A diabolical government asserts control by eliminating orgasms from sex in the title story of Welcome to the Monkey House, which gathers together twenty-five of Kurt Vonnegut’s short stories from the 1950s and 1960s. Shot through with Vonnegut’s singular humour, wit and bewilderment at humanity, this is a collection that celebrates a true master of short-form fiction.
A joyous ragbag of a collection
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You already know that your favourite authors know how to wield a pen when it comes to writing fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, but have you ever read any of their personal writing? We’ve compiled a list of outstanding diarists and correspondents to inspire you to pick up a pen this year.
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.