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Alternate cover for this ISBN can be found hereIn Breakfast of Champions one of Kurt Vonnegut’s  most beloved characters the aging writer Kilgore Trout finds to his horror that a Midwest car dealer is taking his fiction as truth What follows is murderously funny satire as Vonnegut looks at war sex racism success politics and pollution in America and reminds us how to see the truth


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    I am about to finish Kurt Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions I checked out the book from the Multnomah County Library four weeks ago I've never read anything by Kurt Vonnegut before The book looks like thisimage error


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    A novel is a dead tree with words on it Breakfast of Champions is a great dead tree with words on it


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    I have a little inner book snob that desperately wants to like Vonnegut In the very unlikely event that I should find myself at a convention of bookish intellectuals I feel like I'd fit right in if I sipped my champagne and said Oh yes indeed I simply adore what Vonnegut has to say about the absence of free willThis is the kind of bollocks that runs through my mind on a daily basis Unfortunately I just don't find him that funny most of the time Perhaps jokes about open beavers are funnier to readers who don't have vaginas who knows? but it goes sailing right over my head Maybe this is why my invitation to the bookish intellectual convention seems to have got lost in the mail He also repeats the phrase which looked like this and follows it with a sketch of everything from a flamingo to a swastika to the aforementioned beaver in both senses of the word beaver Again is this funny? Should I find it funny?The funniest parts are his jokes about white people and the way in which they celebrate their discovery of America in 1492 despite the fact that others had actually been living on the continent for thousands of years But even that is a little overdone these days and haven't others done it better? It sure feels like itThat being said I enjoyed Cat's Cradle Easily my favourite of his worksBlog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube | Store


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    Breakfast of Champions Goodbye Blue Monday Kurt VonnegutBreakfast of Champions is a 1973 novel by the American author Kurt Vonnegut His seventh novel it is set predominantly in the fictional town of Midland City Ohio and focuses on two characters Dwayne Hoover a Midland resident Pontiac dealer and affluent figure in the city and Kilgore Trout a widely published but mostly unknown science fiction author Breakfast of Champions has themes of free will suicide and race relations among othersتاریخ نخستین خوانش روز دوم از ماه ژانویه سال 2017میلادیعنوان صبحانه قهرمانان؛ نویسنده کورت ونه گات؛ مترجم راضیه رحمانی؛ مشخصات نشر تهران، ققنوس، 1393، در 312ص، مصور، شابک 9786002781147؛ موضوع داستانهای نویسندگان امریکایی سده ی 20مصبحانه قهرمانان، رمانی طنزآمیز است؛ دغدغه‌ های ذهن نويسنده، درباره ی دو پیرمرد سفیدپوست لاغر اندام است، که روی سیاره‌ ای در حال مرگ زندگی میکنند؛ «کیلگور تراوت»، نویسنده‌ ای پرکار، و در عین حال، ناکام است، که به جز یک نفر، هیچ‌کس انبوه کتاب‌ها، و داستان‌های او را، نخوانده‌ است؛ روزی با اعمال نفوذ همین تنها خوانشگرش، به جشنواره ی هنر شهر کوچک «میدلند سیتی» دعوت می‌شود؛ او که از این دعوت شوکه شده، تصمیم می‌گیرد تا به آنجا برود؛ حضور «تراوت» در آن شهر، رخدادی ست، که زندگی چندین نفر را دگرگون می‌کند؛ از جمله ی این افراد «دواین هوور» است، که فروشنده ی ماشین‌های «پونتیاک»، و از ثروتمندترین شهروندان «میدلند سیتی»، هست؛ «ونه گات» در واقع، شخصیت‌هایی آفریده، که با آن‌ها خود را متحول می‌کند، و به این نتیجه می‌رسد، که انسان‌ها دو بعد «ماشینی» و «مقدس» دارند؛ تا زمانیکه یک انسان، ماشین‌وار عمل کند، وضعیتش پیچیده، تراژیک و مضحک خواهد بود؛ اما در درون همه ی موجودات، به طور یکسان، ماهیت مقدسی نیز، وجود دارد، که نویسنده آن را «نوار لغزش ‌ناپذیری از نور» می‌نامد؛ این ماهیت، در وجود تک‌ تک این موجودات، شعله می‌کشد؛ «ونه گات» در این رمان، از تکنیک‌های بسیاری سود برده، تا اصول سنتی داستان نویسی را، در هم بریزد؛ وی از همان آغاز داستان، درباره ی چگونگی، و پایان آن سخن می‌گوید، اما رخدادهای پیش بینی نشده، در این میان، خود حدیث دیگری هستندنقل از متن سرآغاز کلام «صبحانه قهرمانان» نام انحصاری نوعی برشتوک صبحانه از شرکت جنرال میلز است؛ هر گونه استفاده از این عبارت در سراسر کتاب و برای عنوان آن نه مبنی بر ارتباط با شرکت جنرال میلز و بهره مندی از حمایت ایشان است و نه به منظور بی اعتبار ساختن محصولات خوبشان؛ «فیبی هرتی»، که کتاب به او تقدیم شده، به قول معروف، دیگر دستش از دنیا کوتاه است؛ «فیبی» بیوه ای اهل «ایندیاناپولیس» بود که اواخر دوره «رکود بزرگ» با او آشنا شدم؛ آن زمان، «فیبی» حدوداً پنجاه ساله بود و من شانزده ساله بودم یا در همین حول و حوش؛ «فیبی» مایه دار بود، منتها چون در تمام دوران جوانی اش هفت روز هفته سر کار رفته بود، دیگر برایش عادت شده بود و دست از کار نمی کشید؛ او نکته های منطقی و گیرایی در ستون «توصیه هایی به عاشقان دل خسته» مینوشت، در روزنامه ایندیاناپولیس تایمز، روزنامه ای که زمانی معتبر به حساب میآمد، ولی حالا دیگر منسوخ شده؛ منسوخ؛ او برای فروشگاه زنجیره ای ویلیام اچ بلاک آگهی مینوشت کسب و کار این فروشگاه هنوز هم، در ساختمانی که پدرم طراحی کرده، رونق دارد؛ «فیبی» برای حراج تابستانه کلاه حصیری آگهی زیر را نوشت «این کلاههای حصیری اونقده مُفته که میتونید بخریدشون واسه سایبون گلهای رُز باغچه تون یا حتی رو هم بچینیدشون تا اسبتون بپره از روشون»؛ فیبی هرتی مرا استخدام کرد، تا از روی آگهیهایی که برای تبلیغ لباس نوجوانان مینوشت رونویسی کنم؛ بخشی از کارم پوشیدن لباسهایی بود که ازشان تعریف و تمجید میکردم؛ با هر دو پسرش که هم سن و سالم بودند، رفیق شدم، و تمام وقت خانه آنها پلاس بودم؛ فیبی در صحبت با ما و دوست دخترهایمان، اصلاً عفتِ کلام نداشت، و حرفهای رکیک میزد؛ از این گذشته، شوخ طبع بود و کاری به کارمان نداشت؛ از فیبی یاد گرفتیم که نه تنها وقت حرف زدن از امور خصوصی، بلکه در صحبت از مدرسه، تاریخ آمریکا، قهرمانان سرشناس، نحوه توزیع ثروت در جامعه و خلاصه هر موضوعی بی ادب و جسور باشیم؛ من خودم تا به حال از صدقه ی سر همین بی نزاکتی، توانسته ام لقمه نانی به دست بیاورم، اما هنوز در این مقوله خیلی ناشی ام، و مانده تا به فیبی هرتی برسم؛ مدام سعی میکنم از بی ادبی فیبی هرتی، که بسیار برازنده اش بود، تقلید کنم؛ به نظر من، آن زمان، به خاطر حال و هوای رکود اقتصادی، داشتن جذابیت برای فیبی بسیار آسانتر بود تا الآنِ من، چون او به همان چیزی اعتقاد داشت که اکثر آمریکایی های آن زمان بهش معتقد بودند این که وقتی رفاه اقتصادی از راه برسد، مردم خوشبخت و منطقی و منصف خواهند شد؛ دیگر هیچ وقت این کلمه را نشنیدم؛ منظورم «رفاه» است؛ این کلمه قبلاً مترادف با بهشت بود و فیبی هرتی معتقد بود آداب گریزی ای که به همه توصیه میکرد کمک میکند تا بهشت آمریکایی محقق شود؛ هنوز راه و رسم آداب گریزیِ فیبی مُد است، اما دیگر هیچ کس بهشت آمریکایی را باور ندارد؛ البته هیچ کس، الا فیبی هرتی؛ در این کتاب، از تصوراتم درباره ماشین وار بودنِ آدمها خواهم گفت؛ این دیدگاه در دوران کودکی ام شکل گرفت، زمانی که مبتلایان به مراحل پیشرفته سیفلیس و اختلال حرکتی ــ به ویژه مبتلایان مرد ــ مضحکه تماشاگران سیرکها و مردم پایین شهرِ ایندیاناپولیس میشدند؛ سیفلیسیها اسیر موجوداتی فنری شکل و گوشتخوار بودند، موجوداتی آن قدر ریز که فقط با میکروسکوپ میشد مشاهده شان کرد؛ این میکروبها، وقتی از گوشتِ بین مهره های ستون فقرات قربانیان عبور میکردند، باعث به هم چسبیدن مهره ها میشدند و، در نتیجه، مبتلایان به شکل ترسناکی باوقار و شق و رق به نظر میرسیدند، گویی چشمانشان دارد از حدقه میزند بیرون؛ یکبار، در تقاطع خیابانهای مِریدیِن و واشینگتن، فردی مبتلا به سیفلیس دیدم؛ زیر ساعتی ایستاده بود که پدرم طراحی کرده بود؛ مردم محل به آنجا میگفتند «تقاطع آمریکا»؛ مرد سیفلیسی سخت به فکر فرو رفته بود که چگونه با پاهای رنجورش روی خط کشی خیابان قدم بردارد، و خود را به آنطرف خیابان واشینگتن برساند؛ تنش رعشه خفیفی داشت؛ انگار درون بدنش موتوری کوچک کار گذاشته بودند که درجا کار میکرد؛ مشکل از اینجا ناشی میشد مغزش که بایست به پاها فرمان حرکت میداد دیگر کار نمیکرد، چون موجودات ریز، زنده زنده خورده بودندش؛ رشته های عصبی و اتصالاتی که بایست دستورالعملها را منتقل میکردند هم یا دیگر عایق بندی نبودند یا همان موجودات ریز کاملاً جویده بودندشان؛ کلیدهایی هم که در مسیر اتصالات قرار داشتند یا مسدود شده بودند یا کاملاً به هم جوش خورده بودند؛ او حدوداً سی ساله بود، اما بسیار پیرتر به نظر میآمد؛ فکر میکرد و فکر میکرد؛ آنوقت، مثل زنان گروه همسرایان، دوبار پشت سر هم پایش را به جلو پرتاب میکرد؛ آن زمان، که بچه سال بودم، او درست مثل ماشین به نظرم میرسید؛ در آن دوران فکر میکردم آدمها تیوبهای پلاستیکی ای هستند که درونشان واکنشهای شیمیایی در حال فعل و انفعال است؛ وقتی بچه بودم، افراد زیادی را دیدم که گواتر داشتند؛ دووِین هووِر، فروشنده پونتیاکی که قهرمان این کتاب است، هم چنین کسانی را به چشم خود دیده؛ این ساکنان بدبختِ زمین غدّه های تیروییدشان چنان ورم میکرد که انگار در گلویشان کدوخورشتی پرورش داده اند؛ همانطور که بعدها ثابت شد، تنها کاری که مبتلایان به گواتر بایست انجام میدادند مصرف روزانه یک سرِ سوزن ید بود و بس؛ آنوقت میتوانستند زندگی آرامی داشته باشند؛ مادرم مغزش را با داروهای شیمیایی درب و داغان کرد، داروهایی که مثلاً قرار بود باعث شوند راحت بخوابد؛ پایان نقلتاریخ بهنگام رسانی 05071399هجری خورشیدی؛ ا شربیانی


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    Nothing is sacred in Breakfast of Champions The narratorPhilboyd StudgeVonnegut makes his appearance as the Creator of the Universe or at least the creators of the characters in his novel as he delivers what amounts to a searing meta critiue of American culture The big show is inside my head he tells a waitress as he watches his main protagonists and decides what they will do next After his brief appearance in Slaughterhouse Five it was fun to see Kilgore Trout the failed science fiction writer take center stage Of course Vonnegut makes it clear that he as the narrator is the one pulling the strings and arranging of all things a Nobel Prize in Medicine for the confused Trout Fun interesting and bizarre


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    “Like most science fiction writers he knew almost nothing about science” Breakfast of Champions is not my favorite Kurt Vonnegut novel and I have a bit of difficulty to understand why Maybe because it was crazier than the others that I’ve read with long passages without any sense There weren’t one or two deeper themes that I had to dig between the irony and the absurd It was of a collection of crazy talk or talk by crazy men mingled with the author’s ideas about the world I enjoyed the latter parts than the former I laughed out loud many times but it wasn’t enough For the whole novel we are prepared for a momentous meeting between our main characters the still undiscovered aging soon to become monumental SF writer Kilgore Trout and Dwayne Hoover a successful Midwest car dealer Dwayne due to bad chemicals in his brain is slowly going crazy and the meeting with the SF writer will make him derail irrecoverably The story switches between Kilgore’s trip to reach an Art festival in Midwest to Dwayne’s increasingly weird mind At some point we also get to meet the author which was an interesting feature The plot offers Vonnegut the opportunity to launch in a bleak satire on race politics social standards sexism etc I don’t know how Vonnegut can be pessimistic and funny at the same time “As I approached my fiftieth birthday I had become and enraged and mystified by the idiot decisions made by my countrymen And then I had come suddenly to pity them for I understood how innocent and natural it was for them to behave so abominably and with such abominable results They were doing their best to live like people invented in story books This was the reason Americans shot each other so often It was a convenient literary device for ending short stories and books why were so many Americans treated by their government as though their lives were as disposable as paper facial tis sues? Because that was the way authors customarily treated bit part players in their made up tales”For than half of the book I listened to the brilliant narration of John Malkovich I believe the actor’s voice and Vonnegut’s work go perfectly together However I do not usually listen to audiobooks so it might have altered my reading experience somewhat I enjoyed the novel it’s Vonnegut duh but I felt he crammed a bit too much inside the pages I also don’t believe it is the place to start if you are a newbie to his work Slaughterhouse 5 would still my first choice By the way Kilgore Trout is a character in that novel as well There are many characters themes and places that appear in than one novel of the author and that is a prize for his fandom of which I am still part of “Dear Sir poor sir brave sir he read You are an experiment by the Creator of the Universe You are the only creature in the entire Universe who has free will You are the only one who has to figure out what to do next and why Everybody else is a robot a machine Some persons seem to like you and others seem to hate you and you must wonder why They are simply liking machines and hating machines You are pooped and demoralized read Dwayne Why wouldn't you be? Of course it is exhausting having to reason all the time in a universe which wasn't meant to be reasonable”“So in the interests of survival they trained themselves to be agreeing machines instead of thinking machines All their minds had to do was to discover what other people were thinking and then they thought that too”


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    The Emperor’s New Clothes As retold by Kurt Vonnegut taking a leak view spoiler a main theme in Vonnegut's novel symbolizing holding up a mirror hide spoiler


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    This is one of my earliest favorites and I have gone back to revisit several times over the yearsIn high school I was both amazed and hooked by Vonnegut's wry humor and devilish mid western charm I have since caught on to the serious metaphors and themes into which he delves But the humor drew me in initially and makes me think of Vonnegut today Insanity explained as a chemical imbalance and dysfunctional families relationships and communities described as matter of factly as a still life portrait The novel within a novel and the recurring character of Kilgore Trout further leaves the reader with a depth of appreciation for this classic 2019 Re readI'm adding this to my all time favorites listWhen I think about Vonnegut and his writing I am most often thinking of this book his playful yet thoughtful way of describing his universe And here it is demonstrably his universe as he the author the creator makes a guest appearance in Midland City to see all the goings on firsthand And perhaps other creators he does not control his handiworks by rigid cable and reign but rather loosely and as with dry rubber bandsThroughout this wonderful book we find drawings made by Vonnegut himself illustrating his concepts and ideas I smiled throughout the book as I always do and laughed out loud many times and many times because of his felt tip pen doodleFunny as he is and charming too hen he wants to be Vonnegut also tackles some heavy subjects as well such as economics fairness and institutional racism This book is about the fabulously well to do as well as for those who do not have diddlysuatThe scene with Rabo Karabekian the protagonist of Vonnegut’s later book Bluebeard where he describes his minimalist painting is one of Vonnegut’s finest Trout's visit to the Midland City Arts Festival by way of Sugar Creek is also one of my favoritesA joy


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    What is life we live from day to day? What do we eat at breakfast? How do we cope with our problems and what are we doing for fun? What dreams do we dream and what ideas do we have in our heads?The things other people have put into my head at any rate do not fit together nicely are often useless and ugly are out of proportion with one another are out of proportion with life as it really is outside my headUnder the close scrutiny of Kurt Vonnegut our uotidian life turns into the most preposterous occupation in the worldHe spoke of his wife and son again acknowledged that white robots were just like black robots essentially in that they were programmed to be whatever they were to do whatever they didSome obey God some obey government some obey voices in their heads and some obey no one


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    God what a terrible book of nonsenseThe two main characters are just overly weird and bizarre for the sake of being bizarre And I mean really really bizarre I suspect many people say they like Vonnegut because he is so damn weird but theres gotta be a purpose to it You can't just have completely random ridiculous thoughts that do not have any purpose towards the message of the story When you do that its like the intellectual version of VH1 reality; people love it for shock value while I and others like me are disgusted by its lack of substance You feel dumber for having spent part of your life dedicated to itTheres zero suspense as you are told what the ending will be in the first chapter The entire book is a build up to that event which ends up being a short disappointingly mild oneThe entire book was written in an obnoxious tone speaking about everything humans do in an condescending manner As if the author considers himself not only separate from but better than the human race and its tendenciesFinally as if the book wasn't self indulgent enough for Vonnegut he inserts HIMSELF as a character for the last third of the novel telling us what he can and can't do if he wishes and how every characters actions are predetermined by his will even as he interacts with them This came across as so arrogant and narcissistic that it was almost too much to bearIt is clear to me after reading Breakfast of Champions that Kurt Vonnegut's biggest fan by far is Kurt Vonnegut himself