Editorial Reviews. From Library Journal. Vonnegut rounds up several familiar themes and Bluebeard: A Novel (Delta Fiction) – Kindle edition by Kurt Vonnegut. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Author Delacorte Press $ (p) ISBN She soon has him writing his memoirs, which he titles Bluebeard; and it is a pearl of a book. Based on the novel by Kurt Vonnegut, Bluebeard is the fictional autobiography of Rabo Karabekian, a one-eyed former artist of the Abstract Expressionist era.

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Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut

Views Read Edit View history. I was touched by many scenes and inexplicably astounded by the reveal in the potato barn even though it is no immense twist. Metaphorically, she represents the shock of the new: And so I conclude with my single most favourite quotation from Bluebeard: Sep 04, Rowena rated it really liked it Shelves: An art movement not without its own tragedies for the painters involved. The main character, Rabo Karabekian, is a widowed former painter who is writing as an autobiography.

Aug 24, Bella Baghdasaryan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Edit Storyline Based on the novel by Kurt Vonnegut, Bluebeard is the fictional autobiography of Rabo Karabekian, a one-eyed former artist of kurrt Abstract Expressionist era.

Rabo Karabekian, in his 80s, has a big secret locked in the potato barn of his Long Island estate. Rabo seems to emphasise the process of painting – the laying on of paint. The flow of the book is fantastic.

The absurdity of war is a note that Vonnegut loves kkrt play.

It seems like every book by Vonnegut is better bluebeaard the previous one I read. It’s a darned big thing. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. Rabo Karabekian is an awesome narrator in general, because he does not bullshit. Some articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them.


Oh, my hero, Kurt. But like all of Vonnegut’s books, it’s one I hope to revisit many times in the future. It’s the charming tale of a post-modern artist, lonely and in the twilight of his life, and it’s chock-full of quotable lines, but it seemed a little slower and less exciting than his other books–for me.

As he said, maybe it’s time to give women a chance.

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Kraig Kuzirian scriptKurt Vonnegut Jr. This is used to detect comment spam. And my bluebeagd note: How was that for a scheme to make the Son of God obsolete? Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video. I finished another book! Kukaan ei osannut maalata univormuja niin kuin Dan Gregory.

The complexity of this relationship, and the obvious tensions and harmonies between the two characters, serves to reinforce an interpretation of the novel as the process of writing about the difficulties in recording the modern era. I like that sort of stuff, but I find it hard to consider it sublime, exactly.

It has a more subtle humour that lends itself to better storytelling. The novel involves many other characters who would be poorly introduced by myself in comparison to their richness as presented by Vonnegut. But sadly I was disappointed. We used to boast of how small our Army and Navy were, and how little influence generals and admirals had in Washington.

For Vonnegut the most significant events in his life seem to have been his experiences as a captured American soldier during the Second World War, which formed the core of ‘Slaughterhouse 5,’ and some moment, presumably during the s, when he realised that the next generation had learned nothing from the trangedies of the war and had even begun to lose all sense of its own past, that great casualty of American culture.

Thanks for writing this hub Kurt Vonnegut, Kilgore Trout and their very best friends. Dec 25, Guillermo rated it really liked it. This book is an excellent example of how levity can be just as vonneguh at delivering a polemic against war as more gritty, realistic depictions like you might find in The Kindly Ones or in Hollywood movies. Nevertheless, the above quotation certainly captures my mind bby You can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account.


I really liked this one. Search for ” Bluebeard ” on Amazon. For me, the story was slow moving, and plodding until the reader discovers the secret in the barn.

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When you grow up and leave the history classroom for the less comfortable world outside, you realize that nothing is really so simple as the textbook makes it appear. Sign in or sign bluebear and post using a HubPages Network account.

With assistants to unroll one end and roll up the other, they urged nluebeard ambitious and able persons to abandon tired old Europe and lay claim to rich and beautiful properties in the Promised Land, which were practically theirs for the kurg. We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.

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Iso-Jussi oli tietenkin pohjoispuolella asuva naapurini. I read this mostly on a train to and from work, and must have looked slightly ridiculous with all the times I shut the book and just laughed.