"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; Signed by Kurt Vonnegut With a Self-Caricature
Breakfast of Champions or Goodbye, Blue Monday.
Vonnegut Jr., Kurt.$1,350.00
Item Number: 99877
New York: Delacorte Press, 1973.
First edition of Vonnegut’s classic work. Octavo, original orange cloth, with drawings by the author. Boldly signed by the author with a large drawing of a self-caricature spanning two pages on the half-title page, “Kurt Vonnegut Sagaponack, N.Y. 1992.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. 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.