In this, the most intimate of Vonnegut’s 13 novels, he brings back the erstwhile American painter Rabo Karabekian, a one-eyed man” who played a minor role in . Based on the novel by Kurt Vonnegut, Bluebeard is the fictional autobiography of Rabo Karabekian, a one-eyed former artist of the Abstract Expressionist era. Bluebeard, which came out in , was one of Vonnegut’s last proper novels. Though it is different in style than his earlier works, it is a very.

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Debs and a lifelong supporter of the American Civil Liberties Union. It claims to vonnegur the autobiography of Rabo Karabekian, an Armenian-American WW2 veteran who became a major figure in Abstract Expressionismafter an apprenticeship with realist illustrator, Dan Gregory.

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These painters die off, often through suicide. All you have to do… is look at a million paintings, and they you can never be mistaken.

In the end, he is as divested of illusions as it is possible for blueneard human to be. She explores every inch of Karabekian’s home, constantly asking him questions.

Celeste, a typical fifteen year old, owns every book by popular fictionist, Polly Madison. Rabo Karabekian is an awesome narrator in general, because he does bluebeatd bullshit. I was lured to this book by Breakfast of Champions, a Vonnegut book that I loved.

K’s a veteran, as are most of his characters, and through their experience in war they offer bonnegut greater sardonic message, a deeper social comment; he has a darker perspective, longer shadows in a more dimensional work.

The Last Interview But I think Kurt’s work has a depth Wes’ does not.


Add the first question. This is a cloud CDN service that blyebeard use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. And then there’s the whole thing about forbidden rooms and curiosity Mar 30, Arian rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The seeming incompatibility works both ways. Kurt Vonnegut, Junior was an American novelist, satirist, and most recently, graphic artist.

By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. There are no “spectacular” moments that pop up in the book, just life moments, some good and some bad. Some articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. There may be greater noevelists than Vonnegut, but there can be vonneguut few, if any, with bluebezrd much good humour and generorisy. The awareness of the break between modernity and the past is as much a part of modernity as the commercialized Polly Madison children on birth control.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. If bluebezrd seems he is, it’s sarcastic. The barn has no windows, and Karabekian has gone through the trouble of nailing one end shut and immobilizing the other with six padlocks. Paperbackpages.

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And while it wasn’t anything mind-blowing or completely crazy or shocking or anything, what’s in that potato barn is vintage Vonnegut. This is a blog about video games, comic books, film, and philosophy.

Aug 06, Blebeard rated it really liked it Shelves: Some articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. Nuclear energy was going to make electricity so cheap that it might not even be metered… Antibiotics would defeat all diseases.


But the woman in Bluebeard believes she throws herself in front of a train. There are so many layers to this book I’m sure I’ll be thinking about it off and on for the next several months at least and will almost definitely re-read this book a number of times before I reach room temperature.

I read a library copy, but I’ll definitely be buying this book for my personal library.

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To b,uebeard what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Retrieved from ” https: BLUEBEARD is basically a straightforward story, taking place entirely in a “believable” reality, whereas many of his other books contain elements of science fiction, science fantasy, and other fantastical shhhhtuufff.

I’m not sure if this is a well-known Vonnegut novel, but I was pleasantly surprised when it was chosen as our latest book club read. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.


That said, over the last six years, it’s fucking haunted me what ol’ Rabo was keeping secret in that potato barn. Wyeth or Howard Pyle vibea very popular illustrator, is worth the entire cost of reading anything clunky in some of the other sections.

Occasionally, he would kind of wake up and spout off what voonnegut have been happening in his dream, and then fall back to sleep.

It’s kind of cute.