Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Author Delacorte Press $ (p) ISBN She soon has him writing his memoirs, which he titles Bluebeard; and it is a pearl of a book. Bluebeard, which came out in , was one of Vonnegut’s last Kurt Vonnegut, one of the most prolific if not best American writers of the. BLUEBEARD By Kurt Vonnegut. pp. New York: Delacorte Press. $ BY the high imaginative standards of Kurt Vonnegut at his best.

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I loved kkrt in Bluebeard he snapped back and forth with the “back to the past: Bluebeard Cover of first edition hardcover. They use …more Yeahhh They aren’t just neutral.

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The medium is different but the message is the same. Barbe-bleue Bluebeard Secret Beyond the Door Initially, he describes it as a “watchamacallit”. And we do get to find out what Bluebeard keeps in his potato barn. Cover of first edition hardcover.

Kurt Vonnegut’s Version of the Fairytale Bluebeard: Writing About Writing for People Who Don’t Read

Sep 14, Dave-O rated it really liked it Recommends it kkrt It’s a darned big thing. I loved “God Bless You Mr. This perspective and style work really well when looking at life through art. The real mystery is whether he will bare his soul to her, along with the secret he keeps locked in his potato barn.

Kurt Vonnegut’s Version of the Fairytale Bluebeard: A kuet, beautiful couple give birth to deformed alien twins who, when their heads are together, are the smartest kids on the planet. So many more aspects of the novel complement and are complemented by this aspect of Bluebeard that it seems essential to illustrate at least one such relationship.


Bluebeard is my favorite Vonnegut for one reason. Exhausted by the horrific panorama he has observed, Karabekain is repatriated in a daze to the United States. Who is more to be pitied, a writer bound and gagged by policemen or one living in perfect freedom who has nothing more to say?

Sometimes this is poignant: This is a book that deals with the Armenian genocide, a man that beats up his wife, suicide, being maimed in World War II our protagonist was not born a Cyclops, he tells us on page 1, he was deprived of his eye while commanding a platoon of Army Engineersand about the desolation a man feels as he looks back at all his failures in his life. New York Times writer Julian Moynahan said that Circe Berman sees Karabekian’s main life struggle as strained relationships with women.

She convinces Rabo to write his autobiography, which results in the text of Bluebeard.

What I like about him is that a lot of deep truths mask the ironic and kyrt statements he makes. I felt as if I was sitting next to an old man on a train.

He shares the lonely home with his live-in cook and her daughter, Celeste. Vonnegut and one I would rather use to introduce people to the real brilliance of his writing. His name is Rabo Karabekian.

I’m not sure if this is a well-known Vonnegut novel, but I was pleasantly surprised when it was chosen as our latest book club read. See more production information about this title kyrt IMDbPro. If it seems he is, it’s sarcastic.

But I think Kurt’s work vonneguut a depth Wes’ does not. BLUEBEARD is basically a straightforward story, taking place entirely in a “believable” reality, whereas many of his other books contain elements of science fiction, science fantasy, and other fantastical shhhhtuufff. Yet this is also a story about genocide survivors, abusive relationships, the horror of war, and the horror of mediocrity. It is a unique text it varies greatly from the so called “Vonnegut style” and is a pretty conventional narrative that deals with many of the standard Vonnegut themes in a more easily accessible manner.


Oh, my hero, Kurt. He also owes it, however, to the effects of Circe Berman, a widow who shows up on his private beach, invites herself to stay at his place, and slowly transforms his home and his life. How was that for a scheme to make the Son of God obsolete?

Broad humor and bitter irony collide in this fictional autobiography of Rabo Karabekian, who, at age seventy-one, wants to blkebeard left alone on his Long Island estate with the secret he has locked inside his potato barn.

He is staggered, outraged… and compliant: Bluebeard by Charles Perrault. Kent State University Press: Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options.

One thing I’ve discovered is that people tend to have different favorites of Vonnegut’s work. Always aware that he is lucky to be alive, Karabekian grows up during the s in provincial California. Definitely a must-read for those who like satire. He turns his back on the figurative bluebeadr and abandons his skills as a draughtsman.

I felt I was looking into Vonnegut’s heart and mind as I read each page. He has not encountered life in anything like a straight line, and his story reflects that.