Kurt Vonnegut

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‘If masterpiece means anything, it means Cat’s Cradle’: the Kurt Vonnegut novels everyone should read
On his centenary, there are many glories to honour, not least Slaughterhouse-Five. But his best book is this pocket epic in which the world ends to the tune of the false religion of Bokononism, thinks John Self

John Self

11, Nov, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time review – a satisfyingly intimate profile
Friendship lies at the heart of Robert B Weide’s documentary about the author of Slaughterhouse-Five, filmed over the last 20 years of the writer’s life

Wendy Ide

24, Jul, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time review – novelist gets a heartfelt portrait
Devotion to its subject kept director Robert B Weide from finishing his documentary about the great author, and his love shines through

Peter Bradshaw

20, Jul, 2022 @12:00 PM

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From Curb to Kurt: Larry David’s director on how his literary hero helped him through personal pain
When Robert Weide read Kurt Vonnegut as a teenager, he never dreamed he would one day make a film about the author – or become a longstanding friend

Claire Armitstead

15, Jul, 2022 @11:24 AM

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Unstuck in Time: the Kurt Vonnegut documentary 40 years in the making
Robert Weide reached out to his literary idol at the age of 23 and four decades later, his film about their friendship is finally here

David Smith in Washington

15, Nov, 2021 @6:20 AM

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William Gibson: ‘I was losing a sense of how weird the real world was'
The writer who invented ‘cyberspace’ – and possibly the most influential living sci-fi author – on the challenges of keeping up with a reality even stranger than fiction

Sam Leith

11, Jan, 2020 @9:01 AM

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'Screw the snobbish literati': was Kurt Vonnegut a science-fiction writer?
In a new essay, comedian Richard Herring claims Vonnegut was the victim of snobbery. But does anyone still believe sci-fi is a lesser genre?

Sam Jordison

26, Mar, 2019 @3:18 PM

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Slaughterhouse-Five blurs time – and increases the power of reality
Does Kurt Vonnegut expect us to believe his crazy story? This novel may be funny, but it’s still deadly serious

Sam Jordison

19, Mar, 2019 @12:00 PM

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Slaughterhouse-Five is told out of order – in line with the experience of war
Kurt Vonnegut’s story defies conventional chronology, keeping it faithful to the disordered history it depicts

Sam Jordison

12, Mar, 2019 @11:57 AM

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Reading group: Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut is our book for March
This wildly imaginative novel is 50 years old this month, which is all the excuse we’ll need to turn to this hilarious and humane classic

Sam Jordison

05, Mar, 2019 @10:17 AM

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Robin Ince's top 10 books about the human condition
From Douglas Adams to Oliver Sacks, the standup comedian reveals some of the writers that have helped him try to work out what makes us tick

Robin Ince

17, Oct, 2018 @11:14 AM

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Writers’ wilderness haven split over Brecon Beacons phone mast plan
Novelist Ian McEwan is among literary figures objecting to plans for a 17.5-metre tower

Jamie Doward

15, Sep, 2018 @1:24 PM

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