139 x 210 x 17mm
Kurt Vonnegut was one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. Now his first and last works come together for the first time in print, in a collection aptly titled after his famous phrase, We Are What We Pretend To Be. Written to be sold under the pseudonym of Mark Harvey, Basic Training was never published in Vonneguts lifetime. It appears to have been written in the late 1940s and is therefore Vonneguts first ever novella. When Vonnegut passed away in 2007, he left his last novel unfinished. Entitled If God Were Alive Today, this last work is a brutal satire on societal ignorance and carefree denial of the worlds major problems. Along with the two works of fiction, Vonneguts daughter, Nanette shares reminiscences about her father and commentary on these two worksboth exclusive to this edition.