And so it goes. Songtext von Billy Joel 2019-11-26

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and so it goes

Usually we say it when we give up and call someone else to take care of it like a contractor to fix the plumbing , Or when someone we don't like wins the white house. Nice to find out that my favorite Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan was possibly his favorite. The major problem in this book though is that Shields appears to hate Kurt Vonnegut. But, was I terribly surprised? The book does not hesitate to explore Vonnegut's often unusual relationship with his first wife, Jane, his occasional and at times long-term dalliances, and his perhaps even more unusual relationship with his second wife, Jill Krementz, but, for the most part, Shields lets the participants or those with firsthand knowledge speak for themselves. The guy who wrote As Good As It Gets penned this film. If you're feeling lazy, the review is copied underneath this. Vonnegut's treatment of his first wife Jane was so appalling that y There is an art to blending research with engaging prose to create a page turning biography.

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and so it goes

It's jarring to read less pleasant details about an author I've loved for 25+ years infidelities, neglecting his family, etc but we're all grown-ups and Vonnegut wasn't the first idealist unable to live up to the philosophies he promoted, and that shouldn't diminish his work. I read more endnotes just because I enjoyed seeing where each Vonnegut tidbit came from than I did in Infinite Jest. Charles Shields has that talent. It's a sobering experience to discover someone I admire has feet of clay. Reading this book may not provide the answer, but it will provide a front-row seat to his own struggle with the question. Charles Shields summarizes each of Vonnegut's books linking characters to real people and situations in Vonnegut's life.

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And So It Goes (film)

and so it goes

I was surprised to learn of this event and quite impressed with Mr. Readers of Vonnegut's books often encountered parts of his life, whether as part of the story or in introductions to the work. It shines a light onto a troubled family life and personal grievances, both justified and not. The depth and breadth of research that went into this is staggering. Violence A character shoots a dog with a paint gun. I think my favorite part of any Vonnegut story is how he writes the story: the odd breaks, t Please visit my website to read the review.

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And So it Goes: Kurt Vonnegut: A Life by Charles J. Shields

and so it goes

But for people like me, who only know him through reading a few of his books, this is a fascinating, if depressing, story. Of course that's not really true. I also dropped in on a group discussion he held in the common area of my dorm. It is our everyday life yet it splits our reality and our time into before and after or rather lack of it. Vonnegut had enlisted as a private in the U. It was truly a fascinating life.

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And So It Goes (film)

and so it goes

As big as this book is, it cover's 85 years after all, it is not boring. Honestly, until Shields went through everything, I never realized the kind of life Vonnegut led. However, Vonnegut believes that war itself is a loss for any side. Vonnegut's breakthrough began in 1967 and fully materialized in 1969 with the publication of his masterpiece - to me one of the best books ever written -. And what does exist isn't worth quoting.

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What does it mean? The narrator... — Slaughterhou... Q&A

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Best to enjoy every minute we have! Vonnegut just seems like too much personality for one book. All the while you're engrossed in his life, Vonnegut is writing away and Shields shows how his content was molded from people and events you are reading about. But this is an anti-war novel, a peacenik piece. This book is an exhaustive and sometimes exhausting yet always admirable look at the life of a uniquely talented, creative, and innovative American writer, and institution, who was as full of quirks and contradictions as the characters who populated his writings. I attended his lecture which I don't remember. One of the most important writers of the last century deserves a biography, and now finally he has it. The novel arrived in bookstores at the time of the growing anti-Vietnam-war sentiment and perfectly matched the zeitgeist.

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Kurt Vonnegut: So it goes

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It is was a fatilistic phrase that Vonnegut used when he described a death in the book and there were plenty of them in that book. Neighbors get testy with each other. This is what the reader expects from a biography: a full, true account. The clicks would mean a lot. But Shields does a good job of portraying the man as human with his cross to bear. Over a half a year ago I reviewed here John Tomedi's book , which did not exactly read like a biography but rather like a collection of serious, almost research-depth essays about the Vonnegut opus.

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and so it goes

Writing was just a by-product of what Vonnegut did in the few times he wasn't too busy being an egocentric prick to pass some time. But who would he write about? Gehman collaborated with Condon on Eddie Condon's Treasury of Jazz. In explaining how Vonnegut wrote, and often struggled with, his novels, And So It Goes delves deeper into how those experiences affected him and, moreover, influenced his writing. This expression is used by the narrator on the first page. There is no doubt that Kurt Vonnegut was a deeply flawed and troubled person, quick to anger, a user of those who thought they could trust him, a philanderer and a distant father. And through it all it describes, as much as possible, Vonnegut's frame of mind and reference for writing his many books.

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