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- Listening Length: 17 hours and 35 minutes
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- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Recorded Books
- Audible.com Release Date: May 30, 2012
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B0087EPS94
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The new Charles J. Shields biography of Kurt Vonnegut, And So It Goes, doesn't adhere to the love-hate mentality that was in vogue between biographers and their subjects a generation ago. In the current book, biographer and author seemed genuinely to like each other in the brief period they worked together. One could go so far as to say that before Vonnegut's death, they were well on their way to becoming, well, pals. Ah, I thought to myself. This biographer will suck up in person, then skewer the old man after he dies. It never happens.
This is not to say Vonnegut gets a free pass. Infidelities and indiscretions are on full view, and never more so than in the Fall of 1965 when the author begins an affair at the famous University of Iowa creative writing workshop.Read more ›
Perhaps what finally pushed Vonnegut to trust Shields was the fact that really had been no previous biography of this literary icon of the second half of the twentieth century, which rankled Vonnegut. If America had a one-man Grub Street, Vonnegut grubbed away there in West Barnstable on Cape Cod for some twenty years churning out dozens of short stories and a few novels, amid clouds of Pall Mall smoke, before Slaughterhouse-Five made him a bestselling author. It also conferred financial security where previously there had been none. In this freelance writer's life existed a neat division of labor: Kurt wrote, while his then-devoted first wife Jane did everything else, including taking in three young, orphaned nephews when his adored sister Alice died of cancer just a day after her husband perished in a railroad accident.
In the mid-1960s, Vonnegut eagerly accepted a last-minute offer to teach at the University of Iowa Writer's Workshop.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Charles Shields' 'And So It Goes' is the first 'authorized' biography of Kurt Vonnegut. Authorized, in that he did get approval from his subject to write a biography and he... Read morePublished 1 month ago by BOB
Bought as a gift, the receiver requested it. I have no personal knowledge on the quality of this bookPublished 2 months ago by Celeste
Love biographies. And Kurt Vonnegut's life is a fascinating and disturbing story. I will start to read his books and doubt I will finish. He was a tortured man. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Craig K.
Well-researched and interestingly-presented biographical depiction of the man behind the writing. Unfortunately, for those of us who assumed that his characters represented a... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Java Man Carlini
Back in the 60s, everyone read Kurt Vonnegut – for his humor, his satire, his snarky comments, and his off-beat and quirky style. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Chiron6722
The book came in good condition and the author did a good job focusing on Kurt Vonnegut's entire life and not just his career.Published 9 months ago by Matthew Harrison