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Kurt Vonnegut
Kurt Vonnegut / Histoire du soldat Illustrated 1997 First Edition Signed #5887
Tuscaloosa, AL: Gonfalon Press, 1997. Histoire du soldat . First Edition [18] leaves. A fine press edition of Kurt Vonnegut's new text for Igor Stravinsky's L'histoire du soldat (1918) with a libretto by Charles Ferdinand Ramuz. For the 1993 of Vonnegut's reinterpretation he explained his reasoning for replacing the original text: "What the people have to say in between Stravinsky's brilliant little outbursts up to now has less than nothing to do with the gruesome and humiliating life of any soldier in any war in any time... I cannot understand how Stravinsky, in exile from his native Russia but of military age when he wrote the music, could have found acceptable words which were so unresponsive to a war then going on in which 65 million persons had been mobilized and 35 million were becoming casualties.". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Downtown Brown Books (downtownbrown) [Portland, Oregon, US]
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