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The Resource If this isn't nice, what is? : advice to the young : the graduation speeches, Kurt Vonnegut ; selected and introduced by Dan Wakefield

If this isn't nice, what is? : advice to the young : the graduation speeches, Kurt Vonnegut ; selected and introduced by Dan Wakefield

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If this isn't nice, what is? : advice to the young : the graduation speeches
Title
If this isn't nice, what is?
Title remainder
advice to the young : the graduation speeches
Statement of responsibility
Kurt Vonnegut ; selected and introduced by Dan Wakefield
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Chiefly consists of selected graduation speeches given by Vonnegut at various educational institutions"--
  • Best known as one of America's most astonishing and enduring contemporary novelists, Kurt Vonnegut was also a celebrated commencement address giver. Vonnegut never graduated college, so his words to any class of graduating seniors always carried the delight, and gentle irony, of someone savoring an achievement he himself had not had occasion to savor on his own behalf. Selected and introduced by fellow novelist and friend Dan Wakefield, If This Isn't Nice, What Is? includes nine of Kurt Vonnegut's speeches, seven given at colleges, one to the Indiana Civil Liberties Union, and one on the occasion of Vonnegut receiving the Carl Sandburg Award. In each of these talks Vonnegut takes pains to find the few things worth saying and a conversational voice to say them in that isn't heavy-handed or pretentious or glib, but funny and serious and joyful even if sometimes without seeming so
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Vonnegut, Kurt
Dewey number
815/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3572.O5
LC item number
A6 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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Wakefield, Dan
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  • Speeches, addresses, etc., American
  • Baccalaureate addresses
Label
If this isn't nice, what is? : advice to the young : the graduation speeches, Kurt Vonnegut ; selected and introduced by Dan Wakefield
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Publication
Note
Chiefly consists of selected graduation speeches given by Vonnegut at various educational institutions
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Baccalaureate -- How to make money and find love! -- Vonnegut gives advice to graduating women (which all men should know about!) -- How to have something most billionaires don't have -- Why you can't stop me from speaking ill of Thomas Jefferson -- How music cures our ills (and there are lots of them) -- Don't despair if you never went to college! -- What the "ghost dance" of the Native Americans and the Cubist movement of French painters had in common -- How Vonnegut learned from a teacher "what artists do" -- Don't forget where you come from -- Vonnegut unstuck; quotes to ponder
Control code
866615155
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Seven Stories Press Edition.
Extent
xix, 123 pages
Isbn
9781609805913
Lccn
2013050689
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)866615155
Label
If this isn't nice, what is? : advice to the young : the graduation speeches, Kurt Vonnegut ; selected and introduced by Dan Wakefield
Publication
Note
Chiefly consists of selected graduation speeches given by Vonnegut at various educational institutions
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Baccalaureate -- How to make money and find love! -- Vonnegut gives advice to graduating women (which all men should know about!) -- How to have something most billionaires don't have -- Why you can't stop me from speaking ill of Thomas Jefferson -- How music cures our ills (and there are lots of them) -- Don't despair if you never went to college! -- What the "ghost dance" of the Native Americans and the Cubist movement of French painters had in common -- How Vonnegut learned from a teacher "what artists do" -- Don't forget where you come from -- Vonnegut unstuck; quotes to ponder
Control code
866615155
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Seven Stories Press Edition.
Extent
xix, 123 pages
Isbn
9781609805913
Lccn
2013050689
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)866615155

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