In Palm Sunday, Kurt Vonnegut writes beguilingly about everything from country music to George Bush, his favourite comedians to his mother’s midnight mania, and bittersweet tributes to a dead best friend and a dead marriage. Resonating with his singular voice, this is a self-portrait in writing that showcases why Kurt Vonnegut is as genius an essayist and commentator on American society as he is a novelist.
After Vonnegut, everything else seems a bit tame
One of the master alchemists of modern American fiction
A cool writer, at once throwaway and passionate and very funny
A brilliant wacky ideas-monger
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Kurt Vonnegut wrote over 25 books in his career, from Slaughterhouse 5 to Breakfast of Champions. Within their pages are some of the wisest words on love, life, war, kindness and aliens. VINTAGE editor Frances Macmillan picks her favourite Vonnegut quotes.