Free eBook Jailbird download

by Kurt Vonnegut

Free eBook Jailbird download ISBN: 0440154472
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: Dell (1980)
Language: English
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: Contemporary
Size MP3: 1613 mb
Size FLAC: 1911 mb
Rating: 4.3
Format: azw lrf rtf txt

Jailbird definitely mounts up on angelic wings-in its speed, in its sparkle, and in its high-flying intent. Chicago Tribune Book World.

one of the writers who map our landscapes for us, who give names to the places we know best. our finest black humorist. We laugh in self-defense. Jailbird definitely mounts up on angelic wings-in its speed, in its sparkle, and in its high-flying intent. gleams with the loony magic Vonnegut alone can achieve. VONNEGUT IS OUR GREAT APOCALYPTIC WRITER, the closest thing we've had to a prophet since.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. has never been more satirically on-target. People Jailbird takes us into a fractured and comic.

Jailbird is a novel by Kurt Vonnegut, originally published in 1979. The book is regarded as Kurt Vonnegut's "Watergate novel. The novel is narrated by protagonist Walter F. Starbuck, a man recently released from a minimum-security prison in Georgia after serving time for his small role in the Watergate Scandal. Jailbird is written as a standard memoir, revealing Starbuck's present situation, then coming full circle to tell the story of his first two days after being released from prison.

Harshly dividing critics and readers alike, Kurt Vonnegut Jr. will nevertheless be remembered as one of the most . Perhaps the most overtly political work in the Vonnegut’s canon, Jailbird is largely concerned with the Watergate scandal and the political and social landscape surrounding it. will nevertheless be remembered as one of the most important and influential writers of the 20th century. With a body of work spanning over 50 years, Vonnegut’s distinctive style and voice, as well as the ambitious themes that he tried to tackle, have left a legacy that demands exploring. Here we list the very best books by the author. Courtesy of Dial Press. The Sirens of Titan (1959).

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 as "a true artist" with 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. Результаты поиска по книге.

Kurt Vonnegut ure as the discoverer and hounder of the mendacious Leland Clewes. Through them, he would offer me a job. How did I feel about it? Proud and useful.

Электронная книга "Jailbird: A Novel", Kurt Vonnegut Jailbird takes us into a fractured and comic, pure Vonnegut world of high crimes and misdemeanors in government-and in the heart.

Электронная книга "Jailbird: A Novel", Kurt Vonnegut. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Jailbird: A Novel" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. 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.

Get weekly book recommendations .

Pay attention please to the life of Walter F. Starbuck. Nineteen-hundred and Thirteen gave him the gift of life. Nineteenth-hundred and Thirty-one sent him to Harvard. Nineteen-hundred and Thirty-eight got him a job in the federal government. Nineteen-hundred and Seventy gave him a job in the Nixon White House. Nineteen-hundred and Seventy-five sent him to prison for his part in the American political scandals known collectively as 'Watergate'. Now Walter F. Starbuck is coming out of jail, into the brave new world of 1980s Manhattan, and this is the story of his first twenty-four hours of freedom.
User reviews
I had heard largely good things about Jailbird so I was eager to give it a look as I'm a pretty big fan of Vonnegut. Although I don't regret reading it, it's without a doubt my least favorite so far. I'm actually not very interested in Watergate or that time period but the book doesn't focus on that specifically. Instead it uses flashbacks and different scenarios to tell the overall story. However I found the overall narrative to be lacking in substance and heart. I laughed out loud a few times reading this though. The ending slightly makes up for the rest of it and the satire is certainly here, even though it's very obvious. But I was expecting more from the characters and wanted it to go into depth with the themes, but it never did. The book is completely unfocused and rambling. That may be the point but it might alienate many readers. It's not bad but I prefer his more tighter and focused works.
Kurt Vonnegut approaches vital themes as honestly as anyone with a wise whimsy that makes your mind grow and your heat warm. Jailbird is perhaps not as laugh-out-loud funny as, say, Breakfast of Champions, but it presents a very piercing argument and perspective within a wonderfully endearing tale. I suppose my 4 stars is a relative rating for Vonnegut- I recommend this novel to everyone, especially youths (like me) who may benefit greatly from a beautiful man's words on our world today.
A history of 20th century USA told by the son of immigrant laborers. The great Depression, the Cleveland massacre, Sacco and Vanzetti, WWII, Watergate and economic roller coasters are background for the journey of enlightenment. In the end we are left with the message that the only things of value are love, kindness and friendship. It would be great if every Starbucks would remind us of the lessons learned by its namesake.
Before I start this review I must say to anyone who is looking for a first time read from Vonnegut, that Jailbird is not where to start. I would recommend 'Breakfast Of Champions', 'The Sirens Of Titan', 'Cats Cradle' or 'Slaughterhouse-5'. Considering which you choose, Vonnegut will make you laugh, think and wonder and from then on you'll read all his books as I have. I have read everything by KV, some more than once and only 'Jailbird' and 'Deadeye Dick' were the two I've put aside, and for no particular reason. And so I chose Jailbird and it was a good read, but nothing groundbreaking in this novel.
The book is told by and about a man named Walter Starbuck, who has just been released from prison for his involvements in the Watergate scandal. The book also tells of the American Labor movement, politics and the red scare of the fifties known as the Capitalist/Communist theory.
Walter Starbuck spent his youth under the custody of Alexander McCone, one of three sons by Daniel McCone, founder and owner of the Cuyahoga Bridge and Iron Company. We also read here of the Cuyahoga Massacre between strikers and police in Cleveland.
And it was Alexander McCone who promised young Starbuck a promising future and a education at Harvard. Thus the story of Walters life continues as we also learn of his past through flashbacks of previous times relevent to the tale.

As with other books, Vonnegut is always funny and sometimes lovably emotional with his stories and his characters, and that is what is so great about this book. The ups and downs of living in a society, and such is the essence of life. As in his older works 'God Bless You Mr.Rosewater' and 'Player Piano' among others.

And for those who love him. Kilgore Trout is indeed a part of this story. Not vital, but mentioned.
Not Vonnegut's best by any means, but a fun enough novel, with his typical sense of humor. The story of a man who is the unwitting bagman illicit campaigns funds in the Nixon White House. For Vonnegut, the world is always dystopian. You don't have to make this up.
A Vonnegut classic--fast paced, bizarre and mesmerizing. The story follows the unlikely meanderings of the usual Vonnegut-type central character, a hapless but guileless doofus just released from jail. His wanderings create a dose of social commentary on corporate America and national politics as only Vonnegut can. Mix the style of JD Salinger with the imagination of Salvador Dali and you've got "Jailbird." This novel is short, fast paced and every bit as addictive as the author's previous novels (better than his later ones). If you think you would like dark humor embedded in social satire with more than a touch of the surreal, you'll LOVE "Jailbird" by Kurt Vonnegut (the master of the art form). Read it!
I've loved Vonneguts work for most of my life. This book is another fine example. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book,it was one of the few i hadn't read.
The first section of this book was very slow. While the pace eventually picked up, the storyline was strange and convoluted. Meh.