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Gods., hRybody was finally eual They weren t only eual before God and the law They were eual every which way Nobody was smarter than anybody else Nobody was better looking than anybody else Nobody was stronger or uicker than anybody elseThe absolute conformity is a paradise for politiciansThe tales may be mockingly dystopian vaguely romantic or just everyday life scenes but everything is tinted with a slenderly blackishumour and somewhat bitter irony And every story exudes an inimitable psychedelic aura Now I understand you poor fish I said You couldn t get along without fear That s the only skill you ve got ow to scare yourselves and other people into doing things That "S The Only Fun You "the only fun you got watching people jump for fear of what you ll do to their bodies or take "Away From Their Bodies Time Passes Some "from their bodies Time passes some change and some things remain the same A Compendium of Curmudgeonly HumourKurt Vonnegut is remain the same A Compendium of Curmudgeonly HumourKurt Vonnegut is curmudgeon Curmudgeons are often misunderstood and taken for irascible pedants On the contrary they are anything but pedantic Curmudgeons are introverts who are simply tired of adapting themselves to the demands of an extrovert world They want to be left alone Which is why they occasionally write or say nasty things to annoy people The ope is that other people will then The Ground beneath her Feet have something to talk about with each other and give the curmudgeon some peaceA curmudgeon like Vonnegut is the opposite of a totalitarian A curmudgeon knows the world aroundim and its imperfections through direct experience But Killer Pancake / The Cereal Murders he is wary of turningis opinions of which Lo Que la Reina Quiere (Sexys Cuentos de Hadas Al Revés nº 1) heas many into policies This is just as well because William Gibson his opinions are anything but consistent Heas learned over the years that consistency is indeed the sign of a trivial mind which would like to impose order on a universe that is inherently chaotic Curmudgeons are male by definition because they fear the power of women and Nancy Drake have no defences against it Female power arises from the inherent male incompetence in things like communication and relationship building Sisterhood is a mystery which manifests toim as a Bandbox hive mind ande dares not mess with it The curmudgeon knows Everglades (Doc Ford Mystery, he is deficient and relies on women to suffer frustration and annoyance inis presence He is aware of this sufferance and as a mark of respect neither contradicts nor criticises Kicking It (Alex Craft, his female companions They in turn accept the deal as the best they are likely to get and desist from all attempts to improveimA curmudgeon is not without charm in certain situations primarily those in which e is forced to respond to the opinions usually political but sometimes anthropological of others particularly blowhards and dilettantes In such circumstances is remarks are likely intended not to convince but to undermine He perceives this as ealthy cynicism The charm emanates from the fact that e doesn t mind what anyone else thinks of The Donovan Legacy (Donovans him The combination of the unexpected and the absence of obvious banalityelps Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut is a collection of short stories from the 50s and 60s and demonstrates Vonnegut s tremendous range as a writer I Breaking Down (The Garage, have read one critic who did not like Vonnegut saying that all ofis novels are essentially the same with is voice and tone narrating each new set of facts I agreed somewhat but still liked the way e writes and ave enjoyed every one of is works I Passionate Kisses Boxed Set have read The stories in this collectionowever written earlier than most of Destiny and Power his novels displays a great variety of themes and models and though Vonnegut s signatureumor is evident in many e shows a different often emotional side in many stories Harrison Bergeron the dystopian classic is undoubtedly the most recognizable of these shorts but several others ave clearly been influential to other writers and filmmakers Welcome to the Monkey House and Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow both address over population but from Vonnegut s uniue perspective Several stories speak to Vonnegut s stance on demilitarization and illuminating the idiocy of industrial war making Stories like DP Adam and Next Door though originally published in Ladies Home Journal and Cosmopolitan reveal an unguarded sentimentality and The Café Book humanity that is not as evident in much of Vonnegut s later works A very good read 2019 re readKurt Vonnegut s 1968 anthology of previously published short stories is a good introduction tois earlier work Most of these were written in the 50s and early 60s and represent a mainstream side of Lord John And The Brotherhood Of The Blade (Lord John Grey, him that many ofis fans and those not yet accustomed to is work would not readily recognizeActually I was struck by ow much like Ray Bradbury many of these were Stories like Who am I this time and The Foster Portfolio could Models Dont Eat Chocolate Cookies have been penned by Ray Makes me wonderow much of an influence RB was on KVStories that stand out this time around are The Hyannis Port Story which I remember liking before and Deer in the Works which was likely connected to is work on is novel Player PianoMost endearing was DP which was first published in the August 1953 edition of the Ladies Home Journal is about a little boy in Germany after the second world war He Shalias Diary (Shalias Diary, has brown skin and blue eyes and the sisters in the orphanage and the local villagers accept thate is likely the offspring of a German girl and an American soldier When a group of US soldiers visit the area Scruples Two he takes to one of the men who must surely beis papa. 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1956 Mind Youa Point in 1956 mind youa point still continues to elude many supposed adults even todayAll the King s Horses A rather dark musing on war but not too darkTom Edison s Shaggy Dog Just perfectly amusingNew Dictionary Would go well paired with David Foster Wallace s review of dictionariesNext Door Oh myMore Stately Mansions This is another one that as lived long in my memory It s a very kind and accepting and loving sort of story about a uirky possibly annoying as ell character And also the obsession with Silver Tower / Strike Force / Shadow Command having the perfectome Explosive Acts has only become stronger and widespreadThe Hyannis Port Story Another really sweet story that still manages to be cynical and funnyDP Vonnegut writes children so well so real Not at all like Salinger s improbable paragons A most unusual war storyReport on the Barnhouse Effect Interesting to compare this with LeGuin s Lathe of Heaven in focus and tone and characterizationThe Euphio uestion Amusingly presentedGo Back to Your Precious Wife and Son Oh I love this the contrast between the couples the shower enclosure Why doesn t anyone write stories from the point of view of storm window installers these daysDeer in the Works I d say this oneas exerted a small but deeply felt influence over my whole world viewThe Lie Vonnegut can be warmly sympathetic to unlikely charactersUnready to Wear No uestion that I love this storyThe Kid Nobody Could Handle An appreciation of the importance of finding one s Shadowbridge (Shadowbridge, home in every senseThe Manned Missiles Perhaps the world didn t go this way because Vonnegut warned us against it Interesting notee thinks Earth will look green from spaceEPICAC Unlike some of Academia de Rowan (A Tapeçaria his peers Vonnegut can easily imagine a brilliant mathematician whoappens to be a womanAdam Another sweet story that isn t sentimental at allTomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow Boy was the population explosion a big dealIt s been than 30 years since I first read this book and a while since I ve read anything else by Vonnegut But rereading I can t elp notice ow completely I ve absorbed the Vonnegut mindset into my own Most of my favorite authors these days I love for their Two Reels And A Crank humanism their warmth their sympathy and theirumor Most of that must Queens Gambit (The Tudor Trilogy, have come from Vonnegut since I can t recall any one else I read inigh school who was similar except Douglas Adams These are not bad people to ave been raised byKindle library copy Welcome to the Monkey House is the best collection of stories I ve readRating it accurately is as difficult as ever Should it be based off of the best stories Or all of them I don t knowWhat I do know is Harrison Bergeron Welcome to the Monkey House Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow EPICAC Where I Live and The Euphio uestion are some of the best shorts ever writtenMuch like Vonnegut s other novels they re strangely scientific with uirky characters great dialogue and plenty of comedic momentsThe rest of the stories weren t so great to write about Some of them are pretty out there though if that s your thing What is appiness What is pleasure Is The Camping Cookbook happiness an emotion that endures thatas to be earned and pleasure a temporary reaction to something that makes you feel goodIn this short story radio waves from a distance star are picked up and amplified and the effect on people is much like good weed Everyone Absalom, Absalom! hangs out feeling mellow letting the little things go a somewhat deviant idea of what is funny greatilarity and general love view spoilerI know this exactly because I ve tried Euphio ide spoiler The story is available to read online courtesy of the Saturday Evening Post Link in the Goodreads book detailsSusanna a young and pretty bit part actress in town for the summer and working at the local theater is in the small local drug store to pick up er morning paper and by chance she meets a local boy Corporal Norman Fuller just returned from the Korean War That s the setting and what transpires between these two displays the genius of Kurt Vonnegut s writing ability You can read it in one sitting and it s worth the time The world is overpopulated and they Black Stone have Ethical Suicide Parlors where public minded citizens are encouraged to go in and get a lethal injection from the attractiveostesses There s a big thermometer outside showing On Liberty how many people there currently are in the worldSo the guy comes in ande s chatting with the No Way Down hostess He wants to knowow much the mercury will go down if Pulled Thread Embroidery he decides to do it A footNo she saysAn inchNot uite she saysSuddenlye changes English Humour for Beginners his tone Every inche says represents seventeen million people That s not the right way to look at it she says But she doesn t say what is the right way to look at itEver since reading this story as a teenager I ve been unable to take anyone seriously who uses the expression That s not the right way to look at it Not my fault Blame the late Mr Vonnegut This is a master class in the art of short story writing Every short story is finely crafted Many Absolutely on Music haveumor many The Ransom of Mercy Carter haveeartbreak many Gone for Good have subtle romance Almost allave commentary on society especially American society that is as relevant today as it was in the 1950s What are these stories missing You reader It s missing you to unlock their meaning and beauty Every epoch tells its stories its own way and Kurt Vonnegut managed to catch the spirit of the last midcentury perfectlyThe Year was 2081 and eve. Ns as diverse as The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction and The Atlantic Monthly these superb stories shar. Welcome to the Monkey HouseVonnegut does a wonderful job with a short story and while most stories were okay to yeah I liked it I guess it s definitely worth it for the few 4 to 5 star ratingsWhere I Live Venture Traveler s World October 1964 25 Kinda boring and no real plot Just meanderingHarrison Bergeron The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction October 1961 55 Loved this one science fiction Handicapping people so everything is fair and no one can take unfair advantage because of their looks intelligence physical prowess etc Sad but true and ilarious at the same time exactly what Vonnegut does bestWho Am I This Time The Saturday Evening Post 16 December 1961 #35 A play that I guess Vonnegut ad to put on Street Car Named Desire #A play that I guess Vonnegut ad to put on Street Car Named Desire don t know if it s a true story or what but it sounded autobiographical Main actor who acts amazingly in everything and duddy female actor who British Society Since 1945 he is able to bring out ofer shellWelcome to the Monkey House Playboy January 1968 45 Another science fiction story where the world Is Overpopulated And There overpopulated and there a mandatory pill called ethical birth control that doesn t make it impossible to ave children the ethical part but makes you numb from the waist down Another sad but true although I don t uite agree with the jab against religion in this oneLong Walk to Forever Ladies Home Journal August 1960 35 A military man visits a woman e s in love with and who s about to get marriedThe Foster Portfolio Collier s Magazine 8 September 1951 25 Nothing really exciting Reiki And The Seven Chakras here A financial consultant consults a man who s reasons forow Turning the Tide of Battle he managesis money are than they seemMiss Temptation The Saturday Evening Post April 21 1956 35 An actress struts I Curse the River of Time her stuff but is brought down for no reason she canelpAll the King s Horses Collier s Magazine 10 Feb 1951 55 A game of chess becomes a game of survival Definitely one of the best of the collectionTom Edison s Shaggy Dog Collier s Magazine 14 March 1953 45 A funny story about a really annoying me monster Brian Regen who corners a man in the parkNew Dictionary The New York Times October 1966 35 Who Once I Was a Princess hasn t looked up dirty words in the dictionary Next Door Cosmopolitan April 1955 45 Pretty funny story about a kid whoears fighting next door and tries to Court the Night (Blood Bonds, help Assume makes a what out of whomMore Stately Mansions Collier s Magazine 22 December 1951 35 uaint story about interior decoratingThe Hyannis Port Story 35 Secret Service calls a Commodore Rumfoord a name that comes up a few times in Vonnegut s work aboutis son Rumfoord is not a big Kennedy fanDP Ladies Home Journal August 1953 35 A kid in a prison camp meets Greed, Seeds and Slavery his fatherReport on the Barnhouse Effect Collier s Magazine 11 February 1950 35 SciFi Barnhouse is a scientist who discovers an interesting talente Demons, Deliverance, Discernment hasThe Euphio uestion Collier s Magazine 12 May 1951 45 SciFi An interesting discovery leads toappiness although it s than you bargain forGo Back to Your Precious Wife and Son Ladies Home Journal July 1962 35 A famous actress and Some Prefer Nettles by Junichiro Tanizaki Summary Study Guide her fifthusband Well Meet Again have some work done on their bathroomDeer in the Works Esuire April 1955 355 An owner of a newspaper decidese needs something secure and gets ired on at a large corporation Say bye bye to your freedomThe Lie The Saturday Evening Post 24 February 1962 355 About a father s excitement for is son to enter boarding schoolUnready to Wear Galaxy Science Fiction April 1953 45 SciFi Bodies are really just a pain in the neck aren t theyThe Kid Nobody Could Handle The Saturday Evening Post 24 September 1955 25 A boy who s been neglected all If I Never See You Again (Jo Birmingham his life acts out Actions speak louder than wordsThe Manned Missiles Cosmopolitan July 1958 45 This was a really emotional tale about two astronauts fathers writing each other whose sons recently died EPICAC Collier s Magazine 25 November 1950 45 SciFi Our narratoras a discussion with the smartest machine in the worldAdam Cosmopolitan April 1954 35 This one was definitely close to Firebird home for me Iave a seven month old Babies are greatTomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow Galaxy Science Fiction January 1954 45 SciFi Another story about overpopulation in the future In this one because of a new anti aging drug there are so many people each family lives together for generations and there are no resources 1982 January 62014 October 3Where I Live Keenly observed I wonder what an update would be like 50 years onHarrison Bergeron This one A Night on the Tiles has aged a bit but it s still goodWho Am I This Time I vividly recall the American Playhouse production with Susan Sarandon and Christopher Walken MagicWelcome to the Monkey House Likewise aged not that there aren t people who would be delighted to see the sex drive killed for everyone else but those people tend not to be in favor of birth control or assisted suicideLong Walk to Forever This is the story that made me want to reread the collection particularly A walk said Catharine One foot in front of the othersaid NewtThrough leavesover bridges Vonnegut repeats that line through leaves over bridges several times and it is amazingow much emotion The House That Jesus Built he manages to convey in that utterly prosaic phrase It kills me As does Vonnegut s preferred title Hell to Get Along With which should probably be the title of every proposal story everThe Foster Portfolio HehMiss Temptation I m not Yellowstone Park she said I m not supported by taxes I don t belong to everybody You don tave any right to say anything abou. Welcome to the Monkey House is a collection of Kurt Vonnegut’s shorter works Originally printed in publicatio. ,

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