Instagram Public Photos with #kurtvonnegut

We have several events lined up in the coming few weeks. see this post's comments section for details of them all #vonnegut #kurtvonnegut

comment 9 star 562 Yesterday

“i want to stay as close to the edge as i can without going over. out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.” #kurtvonnegut .
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who’s your favorite author?? .
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photography by @weaphotography

comment 4 star 101 2 hours ago

I made this forever ago and never posted it because i couldn’t decide if i liked it or not. but now i’m releasing it into the social media void 😆. a moment from slaughterhouse five - one that sticks. #art #artist #illustration #kelseybuzzell #kidlitart #illustrator #womenofillustration #womenwhodraw #slaughterhousefive #kurtvonnegut
#procreateart #ipadproart #digitalart #digitalillustration #procreate

comment 21 star 1,299 November 2019

Repost @darkartfoundry "ask your doctor if tralfamadore is right for you. tralfamadore is not for everyone. don't go to tralfamadore if you're allergic to captivity, even when confined in comfortable cages. if you're already impregnating a p**n actress in a cage, stop and talk to your doctor right away. in all likelihood if you go, you'll die on tralfamadore...so it goes...so it goes! #kurtvonnegut #billypilgrim #escapism #beammeup #wevelearnednothing"

comment 2 star 168 1 hour ago

Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt #kurtvonnegut p.c.@xavio_ngasainao

comment 8 star 676 4 weeks ago

Kurt vonnegut - a man without a country. “if you want to really hurt you parents, and you don't have the nerve to be gay, the least you can do is go into the arts. i'm not kidding. the arts are not a way to make a living. they are a very human way of making life more bearable. practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sake. sing in the shower. dance to the radio. tell stories. write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. do it as well as you possible can. you will get an enormous reward. you will have created something.”

comment 21 star 2,723 October 2019

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comment 29 star 3,674 September 2019

We've just launched a kickstarter campaign to finish our new, permanent slaughterhouse-five exhibition and provide programming around it. we're opening the first phase of our unstuck in time exhibition on november 9, but we need your support with the additional phases. to help us continue to spread kurt's words and wisdom, celebrate the 50th anniversary of slaughterhouse-five and find out about the exclusive rewards on offer for backers, click on the link on our bio page #vonnegut #kurtvonnegut #kickstarter #crowdfunding

comment 9 star 828 October 2019

Nearly 150 of you have so far backed our kickstarter campaign, which has a week left to run. money given will be spent on spreading kurt's words and wisdom through a program of events to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of slaughterhouse-five, as well as the creation of a permanent exhibition at our new home. to get us one step closer to our goal, and to find out about the exclusive rewards on offer for those of you who support the campaign, click the link on our bio page #vonnegut #kurtvonnegut #kickstarter #bookstagram

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Relevant. found in armegeddon in retrospect by #kurtvonnegut

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Here are your weekly works of wisdom courtesy of vonnegut and vacant! this week we hope you’re feeling extra excited for some upcoming shows on our site! check out the ‘what’s new’ page on the site to find out what the vacant museum has in store for you!
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#vacant #vacantmuseum #onlineartgallery #onlineart #onlinegallery #emergingartist #emergingart #contemporaryart #contemporaryartist #contemporarypainting #contemporarydrawing #contemporaryfineart #womenartists #youngartists #artistsofinstagram #artist #artstudio #inspiration #kurtvonnegut #quotes #visualarts #studentartist #artstudent #callforartists #callforart #callforsubmissions #artsupport #painting #oilpainting #drawing

comment 0 star 16 1 hour ago

Nie w kamperze, ale tez ładnie🌾

comment 6 star 44 1 hour ago

Repost @darkartfoundry "ask your doctor if tralfamadore is right for you. tralfamadore is not for everyone. don't go to tralfamadore if you're allergic to captivity, even when confined in comfortable cages. if you're already impregnating a p**n actress in a cage, stop and talk to your doctor right away. in all likelihood if you go, you'll die on tralfamadore...so it goes...so it goes! #kurtvonnegut #billypilgrim #escapism #beammeup #wevelearnednothing"

comment 2 star 168 1 hour ago

“i want to stay as close to the edge as i can without going over. out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.” #kurtvonnegut .
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who’s your favorite author?? .
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photography by @weaphotography

comment 4 star 101 2 hours ago

Player piano (1952); kurt vonnegut

eu amo vonnegut!
esse é o único jeito de começar esse texto. não sei se eu já pensava nisso antes, mas agora tenho certeza.
o primeiro livro que li dele foi matadouro 5. é meu livro preferido por tantos motivos que nem sei dizer.
o segundo foi sereias de titã. em busca de uma leitura na praia, o encontrei sobre uma mesa na única livraria da cidade. devorei em menos três dias.
o terceiro foi cama de gato. não fosse o matadouro 5, talvez este fosse meu livro preferido.

player piano foi o quarto livro de vonnegut que eu li. foi o primeiro que ele escreveu e publicou aos 30 anos.
essa obra deveria estar ao lado de 1984, admirável mundo novo e farenheit 451 e nós como grandes distopias da literatura. talvez só não esteja porque te faz rir.
eu já havia percebido que lia vonnegut com um sorriso no rosto e algumas risadas eventuais, mas player piano me fez perceber mais: leio vonnegut com um sorriso na alma. parece profundo demais. porque realmente é.
me alegra muito ter a oportunidade de apreciar uma escrita tão agradável, impactante, trágica e cômica como a dele. com uma linguagem geralmente simples e uma habilidade pra não se levar a sério, #vonnegut esbanja o dom de criar universos e contar histórias.

sobre o enredo: pouco a dizer. não gosto de dar nem receber spoilers (juro que li sem nem saber do que se tratava). evito ao máximo.
basicamente, #playerpiano fala sobre uma sociedade dominada pelas máquinas, que substituíram os humanos em praticamente todas as profissões. diretores e engenheiros foram os únicos não substituídos. por isso, são privilegiados.
logo no primeiro capítulo (no livro de 1952) é lançada a seguinte previsão sobre os papéis ocupados pelas máquinas:
"primeiro o trabalho braçal, depois o trabalho de rotina, depois, talvez, o trabalho de raciocinar de fato", diz uma personagem.
o outro responde: "eu espero não estar mais por aqui pra ver essa última parte".
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"este não é um livro sobre o que é, mas sobre o que pode ser".
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e aqui estamos nós. 2020.

leiam player piano. leiam #kurtvonnegut.

#books #literatura #literature #resenha #review #readmore

comment 0 star 15 3 hours ago

“practice any art, music, singing, dancing, acting, drawing, painting, sculpting, poetry, fiction, essays, reportage, no matter how well or badly, not to get money and fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what's inside you, to make your soul grow.” - kurt vonnegut
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#kurtvonnegut #vonnegut #art #create #thursday

comment 0 star 20 6 hours ago

Last year, i embarked on the #2020classics challenge by attempting to read 20 classic books by the end of 2020.
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at the moment, i am halfway through my challenge, and these are the 10 i have read so far.
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there are some books i absolutely loved in here, and one in particular that i detested!
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i'm looking forward to continuing with this challenge and completing the other 10 on my list this year.
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is anyone else taking part in the #2020classics challenge? if so, are any of these books on your list?
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#dune #frankherbert #somethingwickedthiswaycomes #raybradbury #frankenstein #maryshelley #theinvisibleman #hgwells #doandroidsdreamofelectricsheep #philipkdick #alicesadventuresinwonderland #lewiscarroll #drjekyllandmrhyde #robertlouisstevenson #tokillamockingbird #harperlee #slaughterhouse5 #kurtvonnegut #catch22 #josephheller #bookstagram #bookgasm #bookalicious #bookaholic #bookgeek #geeky #nerd #bookstack

comment 9 star 104 7 hours ago

And i prayed to the eager sword
to win deliverance,
and have asked the perfidious vial
to redeem my cowardice

alas! the vial and sword
disdainfully said to me;
' you are not worthy to lift
from your wretched slavery'
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🎨 @andreilazarev
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#dickens #bramstoker #hplovecraft #lovecraftian #romanticism #gothicliterature #stoicism #marktwain #epictetus #johannwolfgangvongoethe #goethe #leotolstoy #tolstoy #charlesboudelaire #marcelproust #jeanpaulsartre #oscarwilde #cslewis #victorhugo #annefrank #paulocoelho #nietzsche #sartre #pabloneruda #albertcamus #georgeorwell #janeausten #roalddahl #williamshakespeare #kurtvonnegut

comment 2 star 18 7 hours ago

My destiny, from now on my delight
is to obey as one who has been sent.
to guiltless martyrdom, when all the while
his passion fans the flames of his torment.

my lip will s**k the cure for bitterness;
oblivion, has it's start
in the bewitching teats of those hard breasts,
that never have been harbour of a heart.
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🎨 @annapostovaya
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#dickens #bramstoker #hplovecraft #lovecraftian #romanticism #gothicliterature #stoicism #marktwain #epictetus #johannwolfgangvongoethe #goethe #leotolstoy #tolstoy #charlesboudelaire #marcelproust #jeanpaulsartre #oscarwilde #cslewis #victorhugo #annefrank #paulocoelho #nietzsche #sartre #pabloneruda #albertcamus #georgeorwell #janeausten #roalddahl #williamshakespeare #kurtvonnegut

comment 0 star 34 8 hours ago

You invaded my sorrowful heart
like the sudden s****e of a blade
bold as a lunatic troupe
of demons in drunken parade.

you, in my mortified soul
made your bed and your domain
--- abhorrence, to whom i am bound
as the convict, is to the chain.
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artist unknown. .
#dickens #bramstoker #hplovecraft #lovecraftian #romanticism #gothicliterature #stoicism #marktwain #epictetus #johannwolfgangvongoethe #goethe #leotolstoy #tolstoy #charlesboudelaire #marcelproust #jeanpaulsartre #oscarwilde #cslewis #victorhugo #annefrank #paulocoelho #nietzsche #sartre #pabloneruda #albertcamus #georgeorwell #janeausten #roalddahl #williamshakespeare #kurtvonnegut

comment 1 star 31 8 hours ago

Харесвате ли Кърт Вонегът? "Времетръс" разказва за странна конвулсия във времето, която връща датата на календара с 10 години и 4 дни назад и хората са принудени да изживеят живота си наново без право на каквато и да е промяна.
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#kurtvonnegut #vonnegut #bibliophile #booknerd #bookstagrammer #bookworm #booklover #bookishlove #igreads #readingismagic #welovebooks #thebookclubsofia #bookish #bookshop #books #instabook #timequake #thursday #thursdaymotivation

comment 3 star 90 8 hours ago

[kurt vonnegut- slaughterhouse no5]
»και κάποια στιγμή, αργά ή γρήγορα, θα έρθει ο κερτ και θα στα πει όπως έχουν. Έτσι πάει.«




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#book #bookishlove #booking #booklife #bookgram #bookstagram #bookphotography #bookobsessed #bookworm #booklover #bookaddict #booktime #bookshelf #vivlio #instavivlio #instabook #diavazo #kurtvonnegut #kurtvonnegutquote #slaughterhousefive

comment 0 star 28 10 hours ago

Przedstawiam wam tomiszcze nie byle jakie. w dłoni leży ciężko, okładka typograficzna przyciąga wzrok minimalizmem, a w środku odnajdziemy pierwszy kompletny zbiór krótkich form literackich autorstwa jednego z najgenialniejszych pisarzy xx wieku.
aż 98 opowiadań, z czego pięć po raz pierwszy zostało opublikowane. jest to propozycja zarówno dla fanów vonneguta, jak i osób, które dopiero chciałyby zapoznać się z jego twórczością.
#bookstagram #polskibookstagram #bookstagrampl #czytam #czytambolubie #czytamwszędzie #książka #ksiazka #literatura #book #books #literatura #instabook #bookstore #bookshop #instabookshop #księgarnia #ksiegarnia #niskielakinfm #ksiegarniakameralna #narodoweforummuzyki #wroclaw #dolnyslask #vonnegut #kurtvonnegut #readersofinstagram #bookworm #booklove

comment 1 star 54 11 hours ago

Thanks to @bratinspace & @whatcantiembrace for the help! ran out of food pretty quickly :( 📸: @bratinspace

comment 2 star 40 13 hours ago

Thanks to @bratinspace & @whatcantiembrace for the help! ran out of food pretty quickly :( 📸: @bratinspace

comment 2 star 17 13 hours ago

"that's a big branch, i don't think a small dog could pick that up"
#kazak: "hold my rawhide stick"
#shihtzu #shihtzusofinstagram #kurtvonnegut

comment 0 star 9 14 hours ago

@donrauf working out his new song for tomorrow’s show!! come see it in it’s full new born glory 1/23 thursday at the kurt vonnegut musical seance we like to call bushwick book club. 8pm at @barbesbrooklyn . #kurtvonnegut #bushwickbookclub #songsaboutbooks #songsaboutbooksbyvonnegut #deadeyedick #celiahoover

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comment 1 star 22 18 hours ago

Just appreciate this quote today...
have a great evening!
#tinybuddah #quotes #kurtvonnegut

comment 0 star 11 18 hours ago

Repost @thebushwickbookclub "📚this thursday! our musical seance for kurt vonnegut! we're reaching the author with new songs in response to deadeye dick. 8pm at barbes, new songs by john s hall, don rauf, ellia bisker, lusterlit - (charlie nieland & susan hwang), dan and rachel, henry tenney, doug linse, teresa toro, lianne smith, ray brown with bob gallagher and sung uni lee🚱 🎶 #kurtvonnegut #bushwickbookclub #songsaboutbooks #songsaboutkurtvonnegutbooks #vonnegut #vonnegut #musicalliteraryseance"

comment 0 star 133 20 hours ago

Gdy nie musisz rano wstawać i nadrabiasz stosy książek na które przewaliłeś sporo hajsu w ciagu ostatnich miesięcy... 😎 #bookstagram #instabook #czasdlasiebie #reading #timefortea #instabooks #czytambolubie #book #kurtvonnegut #booklover #ksiażki #bookworm #readingtime📖 #bookphotography #slaughterhousefive #bookaholic #booklove #instabookstagram #readingissexy #analogbooks @legalnakultura @empikcom

comment 3 star 50 20 hours ago

Revisiting one of my favorites by vonnegut on a sick day. ❤
#vonnegut #kurtvonnegut #playerpiano #favorite #instabooks #bookstagram #reading #read #booknerd

comment 4 star 12 21 hours ago

Mamma è tornata da roma con un regalo per me ❤️ ho fatto decisamente la brava 😇
#quandosietefelicifatecicaso #kurtvonnegut #book #reading #tights #shoes #present #gift

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Harold:
i like the truth. i wouldn’t be alive today if i weren’t one of the biggest fans truth ever had.
-kurt vonnegut’s happy birthday, wanda june
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harold may be a fan of truth but kurt vonnegut’s happy birthday, wanda june will make you question what is the truth and how harold got here. .
happy birthday, wanda june tells the story of penelope ryan and her son paul when her husband harold ryan, an adventurer and war hero, returns home after being presumed dead with his friend col. harper, who dropped the bomb on nagasaki. .
with kurt vonnegut’s classic short sentence structure, dry humor and deeply ironic world building, this play is sure to make you think and laugh.
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coming to the mary miller theater, 300 east simpson st. lafayette, co 80026
running february 14-29
tickets & info at tclstage.org (link in bio)
#tclstage #lafayetteco #kurtvonnegut #happybirthdaywandajune

comment 1 star 13 22 hours ago

“so it goes.” 75kr for denne fantastiske roman. #kurtvonnegut #soitgoes

comment 0 star 7 23 hours ago

There are all these people bragging about how they're survivors, as though that's something very special. but the only kind of person who can't say that is a corpse.
-kurt vonnegut
art by gunther von hagens

#bodyworlds #corpse #kurtvonnegut #qotd #quotes #art #artist #genius #weird #anatomy #writer #unusual #different #dark #darkart #surreal #surrealism #odd #strange #bizarre #death #occult #survivor #grotesque #metal #horror #macabre #deviant #dead

comment 5 star 75 Yesterday

We have several events lined up in the coming few weeks. see this post's comments section for details of them all #vonnegut #kurtvonnegut

comment 9 star 562 Yesterday

Una historia amarga, divertida e innovadora. un sobreviviente del bombardeo sobre dresde nos ofrece una metáfora que conmueve y divierte.
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"...cuando una persona muere, sólo muere aparentemente. continúa estando muy viva en el pasado, y por lo tanto es muy estúpido que la gente llore en su funeral".
libro en venta
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#mataderocinco #kurtvonnegut #novela #cienciaficcion #literaturanorteamericana #lecturasrecomendadas #lee

comment 2 star 28 Yesterday

Framed one of my favourite literary quotes. #slaughterhousefive #kurtvonnegut

comment 0 star 13 Yesterday

"think of what a paradise this world would be if men were kind and wise".
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i spent years seeing people rave about vonnegut and thinking he must be this deep, serious writer whose books would be full of big ideas and incomprehensible language - real hard work. because that's what you assume when very literary people recommend someone.

and some of that is right. he has big ideas and deep themes. but if you're expecting a slog of a book, or you think you'll have to work to get to the point, your expectations will be pleasantly dashed.

this was my third vonnegut book, and i think he's great. absurd, amusing and always brimming with good ideas. and above all, a very easy read. if you've never read a kurt vonnegut book, i'm happy to add my name to the probably long list of people who have recommended him to you. do it!
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#bookstagram #kurtvonnegut #catscradle #bookishcats #catsandbooks #vonnegut #literaryfiction #scifi #reader #prettybooks #bookstagramuk

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“a purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.” -vonnegut

#love #compassion #bodhisattva #vonnegut #kurtvonnegut #thesirensoftitan #metta

comment 8 star 25 Yesterday

Another five star book by vonnegut ✨
so ahead of its time the way he captures the human experience in the sirens of titan and portrays it with his own creative science. he gives us an outlet to laugh at all the things we take for granted while we’re caught up in searching for a purpose. if you haven’t read anything by kurt vonnegut yet, you’re really missing out. .
#books #kurtvonnegut

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Confira a resenha de matadouro 5, do autor kurt vonnegut. ⠀
por diego salomão ⠀
em tempos de internet, e mais precisamente de google, tomei por hábito não ver um filme sem antes saber um pouco sobre o diretor; da mesma forma, não costumo sentar para ler um livro sem conhecer o autor. mesmo que nunca tenha lido algo do mesmo, penso que toda obra é, em síntese, uma auto-ficção, onde o autor expressa suas emoções mais profundas e a história de vida que o levou até ali, mesmo que elas não sejam direta ou indiretamente mencionadas.

no caso específico de matadouro-cinco, sexta obra publicada pelo escritor americano kurt vonnegut, é profundamente vantajoso para o leitor saber que após ser soldado na segunda guerra mundial e se consagrar como um escritor popular focado em ficções científicas, vonnegut resolveu revisitar os horrores dessa guerra justamente na alemanha. parece contraditório, mas a literatura do país-berço do nazismo não era – pelo menos até o lançamento da obra em questão – pródiga em relatos sobre os estragos em território local. trauma talvez? sim! mas note que matadouro-cinco foi escrito por um americano, que não apenas viveu a segunda guerra, como assistiu, em 1969, a eleição de richard nixon e a intensificação das ações norte-americanas na guerra do vietnã. assim, curando traumas e vendo a história se repetir diante de seus olhos – “um conflito bélico e absurdo, como todos o são” – vonnegut criou o personagem billy pilgrim. alter-ego do autor, billy era um soldado raso, que após sofrer um acidente de avião, entra em uma distópica viagem pelo tempo e espaço, absolutamente desprovida de relações de causa e consequência e sem nenhuma lógica temporal, mas que revive, através de um texto soberbo e finíssima ironia, os traumas de guerra de alguém que, como já dito, assistia a história novamente. a repetição pontual da frase ´”é assim mesmo” – quase uma senha para os fãs do autor – é mais um sintoma da resignação entristecida com a qual vonnegut trata o tema.

na íntegra, no blog. ⠀
#kurtvonnegut #scifi #matadouro5 #segundaguerra

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Morning self care. coffee, journaling, and reading pages before tackling the workouts, to do lists, and homework. self care can be whatever supports your soul and spirit and pushes you further in life. for me it’s journaling through some serious feelings and emotions this week. #mentalhealth #selfcare #heal #loveyourself #journal #coffee #quotes #kurtvonnegut #inthearena

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Ray brown @kill4raynbeau with bob gallagher @bobfilmsthings will illuminate this thursday night’s @thebushwickbookclub event celebrating kurt vonnegut’s @vonnegut_library deadeye d**k with ray’s new vonnegut-inspired song along with lots more bbc artists at barbes in park slope, thursday, january 23rd, at 8pm. #bushwickbookclub #songsaboutbooks #deadeyedick #kurtvonnegut #raybrown

comment 0 star 22 Yesterday

Il passatempo preferito dall'eccentrico felix hoenikker? giocare a ripiglino e dare forma a 'la cesta del gatto', figura che [oltre a essere il titolo originale] si rivelerà fondamentale nell'ideazione del ghiaccio-nove 😼❄
vi aspettiamo ogni giovedì alle 21:30 in biblioteca a siderno 📖👥

#ilclubdellestorie #giovediamoci #biblioteca #siderno #locride #calabria #ghiaccionove #kurtvonnegut #letteraturacontemporanea #leggere #libri #bookstagramit #libroinlettura #continuiamoaleggere #leggerefabene #leggerechepassione #cosastoleggendo #instalibri #instalibrando #librichepassione #libriamoci #librisuilibri

comment 0 star 20 Yesterday

"fake it till you make it" can help us follow our north star and build the confidence we need to face challenges.
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but at some point, we should always reflect and make sure we stay true to ourselves. we might stray from the path of sincerity and integrity in the pursuit for success, only to realize it when we're too far in.
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kurt vonnegut jr. was an american writer. in a career spanning over 50 years, vonnegut published 14 novels, 3 short story collections, 5 plays and 5 works of non-fiction.
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#soulbrew #quotes #quotestoliveby #kurtvonnegut #selfawareness #selfimprovement #mentalclarity #personaldevelopment #motivation💪

comment 0 star 15 Yesterday

La excursión kicker rock o leon dormido es una de las excursiones más emocionantes que hicimos en nuestros viajes.
son dos formaciones de piedra a kilómetros de la costa, de 100 metros de altura aproximadamente por la que se forma entre medio un canal utilizado para realizar snorkel. hay mucha profundidad (creemos que también 100 metros) y entre los animales que podrás ver se destacan cardúmenes de tiburón martillo 🔨

#galapagos #galapagosday #galapagoscruise #galapagoslife #galapagosunbound #galapagoscamping #galapagosonly #galapagosnationalpark #galapagosislands #galapagosgianttortoise #galapagosshark #galapagosjogos #galapagostravel #galapagosisland #galapagosreptiles #galapagospenguin #galapagosiguana #galapagostortoise #galapagosdeals #galapagosfm #galapagosdiving #galapagossealions #galapagosevolution #galapagosflamingo #galapagos #kurtvonnegut #bookstagram #booklover #literature #galapaguess

comment 0 star 22 Yesterday

갈라파고스 (1985) -커트 보니것
galapagos by kurt vonnegut
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인간의 뇌가 약 백만 년 전에는 뇌의 크기가 3kg 이상이나 컸기 때문에 그들이 자행했던 수많은 어리석은 행동들을 고하며, 어떻게 하여 인류는 뇌가 작아지는 역설적인 진화를 하게 되었는가에 대한 반전 작가 커트 보니것의 재치 넘치는 이야기가 매력적인 책이었다.
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이 책을 통하여 인간의 욕심과 과잉 경쟁으로 인하여 직면한 환경문제와 전 세계가 갈등하며 신음하는 인간 보편적인 문제에 대하여 다시금 상기시켜 줬다. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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사람들이 제임스 웨이트만큼 사기에 대단히 능할 수 있었다는 사실을 오늘날에는 믿기 어렵다. 그렇지만 상기해 보면, 과거 그 당시 성인인 사람들은 거의 모두 무게가 약 3킬로그램이나 나가는 뇌를 지니고 있지 않았는가! 그러니 그런 특대형의 생각 기계로 상상하고 실행할 수 있는 흉계는 그야말로 무궁무진했을 것이다. p.18
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그토록 짧은 시간에 사람에게 굉장히 많은 호의를 베풀어 온 자연 선택의 법칙이 치아에 관한 문제도 처리했다고 말할 수 있으면 좋을 것이다. 어느 정도는 그랬지만 그 해결책은 가혹했다. 자연 선택의 법칙은 사람의 치아를 더 오래가게 만드는 쪽으로 그 문제를 처리하지 않았다. 그저 인간의 평균 수명을 30년가량 줄여 놓았을 뿐이었다. p.92
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오늘날 사람들은 어느 누구도 백만 년 전 가장 가난한 나라에서 보유하던 종류의 무기를 만들 정도의 머리도 되지 않는다. 그랬다. 그리고 그 당시 무기들은 쉴 새 없이 사용되고 있었다. 내 살아생전, 지구상 어딘가에서 전쟁이 적어도 세 건 이상 벌어지고 있지 않은 날은 하루도 없었다.
그리고 자연 선택의 법칙은 그런 신기술에 대응할 만한 힘이 없었다.
어떤 종의 암컷도, 혹시 코뿔소라면 몰라도, 불에도 폭탄에도 총알에도 끄덕없는 새끼를 낳으리라고는 기대할 수 없었다. p.159
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카자크의 때 이룬 죽음에 누가 눈물짓지 않도록 나는 지금 이렇게 말하고자 한다. "에이, 할 수 없지 뭐... 어쨌든 그 개는 베토벤 교향곡 9번을 작곡할 재목은 아니었잖아." p.264
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comment 1 star 28 Yesterday

"é assim mesmo". no livro de kurt vonnegut, acompanhamos diversos momentos da intensa jornada de billy pilgrim, um sobrevivente da segunda guerra mundial que alega ter passado por uma experiência alienígena dos tralfamadorianos, dessa forma, adquiriu a habilidade de viajar no tempo.
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por ser capaz de realizar tal feito, somos apresentados a uma narrativa nada linear da vida do personagem, com intercalações de presente, passado e futuro acontecendo constantemente.
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matadouro cinco entrega inúmeras sensação ao leitor, que vai desde os horrores da guerra, perpassa pelos prazeres da vida, e intercala com os toques do imaginário, com à ficção cientifica.
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confesso que antes de iniciar a leitura, estava esperando uma narrativa densa, pelo fato de se passar em guerra, mas ela acaba sendo apenas um plano de fundo na narrativa, não o foco principal. o livro me trouxe supresas, com reflexões necessárias de como precisamos encarar as situações negativas que a vida oferece.
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por fim, deixo o livro como a recomendação de leitura para aqueles que procuram se aventurar por narrativas e situações literárias não tão comuns. ✍🏼 fernando l.

comment 11 star 111 6 days ago