Kurt Vonnegut’s God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater is an outrageous and savagely funny fantasy about people, their pleasures, pains and. An analysis of Kurt Vonnegut’s newest novel really requires the Getting back to matters literary: can “God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater” be. “GOD Bless You, Mr. Rosewater,” based on Kurt Vonnegut’s novel, is a jauntily misanthropic musical about philanthropy and hypocrisy in.

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I have been a sucker for Vonnegut since the sixties and I revisit them every so often. You might have to scroll through the archives a little. Then I want you to settle them in the mids and give them a major corporation, a town, a county surrounding that town, and a seat in government. Also featured en masse are the desperate “useless” poor “the pearls” and the rapacious “useful” rich “the swine”.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? For daring to think of people as human beings instead of judging them by what use they are to the world, yes. Vonnegut apologizes for her — but with a sneer. Rosewater and, similar to my experience with Cat’s Cradlefound it to be a provocative read.

Still worthwhile, just not something to get excited over.

Both are All-American guys. The Rosewater Corporation is, in itself, useless. Stanley Schatt notes “the plot does not really do the book any justice, for in many ways it is Vonnegut ‘s richest and most complex novel. But medieval lawyers mostly priests found a way round the Roman legal tradition. In fact, this is my first full-length Vonnegut novel.

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Sorry for outing the secrets of your creative process, Rachel. The concept of charity and wealth redistribution is only part of this process as a side-effect. Vonnegut trained as a chemist and worked as a journalist before joining the U. It was not good. That they enjoy sex? Oh Say Can You Smell?

God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

Eliot discovers this several times, when he buys something for a person, only for that person to squander it. The science-fiction is supplied by Kilgore Trout, who tells the same story as his creator. And so begins the tale Amazon Vonnegyt Find, attract, and engage customers. Books by Kurt Vonnegut. When complimented on his political platform, Kilgore Trout returns serve with “Thank you.

God Bless you Yoh. The ending seems to come quite abruptly, and the vonnegur at the end is a neat punchline, but wasn’t entirely satisfying – it felt rushed, though Eliot Rosewater’s actions are entirely in character. Wonderful irony in all his books. Inspired, Eliot gives, in a way that can be regarded as either Christian or Socialist — to each according to their needs.

What if Vonnegut is no longer one of my favorites? Someone they kutr manipulate into diverting some of that money into their undeserving hands. View all 8 comments. It was so much fun to read another book by Vonnegut. Only a few have actually done well under the free market system, and they are still slaving away to get by.

God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut

His experiences as an advance scout in the Battle of the Bulge, and in particular his witnessing of the bombing of Dresden, Germany whilst a prisoner of war, would inform much of his work. Write a customer review. See all reviews. We laugh in self-defense. God Bless You, Mr. And another Kilgore Trout sighting.


I love Eliot Rosewater’s baptism advice, but some of the standout moments are what Vonnegut reveals of himself, like when he writes about “sons of suicides”. The Beatles – “Piggies” http: At one point Norman Mushari Jr. It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter.

It is not because it is a bad book, or badly written, but that it is somewhat to what I expect from him. Rosewater, the fourth book of his I’ve read. After all, can we really call a place a land of unlimited opportunity when the wealth and privilege are hoarded by a handful of people, who work really hard to make it impossible for others to get on the same level as them? Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

Manage ticket sales online and maximize your box office. The result is Vonnegut’s funniest satire, an etched-in-acid portrayal of the greed, hypocrisy and follies of the flesh to which we are all heir.

My favorite character is Eliot Rosewater’s father, the irritable and repressed Senator Rosewater. Meanwhile his family thinks he’s crazy for helping regular people like this, and they are fighting to get control of the money so they can do “bigger and more important” things with it.