By Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Matadero Cinco catapultó a Kurt Vonnegut como uno de los grandes ídolos de l. a. juventud norteamericana y se convirtió de inmediato en un clásico de l. a. literatura contemporánea. Una historia amarga, conmovedora y a los angeles vez divertidísima, de los angeles inocencia confrontada con el apocalípsis, «una novela con ribetes esquizofrénico-telegráficos», en palabras de su autor. Kurt Vonnegut fue hecho prisionero en l. a. Segunda Guerra Mundial y se encontraba en Dresde cuando esta ciudad fue bombardeada y arrasada por los angeles aviación norteamericana; este hecho le marcó profundamente y decidió escribir un libro en torno a ese tema: Matadero Cinco. l. a. historia de un superviviente de l. a. matanza que, muchos años más tarde, es raptado y transportado al planeta Trafalmadore es una de las muchas tramas que se entrecruzan en una obra profundamente innovadora, en los angeles que resplandecen cegadoras metáforas de l. a. nueva period y en l. a. que los pasajes de ciencia-ficción funcionan a los angeles manera de los payasos de Shakespeare. El humor, a menudo muy negro, es esencial en l. a. obra de Vonnegut, quien ha afirmado que «lo cómico es parte tan imperative en mi vida que empiezo a trabajar en una historia sobre cualquier tema y, si no encuentro elementos cómicos, los angeles dejo».
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Anon) Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. (Thomas Edison) There are two kinds of people in life: people who like their jobs and people who don’t work here any more. (Anon) 48 o When you own your own business, you only have to work half a day. You can do anything you want with the other twelve hours. (Anon) 49 n DRINK 51 n A cask of wine will work more miracles than a church full of saints. (Italian) A drink precedes a story. (Irish) A drunk man’s words are a sober man’s thoughts.
Anon) 35 Want a thing long enough and you don’t. (Chinese) Well done is better than well said. (Benjamin Franklin) You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist. (Gandhi) You have three choices in life: give up, give in, or give it your all! (Anon) 36 h PROFESSIONS 37 s A bad compromise is better than a successful law suit. (Spanish) A lawyer’s fee and a prostitute’s wages are paid in advance. (Indian) A lawyer’s opinion is worth nothing unless paid for. (English) A peasant between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.
Anon) 42 New laws are followed by new tricks. (German) ‘Virtue is in the middle,’ said the devil, as he sat down between two lawyers. (Danish) When God wanted to punish man He invented lawyers. (Russian) s 43 R WORK 45 R A desk without paperwork is a sign of one born to delegate. (Anon) A tidy desk is the sign of a disturbed mind. (Anon) Hard work never hurt anyone. But then why risk it? (Anon) Make sure you are not irreplaceable: if you can’t be replaced, you can’t be promoted. (Anon) 46 R Multi-tasking: the art of screwing up everything all at once.