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Welcome to the monkey house a collection of short works (original 1968; edition 2006)

by Kurt Vonnegut

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A collection of twenty-five short works by the American author written between 1950 and 1968 and originally printed in a wide range of publications including "The Atlantic Monthly," "Esquire," and "Ladies' Home Journal."
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Title:Welcome to the monkey house a collection of short works
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Info:New York : Dial Press Trade Paperbacks, 2007, c2006.
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Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut (1968)

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Harrison Bergeron is a brilliant short story that I had read before. There were a few other high points in this collection. Some of the others were a bit dull, and the title story was a bit problematic. I love Vonnegut, but other than a few high points, this isn't his best work. ( )
  fuzzy_patters | Feb 26, 2024 |
I read 2 stories. Welcome to the Monkey House was just awful - I found it very misogynistic. ( )
  dcoward | Sep 28, 2023 |
Read this for 11th grade Summer Reading. I enjoyed all of the stories immensely. ( )
  LinBee83 | Aug 23, 2023 |
It’s been a long time since I’ve read Vonnegut and this was probably the most enjoyable read I will have all year. ( )
  dirtytoes | Feb 14, 2023 |
I used to really love Kurt Vonnegut, and I suspect he was a pretty cool guy (based on some stuff I heard about him), but it feels like this collection aged badly. Perhaps because Welcome to the Monkey House is so problematic.
And yet there's Miss Temptation, which is so much more sympathetic...and I think the Hyannis Port Story is funny, and so is the Euphio Question, and The Foster Portfolio and Go Back to your Precious Wife and Son. The Manned Missiles broke my heart, as did All the King's Horses.
But now, as an adult, I despise Harrison Bergeron, and I can't tell you why, it just feels so dumb when I read it now. It's too over the top.
But somehow Who Am I This Time? isn't.
I don't know. Let's just leave it at the Barnhouse Effect, and go home.
  bunnyjadwiga | Dec 28, 2022 |
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"Beware of all enterprises
that require new clothes."—Thoreau
Dedication
For
Knox Burger
—Ten days older than I am.
He has been a very good
father to me.
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Here it is, a retrospective exhibition of the shorter works of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.—and Vonnegut is still very much with us, and I am still very much Vonnegut.
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Please do not combine this work with the Dutch works entitled "Welkom op de apenrots" and "Lange wandeling naar de eeuwigheid". The Dutch works comprise only selections of the stories in the English original.
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