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Cat's Cradle

ISBN-10: 0440111498
ISBN-13: 9780440111498
Edition: N/A
Authors: Kurt Vonnegut
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Description: Cat's Cradle is Vonnegut's  satirical commentary on modern man and his madness.  An apocalyptic tale of this planet's ultimate fate,  it features a midget as the protagonist; a  complete, original theology created by a calypso singer;  and a vision  More...

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Book details

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/15/1969
Binding: Mass Market 
Pages: 192
Size: 4.25" wide x 6.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.198
Language: English

Cat's Cradle is Vonnegut's  satirical commentary on modern man and his madness.  An apocalyptic tale of this planet's ultimate fate,  it features a midget as the protagonist; a  complete, original theology created by a calypso singer;  and a vision of the future that is at once blackly  fatalistic and hilariously funny. A book that left  an indelible mark on an entire generation of  readers. Cat's Cradle is one of this  century's most important works... and Vonnegut at  his very best.

Kurt Vonnegut is among the few grandmasters of 20th century American letters. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on November 11, 1922. Vonnegut lives in New York City.

The Day the World Endedp. 1
Nice, Nice, Very Nicep. 2
Follyp. 4
A Tentative Tangling of Tendrilsp. 5
Letter from a Pre-Medp. 8
Bug Fightsp. 13
The Illustrious Hoenikkersp. 18
Newt's Thing with Zinkap. 19
Vice-President in Charge of Volcanoesp. 20
Secret Agent X-9p. 21
Proteinp. 24
End of the World Delightp. 25
The Jumping-Off Placep. 27
When Automobiles Had Cut-Glass Vasesp. 30
Merry Christmasp. 32
Back to Kindergartenp. 35
The Girl Poolp. 37
The Most Valuable Commodity on Earthp. 39
No More Mudp. 42
Ice-Ninep. 44
The Marines March onp. 47
Member of the Yellow Pressp. 48
The Last Batch of Browniesp. 50
What a Wampeter isp. 52
The Main Thing About Dr. Hoenikkerp. 53
What God isp. 54
Men from Marsp. 55
Mayonnaisep. 58
Gone, But Not Forgottenp. 60
Only Sleepingp. 61
Another Breedp. 63
Dynamite Moneyp. 64
An Ungrateful Manp. 66
Vin-Ditp. 69
Hobby Shopp. 73
Meowp. 77
A Modern Major Generalp. 79
Barracuda Capital of the Worldp. 81
Fata Morganap. 82
House of Hope and Mercyp. 84
A Karass Built for Twop. 86
Bicycles for Afghanistanp. 88
The Demonstratorp. 92
Communist Sympathizersp. 96
Why Americans are Hatedp. 98
The Bokononist Method for Handling Caesarp. 99
Dynamic Tensionp. 101
Just Like Saint Augustinep. 103
A Fish Pitched Up by an Angry Seap. 104
A Nice Midgetp. 109
O.K., Momp. 110
No Painp. 114
The President of Fabri-Tekp. 116
Communists, Nazis, Royalists, Parachutists, and Draft Dodgersp. 118
Never Index Your Own Bookp. 119
A Self-Supporting Squirrel Cagep. 123
The Queasy Dreamp. 125
Tyranny With A Differencep. 127
Fasten Your Seat Beltsp. 129
An Underprivileged Nationp. 132
What A Corporal Was Worthp. 134
Why Hazel Wasn't Scaredp. 136
Reverent And Freep. 137
Peace And Plentyp. 139
A Good Time To Come To San Lorenzop. 141
The Strongest Thing There Isp. 144
Hy-U-O-Ook-Kuh!p. 147
Hoon-Yera Mora-Toorzp. 149
A Big Mosaicp. 150
Tutored By Bokononp. 153
The Happiness Of Being An Americanp. 154
The Pissant Hiltonp. 156
Black Deathp. 159
Cat's Cradlep. 163
Give My Regards To Albert Scweitzerp. 166
Julian Castle Agrees With Newt That Everything Is Meaninglessp. 168
Aspirin And Boko-Marup. 170
Ring Of Steelp. 172
Why McCabe's Soul Grew Coarsep. 174
The Waterfall Strainersp. 176
A White Bride For The Son Of A Pullman Porterp. 180
Zah-Mah-Ki-Bop. 183
Dr. Schlichter Von Koenigswald Approaches The Break-Even Pointp. 185
Blackoutp. 187
A Pack Of Fomap. 189
Two Little Jugsp. 191
The Cut Of My Jibp. 194
Why Frank Couldn't Be Presidentp. 197
Dufflep. 199
Only One Catchp. 201
Monap. 203
On The Poet's Celebration Of His First Boko-Marup. 205
How I Almost Lost My Monap. 206
The Highest Mountainp. 210
I See The Hookp. 212
Bell, Book, And Chicken In A Hatboxp. 213
The Stinking Christianp. 216
Last Ritesp. 219
Dyot Meet Matp. 220
Down The Oubliette Goes Frankp. 223
Like My Predecessors, I Outlaw Bokononp. 225
Enemies Of Freedomp. 227
A Medical Opinion On The Effects Of A Writers' Strikep. 230
Sulfathiazolep. 232
Pain-Killerp. 235
What Bokononists Say When They Commit Suicidep. 237
Feast Your Eyes!p. 239
Frank Tells Us What To Dop. 240
Frank Defends Himselfp. 242
The Fourteenth Bookp. 244
Time Outp. 245
Newt's Mother's Reticulep. 248
Historyp. 250
When I Felt The Bullet Enter My Heartp. 252
As It Happenedp. 257
The Grand Ah-Whoomp. 259
Sanctuaryp. 261
The Iron Maiden And The Oubliettep. 263
Mona Thanks Mep. 267
To Whom It May Concernp. 270
I Am Slow To Answerp. 273
The Swiss Family Robinsonp. 275
Of Mice And Menp. 276
Frank's Ant Farmp. 279
The Tasmaniansp. 282
Soft Pipes, Play Onp. 284
The Endp. 286
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