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Bagombo Snuff Box is a collection of 23 short stories written by Kurt Vonnegut. The stories were originally published in US periodicals between 1950 and 1962. This collection was published in 1999 by G. P. Putnam's Sons.

Bagombo Snuff Box
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First edition
Author Kurt Vonnegut
Country United States
Language English
Publisher G. P. Putnam's Sons
Publication date
30 August 1999 (1999-08-30)
Media type Print
Pages 295
ISBN 0-399-14505-2
OCLC 40683538
813/.54 21
LC Class PS3572.O5 B34 1999

Vonnegut revised three stories for publication in this collection: "The Powder-Blue Dragon" (1954), "The Boy Who Hated Girls" (1956), and "Hal Irwin's Magic Lamp" (1957).[citation needed] The unrevised version of "Hal Irwin's Magic Lamp" was anthologized in Canary in a Cat House (1961). The final work in the collection, "Coda to My Career as a Writer for Periodicals", is an essay in which Vonnegut reflects on the writing of the stories in this collection, and the person he was at the time.

The title story, "Bagombo Snuff Box", was adapted into a short film by Igor Stanojević. The film, called Čovek iz Bagomba or The Man from Bagombo, stars Dragan Jovanović and Gala Videnović; it premiered in 2010.[1]

StoriesEdit

Title Date first published First published in Refs
1 "Thanasphere" 2 September 1950 Collier's [2][3][4]
2 "Mnemonics" 28 April 1951 Collier's [3][4][5]
3 "Any Reasonable Offer" 19 January 1952 Collier's [3][4][6]
4 "The Package" 26 July 1952 Collier's [3][4][7]
5 "The No-Talent Kid" 25 October 1952 The Saturday Evening Post [3][4][8]
6 "Poor Little Rich Town" 25 October 1952 Collier's [3][4][9]
7 "Souvenir" December 1952 Argosy [3][10]
8 "The Cruise of the Jolly Roger" April 1953 Cape Cod Compass [3][11]
9 "Custom-made Bride" 27 March 1954 The Saturday Evening Post [3][4]
10 "Ambitious Sophomore" 1 May 1954 The Saturday Evening Post [3][4]
11 "Bagombo Snuff Box" October 1954 Cosmopolitan [3][4][12]
12 "The Powder-Blue Dragon" November 1954 Cosmopolitan [3][4]
13 "A Present for Big Saint Nick" December 1954 Argosy [3]
14 "Unpaid Consultant" March 1955 Cosmopolitan [3][4][13]
15 "Der Arme Dolmetscher" July 1955 The Atlantic Monthly [3][14]
16 "The Boy Who Hated Girls" 31 March 1956 The Saturday Evening Post [3][4][15]
17 "This Son of Mine" 13 August 1956 The Saturday Evening Post [3]
18 "A Night for Love" 23 November 1957 The Saturday Evening Post [3][4]
19 "Find Me a Dream" February 1961 Cosmopolitan [3][4][16]
20 "Runaways" 15 April 1961 The Saturday Evening Post [3][4][17]
21 "2 B R 0 2 B" January 1962 Worlds of If [3][4]
22 "Lovers Anonymous" October 1963 Redbook [3][4][18]
23 "Hal Irwin's Magic Lamp" June 1957 Cosmopolitan [3][19]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Stanojević, Igor (27 March 2017) [2010]. The Man from Bagombo (Čovek iz Bagomba) (2010) (video) (in Serbian). Non Sequitur Productions. Retrieved 2017-12-02. 
  2. ^ Farrell (2008), p. 371
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w Klinkowitz, Jerome (2010) [2004]. "Bibliography § Bagombo Snuff Box". The Vonnegut Effect. University of South Carolina Press. pp. 216–17. ISBN 978-1-61117-114-3. OCLC 794415456. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Kurtzrock, Glenn; Cooley, George A. (30 June 1996). "alt.books.kurt-vonnegut FAQ v2.21 § What about Kurt Vonnegut's uncollected short stories?". FAQs.org. Retrieved 2017-12-02. 
  5. ^ Farrell (2008), p. 245
  6. ^ Farrell (2008), p. 23
  7. ^ Farrell (2008), p. 271
  8. ^ Farrell (2008), p. 269
  9. ^ Farrell (2008), p. 301
  10. ^ Farrell (2008), p. 368
  11. ^ Farrell (2008), p. 101
  12. ^ Farrell (2008), p. 24
  13. ^ Farrell (2008), p. 400
  14. ^ Farrell (2008), p. 122
  15. ^ Farrell (2008), p. 55
  16. ^ Farrell (2008), p. 136
  17. ^ Farrell (2008), p. 310
  18. ^ Farrell (2008), p. 236
  19. ^ Farrell (2008), p. 177

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