In his final novel Timequake, Kurt Vonnegut essentially wrote his own funeral. A few years later, he dug up his past short stories, reworked many of them, and put out the ultimate look back at a great American author's paid literary apprenticeship.
Bagombo Snuff Box captures Vonnegut at his 1950s-est. And his sweetest, saddest, savagest, and downright newest, as a young writer making his way in a world he hadn't changed yet. It takes some explaining, so join Alex Schmidt and Michael Swaim as they break-down the pitfalls, problematicness, and pure genius in Kurt Vonnegut's Bagombo Snuff Box.
Intro Time (00:08:15)
Creative Writing 101 (00:13:45)
Story Time (00:20:45)
Coda Time (01:30:45)
Kurt Blurt (01:40:35)
Recurring Characters Update (01:41:05)
Related Reading (01:51:10)