Kurt Vonnegut "Jailbird" 1979 Book Signed Autograph
Kurt Vonnegut-"Jailbird"-1979-Delacorte Press-5" X 8"-241 pages-Hardcover Book-With Jacket-Signed By Author. Kurt Vonnegut wrote dozens of satirical novels whose central theme was life's cosmic joke on humanity. A modern-day Mark Twain, right down to the bushy mustache and black humor, Vonnegut was often called a science fiction author, but more often he used the cloak of sci-fi as a means to deliver his cranky-but-funny deliberations on the human condition. His best-known books include Cat's Cradle (1963), Welcome to the Monkey House (1968), Slaughterhouse-Five (1969), and Slapstick (1976). Many of his books featured a character named Kilgore Trout, a fictional author who was something of an alter-ego for Vonnegut himself. Kurt Vonnegut was a World War II veteran who survived prisoner-of-war camps and the American bombing of Dresden, Germany, events that informed much of his fiction. Vonnegut was an especially fashionable author in the late 1960s and 1970s; his once-daring satire lost its literary luster in later years, but he continues to be popular with late teen and young adult readers. The book has been autographed on the title page by Kurt Vonnegut.............BOTH BOOK AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.