Mother Nightby Kurt Vonnegut
In Mother Night, Vonnegut makes fun of sex, sin, and motherhood; of war and peace, of the FBI and Communists; and the Nazis, too. And no one but Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., could have created Howard Campbell, Jr., the American who became a notorious Nazi and survived the war to mock all decent people. This atrocious man a hero? This insatiable fiend (who boasted of knowing more than 49 ways to make love) really nothing more than a happy Rotarian? It could only happen in the Silly Putty world of Mother Night, where the only reality is unreality.
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Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (1922–2007) was a prolific and genre-bending American author. His works blend satire, black comedy and science fiction.
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