Trade Ed. Harper Audio/ Caedmon 2006
CD ISBN 978-0-06-115351-8 $12.95 One CDs
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In three interviews with author Kurt Vonnegut—taped in 1971, 1983, and 2006—writer/interviewer Miller probes Vonnegut on the themes and theories behind some of his most popular works. Books discussed include THE SIRENS OF TITAN, SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE, BETWEEN TIME AND TIMBUKTU, PALM SUNDAY, and A MAN WITHOUT A COUNTRY. Miller, apparently a friend of the author and a devotee (at one point, he dubs Vonnegut “the white knight of postmodern literature”), piles on the ponderous lit-crit queries and generally overreaches in an effort toward profundity. Vonnegut happily sidesteps the academic blather and, deft and plainspoken as always, delivers his unique brand of humor-laced cynicism with freshness and charm. M.G. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 07]
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