Sunday, April 12, 2009

Look at the Birdie

Kurt Vonnegut is one imaginative dude. I remember picking up "Breakfast of Champions" sometime during high school and being dazzled. Literally. (get it?)

Fans don't need to look much further to enjoy some new work from the author. Even after death, Vonnegut continues to create:

Publisher to release new batch of Vonnegut stories

NEW YORK (AP) — A posthumous collection of short stories by Kurt Vonnegut will be released this November.

The collection, called "Look at the Birdie," contains 14 stories by the author of "Slaughterhouse-Five" and other works, Delacorte Press announced Friday.

The publisher says it plans to reissue 15 Vonnegut titles including "Mother Night," ''The Sirens of Titan," ''Galapagos" and "Slaughterhouse-Five." Also due: another collection of his unpublished writings and a book of letters sent to and from the author during his life.

More never-before-seen stories by Vonnegut appeared in the 2008 collection "Armageddon in Retrospect."

Vonnegut died in April 2007 at the age 84. His works contained elements of social commentary, sci-fi and autobiography.

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