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Kurt Vonnegut

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Master storyteller and satirist Kurt Vonnegut was one of the most in-demand commencement speakers of his time. For each occasion, Vonnegut's words were unfailingly unique, insightful, and witty, and they stayed with audience members long after graduation.
As edited by Dan Wakefield, this book reads like a narrative in the unique voice that made Vonnegut a hero to readers of all ages. At times hilarious, razor-sharp, freewheeling, and deeply serious, these reflections are ideal for anyone undergoing what Vonnegut would call their "long-delayed puberty ceremony"-marking the passage from student to full-time adult.
This book makes the perfect gift for high school or college graduates-or for parents and grandparents who remember Vonnegut fondly and want to connect with him in a new context.
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    Илья Рябовshared an impression5 years ago
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    🔮Hidden Depths

    Сборник речей Воннегута для студентов. Отдельные фрагменты повторяются, но в целом, мудро и остроумно. Нравится посыл, который проще перечислить тезисами:
    1. Разниц возрастов несущественна (Воннегут внукам: «Заткнитесь! Я сам только что здесь очутился»)
    2. Помощь людям в осознании, переживании мира, как главная цель, а большая семья и обилие друзей, как главное богатство в жизни человека.

    Приятное, несмотря на бездарный перевод издание, рекомендую купить и на полочку.

    P. S. «Силиконовая долина», серьёзно?

    Mitha Priciliashared an impression2 years ago
    👍Worth reading


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