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Jailbird

Kurt Vonnegut

Edité par Audible Studios on Brilliance, United States, 2016
ISBN 10: 1511323795 / ISBN 13: 9781511323796
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Titre : Jailbird

Éditeur : Audible Studios on Brilliance, United States

Date d'édition : 2016

Reliure : CD-Audio

Etat du livre : New

Edition : Library ed..

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Language: English . Brand New. Jailbird takes us into a fractured and comic, pure Vonnegut world of high crimes and misdemeanors in government and in the heart. This wry tale follows bumbling bureaucrat Walter F. Starbuck from Harvard to the Nixon White House to the penitentiary as Watergate s least known co-conspirator. But the humor turns dark when Vonnegut shines his spotlight on the cold hearts and calculated greed of the mighty, giving a razor-sharp edge to an unforgettable portrait of power and politics in our times. N° de réf. du libraire AAC9781511323796

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Synopsis : Jailbird takes us into a fractured and comic, pure Vonnegut world of high crimes and misdemeanors in government...and in the heart. This wry tale follows bumbling bureaucrat Walter F. Starbuck from Harvard to the Nixon White House to the penitentary as Watergate's least known co-conspirator. But the humor turns dark when Vonnegut shines his spotlight on the cold hearts and calculated greed of the mighty, giving a razor-sharp edge to an unforgettable portrait of power and politics in our times.

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Critique: "As provoking, as amusing and as silver-tongued as anything Vonnegut has written" ( New Statesman)

" Jailbird has the crackle and snap of Vonnegut's early work - his best since Cat's Cradle. Using the laid-back, ironic voice that has become his stademark, Vonnegut combines fiction and fact to construct an ingenious, wry morality play" ( Newsweek)

"An overtly political novel attacking McCarthyism and Watergate" ( Daily Telegraph)

"After Vonnegut, everything else seems a bit tame" ( Spectator)

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