In this, the most intimate of Vonnegut’s 13 novels, he brings back the erstwhile American painter Rabo Karabekian, a one-eyed man” who played a minor role in . 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. Bluebeard, which came out in , was one of Vonnegut’s last proper novels. Though it is different in style than his earlier works, it is a very.

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The book builds to a climax that is the most uplifting and life affirming that I have come across, so far, in the Vonnegut oeuvre and I was stunned and pleased by it. Nuclear energy was going to make vonnnegut so cheap that it might not even be metered… Antibiotics would defeat all diseases. It hurts like hell, but it hluebeard matter, nothing matters, everything matters, feel something! The wealthiest man in 22nd-century America embarks on interplanetary adventures.

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War, Death, and Resurrection The main character is an injured veteran who came to the US as a child refugee from another war.

Ironically, I think it’s this literal and figurative lack of depth perception that enables him to survive and not commit suicide while all of his other artist friends don’t. blusbeard

Rabo started his working life as a cartoonist and illustrator, devoted much of it to Abstract Expressionism which he tired of and ceased painting, but for one last vonnegyt which tries to fill the gap between facile populist art “They are a negation of art! There is no rhyme or reason to it. Feb 18, Sandi rated it it was amazing Shelves: These very panels upon which Windsor Blue used to cover fully became the canvases Karabekian would prime back to pure white and use for his last work locked within his potato barn.


The novelist is known for works blending satire, black comedy and science fiction, such as Slaughterhouse-FiveCat’s Cradleand Breakfast of Champions He covers the usual gamet of Vonnegut trademarks – Blueveard, a reactive protagonist as opposed to proactive how art can be quite useless etc Rather, we are to be as Rabo says, “A Lazarus”.

By far, my favourite Vonnegut book though, to be fair, Vonnrgut only read two others: Berman does not respect his abstract art collection, including works by Jackson Pollock. We have a name for him or her.

Jerry Travis As with all of his works, they stand independent of each other, although there might be an occasional cameo, as it were, from characters living in …more As with all of his works, they stand independent of each other, although there might be an occasional cameo, as it were, from characters living in other works.

I think he might just be right.

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Rabo started his working life as a cartoonist and illustrator, devot Come Dancing By the time I reached the vvonnegut chapter of this novel, I realised that Kurt Vonnegut had taken me dancing, just as Rabo Karabekian had finally taken Mrs Circe Berman dancing.

Reading it right now for some reason. All this, and the book was laugh out loud funny, never felt too heavy, and concluded so triumphantly and hopeful, that it got me slightly very slightly! Lists with This Book. Audible Download Audio Books.


It was unexpected, tidy, and very appropriate. What a horses ass huh? Vonnegut, that is linear! And while it wasn’t anything mind-blowing or completely crazy or shocking or anything, what’s in that potato barn is vintage Vonnegut. Bluebeard is easy to read and, therefore, easy to vohnegut. After a time, he begins to find her charm ” manipulative “, as she typically gets her way.


Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: There is no ground, and disenfranchised, they fell to the ground as discarded trash. So many more aspects of the novel complement and are complemented by this aspect of Bluebeard that it seems essential to illustrate at least one such relationship.

Anyway, this book is a lot of things: Also there is a considerable feminist theme. This is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. I also thought the book drew the conclusion that men have made a mess of the world why not give women the chance to do the same or better?

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Bluebeard The title of the novel comes from a comment by Rabo to Mrs Berman: Slapstick of Another Kind He was born in Indianapolis, later the setting for many of his novels.

An American spy behind the lines during WWII serves as a Nazi propagandist, a role he cannot escape in his future life as he can never reveal his real role in the war.

This is a blog about video games, comic books, film, and philosophy. No one had his unique sense of humor and no one ever will. Both the original Bluebeard story and Vonnegut’s have curious, prying women, too.

However, this millionaire purveyor of Mom, Old Glory and apple pie is also a genuinely loathsome and corrupt human being, who does everything he can to crush the talents of his young apprentice. New York Times Book Review.