The Resource Love as always, Kurt : Vonnegut as I knew him, Loree Rackstraw

Love as always, Kurt : Vonnegut as I knew him, Loree Rackstraw

Label
Love as always, Kurt : Vonnegut as I knew him
Title
Love as always, Kurt
Title remainder
Vonnegut as I knew him
Statement of responsibility
Loree Rackstraw
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. ducked into his classroom at the Iowa Writer's Workshop in September 1965, his jokes drew only weak laughter and a few rolled eyes. But workshop student Loree Rackstraw was quietly impressed by this "great bear of a man" and his down-to-earth sensibilities about writing. That fall, an impossible romance began between the then-unknown author and his student--a brief affair that matured into a joyful, lifelong friendship. Rackstraw distills four decades of memories and Vonnegut's letters to her into an affectionate memoir that crackles with the creative energy of one of America's most beloved writers. Rackstraw's unique perspective on Vonnegut's life and how it shaped his famous works portrays a deeply humane man who looked for the humor and absurdity in life in order to survive.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rackstraw, Loree
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3572.O5
LC item number
Z798 2009
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vonnegut, Kurt
  • Novelists, American
Label
Love as always, Kurt : Vonnegut as I knew him, Loree Rackstraw
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A writers' "gang" in Iowa, 1965-1966: God bless you, Mr. Rosewater -- Fame at last 1966-1972: Welcome to the monkey house, Slaughterhouse-five, Happy Birthday, Wanda June -- Monkey gland transplant, 1972-1977: Breakfast of champions, Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons, Slapstick -- New lightness of being, 1978-1982: Jailbird, Palm Sunday, Deadeye Dick -- Celebration, crash, and a comeback, 1982-1984 -- Darwin revisited, 1985-1986: Galapagos, Requiem, international P.E.N. -- Renewal out of chaos, 1987-1989: Bluebeard -- Life as a yo-yo, 1989-1992: Hocus Pocus -- Triumph of a "celestial calamity," 1993-1999: Timequake -- Northampton transfer, 1999-2000: Bagombo snuff box -- War yet again, 2001-2004 -- Poetry as survival, 2004-2007: A man without a country
Control code
ocn246894416
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 282 pages
Isbn
9780306818035
Lccn
2008053660
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)246894416
Label
Love as always, Kurt : Vonnegut as I knew him, Loree Rackstraw
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A writers' "gang" in Iowa, 1965-1966: God bless you, Mr. Rosewater -- Fame at last 1966-1972: Welcome to the monkey house, Slaughterhouse-five, Happy Birthday, Wanda June -- Monkey gland transplant, 1972-1977: Breakfast of champions, Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons, Slapstick -- New lightness of being, 1978-1982: Jailbird, Palm Sunday, Deadeye Dick -- Celebration, crash, and a comeback, 1982-1984 -- Darwin revisited, 1985-1986: Galapagos, Requiem, international P.E.N. -- Renewal out of chaos, 1987-1989: Bluebeard -- Life as a yo-yo, 1989-1992: Hocus Pocus -- Triumph of a "celestial calamity," 1993-1999: Timequake -- Northampton transfer, 1999-2000: Bagombo snuff box -- War yet again, 2001-2004 -- Poetry as survival, 2004-2007: A man without a country
Control code
ocn246894416
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 282 pages
Isbn
9780306818035
Lccn
2008053660
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)246894416

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