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The Brothers Vonnegut

Ginger Gail Strand

The Brothers Vonnegut

science and fiction in the house of magic

by Ginger Gail Strand

  • 155 Want to read
  • 13 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American Novelists,
  • Scientists,
  • Literature and science,
  • Weather control,
  • Biography,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementGinger Strand
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3572.O5 Z858 2015
    The Physical Object
    Pagination305 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
    Number of Pages305
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27192941M
    ISBN 100374117012
    ISBN 109780374117016
    LC Control Number2015010126
    OCLC/WorldCa908192611

    The Brothers Vonnegut: Science and Fiction in the House of Magic by Ginger Strand – review October Books blog Tips, links and suggestions: what are you reading this week? The Brothers Vonnegut reveals how science's ability to influence the natural world also influenced one of our most inventive novelists. Author: Ginger Strand Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux Pages: pp Size: x Notes: paperback Release Date: Novem ISBN:

    Worlds collide in this true story of weather control in the Cold War era and the making of Kurt VonnegutIn the mids, Kurt Vonnegut takes a job in the PR department at General Electric in Schenectady, where his older brother, Bernard, is a leading scientist in its research lab--or "House of Magic." Kurt has ambitions as a novelist, and Bernard is working on a series of cutting-edge weather Author: Ginger Strand. Ginger Strand is an American author of nonfiction and fiction. Her debut novel Flight was adapted from several of her short stories. Her published books of non-fiction include Inventing Niagara: Beauty, Power, and Lies in May , Killer on the Road: Violence and the American Interstate in , and The Brothers Vonnegut: Science and Fiction in the House of Magic in

      "An exercise in biographical literary criticism, ["The Brothers Vonnegut"] is convincing and enjoyable, and fans and scholars of Vonnegut will be glad to have the specifics of this formative era filled in." Evan Kindley, "The New Republic""Though many readers will be familiar with the story of a science-damaged postwar American writer and his relation to the military-industrial complex, few /5(). Lee "The Brothers Vonnegut Science and Fiction in the House of Magic" por Ginger Strand disponible en Rakuten Kobo. Worlds collide in this true story of weather control in the Cold War era and the making of Kurt Vonnegut In the mid


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Getting a very The Brothers Vonnegut book picture of GE and what was going on there also gave me new insights into /5. The Brothers Vonnegut is the result of meticulous scholarship." —Jeremy Bernstein, The Wall Street Journal "An exercise in biographical literary criticism, [The Brothers Vonnegut] is convincing and enjoyable, and fans and scholars of Vonnegut will be glad to have the specifics of this formative era filled in." —Evan Kindley, The New Republic.

The Brothers Vonnegut is the result of meticulous scholarship." —Jeremy Bernstein, The Wall Street Journal "An exercise in biographical literary criticism, [The Brothers Vonnegut] is convincing and enjoyable, and fans and scholars of Vonnegut will be glad to have the specifics of this formative era filled in." —Evan Kindley, The New RepublicBrand: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Worlds collide in this true story of weather control in the Cold War era and the making of Kurt VonnegutIn the mids, Kurt Vonnegut takes a job in the PR department at General Electric in Schenectady, where his older brother, Bernard, is a leading scientist in its research lab--or "House of Magic." Kurt has ambitions as a novelist, and Bernard is working on a series of cutting-edge weather-con.

The Brothers Vonnegut reveals how science's ability to influence the natural world also influenced one of our most inventive novelists. About the Author. Ginger Strand is the author of three previous books, including Killer on the Road: Violence and the American Interstate.

In this meticulously researched dual biography of scientist Bernard Vonnegut () and his brother, fiction writer Kurt (), Orion contributing editor Strand (Killer on the Road: Violence and the American Interstate,etc.) focuses on the late s to the early s, when the brothers both worked at General : Ginger Strand.

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Now, a new book with a novel premise joins the glut of volumes on Vonnegut: The Brothers Vonnegut concerns not only the legendary author of. In the mids, Kurt Vonnegut takes a job in the PR department at General Electric in Schenectady, where his older brother, Bernard, is a leading scientist in its research lab-or "House of Magic." Kurt has ambitions as a novelist, and Bernard is working on a series of cutting-edge weather-control.

The Brothers Vonnegut: Science and Fiction in the House of Magic by Ginger Strand. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. See all the pieces in the Slate Book Review. Worlds collide in this true story of weather control in the Cold War era and the making of Kurt VonnegutIn the mids, Kurt Vonnegut takes a job in the PR department at General Electric in Schenectady, where his older brother, Bernard, is a leading scientist in its research lab--or "House of Magic." Kurt has ambitions as a novelist, and Bernard is working on a series of cutting-edge weather 5/5(2).

Ginger Strand’s new book, “The Brothers Vonnegut,” is partly an account of both brothers’ work at GE and partly a study of how GE’s scientific research and.

Ginger Strand's "The Brothers Vonnegut" Ginger Strand grew up in Texas, Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan, but mostly on a farm in Michigan. She is the author of one novel and three books of narrative nonfiction, including Killer on the Road: Violence and the American Interstate.

Out now: The Brothers Vonnegut In the late s, Kurt Vonnegut took a job in the PR department at General Electric in Schenectady, NY, where his older brother, Bernard, was a leading scientist in the Research Lab. Bernard had just invented a method of seeding clouds to make rain.

The Brothers Vonnegut Science and Fiction of the House of Magic. Home; The Brothers Vonnegut. Biography Family and early life. Kurt Vonnegut Jr. was born on Novemin Indianapolis, was the youngest of three children of Kurt Vonnegut Sr.

and his wife Edith (born Lieber). His older siblings were Bernard (born ) and Alice (born ). Vonnegut was descended from German immigrants who settled in the United States in the midth century; his patrilineal great. The Brothers Vonnegut: Science and Fiction in the House of Magic Ginger Strand.

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $27 (p) ISBN The book goes on to show how Kurt reworked his GE.The Brothers Vonnegut reveals how science's ability to influence the natural world also influenced one of our most inventive novelists.

About the Author Ginger Strand is the author of three previous books, including Killer on the Road: Violence and the American Interstate.Read more about the book here. “This is superb, provocative, and crystal-clear narrative nonfiction, supplying a unique angle on the major issues that Bernard faced privately and Kurt confronted in his writing.” Booklist (starred review) “The Brothers Vonnegut is a gem.

Strand has unearthed a little-known, complex story about science and.