Editorial Reviews. From Library Journal. Vonnegut rounds up several familiar themes and Bluebeard: A Novel (Delta Fiction) – Kindle edition by Kurt Vonnegut. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. 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. Based on the novel by Kurt Vonnegut, Bluebeard is the fictional autobiography of Rabo Karabekian, a one-eyed former artist of the Abstract Expressionist era.

Author: Doushakar Mogrel
Country: Tanzania
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Literature
Published (Last): 11 July 2007
Pages: 480
PDF File Size: 18.14 Mb
ePub File Size: 6.23 Mb
ISBN: 350-4-74086-813-1
Downloads: 84050
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Faelabar

Kurt Vonnegut wrote so many books that sometimes a real gem gets lost in the shuffle.

Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut

ukrt The Anti-Modernist Mentor Rabo’s early mentor was Dan Gregory, a highly successful master of fake or counterfeit realism much in the style of Norman Rockwell. They are black holes from which no intelligence or skill can escape.

Incidentally, however, I was inspired to read Vonnegut from YouTuber climbthestacks. There is a visceral thrill: If it seems he is, it’s sarcastic. The main character, Rabo Karabekian, is a widowed former painter who is writing as an autobiography. He was asleep and leaning his head against the window jamb. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Cover of first edition hardcover. This brings to question, are any such evaluations, records, fictions, or histories that do not present the tension of forces that inform the social, moral, artistic, and individual choices, preferences, and attitudes accurate or valid?

We acknowledge the wrongs of the past even as we deny those of the present. What makes the book so impressive—and so successful—is how Vonnegut manages to do this in such a pithy way: But the thing that’s occupying my mind about the book right now is endings.


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

Rabo talks to her about the most pleasing aspects of being an artist. Published by Dial Press Trade Paperback first published A young widow invites herself into his life and badgers Rabo into telling his life story. Long Island, New York: He is a wealthy inhabitant of the Hamptons, the child of Armenian immigrants, and a man waiting for death. But first we must remove the scales from our eyes and sacrifice our illusions to see the world as it is.

I felt as if I was sitting next to an old man on a train. What I like about him is that a lot of deep truths mask the ironic and humorous statements he makes. Rabo started his working life as a cartoonist and illustrator, devot Come Dancing By the time I reached the last chapter of this novel, I realised that Kurt Vonnegut had taken me blyebeard, just as Rabo Karabekian had finally taken Mrs Circe Berman dancing.

And if you know Vonnegut already, I don’t have to explain it to ourt.

When you strip away all of the unnecessary crap that makes us up, we’re all basically glowing shafts of light, represented by the pieces of tape. That being said, I think this would be hy great first book for those not familiar with Vonnegut.

They use understatement, brevity, absurdity, and create really interesting tragic characters.

What is Rabo keeping in the huge potato barn on his larg One thing I’ve discovered is that people tend to have different favorites of Vonnegut’s work. Some considered the novel a milestone in Vonnegut’s career; Philadelphia Inquirer called it “Vonnegut at his edifying best,” and the Chicago Tribune said it was “a major breakthrough for Vonnegut,” and “a new and vital phase in his career.


Slaughterhouse-Five remains one of my favourite novels and was one of the first that made me think science fiction could be much more than krt and cool scenes. Why should a real man stay home when he could be raping a virgin continent?

It was everything jam packed into a small little book: There are other forbidden places: Bluebeardbluebear contrast, is an entirely realist novel about the abstract expressionist art movement. He was recognized as New York State Author for In the novel, Rabo has a huge potato barn that is his painting studio. I think – I think – it is somehow very useful, and maybe even essential, for a fine artist to have to somehow make his peace on the canvas with all the things he cannot do.

But I think Kurt’s work has a depth Wes’ does not. All you have to do… is look at a million paintings, and they you can never be mistaken.

Kurt Vonnegut JG Ballard reviews. Other themes that critics have discussed are Survivor’s syndromefamily, ourt relationships with women. Preview — Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut.