Critical Companion to Kurt Vonnegut: A Literary Reference to by Susan Farrell

By Susan Farrell

This source offers a competent, updated, and encyclopedic resource of data on Vonnegut's existence and paintings for top college and college-level scholars, academics, libraries, and most of the people.

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When the family turns to Laird to respond, he rushes out of the house and departs in his waiting taxi. The story closes with Laird back in his hotel room that night, calling his second wife, Selma, on the phone. Readers find out that Laird is, in fact, a traveling salesman who lives a staid middle-class existence in a subdivision in Levittown, New York, with his wife and several children. COMMENTARY Levittown, New York, where readers discover that Eddie Laird actually lives at the end of the story, was the first mass-produced American suburb, built mostly between 1947 and 1951, although officially finished in 1958.

The Package” 5. “The No-Talent Kid” 6. “Poor Little Rich Town” 7. “Souvenir” 8. “The Cruise of The Jolly Roger” 9. “Custom-Made Bride” 10. “Ambitious Sophomore” 11. “Bagombo Snuff Box” 12. “The Powder-Blue Dragon” 13. “A Present for Big Saint Nick” 14. “Unpaid Consultant” 15. “Der Arme Dolmetscher” 16. “The Boy Who Hated Girls” 17. “This Son of Mine” 18. “A Night for Love” 19. “Find Me a Dream” 20. “Runaways” 21. “2BRO2B” 22. “Lovers Anonymous” 23. “Hal Irwin’s Magic Lamp” Coda to My Career as a Writer for Periodicals FURTHER READING Bagombo Snuff Box.

New York: Dell, 1998. FURTHER READING “All the King’s Horses” “All the King’s Horses” Vonnegut’s fourth published story, a cold war allegory called “All the King’s Horses,” first appeared in Collier’s magazine in February 1951. The story was later reprinted in both Canary in a Cat House and Welcome to the Monkey House. SYNOPSIS “All the King’s Horses” tells the story of Colonel Bryan Kelly, whose military transport plane crashes in China when he is on his way, with his wife and twin sons, to a post as a military attaché in India.

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