Sucker's Portfolio MOBI æ Kindle Edition

Sucker's Portfolio Available to readers for the first time, Sucker s Portfolio showcases a collection of seven never before published works from Kurt Vonnegut, one of the greatest writers of the th century Short, sardonic, and dark, these six brief fiction stories and one non fiction piece are consummate Vonnegut with piercing satire and an eye for life s obscene inanity Also available for the first time is an unfinished science fiction short story, included in the appendixThese stories trace trivial human lives and mundane desires, which is precisely where Vonnegut s inimitable perspective as a humanist shines, illuminating his alternating hopeful and dismal outlook, although undoubtedly focusing on the latter Here as in his greatest novels, Vonnegut s writing takes us to the darkest corners of the human soul and with wit and humor, manages to remind us of our potential to be something greater


About the Author: Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Kurt Vonnegut, Junior was an American novelist, satirist, and most recently, graphic artist He was recognized as New York State Author for 2001 2003 He was born in Indianapolis, later the setting for many of his novels He attended Cornell University from 1941 to 1943, where he wrote a column for the student newspaper, the Cornell Daily Sun Vonnegut trained as a chemist and worked as a journalist before joining the U.S Army and serving in World War II 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 He left Chicago to work in Schenectady, New York in public relations for General Electric He attributed his unadorned writing style to his reporting work His experiences as an advance scout in the Battle of the Bulge, and in particular his witnessing of the bombing of Dresden, Germany whilst a prisoner of war, would inform much of his work This event would also form the core of his most famous work, Slaughterhouse Five, the book which would make him a millionaire This acerbic 200 page book is what most people mean when they describe a work as Vonnegutian in scope Vonnegut was a self proclaimed humanist and socialist influenced by the style of Indiana s own Eugene V Debs and a lifelong supporter of the American Civil Liberties Union.The novelist is known for works blending satire, black comedy and science fiction, such as Slaughterhouse Five 1969 , Cat s Cradle 1963 , and Breakfast of Champions 1973



10 thoughts on “Sucker's Portfolio

  1. says:

    the bottomless well of human yearning I am a huge Kurt Vonnegut fan, so a friend bought me Sucker s Portfolio for Christmas I had not even heard of it It is anpublication of 6 short stories, 1 essay, and 1 unfinished story of Vonnegut s that were never published For what it is, it is okay Especially if you are already a fan.The 6 stories are fine None are brilliant, none are awful Most are solid.


  2. says:

    Sucker s Portfolio is a collection of previously unpublished short fiction and essays by Kurt Vonnegut Published in 2012, this compilation features six short stories, an essay, and the beginning draft of a story that ends midway through a scene Several of the stories have the feel and tone of stories published in Welcome to the Monkey House, his collection of short stories published in 1968 Those stories


  3. says:

    4.5 stars I bloody loved this Knowing the last story was unfinished physically tugged on my heart, I want to know


  4. says:

    This is a collection of 6 fiction stories and 1 non fiction essay thatpublished in serial format under itsSerials imprint The appendix includes an unfinished science fiction story It s complete now, so buying it gets you a finished book Shorter than Vonnegut s other story collections, but as of this writing it s still 3 for 154 pages, so it s a good deal.I ve rated each story in the section below, but overall I d say th


  5. says:

    4.5 stars.Maybe it s because I haven t read a book in four months.Maybe it s because it s Vonnegut.Whatever it is, this is one of those rare times where I really enjoyed a short story collection I m now realizing that, annoyingly , none of these never before published stories had a date of composition on them I only mention this because I guess I just assume they were all early works I mean, that makes sense since short stories


  6. says:

    People say you can t learn anything from social media, but I have learned from Goodreads about normal behavior, which otherwise exists in my life mostly as a rumor Specifically, I have learned that many people readthan one book at a time, apparently remembering each of them individually This strikes me as an intellectual feat on a par with Mr Memory in The 39 Steps , who amazed music hall audiences by recalling random facts, such as th


  7. says:

    I haven t read much Kurt Vonnegut yet, though I m trying to rectify that So far, I ve just read Slaughterhouse Five, though I have a bunchof his books on the endless to read list This particular book was free to borrow on the Kindle, and who doesn t love free This was an interesting collection of stories I liked most of them and thought one or two were duds, but overall they didn t blow me away.However, the final non fiction essay that blew me


  8. says:

    My first taste of Vonnegut I am feeling Luke warm about this I didn t have strong opinions really Sort of good Sort of meh Wouldn t avoid books by Vonnegut in the future but I also would not seek them out Yeah Just kind of meh.


  9. says:

    My five star ace forever and ever


  10. says:

    The previously unpublished stories are fine, but the stand out is the essay, The Last Tasmanian, which is classic Vonnegut through and through and worth the read alone.


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