In weniger als einer Minute können Sie mit dem Lesen von A Man Without a Country auf Ihrem Kindle beginnen. Sie haben noch keinen Kindle? Hier kaufen Oder fangen Sie mit einer unserer gratis Kindle Lese-Apps sofort an zu lesen.

An Ihren Kindle oder ein anderes Gerät senden

 
 
 

Kostenlos testen

Jetzt kostenlos reinlesen

An Ihren Kindle oder ein anderes Gerät senden

Jeder kann Kindle Bücher lesen  selbst ohne ein Kindle-Gerät  mit der KOSTENFREIEN Kindle App für Smartphones, Tablets und Computer.
A Man Without a Country
 
 

A Man Without a Country [Kindle Edition]

Kurt Vonnegut
5.0 von 5 Sternen  Alle Rezensionen anzeigen (3 Kundenrezensionen)

Kindle-Preis: EUR 6,66 Inkl. MwSt. und kostenloser drahtloser Lieferung über Amazon Whispernet

Weitere Ausgaben

Amazon-Preis Neu ab Gebraucht ab
Kindle Edition EUR 6,66  
Gebundene Ausgabe --  
Taschenbuch EUR 9,90  
Audio CD, Audiobook --  

Kunden, die diesen Artikel gekauft haben, kauften auch


Produktbeschreibungen

From Publishers Weekly

In his first book since 1999, it's just like old times as Vonnegut (now 82) makes with the deeply black humor in this collection of articles written over the last five years, many from the alternative magazine In These Times. But the pessimistic wisecracks may be wearing thin; the conversational tone of the pieces is like Garrison Keillor with a savage undercurrent. Still, the schtick works fine most of the time, underscored by hand-lettered aphorisms between chapters. Some essays suffer from authorial self-indulgence, however, like taking a dull story about mailing a manuscript and stretching it to interminable lengths. Vonnegut reserves special bile for the "psychopathic personalities" (i.e., "smart, personable people who have no consciences") in the Bush administration, which he accuses of invading Iraq so America can score more of the oil to which we have become addicted. People, he says, are just "chimpanzees who get crazy drunk on power." Of course, that's exactly the sort of misanthropy hardcore Vonnegut fans will lap up—the online versions of these pieces are already described as the most popular Web pages in the history of In These Times. (Sept.)
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Pressestimmen

'Part memoir, part rant and part joke, Vonnegut's latest book is as elusive as it is beguiling. Throughout this slim volume, the author walks a fine line between despair over our deteriorating world and a consummate entertainer's urge to amuse' Sunday Times 'Vonnegut's A Man without a Country is pure late Twain, darkly funny, never less than enraged at corruption and greed, and overflowing with compassion for the powerless. We've never needed him more' Russell Banks 'If Vonnegut isn't the enduring Good Humor man, who is?' John Irving, The Times 'This enjoyable volume of reflections and anecdotes reminds us what is unique about the author of those startlingly good American novels Slaughterhouse Five, Cat's Cradle and Breakfast of Champions ... Kurt Vonnegut is one of the greatest writers of the past 50 years' Daily Telegraph

Produktinformation

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dateigröße: 537 KB
  • Seitenzahl der Print-Ausgabe: 160 Seiten
  • Verlag: Bloomsbury Publishing; Auflage: New edition (7. September 2009)
  • Verkauf durch: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ASIN: B0049U4120
  • Text-to-Speech (Vorlesemodus): Aktiviert
  • X-Ray:
  • Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 5.0 von 5 Sternen  Alle Rezensionen anzeigen (3 Kundenrezensionen)
  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: #206.515 Bezahlt in Kindle-Shop (Siehe Top 100 Bezahlt in Kindle-Shop)

  •  Ist der Verkauf dieses Produkts für Sie nicht akzeptabel?

Mehr über den Autor

Kurt Vonnegut wurde 1922 in Indianapolis geboren. Er studierte an den Universitäten von Chicago und Tennessee und begann dann, für verschiedene Zeitschriften Kurzgeschichten zu schreiben. Seinen ersten Roman, Player Piano (Das höllische System), veröffentlichte er 1952. Es folgten viele weitere Romane, u.a. The Sirens of Titan (1959) (Die Sirenen des Titan), Mother Night (1961) (Mutter Nacht), Cat's Cradle (1963) (Katzenwiege), God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater (1964) (Gott segne Sie, Mr. Rosewater), Welcome to the Monkey House (1968) (Geh zurück zu deiner lieben Frau), eine Sammlung von Kurzgeschichten, sowie Breakfast of Champions (1973) (Frühstück für Helden), Slapstick, or Lonesome No More (1976) (Slapstick), Jailbird (1979) (Galgenvogel), Deadeye Dick (1982) (Zielwasser), Galapagos (1985) (Galapagos), Bluebeard (1987) (Blaubart) und Hocus Pocus (1990) (Hokus Pokus oder wohin so eilig?). Während des Zweiten Weltkriegs geriet Vonnegut in deutsche Kriegsgefangenschaft und wurde Zeuge der Luftangriffe auf Dresden, eine Erfahrung, die er in seinem berühmtesten Werk, Slaughterhouse Five or The Children's Crusade(1969) (Schlachthof 5 oder der Kinderkreuzzug), verarbeitete. Außerdem veröffentlichte er einen Band mit Reden und Reportagen, Palm Sunday (1981) (Das Nudelwerk), sowie die autobiographische Collage Fates Worse than Death (1991) (Dann lieber gleich tot).

Welche anderen Artikel kaufen Kunden, nachdem sie diesen Artikel angesehen haben?


Kundenrezensionen

4 Sterne
0
3 Sterne
0
2 Sterne
0
1 Sterne
0
5.0 von 5 Sternen
5.0 von 5 Sternen
Die hilfreichsten Kundenrezensionen
6 von 6 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
5.0 von 5 Sternen Ein perfekter Epilog? 20. April 2006
Format:Gebundene Ausgabe
Langsam ans Ende seiner Schriftstellerkarriere gekommen legt Kurt Vonnegut ein neues Buch vor - nichts Großes, Einzigartiges, aber ein neuer Beweis seines Humors und seiner pointierten Sichtweisen. "A Man Without A Country" enthält die in Vonnegut-Manier vorgebrachten politischen und sozialen Einsichten, die jedem eigentlich bekannt sind und sich schlicht zusammenfassen lassen als "Die Welt ist komplett verrückt". Nichts Neues, wie gesagt, aber wohltuend, dass es jemand ausspricht.

Vonnegut macht sich wenig Illusionen von einem heiter-fröhlichen Leben auf unserem Planeten noch hat er Visionen für eine bessere Welt auf Lager. Trotzdem ist Vonnegut nie bitter oder verzweifelt. In seinem neuesten Buch erzählt er keine Geschichte, sondern schweift durch Themen wie Kunst bis Regierung und präsentiert seine Ansichten, Ratschläge und Weisheiten in humorvoller Art und Weise.
War diese Rezension für Sie hilfreich?
1 von 1 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
5.0 von 5 Sternen Wahr und weise gesprochen. 7. Juni 2012
Von Ronald
Format:Taschenbuch|Verifizierter Kauf
Kurt Vonnegut hat zum Ende seines Lebens die Einfachheit der Worte und den Humor des Lebens zelebriert.

Schade, dass er uns nicht mehr vor dem Unsinn bewahren kann. Und dass er uns nicht mehr von seinen Gedanken schenken kann.
War diese Rezension für Sie hilfreich?
5.0 von 5 Sternen Spannung durch Wahrheit 19. Januar 2014
Von Abby Normal TOP 500 REZENSENT
Format:Kindle Edition|Verifizierter Kauf
Das Buch besteht nicht aus einer Geschichte, sondern vielmehr aus vielen Aufsätzen über Politik, Umwelt oder die Menschheit. In meinem Lieblingskapitel gibt er sogar augenzwinkernd Tipps für kreatives Schreiben.

Wie immer bringt Vonnegut die Themen voll auf den Punkt und unterstreicht die Missstände mit seinem einzigartigen, dunklen Humor. Galgenhumor statt Verbitterung.

Wer Vonnegut mag, dem dürfte auch dieses Buch gefallen, wenngleich es sich natürlich von seinen anderen Büchern unterscheidet. Statt einer fiktiven Geschichte gibt es dieses Mal Wahrheiten und autobiografische Happen. Alles in Allem aber wieder eine unterhaltsame Lektüre.
War diese Rezension für Sie hilfreich?
Die hilfreichsten Kundenrezensionen auf Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 4.2 von 5 Sternen  243 Rezensionen
415 von 479 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
5.0 von 5 Sternen Everything Was Beautiful 28. September 2005
Von David Kleist - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Gebundene Ausgabe|Verifizierter Kauf
Reviews like the one below by the 23-year-old who never had read Vonnegut before this current volume remind me of Mr. V.'s statement (I paraphrase, perhaps grotesquely) that the cumulative effect of the Vietnam-war protests and of '60s activism in general was that of a banana-cream pie hurled off a stepladder: here is unquestionably the Greatest of contemporary American novelists, whose work and vision as a whole provide clarity, wisdom, and guidance with humor and love for both the survival of the species and for America--yet he remains largely ignored and neglected by the current American demos, for whom democracy is named, and reviewed by only 24 or so while the latest potboiler gets 345 Amazon reviews the very day it's published.

Certainly Vonnegut himself is well aware of these vagaries of fame and influence.

But let me heartily proclaim the obvious--that we truly should declare Mr. V.'s birthday a new national holiday (strapping it firmly to the one, for some, it already is on 11/11); schoolchildren should compete in Vonnegut Declamation Contests, vying to repeat from memory the longest and most salient passages from his works; we should have Vonnegut Festivals, Seminars, Television sitcoms, toothpaste, bottled water--even a Vonnegut Party in national, state, and local elections, which might well take the place of the corrupt and anemic Democrats.

Alas, it seems we are repeating the past as the Old Reliables (Studs Terkel, John Leonard, and company) trot out their appropriate praises; some teevee interviews are conducted; the bored Harvard and Yale crowds clap politely; the schoolchildren continue with their videogaming and baby-producing; and New Orleans is reduced to a new Love Canal, Iraq civil-wars, the wealthy bolt their gated enclaves, and the rest of us, debt-torn and grief-fatigued, stew in our own juices.

Look: if you haven't done so recently, go back and reread (or first-read) SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE, CAT'S CRADLE, HOCUS-POCUS, GALAPAGOS, GOD BLESS YOU MR. ROSEWATER, and MOTHER NIGHT (among others: but start with these).

Think about what the man is saying. Look around you. Maybe turn off your television for a moment of silence.

Here is the real deal, folks.

This is our guy. Ignore him at your peril.

Let's get those "Sermon on the Mount" plaques up in every corporate lobby.

Let's get tap-dancing. There's not much time left for a party.
162 von 190 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
5.0 von 5 Sternen The perfect epilogue. 14. September 2005
Von Kevin P. Cullen - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Gebundene Ausgabe
Kurt finally concludes the half-century journey on which he has taken us with this hilarious, heartfelt, charming epilogue. Vonnegut gives us literary polaroids of his childhood and day-to-day life, places us at the dinner table with Mark Twain, Jesus, Abraham Lincoln, and Eugene Debs, and manages to answer the question: "What does it mean to be human?" All the while single handedly battling George W. Bush, H-Bombs, and the "Guessers."
33 von 36 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
5.0 von 5 Sternen Thank you Kurt. 20. September 2005
Von Ben Mack - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Gebundene Ausgabe
If you are a humanist, you will probably dig Man Without A Country. I've read the Amazon reviews, and I'm astounded by people who take offense to Vonnegut's humanistic perspective. One reviewer below suggests that A Man Without A Country contains talking points straight from the Democratic National Committee. I checked the DNC website and couldn't identify any lines from Vonnegut's book. So it goes.

Yes, Vonnegut draws connections between Bush and Hitler-they both called themselves Christians despite what many "liberal" documentaries suggest about Hitler being a pagan. But being opposed to Bush doesn't make Kurt a Democrat. Read Kurt's words, HE'S A HUMANIST. For those of you that are anti-humanists, there are plenty of sentences to be taken out of context to exploit towards your own divisive agendas. Vonnegut reminds us of a line by Shakespeare: "The Devil will quote scripture for his purpose."

When did respecting each other become politically divisive? I've often wondered why respecting science is politically divisive. Kurt sheds some light on these topics among others.

Look, if you think the world is all hunky-dory, this won't be your cup of tea. Or, if you dug Vonnegut's earlier work solely for his humor, you may be disappointed with this read. Vonnegut grapples with his grasp on turning out humor, about how other humorists loose their humor as they age. Vonnegut still has his humor, but he is pissed off--many readers haven't known when he has been joking and when he has been serious. For the remedial readers he annotates his jokes by saying, "I'm kidding."

Just because Kurt loves humans, he isn't beyond shaking his finger at those who preach love as they drop bombs and enslave little brown folks. If you object to this assessment of our current world order, and you have read the books Vonnegut suggests every non-twerp has read, then, I'm open to reading your objections to the content of Kurt's assertions. Seriously, do you consume much non-American media?

Fellow humanists, it's time to take these ideas seriously. Enough of the politicians spewing their accusations at the other party. Kurt would prefer politicians stop partying and work on real peaceful, humanitarian efforts, like providing drinkable water.

Kurt begins his penultimate book: "There is no reason good can't triumph over evil, if only angels will get organized along the lines of the mafia."

Here's to Bokonon. * Kurt, I look forward to reading your next novel. I hope you do find a way to write its ending.
54 von 62 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
5.0 von 5 Sternen Excellent. 15. September 2005
Von Stanley D. Wolfersberger - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Gebundene Ausgabe
I came across this book via an unlikely source: John Stewart's interview with Vonnegut on the Daily Show. While I'd heard the name Vonnegut before, I never really knew anything about him or his views, nor his comedic look on certain pressing issues.

At the same time, I found myself (as I dazed in a tired stupor at the boob-tube) wondering why and how this overtly charismatic man, a potential American literary icon, had escaped my knowledge. As I thought more and more, I realized that whether I liked his writings or not, or whether or not I disagreed with him, I needed to read through some of his works -- a sort of "Obligation of the American Soul®" if you will.

And so, as a 23-year old recent college graduate, I ponied up the money and headed to the local Border's shop to pick up the latest (and supposedly final) of his books, A Man Without A Country. I'm not sorry I did.

Vonnegut employs a very readable, conversational style of writing, which lends a sort of friendly "Hey, here's what I think, you go mull it over while I do something else" attitude. While I don't find myself in complete agreeance with everything he says, I believe his general ideas provoke thought and consideration, and his experience and wisdom should not go unnoticed. Any man or woman who has lived to the ripe age of 82 should have some important points to make about life, and one who is as politically charged and sassy as Vonnegut makes several excellent arguments.

I'm not (at this point) familiar with his earlier works, and so I cannot say whether or not he's repeating himself or pulling the same old stunts. What I can say is that if you have a couple hours on hand, you should buy or borrow this book and take a peek through its pages.
16 von 16 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
5.0 von 5 Sternen The genuine article sings a misanthropic somewhat sad swan- song 20. September 2005
Von Shalom Freedman - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Gebundene Ausgabe
Kurt Vonnegut Jr. is the rarest of writers, a genuinely funny and unique person, with a voice like no other, and a way of seeing things all his own. All his books have his own strange combination of truth- telling , fantasy, crazy fact,jibe, reflection, and original insight.

In this one written when he is eighty- two he does a hatchet - job on the Bush Administration, the consuming -carelessly gas- guzzling American, and humanity in general. The title of the work is explained by Vonnegut,""I am a man without a country, except for the librarians and a Chicago paper called In These Times."

He criticizes humanity for being chimpanzees in love with their own power. But as always with Vonnegut there is some lurking hint of redemption and cockeyed affection in the pages. In these essays one center of that is his essay on extended families which he favors. He is dismayed at the thought that most people today are so self- centered that they give little time to planning and acting for generations ahead.

With Vonnegut the diatribe can be tiresome but it is most often redeemed with some flash of crack- up humor.In explaining why he wrote the book at his advanced age when his own father retired at fifty- five,he says " I've lived a long time . I didn't plan to live so long. It was a graceless thing to do. But what am I going to do with myself. This is what I do."

In reflecting upon humanity , he says " Only a nut case would want to be a human being, if he or she had the choice"

This kind of stuff may be tiresome, but I don't think Vonnegut should be taken so literally. The humor tells us that despite all the condemnations he has a bit of hope at least for some of us.

Vonnegut's writings have given a lot of people pleasure through the years. That he is disenchanted with most of us does not mean that we should be disenchanted with him.

I think instead we should take the best of what he has to give, and consider seriously his criticisms of us, even if a good share are judged by us to be unfair.

The planet is helped a bit by having this kind of old codger and his writings around.

You may not like us so much Mr.Vonnegut, but some of us sure do like you.
Waren diese Rezensionen hilfreich?   Wir wollen von Ihnen hören.
Kundenrezensionen suchen
Nur in den Rezensionen zu diesem Produkt suchen

Beliebte Markierungen

 (Was ist das?)
&quote;
The classic medical text on PPs is The Mask of Sanity by Dr. Hervey Cleckley, a clinical professor of psychiatry at the Medical College of Georgia, and published in 1941. Read it! &quote;
Markiert von 5 Kindle-Nutzern
&quote;
Electronic communities build nothing. You wind up with nothing. We are dancing animals. How beautiful it is to get up and go out and do something. We are here on Earth to fart around. Dont let anybody tell you any different. &quote;
Markiert von 5 Kindle-Nutzern
&quote;
Trusting to escape scrutiny, by fixing the public gaze upon the exceeding brightness of military glorythat attractive rainbow, that rises in showers of bloodthat serpents eye, that charms to destroyhe plunged into war. Holy shit! And I thought I was a writer! &quote;
Markiert von 4 Kindle-Nutzern

Kunden diskutieren

Das Forum zu diesem Produkt
Diskussion Antworten Jüngster Beitrag
Noch keine Diskussionen

Fragen stellen, Meinungen austauschen, Einblicke gewinnen
Neue Diskussion starten
Thema:
Erster Beitrag:
Eingabe des Log-ins
 

Kundendiskussionen durchsuchen
Alle Amazon-Diskussionen durchsuchen
   


Ähnliche Artikel finden