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"I couldn't help wondering if that was what God put me on Earth for--to find out how much a man could take without breaking": First Edition of Breakfast of Champions; Inscribed by Kurt Vonnegut
Breakfast of Champions or Goodbye, Blue Monday.
Vonnegut Jr., Kurt.$1,250.00
Item Number: 97459
New York: Delacorte Press, 1973.
First edition of Vonnegut’s classic work. Octavo, original orange cloth, with drawings by the author. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author with a full page inscription, “Peace and Plenty to my Pal Marlene J. Wallach- Kurt Vonnegut Jr. July 14, 1977.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear. Jacket design by Bob Giusti. An exceptional example.
"You have to hand it to Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. In his eighth novel, Breakfast of Champions, or Goodbye Blue Monday, he performs considerable complex magic. He wheels out all the latest fashionable complaints about Americaher racism, her gift for destroying language, her technological greed and selfishnessand makes them seem fresh, funny, outrageous, hateful and lovable, all at the same time" (New York Times). It was adapted to film the 1999 film, directed by Alan Rudolph, starring Bruce Willis, Nick Nolte and Albert Finney as Kilgore Trout.