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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Audible Studios on Brilliance audio
Publication date July 14, 2015
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Mp3 una
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781491589090
ISBN-10 1491589094
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 6.75 in.
Availability§ Publication Cancelled
Original list price $14.99
Other format details audio
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Summaries and Reviews
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Breakfast of Champions (1973) provides frantic, scattershot satire and a collage of Vonnegut's obsessions. His recurring cast of characters and American landscape was perhaps the most controversial of his canon; it was felt by many at the time to be a disappointing successor to Slaughterhouse-Five, which had made Vonnegut's literary reputation.

The core of the novel is Kilgore Trout, a familiar character very deliberately modeled on the science fiction writer Theodore Sturgeon (1918-1985), a fact that Vonnegut conceded frequently in interviews and that was based upon his own occasional relationship with Sturgeon. Here Kilgore Trout is an itinerant wandering from one science fiction convention to another; he intersects with the protagonist, Dwayne Hoover (one of Vonnegut's typically boosterish, lost, and stupid mid-American characters), and their intersection is the excuse for the evocation of many others, familiar and unfamiliar, dredged from Vonnegut's gallery. The central issue is concerned with intersecting and apposite views of reality, and much of the narrative is filtered through Trout, who is neither certifiably insane nor a visionary writer but can pass for either depending upon Dwayne Hoover's (and Vonnegut's) view of the situation.

America, when this novel was published, was in the throes of Nixon, Watergate, and the unraveling of our intervention in Vietnam; the nation was beginning to fragment ideologically and geographically, and Vonnegut sought to cram all of this dysfunction (and a goofy, desperate kind of hope, the irrational comfort given through the genre of science fiction) into a sprawling narrative whose sense, if any, is situational, not conceptual. Reviews were polarized; the novel was celebrated for its bizarre aspects and became the basis of a Bruce Willis movie adaptation whose reviews were not nearly so polarized. (Most critics hated it.)



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Hardcover
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from Buccaneer Books (December 30, 2008)
9781568493541 | details & prices | List price $35.95
About: Breakfast of Champions is vintage Vonnegut.
from Delacorte Pr (May 1, 1973)
9780385280891 | details & prices | List price $14.95
About: The author questions the condition of modern man in this novel depicting a science-fiction writer's struggle to find peace and sanity in the world
Paperback
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from Dial Pr (May 1, 1999)
9780385334204 | details & prices | 302 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $16.00
About: The author questions the condition of modern man in this novel depicting a science fiction writer's struggle to find peace and sanity in the world
Reprint edition from Bantam Books (November 1, 1991)
9780440131489 | details & prices | 7.00 × 4.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $6.99
About: Breakfast Of Champions is vintage Vonnegut.
Reissue edition from Doubleday (April 1, 1986)
9780385283649 | details & prices | List price $9.95
CD/Spoken Word
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With Kurt Vonnegut | Mp3 una edition from Audible Studios on Brilliance audio (July 14, 2015)
9781491589090 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.75 × 0.50 in. | List price $14.99
About: Breakfast of Champions (1973) provides frantic, scattershot satire and a collage of Vonnegut's obsessions.
With Stanley Tucci (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Caedmon Audio Cassette (March 1, 2004)
9780060586232 | details & prices | 5.75 × 5.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.38 lbs | List price $29.95
About: The author questions the condition of modern man in this novel depicting a science fiction writer's struggle to find peace and sanity in the world.
Cassette/Spoken Word
from Caedmon Audio Cassette (October 1, 1983)
9780898451870 | details & prices | List price $12.95
Prebinding
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from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999)
9780808599425 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $28.20
About: The author questions the condition of modern man in this novel depicting a science fiction writer's struggle to find peace and sanity in the world

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