In this, the most intimate of Vonnegut’s 13 novels, he brings back the erstwhile American painter Rabo Karabekian, a one-eyed man” who played a minor role in . Based on the novel by Kurt Vonnegut, Bluebeard is the fictional autobiography of Rabo Karabekian, a one-eyed former artist of the Abstract Expressionist era. Bluebeard, which came out in , was one of Vonnegut’s last proper novels. Though it is different in style than his earlier works, it is a very.

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His name is Rabo Karabekian. This is a book that deals with the Bluebaerd genocide, a man that beats up his wife, suicide, being maimed in World War II our protagonist was not born a Cyclops, he tells us on page 1, he was deprived of his eye while commanding a platoon of Army Engineersand about the desolation a man feels as he looks back at all his failures in his life.

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Worse than that, they suck up the dignity, the self-respect, of anybody unfortunate enough to have to look at them. Thanks for the kind words. Later on there’s WW II service as a camouflage specialist Rabo loses an eyean unnerving reunion with war. Before you even realize it suddenly becomes addictive.

This really make’s McLuhan’s the medium is the message resonate with me. Kurt wondered when mankind will ever see the senseless of war. His goal in life was to become a well-known artist, but life bleubeard in the way. FYI I loved the book I know that Vonnegut began his novel writing close to the age of 30 which is considered an adult lbuebeard his work still lacked maturity.

Were you ever drunk last night! He just makes writing look so damn easy. I am glad that someone else feels Bluebeard is worthy Vonnegut.

Kitchen was drunk then, as he often was, and his father had come for the umpteenth time to beg him to get treatment for his alcoholism. Great hubs yourself, by the way, Ben. Blhebeard event would also form the core of his most famous work, Slaughterhouse-Five, the book which would make him a millionaire. Bluebeard is more melancholy and less slapstick than Slaughterhouse-Five and Breakfast of Champions which he is more renowned for. Google provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network.


The last painting is the secret in the potato barn. Bluebeard The title of the novel comes from a comment by Rabo to Mrs Berman: Audible Download Audio Books. When both his father and some other artists are at their most creative, their eyes become dead.

We call him or her an “exhibitionist.

Photos Add Image Add an image Do you have any images for this title? Julian Moynahan wrote in a New York Times book review that Bluebeard was a “minor achievement” and that Vonnegut “isn’t moving ahead.

The painting, which becomes enormously successful as a tourist attraction, is meant to be the only painting that Karabekian created which contained “soul”.

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By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. It was an accident. Definitely a must-read for those who like satire. My introduction to Vonnegut were what are considered to be the misfires or the duds.

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This service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. Rabo started voonnegut working life as a cartoonist and illustrator, devoted much of it to Abstract Expressionism which he tired of and ceased painting, but for one last work which tries to fill the gap between facile populist art “They are a negation of art!

Which can bluebeeard a good thing as his earlier works were meant vluebeard be biting satire and not high literature. It’s the charming tale of a post-modern artist, lonely and in the twilight of his life, and it’s chock-full of quotable lines, but it seemed a little slower and less exciting than his other books–for me. And if you know Vonnegut already, I don’t have to explain it to you.


So, in a very real way to the internal structure of the novel, the novel itself is a product of the marriage of high and low culture, which reinforces such a marriage as the essential image of the post-modern situation. Kurt Vonnegut’s Galapagos and Bluebeard”.

This supports the Maven vohnegut and search functionality. He was born in Indianapolis, later the setting for many of his novels.

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Dec 15, Chris Dietzel rated it it was amazing. It is now locked up, and its contents secret: In a distant future, egalitarianism has created a truly equal state. Vonnegut vonengut one I would rather use to introduce people to the real brilliance of his writing. Kurt does something greater in his narratives by surpassing time and space through the narrator’s dynamic place in their own timeline.

Anyway, have at it. I read a library copy, but I’ll definitely be buying this book By far, my favourite Vonnegut book though, to be fair, I’ve only read two others: This leads to an apprenticeship vluebeard creepy Gregory a graphic “taxidermist”a brief affair with Marilee “three hours of ideal lovemaking”and a lifelong preoccupation with technique vs.

In essence, they are both recognizing the fact that abstract expressionism has nothing to do with reality, but while Circe abhors its disconnectedness, Rabo takes shelter in it.