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Breakfast of Champions: A Novel

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9 years, 5 months ago at Oct 10 10:57
After struggling for such a long with my class in 'English Literature' and with little interest in reading another book. I found this book and it was those wacked out illustrations that captured me and I have been a diligent reader ever since.
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Description: "The humor in Vonnegut's fiction is what enables us to contemplate the horror that he finds in contemporary existence. It does not disguise the awful things perceived; it merely strengthens and comforts us to the point where such perception is bearable . . . The comic is the only mode which can allow itself to contemplate absurdity. —Robert Scholes Can you accept a world where the dish runs away with the spoon and the cow jumps over the moon? What of the three blind mice who all ran after the farmer's wife — did you ever see such a funny sight? This is a test . . . for the next 30 seconds — do not pass g ... (more)
Manufacturer: Dial Press Trade Paperback
Release date: 11 May 1999
ISBN-10 : 0385334206 | ISBN-13: 9780385334204
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