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Foreword By Dave EggersSmart, Whimsical, And Often Scathing, The Fiction Of Kurt Vonnegut Influenced A Generation Of American Writers Including Dave Eggers, Author Of This Volume S Foreword In These Previously Unpublished Gems, Vonnegut S Originality Infuses A Unique Landscape Of Factories, Trailers, And Bars And Characters Who Pit Their Dreams And Fears Against A Cruel And Sometimes Comically Indifferent World.Here Are Stories Of Men And Machines, Art And Artifice, And How Ideals Of Fortune, Fame, And Love Take Curious Twists In Ordinary Lives An Ambitious Builder Of Roads, Commanding An Army Of Bulldozers, Graders, And Asphalt Spreaders, Fritters Away His Free Time With Miniature Trains Until The Women In His Life Crash His Fantasy Land Trapped In A Stenography Pool, A Young Dreamer Receives A Call From A Robber On The Run, Who Presents Her With A Strange Proposition A Crusty Newspaperman Is Forced Onto A Committee To Judge Christmas Displays A Job That Leads Him To A Suspiciously Ostentatious Ex Con And Then A Miracle A Hog Farmer S Widow Receives Cryptic, Unsolicited Letters From A Man In Schenectady About The Indefinable Sweet Aches Of The Spirit But What Will She Find When She Goes To Meet Him In The Flesh These Beautifully Rendered Works Are A Testament To Vonnegut S Unique Blend Of Observation And Imagination Like A Present Left Behind By A Departed Loved One, While Mortals Sleep Bestows Upon Us A Shimmering Kurt Vonnegut Gift A Poignant Reflection Of Our World As It Is And As It Could Be.


10 thoughts on “While Mortals Sleep

  1. MJ Nicholls MJ Nicholls says:

    Lordy, why were these stories published This is buried in the bottom drawer stuff, early examples of competence in the writing for slicks and glossies side of Kurt s career There were two sides to Kurt in the fifties and sixties one was the knockout novelist who wrote prophetic, visionary, hilarious, moving and perfect books of permanence that no one noticed until Slaughterhouse V Then there was the hack who wrote formulaic stories to keep his family in shoes, clothes and Drano And I confes Lordy, why were these stories published This is buried in the bottom drawer stuff, early examples of competence in the writing for slicks and glossies side of Kurt s career There were two sides to Kurt in the fifties and sixties one was the knockout novelist who wrote prophetic, visionary, hilarious, moving and perfect books of permanence that no one noticed until Slaughterhouse V Then there was the hack who wrote formulaic stories to keep his family in shoes, clothes and Drano And I confess I dislike the hack I don t rate his short stories at all They strip the essence of his Vonnegutness completely, leaving a first rate craftsman and moralist without the satirical bite and crazy exuberance of Cat s Cradle et al These unpublished bottom drawer pieces have good twists and morals, and as Guardian of the Person or Out, Brief Candle show, can be movingbut slim pickings The short form has come a long way since these pieces were composed The boredom sets in quite early on here, and completi...


  2. Chris Remo Chris Remo says:

    Since Kurt Vonnegut s death, there have been three volumes of previously unpublished Vonnegut short fiction I didn t bother with them initially, because I don t gravitate to short stories to begin with, and on top of that I figured the posthumously published leftovers probably weren t the cream of the crop.But recently it struck me that we won t be getting anygenuinely new Vonnegut material ever not the first time that realization has come to me as if it were a new discovery , so when I Since Kurt Vonnegut s death, there have been three volumes of previously unpublished Vonnegut short fiction I didn t bother with them initially, because I don t gravitate to short stories to begin with, and on top of that I figured the posthumously published leftovers probably weren t the cream of the crop.But recently it struck me that we won t be getting anygenuinely new Vonnegut material ever not the first time that realization has come to me as if it were a new discovery , so when I saw a hardcover edition of While Mortals Sleep in my local bookstore, I picked it up.While Mortals Sleep is the third and latest of these attempts to scrounge anymaterial out of the Vonnegut name,...


  3. Vderevlean Vderevlean says:

    mix de proze foarte bune cu unele slabe stilul cinic, ironic, amuzant i parodic al lui vonnegut e dublat uneori de un realism simplu, sentimental merit citit.


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  5. Caitlyn Caitlyn says:

    I read many reviews about the volumes of Vonnegut short stories that were published after his death Many feel that they lack the overall cohesion that Kurt Vonnegut displays in his larger works such as The Sirens of Titan and Cat s Cradle They seem to think that Vonnegut could not pack a punch in less than 20 pages They aren t right.In each of these short stories Vonnegut quickly sketches a world filled with flawed characters He makes them quickly likable, or detestable, as each story would I read many reviews about the volumes of...


  6. Diana Diana says:

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  7. britt_brooke britt_brooke says:

    Not stellar, but a decent collection And the artwork was a nice touch Favorites Ruth Out, Brief Candle The Man Without No Kiddleys


  8. EZRead eBookstore EZRead eBookstore says:

    There are 16 short stories in While Mortals Sleep, and I really loved all of them I m not afraid to climb on top of one of those old trick planes and wave a banner from the sky I NO LONGER THINK KURT VONNEGUT IS JUST OKAY.HE IS WONDERFUL In all wickedness, I had only read Slaughterhouse Five as my Kurt Vonnegut read beforehand He seems to be touted by most everyone, but is especially praised by post students who thought their assigned school reading and nothing else was far out S There are 16 short stories in While Mortals Sleep, and I really loved all of them I m not afraid to climb on top of one of those old trick planes and wave a banner from the sky I NO LONGER THINK KURT VONNEGUT IS JUST OKAY.HE IS WONDERFUL In all wickedness, I had only read Slaughterhouse Five as my Kurt Vonnegut read beforehand He seems to be touted by most everyone, but is especially praised by post students who thought their assigned school reading and nothing else was far out So you can see, I m not bitter I actually was surprised to see how cohesive and magical these short...


  9. Kevin Kevin says:

    Eh I think, as other reviews on this site have statedeloquently than I can, that these stories were in the unpublished pile for a reason Make no mistake each and every one is better than something I could write, but compared to Vonnegut when he s on fire well, they re lacking.I went to pick it up today to finish off the last few stories and found myself staring at the rest of my to read pile and my hand went straight to the next book in line I could kid myself and say that I ll b Eh I think, as other reviews on this site have statedeloquently than I can, that these stories were in the unpublished pile for a reason Make no mistake each and every one is better than something I could write, but compared to Von...


  10. Ken Ken says:

    I often feel that posthumous releases of an author s early work are littlethan a money grab by the publisher However, in this case, I m glad these early stories made their way into the world.This is a side of Vonnegut that fans of his later work may not complet...