A Man Without a Country by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

By Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

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In a quantity that's penetrating, introspective, incisive, and laugh-out-loud humorous, one of many nice males of letters of this age–or any age–holds forth on lifestyles, paintings, intercourse, politics, and the kingdom of America’s soul. From his coming of age in the United States, to his formative battle reviews, to his lifestyles as an artist, this is often Vonnegut doing what he does top: Being himself. Whimsically illustrated by way of the writer, A guy with out a Country is intimate, soft, and brimming with the scope of Kurt Vonnegut’s passions.

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“Filled with [Vonnegut’s] traditional contradictory mixture of pleasure and sorrow, wish and melancholy, humor and gravity.”
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“Thank God, Kurt Vonnegut has damaged his promise that he'll by no means write one other e-book. during this wondrous assemblage of mini-memoirs, we find his family’s legacy and his obstinate, retro humanism.”
–Studs Terkel

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“[This] could be as shut as Vonnegut ever involves a memoir. ”
–Los Angeles Times

“Like [that of] his literary ancestor Mark Twain, [Kurt Vonnegut’s] crankiness is good-humored and sharp-witted. . . . [Reading a guy and not using a state is] like sitting down at the sofa for a protracted chat with an outdated good friend. ”
–The big apple occasions publication Review

In a quantity that's penetrating, introspective, incisive, and laugh-out-loud humorous, one of many nice males of letters of this age–or any age–holds forth on lifestyles, paintings, intercourse, politics, and the kingdom of America’s soul. From his coming of age in the United States, to his formative conflict studies, to his lifestyles as an artist, this is often Vonnegut doing what he does top: Being himself. Whimsically illustrated by means of the writer, a guy and not using a kingdom is intimate, gentle, and brimming with the scope of Kurt Vonnegut’s passions.

“For all those that have lived with Vonnegut of their imaginations . . . this can be what he's like in individual. ”
–USA Today

“Filled with [Vonnegut’s] traditional contradictory mixture of pleasure and sorrow, desire and melancholy, humor and gravity. ”
–Chicago Tribune

“Fans will linger on each be aware . . . as once more [Vonnegut] captures the complexity of the human situation with attractive calligraphic simplicity. ”
–The Australian

“Thank God, Kurt Vonnegut has damaged his promise that he'll by no means write one other booklet. during this wondrous assemblage of mini-memoirs, we find his family’s legacy and his obstinate, retro humanism. ”
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LO In effect, James has entertained the heretical thought: what if all the philosophers are wrong, and the way it seems to be is the way it is? l1 In the terminology of James' "Notes for Philosophy 20b: Psychological Seminar-The Feelings:' what is given is a "field" of objects that only upon reflection appear to us either as "external" objects that we perceive, or (when we engage in a different mode of reflection) as "sensations:' or affectations of our own subjectivity. The datum, the phenomenon, the pure experience, in itself "has no such inner duplicity:' James writes.

Phenomenologically, we seem to ourselves to be perceiving tables and chairs (or cabbages and kings), not immaterial intermediaries. lO In effect, James has entertained the heretical thought: what if all the philosophers are wrong, and the way it seems to be is the way it is? l1 In the terminology of James' "Notes for Philosophy 20b: Psychological Seminar-The Feelings:' what is given is a "field" of objects that only upon reflection appear to us either as "external" objects that we perceive, or (when we engage in a different mode of reflection) as "sensations:' or affectations of our own subjectivity.

Pragmatists who are also democrats have a different objection to such hope for allegiance with power. They see it as a betrayal ofthe ideal of human fraternity that democracy inherits from the Judeo-Christian religious tradition. That ideal finds its best expression in the doctrine, common to Mill and James, that every human need should be satisfied unless doing so causes too many other human needs to go unsatisfied. The pragmatist objection to religious fundamentalists is not that fundamentalists are intellectually irresponsible in disregarding the results of natural science.

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