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Slaughterhouse-Five (Mass Market Paperback)

by Kurt Vonnegut

Feels Like the First Time: On Discovering Writers 3

When you see a beautiful stranger across a crowded room, the spark fires and you won’t forget the moment.

Habitual Line-Steppers: Tracing Paul Beatty’s Influences 29

This was long before the power and reach of social media, decades before “Black Twitter” became a sounding board for people of color. And yet, by episode three, on the strength of word of mouth alone, there wasn’t a black or Latino teenager I knew who was missing a new Chappelle’s Show every Tuesday night.

The Art of “The Novel” 10

I am going to try to convince you that The Novel is one of the most important works of both literary history and criticism to be published in the last decade.

Because I, Too, Am Hungry: On Food and Reading 8

Tell me reading about those farmers, very early in the morning, devouring those biscuits, those eggs, that ham, that coffee, doesn’t do something for you, doesn’t make you feel as if you could hoe a field, doesn’t make you want to go out and get that shit fucking done.

Silently, Side by Side: Reading with My Son 11

Maybe those days of curling up in bed with a story were long gone, but what if we read the same book together silently in the living room? If I bought two copies of a novel, we could take on chapter-length chunks each evening and then discuss what we’d just read. Perhaps in this way I could gently lead my son to an appreciation of the deeper internal landscapes that literature offers.

Filming in the Fourth Dimension 0

A Sensitive Meatball: On Kurt Vonnegut's Letters 4

Reading these letters, it seemed like Kurt Vonnegut’s biggest obstacle to happiness was Kurt Vonnegut.

Won't Somebody Please Think Of The Children 7

Diversions and Distractions Part 3: A Reading Journal 0

Shuffling off 0

Ask a Book Question: The Third in a Series (The Constructive Subversive) 0