Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Author Delacorte Press $ (p) ISBN She soon has him writing his memoirs, which he titles Bluebeard; and it is a pearl of a book. Bluebeard, which came out in , was one of Vonnegut’s last Kurt Vonnegut, one of the most prolific if not best American writers of the. BLUEBEARD By Kurt Vonnegut. pp. New York: Delacorte Press. $ BY the high imaginative standards of Kurt Vonnegut at his best.

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Other themes that critics have discussed are Survivor’s syndromefamily, and relationships with women.

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It is told as a first person narrative and describes the late years of fictional Abstract Expressionist painter Rabo Karabekianwho first appeared as a minor character in Vonnegut’s Breakfast khrt Champions Bluebeard is my favorite Vonnegut for one reason. Celeste, a blhebeard fifteen year old, owns every book by popular fictionist, Polly Madison. So, anyway, I love both of these artists, and I totally see what you’re saying, but Kurt has many more layers that make these two as comparable as mild salsa and gourmet seven-layer dip.

Books by Kurt Vonnegut. His narrator, Rabo Karabekian, points out that most of the veterans in those movies are the age he was jurt he returned home, and not the young striplings whose lives are shattered on the front.

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In one part of the book, a female character talks about how Ibsen’s The Doll House ended the wrong way. Instead, he has become the repository of many stories about the people who made up Vonnegyt Expressionism in the early days of this century and wants to get them off his chest.

Once apprentice to ‘great man’ and famous illustrator Dan Gregory before becoming one of the founders of an important abstract art movement, even if he was the least talented of the lot, Rabo Karabekian is now a septuagenarian content to live out his days vlnnegut his well-off dead wife’s family home, on the proceeds of his extremely valuable art collection and his only company his cook, her daughter and his best friend, Paul Slazenger.


That’s his genius as far as I can see. Dec 14, Samson Martirosyan rated it it was amazing. They use bluebearf Yeahhh This perspective and style work really well when looking at life through art.

Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! I digress, because even though Bluebeard is a thin book with a light tone, it makes me meditate upon weighty subjects.

Good books blueeard end sad. I remember loving his style and staccato rhythm of his prose. They are black holes from which no intelligence or skill can escape.

Karabekian is the strongest character in the book the others are not as developed as I would have liked and through him, Vonnegut’s love for art and particularly the Ab-Ex movement come through. His life bluebearv forever changed one day when he meets Circe Berman and is pressured by her to write his autobiography — Bluebeard.

A very brilliant writer Another interesting Vonnegut book.

Of course, any Vonnegut you have handy will probably do just fine. That’s not to say he doesn’t take the occasional bite out of how we view the art world. At last, out of affection for a persistent window who has bossed her way into his life, he reveals his secret to her – a tour de force that Vonnegut handles in a masterly way, and which closes this wry and inficitley good-houmoured novel. I read a library copy, but I’ll definitely be buying this book By far, my favourite Vonnegut book though, to be fair, I’ve only read two others: Thanks for the kind comments!


The other choice is that you can try and get some sleep, too.

I like that sort of stuff, but I find it hard to consider it sublime, exactly. Which brings me to an aside that will be the entirety of my actual “review”. Some of the smartest commentary on modern art well, sort of modern — the abstract expressionists and just being human via art May 29, Ben Babcock rated it really liked it Shelves: I’m becoming quite a fan of his writing. It is specifically this: Oh, my hero, Kurt.

Kukaan ei osannut maalata univormuja niin kuin Dan Gregory. This is a recurring question, with a variety of answers. Published by Dial Press Trade Paperback first published Yet this is also a story about genocide survivors, abusive relationships, the horror of war, and the horror of mediocrity. The painting is an enormous photo-realistic picture of Karabekian’s experience of World War II where he and 5, other prisoners of war, gypsies, and concentration camp victims were dumped in a valley when the German forces realized that the war was lost.

Bluebeard is more melancholy and less slapstick than Slaughterhouse-Five and Breakfast of Champions which he is more renowned for.

Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut

He turns his back on the figurative arts and abandons his skills as a draughtsman. Corrections 1 6 Dec 24, I’ll always love Vonnegut, in a way for me he vonneyut my first real Mark Twain.

After the war, he attended University of Chicago as a graduate student in anthropology and also worked as a police reporter at the City News Bureau of Chicago.

I finished another book!

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