Kurt Vonnegut is an American writer-famous for his novel-Slaughter House. He belongs to the creation of modern novelists.
Where We Live
From the story ‘where we live’, the writer introduces us to the rustic village named Cod Bay. There’s an old library there and a salesman tells the librarian that the Britannica volume is worn out, an old one belonging to the age of 1938. He urges them to buy a new one.
Harrison Bergson is a writing piece about two people watching television-Hazel and her father Harry. Bergson had been out of prison. The people in the narrative are very emotional and get to talk about the mundane things of life.
Who am I this time?
The writer must take up the role of a theater manager. He discusses with the actors about real life situations which they could adapt in the play. The language that is used is the one of minimalism.
Welcome to the Monkey House
There is a debate about birth control and ethical suicide as the population of earth is burgeoning. The writ-up is highly exaggerated and too difficult to believe.
Long walk to forever
In this article there is a description of a man and woman who had grown up together. They later meet and the guy who is in the army comes to know that the woman is getting married. They have a walk and sort out issues and become reunited as a happy couple.
The Foster Portfolio
From the Foster Portfolio, the protagonist is an avid stock broker and he strikes a deal with a wealthy buyer named Henry. He is persuasive and convincing and he strikes a ton of a bargain.
Miss temptation is a description of a voluptuous lady Susana. There are many lechers who stalk her. The story describes the beauty of the woman in ironic humor.
All the King’s Horses
The enemy’s lieutenant engages in a sadistic conversation. He has obtained an inflated ego and hatred for the Yankees.
Tom Edison’s shaggy dog is a writing that focuses on a Labrador. The dog is sensitive and intelligent as well as the dog constantly hangs his wet nose on the owner’s ankles. The narrator believes that the puppy had taught him a trick or two about casting winning lots from the stock market.
In the New Dictionary, the author narrates his fascination about searching for new words in the lexicon. Dirty words are a cure for the writer, a surreal divine forest.
Next door is meat that refers to a wall separating the dwellings of two families. There is a meek description of family life.
More Stately Mansions
More Stately mansions are a frigid narrative about the life of an aristocratic folks. There’s a whole lot of telling about the dwellings in the mansion, its decorations, and its furniture. One can’t be too impressed with the writing.
The Hyannis Port Story
The Hyannis Port Story is a literature in which the protagonist experiences a Commodore. Daily life is thumbed in vigorous prose.
DP is a moving narrative that refers to an orphanage run by nuns. The kids there come from all nationalities. Many of the children are going through an identity crises. They feel the loss of being abandoned by their own parents.
From the Barn House Effect, the writer describes the forces of the mind which he defines as dynamo-psychism. The powers of the mind like clairvoyance, telepathy and exist as a hypothetical conjecture.