Bluebeard

Bluebeard

Kurt Vonnegut / Jun 18, 2019

Bluebeard Broad humor bitter irony collide in this fictional autobiography of Rabo Karabekian who at age wants to be left alone on his Long Island estate with the secret he has locked inside his potato ba

  • Title: Bluebeard
  • Author: Kurt Vonnegut
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  • Page: 286
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  • Broad humor bitter irony collide in this fictional autobiography of Rabo Karabekian, who, at age 71, wants to be left alone on his Long Island estate with the secret he has locked inside his potato barn But then a voluptuous young widow badgers Rabo into telling his life story Vonnegut in turn tells us the plain, heart hammering truth about humankind s careleBroad humor bitter irony collide in this fictional autobiography of Rabo Karabekian, who, at age 71, wants to be left alone on his Long Island estate with the secret he has locked inside his potato barn But then a voluptuous young widow badgers Rabo into telling his life story Vonnegut in turn tells us the plain, heart hammering truth about humankind s careless fancy to create or destroy what he loves.

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      • Kurt Vonnegut

        Kurt Vonnegut, Junior was an American novelist, satirist, and most recently, graphic artist He was recognized as New York State Author for 2001 2003 He was born in Indianapolis, later the setting for many of his novels He attended Cornell University from 1941 to 1943, where he wrote a column for the student newspaper, the Cornell Daily Sun Vonnegut trained as a chemist and worked as a journalist before joining the U.S Army and serving in World War II After the war, he attended University of Chicago as a graduate student in anthropology and also worked as a police reporter at the City News Bureau of Chicago He left Chicago to work in Schenectady, New York in public relations for General Electric He attributed his unadorned writing style to his reporting work His experiences as an advance scout in the Battle of the Bulge, and in particular his witnessing of the bombing of Dresden, Germany whilst a prisoner of war, would inform much of his work This event would also form the core of his most famous work, Slaughterhouse Five, the book which would make him a millionaire This acerbic 200 page book is what most people mean when they describe a work as Vonnegutian in scope Vonnegut was a self proclaimed humanist and socialist influenced by the style of Indiana s own Eugene V Debs and a lifelong supporter of the American Civil Liberties Union.The novelist is known for works blending satire, black comedy and science fiction, such as Slaughterhouse Five 1969 , Cat s Cradle 1963 , and Breakfast of Champions 1973


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    1. One thing I've discovered is that people tend to have different favorites of Vonnegut's work. Many prefer Slaughter House Five, some love Breakfast of Champions, and my sister's favorite is Galapagos. The only person I've ever met whose favorite Vonnegut book is Bluebeard is me. So it goes.The book follows former abstract expressionist painter Rabo Karabekian, serving as his autobiography and a mystery story simultaneously. The mystery? What is Rabo keeping in the huge potato barn on his large e [...]


    2. Όλη η ουσία κρυμμένη στο μυστικό της κλειδαμπαρωμένης παλιάς παταταποθήκης.Μέχρι να αποκαλυφθεί το μυστήριο του Κυανοπώγωνα μπαίνουμε σε μια ιστορία ζωής παράδοξη και συμβατή με παγιωμένες αντιπολεμικές απόψεις,τραυματικά βιώματα και την αυτοκαταστροφή της καλλιτεχνι [...]


    3. “What a fool I would have been to let self-respect interfere with my happiness!” ― Kurt Vonnegut, BluebeardA pseudo memoir of Rabo Karabekian a minor Abstract Expressionist whose art literally disappeared (thanks to a poor choice in paints). It is hard to relay what the book essentially is, but obviously it is an autobiography of an almost loner, a hermit with a roommate. He lives in his big house in the Hamptons among the art he bought cheap (Rothkos, Pollocks, etc) years ago. He is being [...]


    4. This is maybe the fourth or fifth Vonnegut book I've read, having only been introduced to him recently, sadly. I'm becoming quite a fan of his writing. What I like about him is that a lot of deep truths mask the ironic and humorous statements he makes. Definitely a must-read for those who like satire.


    5. This is Vonnegut, so it’s quirky, knowing, silly, intelligent, funny, mysterious (what IS in the potato barn?) and anti-war – amongst many other things. It's conversational, and broken into very short chunks, but don't be deceived into thinking it's lightweight. It claims to be the autobiography of Rabo Karabekian, an Armenian-American WW2 veteran who became a major figure in Abstract Expressionism, after an apprenticeship with realist illustrator, Dan Gregory. It reads more as a memoir, int [...]


    6. Wow. This was a novel that's going to keep me thinking for a long, long time. It was everything jam packed into a small little book: clever, tragic, engrossing, laugh out loud funny, imaginative, unexpected, and even transformative, I think. 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.Check it out: The protagonist/autobiograph [...]


    7. I've read 6 Vongoots so far and this one is the odd duck. It is a great story that I finished in just a few hours. I recommend this book to the entire community.


    8. This was a lovely reintroduction to Vonnegut after a nearly eight year hiatus. I remember loving his style and staccato rhythm of his prose. Slaughterhouse-Five remains one of my favourite novels and was one of the first that made me think science fiction could be much more than explosions and cool scenes. Bluebeard, by contrast, is an entirely realist novel about the abstract expressionist art movement. Although it's only a little bit about that too.What it's really about is Rabo Karabekian, ag [...]


    9. I read Vonnegut now. Vonnegut is cool.I have vague memories of reading Vonnegut before—I have some very old, very pulp editions of some of his other novels that I er “liberated” from my father. I swear I’ve read Breakfast of Champions before, and I’m pretty sure I read either Cat’s Cradle or Player Piano at my sister’s wedding. I remember this because I was only 15, but the server still offered me wine (I declined). Suffice it to say, although Vonnegut is associated with some inter [...]


    10. I picked this to read as a little birthday treat to myself and, true to form, Vonnegut didn't let me down.Once apprentice to 'great man' and famous illustrator Dan Gregory before becoming one of the founders of an important abstract art movement, even if he was the least talented of the lot, Rabo Karabekian is now a septuagenarian content to live out his days in his well-off dead wife's family home, on the proceeds of his extremely valuable art collection and his only company his cook, her daugh [...]


    11. “What will be found written after the name Rabo Karabekian in the Big Book on Judgment Day?Soldier: Excellent.Husband and Father: Floparroo.Serious artist: Floparroo”Loved this autobiography of the fictional painter Rabo Karabekian (who briefly appears in Breakfast of Champions and Deadeye Dick). In typical KV fashion, it touches on morality, war, and the human condition. And, of course, there’s that dark humor I so adore.


    12. Բարի, հավես նախշուն Կուրտ Վոնեգուտը հայ սոցիոպատ նկարչի մասին։ Վոնեգուտի մյուս գրքերից տարբերվող գիրք էր, բայց իր ոճի մեջ գրված, հետաքրքիր, յուրօրինակ կերպարներով։ Վոնեգուտը սահուն կերպով դառնում ա սիրածս գրողներից մեկը:


    13. I would call this the most mature of any of Vonnegut's books that I have read so far. I know that Vonnegut began his novel writing close to the age of 30 which is considered an adult but his work still lacked maturity. Which can be a good thing as his earlier works were meant to be biting satire and not high literature. Bluebeard is more melancholy and less slapstick than Slaughterhouse-Five and Breakfast of Champions which he is more renowned for. It has a more subtle humour that lends itself t [...]


    14. I was lured to this book by Breakfast of Champions, a Vonnegut book that I loved. But sadly I was disappointed. I wanted Vonnegut’s classic writing style; his unpredictable qualms, his interrogative view of the world and his illuminating illustrations. Instead, I received none of that. Bluebeard is unusual in comparison to his other books. Its critiques on the world and human life are blatant and deliberate, rather than his usual subtle remarks. The main character, Rabo Karabekian, is a widowe [...]


    15. Vonnegut's biting satire comes through with this, his profile of fictional artist Rabo Karabekian. The book spans such events as the Turkish Armenian genocide, World War II, and the post-war climate in New York that gave birth to Abstract-Expressionism. The genius of Vonnegut is his ability to see the humor in the worst tragedies, all of which he says are born of human folly. The protagonist just wants to live out his last days on his Long Island home but then is convinced by a seductive widow t [...]


    16. I was sad when it ended. I'll miss the wonderful characters Vonnegut has created. But like all of Vonnegut's books, it's one I hope to revisit many times in the future.Bluebeard is a fictional autobiography of a cranky old Armenian modern painter living alone on a beachside estate. His life is forever changed one day when he meets Circe Berman and is pressured by her to write his autobiography – Bluebeard. We spend our time with Rabo Karabekian divided between the present day, and the past. Th [...]


    17. Another interesting Vonnegut book. He covers the usual gamet of Vonnegut trademarks - WWII, a reactive protagonist (as opposed to proactive) how art can be quite useless etc The book is filled with great quotes and many thought provoking ideas. It's not one of his most famous books partially because (in my opinion) it has so many cross over themes from his other novels. He's talked about some of these themes before but comes at them from a different angle in Bluebeard. A very brilliant writer an [...]


    18. More VonnegutI really liked this one. Some of the smartest commentary on modern art (well, sort of modern -- the abstract expressionists) and just being human via artAh, I'm not doing this justice. It's grumpy and the ending is a little implausible (the final masterpiece sounds pretty cool the way a World War II diorama of infinite detail is coolI like that sort of stuff, but I find it hard to consider it sublime, exactly). I miss Kurt Vonnegut.



    19. Vonnegut’s humor, cultural criticism and his anti-war messages were my favorite things about the book. Can’t really tell why but there is something different in his lines, nothing really happens but you feel engaged in the story. Before you even realize it suddenly becomes addictive. The flow of the book is fantastic. It’s not only funny and has magnificent satire but also the characters make you feel involved in them. I didn’t want to put it down and I am looking forward to reading more [...]


    20. By far, my favourite Vonnegut book (though, to be fair, I've only read two others: Slaughterhouse-Five and Mother Night). I'm also biased because the main character was Armenian, and I could relate. Incidentally, however, I was inspired to read Vonnegut from YouTuber climbthestacks. Her video series on where to begin reading certain authors includes Vonnegut, and she too said her favourite book was Bluebeard, so I'm in good company :)I read a library copy, but I'll definitely be buying this book [...]


    21. I checked this out from the library six years ago and stopped reading it because I got busy and forgot to keep reading because apparently I still had something resembling a life six years ago, but then the library wanted it back--they DEMANDED it back--and if you know the Chicago Public Library you know never to fuck with the Chicago Public Library if you'd like to keep both testicles and/or ovaries.That said, over the last six years, it's fucking haunted me what ol' Rabo was keeping secret in t [...]


    22. Sarcastic and haunted by what he has experienced. This is Vonnegut at his best. Slaughterhouse-Five is still my all-time favorite because of its science fiction element, but this is just as effective in combining pain with humor. After reading it, it seems odd to me that this book isn't one of his more popular. For me, it was a much more enjoyable read than Breakfast of Champions and Galápagos, which came off as a little too over-the-top. If you loved Slaughterhouse-Five but couldn't find anoth [...]


    23. Vonnegut's books are hard to summarise as the usual elements are always present and eminently sum-up-able: good-natured satire, moving stories-within-stories, shabby protags who inherit and lose fortunes as naturally as TV remotes, strong women always at the centre of life's mayhem, the ghost of WWII past.This one hits at the same highs as his other eighties novels, Deadeye Dick and Galápagos, and deserves more attention.


    24. This may not be considered one Vonnegut's better books, but it just spoke to me, and stayed with me. Loved this one, probably because of all of Vonnegut's characters, Rabo Karabekian seemed the most real to me. His flaws were real. He wasn't unhinged or disaffected or insane like Billy Pilgrim or Dwayne Hoover. Or perhaps I just gravitate toward the struggling/failed artist type (love Kigore Trout as well).


    25. Dry , detailed and perceptive about artmaking, realism, abstraction and meaning. Starts light and flippant, quickly gets deep and makes you really ponder. Any practicing artist should get their head around this novel. Is the artist's mentor meant to be Rockwell? Not surewelcome to a reimagined 1950s art scene.


    26. 3,5. Vonnegucie, stary szarlatanie, ja już Cię przejrzałam i wyczuwam zdania i słowa kolejne. Nie przeszkadza mi to, dopóty jeszcze sprawiasz, że zaśmiewam się głośno.Paul Slazinger pojechał do Polski, jakby nie miał dokąd.


    27. Сторителлинг – модное слово сегодняшнего дня. Так вот, Воннегут – бог сторителлинга, который погружает нас в историю Рабо Карабекяна, американского армянина, который на склоне лет в своём огромном доме с видом на океан оглядывается на свою жизнь. Родители Рабо очутились в [...]


    28. Когато започваш нова книга на Кърт Вонегът, сигурно е единствено, че не знаеш какво те очаква. И никакви анотации, блърбове или откъси не могат да променят това. От друга страна, Кърт Вонегът винаги поставя “ключовете” за историите си преди началото. И преди началото на “Си [...]


    29. My friend just made fun of me for being a teenage boy because I love Vonnegut so much. Yes, there is something juvenile about him. I did first fall in love with Papa Vonnegut when I was fifteen. But, reading this book more than a decade later, I can say that he holds up as one of the most clever, moral, and compelling writers I have ever read. This book takes on war, masculinity, depression, and the creative process. It is very readable, very funny, and very interesting. If that sounds like a si [...]


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