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Jailbird

by Vonnegut, Kurt

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  • Hardcover
  • first
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ISBN 10
0440054494
ISBN 13
9780440054498
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Vonnegut, Kurt. Jailbird. 1979. Delacorte Press/ Seymour Lawrence. First Edition. Used. Good+ Unclipped DJ. Back cover author photo. 245 pages, Indexed. Plot summary: "This thematically and narratively complex book tells the life story of Walter Starbuck, ex-socialist, ex-capitalist, and ex-con. Moving fluidly back and forth between past and present, incident and insight, irony and irony, the novel explores themes relating to the tension between capitalism and communism, layers of meaning inherent in layers of identity, fact, and fiction, and the inter-connectedness of all things."

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Vonnegut, Kurt. Jailbird. 1979. Delacorte Press/ Seymour Lawrence. First Edition. Used. Good+ Unclipped DJ. Back cover author photo. 245 pages, Indexed. Plot summary: "This thematically and narratively complex book tells the life story of Walter Starbuck, ex-socialist, ex-capitalist, and ex-con. Moving fluidly back and forth between past and present, incident and insight, irony and irony, the novel explores themes relating to the tension between capitalism and communism, layers of meaning inherent in layers of identity, fact, and fiction, and the inter-connectedness of all things."

Synopsis

Jailbird is a novel by Kurt Vonnegut, originally published in 1979. Its plot concerns a man recently released from a low security prison after having served time for a minor role in the Watergate scandal. The novel uses a standard memoir format, revealing Walter F. Starbuck's current situation, then going back to tell the story of his first two days after being released from prison. Through Walter F.

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Bookseller
Mary Riversong Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
732VonnegutJailbird
Title
Jailbird
Author
Vonnegut, Kurt
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket Condition
Very Good-
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First Edition
ISBN 10
0440054494
ISBN 13
9780440054498
Publisher
Delacorte Press
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1979
Pages
246
Size
5 7/8 X 8 ½
Keywords
Kurt Vonnegut, 20th Century Literature, History of Economic Thought, Socialism, Capitalism, Crime, Fiction, Novel, Walter Starbuck, Identity, Interconnectedness
Bookseller catalogs
American History; 20th Century Literature; Psychological Fiction;

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