editorial Reviews. Review. “[Vonnegut] at his wildest best.”—The New York Times Book Review “A brilliantly funny satire on almost everything.”—Conrad Aiken. Kurt Vonnegut’s God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater is an outrageous and savagely funny fantasy about people, their pleasures, pains and. An analysis of Kurt Vonnegut’s newest novel really requires the Getting back to matters literary: can “God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater” be.

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When complimented on his political platform, Kilgore Trout returns serve with “Thank you. Mar 23, Caro the L.

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Address any complaints about this reaction to her. Only a few have actually ,urt well under the free market system, and they are still slaving away to get by. Grab too much, or you’ll get nothing at all. Also, I don’t understand why he has such a loathing, in this novel, for dependent clauses joined with anything other than a stupid, belchlike comma. Trout, modeled according to Vonnegut on the science fiction writer Theodore Sturgeon with whom Vonnegut had an occasional relationship is a desperate, impoverished but visionary hack writer who functions for Eliot Rosewater as both conscience and horrid example.

The Rosewater Corporation is, in itself, useless. That may make being a lawyer sound really good, except for the fact that it can be very hard to break into the profession, and even hod you do, it is harder to maintain your honesty and integrity in the middle of a dispute knowing that the counsel on the otherside is syphoning all of your client’s gos, and that you also must make blexs that you have no intention of keeping simply to get that client in through the door.

Kurt Vonnegut’s God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

Last of all, he uses a brilliant series of flashbacks to describe America’s tragic fall from the courage and carnage of the Civil War to the squalor and self-indulgence of America today.


If the first one seems confusing, the second will reveal its inherent pattern, the third will explain its sense of humour, and the fourth will be a pure delight, joining all ingredients in a Vonnegut recipe to a perfect dish!

What’s odd here is that Vonnegut is attacking the rich, only it seems he only means women. Beneath the surface, the author conveys an allegory about our spiritually hollow lives, a not so subtle dig at capitalism, having more money than sense. The current head of the Rosewater Foundation, Eliot Rosewater, is a very peculiar man.

Eliot’s drunkenness, his generous relationship with the poor in Rosewater, and his odd relationship with his wife make him appear eccentric and mentally ill. This event would also form the core of his most famous work, Slaughterhouse-Five, the youu which would make him a millionaire. And they saw that praise was reserved henceforth for bles who devised means of getting paid enormously for committing crimes against which no laws had been passed.

Vonnegut was a self-proclaimed humanist and socialist influenced by the style of Indiana’s own Eugene V. Rosewater Foundation – 1st Reprise. Vonnegut can’t get away from an instinctive hostility to women as women, as if the mere biological condition of womanhood were some sort of moral weakness.

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And so when I found this audiobook I thought it would be a good one to listen to on my trip. It is the Trust that gives the Corporation its usefulness.

Other than that – excellent. There’s only one rule that I know of, babies— God damn it, you’ve got to be kind. To jr things as simply as I can, Eliot Rosewater goes off his nut and finds salvation in the form of hack science fiction writer Kilgore Trout and being a volunteer firefighter in the town of Rosewater, Indiana.


Rosewater, I was completely at peace with Vonnegut’s “maybe this all has deep meaning and maybe I’m just pulling it out of my ass” style. You might have to scroll through the archives a little. Promote your show with the officially licensed logo. It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter. How to love people who have no use? Rosewater I’ve only got two big rules with my two babies one boy, one girl: In a way the modern economy is like a river, almost to rlsewater extent that terms that come from fluid dynamics are used to describe the stock market.

Kilgore Trout, Vonnegut’s foil and fictional alter-egoappears for the first time in this novel. The novelist is known for works blending satire, black comedy and science fiction, such as Slaughterhouse-FiveCat’s Cradleand Breakfast of Champions Rosewater is a legendary collaboration between one of America’s greatest novelists and the songwriting team behind some of the greatest hits of all time.

Bottom line, while I can appreciate his talents, I’m not sure it’s my “thing”, or at least not my favorite kind of “thing” to read. View all 3 comments. vonnnegut

An excellent summary of the modern corporate condition. I love that the protagonist Eliot Rosewater is a kind of lovable, asexual loser hippie idealist who thinks love will cure capitalism, etc However, none of the rich people earned their money through determination and hard work.