Kurt Vonnegut’s God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater is an outrageous and savagely funny fantasy about people, their pleasures, pains and. An analysis of Kurt Vonnegut’s newest novel really requires the Getting back to matters literary: can “God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater” be. “GOD Bless You, Mr. Rosewater,” based on Kurt Vonnegut’s novel, is a jauntily misanthropic musical about philanthropy and hypocrisy in.

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But confused is okay. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Bottom line, while I can appreciate his talents, I’m not sure it’s my “thing”, or at least not my favorite kind of “thing” to read. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

The sentiments behind this book are hless clear. Out of all Vonnegut’s novels, this is by far the best. It has been quite an experience over three mt.rosewater.

Adapted from Kurt Vonnegut’s novella, it tells the story of Elliot Rosewater, the eccentric head of the Rosewater Foundation, son of Senator Rosewater, descendant of generations of wealthy and powerful Rosewater’s, who finds in the poor and forgotten Americans in Rosewater Township, Indiana, the very people who most deserve his foundation’s generosity. And what he hates about women is that they know about sex?

The novel is told mostly thru a collection of short stories dealing with Eliot’s interactions with the citizens of Rosewater County, usually with the last sentence serving as a punch line. The trademark dark humour, and the interconnected stories within the main story, that I had enjoyed in Breakfast of Championswere taken to a higher level in “God Bless You, Mr.

His warmth, youu and paternal concern for the less fortunate are rendered with tenderness and humor. There’s only one rule that I know of babies Eliot’s wife Sylvia is flayed raw again and again as a spoiled socialite who simply can’t muster up the gumption to stand by Eliot’s side. However, as a work of engaging literature it falls short.

Buy the selected items together This item: Open Preview See a Problem? See all reviews. Vonnegut, embarrassed by his mr.roeswater, disclaims, “All persons, living and dead, are purely coincidental, and should not be construed.


The rich have money, don’t need to work, and therefore have no purpose in the world either. Rosewaterplease sign up. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

Eliot discovers this several times, when mr.rosewarer buys something for a person, only for that person to squander it. When people are good, selfless, and caring in a world like the one we all live in, they must be stupid or a little nuts. View all 10 comments. As always in Vonnegut, the few flaws in the book all involve women.

There are people conspiring to declare him insane so they can install a new head of the Foundation. Maybe a short story, which form maybe Vonnegut should have reserved for this story. This event would also form the core of his most famous work, Slaughterhouse-Five, the book which would make him a millionaire.

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Then I want you to settle them in the mids and give them a major corporation, a town, a county surrounding that town, and a seat in government. Pages to import images to Wikidata. Write a customer review. I was positively surprised by the hilarious ending, which suggested some hope for humankind, as I had placed Vonnegut high up on kurg list of authors with the bleakest vision for humanity after I read Cat’s Cradle.

God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

However, Vonnegut’s genius is not that he is a modernist and absurdist writer, but rather that he uses his writings to expose the darker side of modern society which is why he is a modernist. Also, I was happy to see that the infamous Kilgore Trout, my favorite recurring Vonnegut character, made another appearance in the story of Mr.

Full of unforgettable characters and a rich and hysterically funny story, God Bless You, Mr. Kilgore Trout, they said. It is an arrangement that would have driven Roman lawyers insane, mainly because they equated control and benefit: I thought Breakfast of Champions very funny mg.rosewater ultimately too over-the-top crazy even for me. Don’t have a Kindle?

An excellent summary of the modern corporate condition. Still, this is the one Vonnegut book bleds really has the feel of a fully accomplished novel, a genuine American classic. Similarly with the wills and estate lawyers who encourage clients to challenge the will so that those who should inherit the money end up with nothing while the lawyers walk away with the entire estate.


One paragraph from a Kilgore Trout book, read on the bus to Indianapolis is as true of cell phones, today, as telepathy in the book. This book occasionally takes too long to make its point and requires investment on the part of the reader, but Vonnegut’s classic satirical humor is still present.

Eliot Rosewater, the aforementioned do-gooder loon, is tired of having oodles and oodles of money. It wanders back and forth from past to present and from character to character, some of whom have no relevance to the plot, but serve to illustrate the theme in some way.

Rosewater is yyou outrageous and savagely funny fantasy about people, their pleasures, pains and perversions, a penetrating satire on insanity — a millionaire’s private lunacy.

So while his thoughts and ideas are worthwhile, this book left me wanting something more. This is the main theme of God Bless You, Mr.

The scene where Eliot gives money to the poet so that the poet can tell the truth and the poet discovers he has no truth to tell. Emma is back again this summer. At the same time he cuts back to New York, writing about the rich Rosewater clan and the wealthy families of Pisquontuit with all the power but none of the sentimentality of Edith Wharton. Beneath the surface, the author conveys an allegory about yiu spiritually hollow lives, a not so subtle dig at capitalism, having more money than sense.

Army and serving in World War II. He attended Cornell University from towhere he wrote a column for the student newspaper, the Cornell Daily Sun.