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The Resource Hocus pocus, Kurt Vonnegut

Hocus pocus, Kurt Vonnegut

Label
Hocus pocus
Title
Hocus pocus
Statement of responsibility
Kurt Vonnegut
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
MODERN & CONTEMPORARY FICTION (POST C 1945). Eugene Debs Hartke (named after the famous early 20th century Socialist working class leader) describes an odyssey from college professor to prison inmate to prison warden back again to prisoner in another of Vonnegut's bitter satirical explorations of how and where (and why) the American dream begins to die. Employing his characteristic narrative device a retrospective diary in which the protagonist retraces his life at its end, a desperate and disconnected series of events here in "Hocus Pocus" show Vonnegut with his mask off and his rhetorical devices unshielded. Debs (and Vonnegut) see academia just as imprisoning as the corrupt penal system and they regard politics as the furnishing and marketing of lies. Debs, already disillusioned by circumstance, quickly tracks his way toward resignation and then fury
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Vonnegut, Kurt
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not applicable
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Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
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PerformerNote
Performed by L.J. Ganser
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ganser, L. J.
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Audible Studios on BrillianceAudio
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  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Prisoners
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
Hocus pocus, Kurt Vonnegut
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Publication
Copyright
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  • Unabridged
  • Title from disc label
Carrier category
audiodisc
Content category
spoken word
Control code
42616190
Dimensions
12 cm.
Extent
7 CDs (approximately 8 hr., 46 min.)
Isbn
9781511323765
Media category
audio
Other physical details
digital
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 42616190
  • (Sirsi) 42616190
Label
Hocus pocus, Kurt Vonnegut
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Title from disc label
Carrier category
audiodisc
Content category
spoken word
Control code
42616190
Dimensions
12 cm.
Extent
7 CDs (approximately 8 hr., 46 min.)
Isbn
9781511323765
Media category
audio
Other physical details
digital
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 42616190
  • (Sirsi) 42616190

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