New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, December 6, 1987, Page 7

Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung December 6, 1987

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 6, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Vonnegut tells the tale of failed painter’s life Dear Abby Bluebeard By Hurt Vonnegut Delacorte HOO Pages $17 95 hurt Vonnegut spins a fine Mon. in Bluebeard, a kind of picaresque novel east in the form of a diary autobiography Bather than having Baho Karabekian stumble into a series of disjoined adventures \onnegut in stead has Bluebeard narrator Karabekian write down or relate those adventures and they vs ere many into vshieh he wandered dur ins’ his long life And when he isn t do mg this Karabekian, a failed painter tells of the impressions cur re nth raining in on his life lf that sounds confusing well it sometimes ss But then V onriegut has next-t U*en the na-test of writers to read However his many fans know he s ,,!w s entertaining ami certain Iv well worth arn «*ffbrt the reader has it,expend In i succinct t>ow to hi- audience Karabekian introduces himself in the style of an abstract expressionist painting paintings about absolute iv nothing but themselves He is an erstwhile American painter (abstract expressionism, of course a one eyed man I was born of im migrant parents in 1916 I began this autobiography 71 years later I was not bom a cyclops I was depnv ei1 of my left eye In Luxembourg near the end of World War ll He did these things during those many years He learned the artist s trade from an illustrator with delu stone of art grandeur he served as an officer in the Army he married neither widely nor wed he married again this time well. and he achiev id notoriety as a painter whose work-, fell apart because he used Cheap materials More than enough elements here to fuse into a good novel and \ onnegut of course (kies Phil Thomas AP Books Editor Husband Who Lost Secret Stash Wins No Sympathy From Readers DUAH ABBY I just road the letter from “Learned tho Hard Wav, wlio said he had several thousands of dollars in gold coins hidden in a shoe box in his < Inset until his wife accidentally tossed the box nut Abby if that turkey believes his wifes story, he's an absolute idiot First, what wife is going to throw tut a shoe box hidden in her husband s closet without che* king th* contents? Also, that box had to be suspiciously heavy with “-everai thousands of dollars in gold coins so it’s hard to he!leve his wife would toss it out without opt ning it I say the wife either n<>w ha- the gold (tuns sta-hed in a set ret hiding place of her <>w n. or in a -aft* deposit box at the bank in h* r nam* And r tin hu-band ct rves it < rrn DF VK St OTTY I" suggest that Impressions left by novel will linger in your mind -a C ase ut Thomas \ Bv John (tom* for boy s that is a somewhere David Morley Atlantic Monthly plate for nowhere boys a plate Pi* -- I Pages Sic #5    where questions are not asked of the hhri David Morley may not headmaster bet ause he already has Ca lyrately have -.et out to write a answered them ’ ut f» 'art < in the image of Frame Morley shine- when he write- of Kafka but hr certainly ha- succeed the going-on at thi- strange plate t I in d* fig so with hi- The * av* of anti be continues to do so although a J ho.-;;.. • \    Mi a*— brightly as tit- 'ells * i-M h tis a Mot lev ba-**-hi- story Thom a- ,eh. ♦•fitun - after he leaves :• r* a I it v but in * very s**- kind *h<* borne The youth fills in with a e? feaiity lf*** • hat a* lei - -**ein ft .0    <*«*ird leg gn*-- lo a wild party Salts • igt bot the* ai-iv could f * ‘ hi asleep in a strang** bed and whee he *? the ti 1 Heil * akt is ti it iumh h» IN Hl‘BHANK (ithers w rote wa- "out to lunc h" on that one. Bead on for more t rn iri-m I >F AK ABBA 'haint on vhu for btl rig -0 sympathetic with “learned th* Hard Way,’ whose -lash of gold roms was accidentally tossed out bv hi- wife. You should hav*- chastised him for holding out •n her M. mage is supposed to be a partnership He had no business squirreling it away in th*- first pl.tr* That hum got what hr deserved IN DK PFN DFS I WOMAN DHAR WOMAN ANI) SCOTTY: Score: Readers. IBI; Abby, zip. DF AK ABIO H w - your survey •ming’ lf it - not too late, include ne Here - my history Marriage No I lasted I I I .ear- I did not < heat He did Marriage N<> 2 lasted 5 years I Cid not cheat He did Marriage No I lasted 2 I 2 years I did not c heat He did Ma rn agt No i I did n*>t cheat H* did Then he a* * used me of i heating -** I finally did That marriage lasted 14 years After that bv r * I re -.-slimed my maiden nam*    lo hell with mamas*    th* 2<H),<HK) mark,    I he    faithfuls SIN’TiLK AN!) 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Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

Issue Date: December 6, 1987

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