A Man Without A Country

A Man Without A Country

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Random House, Inc.
A Man Without a Country is Kurt Vonnegut’s hilariously funny and razor-sharp look at life ("If I die—God forbid—I would like to go to heaven to ask somebody in charge up there, ‘Hey, what was the good news and what was the bad news?"), art ("To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it."), politics ("I asked former Yankees pitcher Jim Bouton what he thought of our great victory over Iraq and he said, ‘Mohammed Ali versus Mr. Rogers.’"), and the condition of the soul of America today ("What has happened to us?").
Based on short essays and speeches composed over the last five years and plentifully illustrated with artwork by the author throughout, A Man Without a Country gives us Vonnegut both speaking out with indignation and writing tenderly to his fellow Americans, sometimes joking, at other times hopeless, always searching.

Baker & Taylor
In a collection of brief autobiographical essays, the renowned novelist offers his views on art, politics, and everyday life in America.

Perseus Publishing

A Man Without a Country is Kurt Vonnegut’s hilarious and razor-sharp look at life (“If I die—God forbid—I would like to go to heaven to ask somebody in charge up there, ‘Hey, what was the good news and what was the bad news?’”), art (“To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.”), politics (“I asked former Yankees pitcher Jim Bouton what he thought of our great victory over Iraq and he said, ‘Mohammed Ali versus Mr. Rogers.’”), and the condition of the soul of America today (“What has happened to us?”). Gleaned from short essays and speeches composed over the last five years and plentifully illustrated with artwork by the author throughout, A Man Without a Country gives us Vonnegut both speaking out with indignation and writing tenderly to his fellow Americans, sometimes joking, at other times hopeless, always searching.

Kurt Vonnegut is among the very few grandmasters of contemporary American letters, without whom the very term “American literature” would mean less than it does. His novels include Cat’s Cradle and Slaughterhouse Five, among so many others. Projects with Seven Stories Press in recent years include God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian and, with Lee Stringer, Like Shaking Hands with God, a book about writing. His most recent novel is Timequake (1997). In addition to his writing, Vonnegut is a visual artist of note. His paintings and prints can be seen at www.vonnegut.com. He lives with his wife, photographer Jill Krementz, in New York City.

Daniel Simon is the founder and publisher of Seven Stories Press and served as editor on two previous books by Kurt Vonnegut, God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian and, with Lee Stringer, Like Shaking Hands God. Simon is also co-author of a biography of Abbie Hoffman, Run, Run, Run: The Lives of Abbie Hoffman.


The first major new book to appear from Kurt Vonnegut in nearly a decade


Blackwell North Amer
A New York Times Bestseller

A Man Without a Country is Kurt Vonnegut’s hilariously funny and razor-sharp look at life ("If I die—God forbid—I would like to go to heaven to ask somebody in charge up there, ‘Hey, what was the good news and what was the bad news?"), art ("To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it."), politics ("I asked former Yankees pitcher Jim Bouton what he thought of our great victory over Iraq and he said, ‘Mohammed Ali versus Mr. Rogers.’"), and the condition of the soul of America today ("What has happened to us?").
Based on short essays and speeches composed over the last five years and plentifully illustrated with artwork by the author throughout, A Man Without a Country gives us Vonnegut both speaking out with indignation and writing tenderly to his fellow Americans, sometimes joking, at other times hopeless, always searching.

Publisher: New York : Seven Stories Press, c2005
Edition: Seven Stories Press 1st ed
ISBN: 9781583227138
158322713X
Characteristics: ix, 146 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Simon, Daniel 1957-

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Mooseum
Jun 28, 2018

This book was referenced in Essential Vonnegut Interviews, a short series of conversations between Kurt Vonnegut and Walter James Miller. His mention of people without a consciences, or psychopathic personalities caught my interest. This is a more essential Vonnegut than the brief conversations. It is a look into the thoughts of a writer who reveals so much through his fiction writing that you want to know more.

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coasting
Jan 15, 2016

My first taste of Kurt Vonnegut - now I want to read everything.

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msemos
Jul 23, 2015

I had never read anything by Vonnegut before, but I will now. amazing how he found the words to say what I had thought but couldn't express. needless to say this book is not for the closed mind group

JCLJakeE Mar 15, 2013

"hilariously funny and razor-sharp look at life" - Well Said. Vonnegut is an insightful humanist author who could never pass up the opportunity for a good laugh. My favorite quote, "I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around and don't let anybody tell you different."

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gemmamaria
Apr 27, 2011

Whether you agree with him or not, he's a great writer. K.V. gives a piece of his soul with every sentence. I seriously appreciate this book.

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7mary7
Apr 04, 2010

a somewhat misinformed political rant

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