Breakfast of champions, or, Goodbye blue Monday!
Human behavior -- Fiction
Humorous stories, American
Mental illness -- Fiction
Science fiction -- Authorship -- Fiction
Selling -- Automobiles -- Fiction
Trout, Kilgore (Fictitious character)
Trout, Kilgore (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
United States -- Fiction
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|Grouping Title||breakfast of champions or goodbye blue monday|
|Grouping Author||vonnegut kurt|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-10-20 23:46:31PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-10-21 02:02:07AM|
|auth_author2||Malkovich, John., Tucci, Stanley.|
|author2-role||Findaway World, LLC., Malkovich, John., Playaway Digital Audio., Tucci, Stanley.|Narrator|
|available_at_catalog||Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids, Inglewood, Main Kids, Main Library, Southeast, Thompson Lane|
|detailed_location_catalog||Bellevue - Adult Audiobook, Edmondson Pike - Adult Audiobook, Goodlettsville - Adult Fiction, Green Hills - Adult Audiobook, Green Hills - Adult Fiction, Hermitage - Adult Fiction, Inglewood - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Audiobook, Main Library - Adult Fiction, Southeast - Adult Fiction, Thompson Lane - Adult Audiobook, Thompson Lane - Adult Fiction|
Breakfast of Champions (1973) provides frantic, scattershot satire and a collage of Vonnegut's obsessions. His recurring cast of characters and American landscape was perhaps the most controversial of his canon; it was felt by many at the time to be a disappointing successor to Slaughterhouse-Five, which had made Vonnegut's literary reputation.
The core of the novel is Kilgore Trout, a familiar character very deliberately modeled on the science fiction writer Theodore Sturgeon (1918-1985), a fact which Vonnegut conceded frequently in interviews and which was based upon his own occasional relationship with Sturgeon. Here Kilgore Trout is an itinerant wandering from one science fiction convention to another; he intersects with the protagonist, Dwayne Hoover (one of Vonnegut's typically boosterish, lost and stupid mid-American characters) and their intersection is the excuse for the evocation of many others, familiar and unfamiliar, dredged from Vonnegut's gallery.
The central issue is concerned with intersecting and apposite views of reality, and much of the narrative is filtered through Trout who is neither certifiably insane nor a visionary writer but can pass for either depending upon Dwayne Hoover's (and Vonnegut's) view of the situation. America, when this novel was published, was in the throes of Nixon, Watergate and the unraveling of our intervention in Vietnam; the nation was beginning to fragment ideologically and geographically, and Vonnegut sought to cram all of this dysfunction (and a goofy, desperate kind of hope, the irrational comfort given through the genre of science fiction) into a sprawling narrative whose sense, if any, is situational, not conceptual.
Reviews were polarized; the novel was celebrated for its bizarre aspects, became the basis of a Bruce Willis movie adaptation whose reviews were not nearly so polarized. (Most critics hated it.) This novel in its freewheeling and deliberately fragmented sequentiality may be the quintessential Vonnegut novel, not necessarily his best, but the work which most truly embodies the range of his talent, cartooned alienation and despair.
|format_catalog||Book, CD audio book, Playaway, eAudiobook, eBook|
|format_category_catalog||Audio Books, Books, eBook|
|isbn||9780060586232, 9780060764234, 9780062314345, 9780307567239, 9780385334204, 9780795311956, 9780808599425, 9781511326773|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Goodlettsville, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids, Inglewood, Main Kids, Main Library, Southeast, Thompson Lane|
|publishDate||1986, 2003, 2009, 2015|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000045378|Book|Books||English|Dell Pub. Co.,|1986, c1973.|295 p. : ill. ; 21 cm., ils:CARL0000307498|CD audio book|Audio Books|Special ed.|English|HarperCollins ;|p2003, c1973.|6 sound discs (6.5 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in., ils:CARL0000471437|Playaway|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Findaway World, LLC,||1 audio media player (6.5 hrs.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in., overdrive:4463658b-6f32-4ce1-b701-dfb731f537f2|eBook|eBook||English|RosettaBooks||, overdrive:9868c3f3-e3c8-4f32-9cce-7b5e0d907e55|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|HarperCollins||, overdrive:cdd1b63c-e757-4f49-91e2-35f2388afae7|eBook|eBook||English|Random House Publishing Group|2009||
|subject_facet||Audiobooks, Human behavior -- Fiction, Humorous stories, American, Mental illness -- Fiction, Science fiction -- Authorship -- Fiction, Selling -- Automobiles -- Fiction, Trout, Kilgore (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, United States -- Fiction|
|title_display||Breakfast of champions, or, Goodbye blue Monday!|
|title_full||Breakfast of Champions, Breakfast of Champions A Novel, Breakfast of champions [sound recording] / by Kurt Vonnegut, Breakfast of champions or goodbye blue Monday [sound recording] / Kurt Vonnegut, Breakfast of champions, or, Goodbye blue Monday! / by Kurt Vonnegut ; with drawings by the author|
|title_short||Breakfast of champions, or, Goodbye blue Monday!|
|topic_facet||Audiobooks, Authorship, Automobiles, Fiction, Human behavior, Humor (Fiction), Humorous stories, American, Literature, Mental illness, Science fiction, Selling, Trout, Kilgore (Fictitious character)|