The Vonnegut Zone - Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons
Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons (Opinions)
by Kurt Vonnegut
A collection of essays and previously unpublished items such as adresses which constitute little "fiction" outside of the screen play known as "Fortitude." Title comes from the books of "Bokononism" as described in Cat's Cradle (1963).
The contents of this work are as such:
Brief Encounters on the Island Waterway
Hello, Star Vega
Teaching the Unteachable
Yes, We have no Nirvanas
"There's a Maniac Loose out There"
Excelsior! We're going to the Moon! Excelsior!
Address to the American Physical Society
Good Missiles, Good Manners, Good Night
Why Read Hesse
Oversexed in Indianapolis
The Mysterious Madame Blavatsky
Biafra: A People Betrayed
Address to the Graduating Class at Bennington College, 1970
Torture and Blubber
Address to the National Institute of Arts and Letters, 1971
Reflections on My Own Death
In a Manner that must Shame God Himself
Thinking Unthinkable, Speaking Unspeakable
Address at Rededication of Wheaton College Library, 1973