February 22, 2018
TUDOR CITY LIT: Kurt Vonnegut's JAILBIRD
In this installment of Tudor City Lit, please welcome Kurt Vonnegut, world-renowned bestselling author ‒ and Tudor City cynic, at least judging from one withering reference in his 1979 novel, Jailbird.
Vonnegut is best known for Slaughterhouse-Five, published in 1969. Ten years later, he releases Jailbird, a satiric look at capitalism and the American labor movement as seen through the eyes of one Walter F. Starbuck, bumbling public servant.
Tudor City appears as an incidental setting in the novel ‒ Starbuck's son lives in the complex ‒ and would be of minor interest, save for one incendiary sentence, below.
Paging Burton Rascoe!