Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons (Opinions) is a rare opportunity to experience Kurt Vonnegut speaking in his own voice about his own life, his views of the world, his writing, and the writing of others. An indignant, outrageous, always witty, and deeply felt collection of reviews, essays, and speeches, this work is a window not only into Vonnegut’s mind...but also into his heart.
“A great cosmic comedian and a rattler of human skeletons, an idealist disguised as a pessimist…has written a book filled with madness and truth and absurdity and self-revelation.”— St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“He is our strongest writer…the most stubbornly imaginative.”—John Irving
* The New York Times
At every turn, moral outrage meets with a deep fatality about a future in which good and evil themselves will be ground into a "system." In the end, like his characters, Mr. Vonnegut looks outside reality for help. "The only way in which Americans. . .can rescue their planet," he observes, "is through enthusiastic intimacy with works of their imagination." Ironically, only the imagination can keep the truth inviolate. God bless you, Mr. Vonnegut--and may the works of your imagination multiply.