Book trivia question: In the short story The Foster Portfolio by Kurt Vonnegut what is Mr. Foster’s secret joy? Answers: porno, pyro, playing the piano. Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut – The Foster Portfolio summary and analysis. All about The Foster Portfolio [short story] by Jr. Kurt Vonnegut. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers.

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But I never really felt that way about it until Herbert Foster asked me to have a look at his finances. Ian added it Dec 31, kuft The set design, costuming, and camera work accentuate each and every thought, portfoluo, and spoken piece of dialogue. I would happen to have a report on his overhauled portfolio with me.

Nothing would do but that I admire the things. Originally published in Collier’s Magazine. It left him no alternative but—in the holy names of wife, child, and home—to play piano in a dive, and breathe smoke, and drink gin, to be Firehouse Harris, his father’s son, three nights out of seven.

It was hard to believe that he had settled for so plain a wife, or that he could be as fond of family life as he seemed. The Foster Portfolio [short story] voster Jr. Kkurt called to him, but he paid no attention.

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Crane is a go-getter, but his bubble begins to burst as he takes one look at the modest home he is about to enter. Pat Winter marked it as to-read Jul 09, This looked like a sore point that might prove informative.

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Thorkell Ottarsson rated it really liked it May 31, I gave up on the puzzle, and ordered a nightcap. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Alma answered the door. Recently added by aulsmithmysticjoeringman. The lawyers who handled the estate have them. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. fostre

The crowd in the fsoter parted for him, and I expected to see Herbert go into a dark corner for a broom or a mop. Skye Nightshade marked it as to-read Feb 01, Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut. In the kitchen, a crone was making questionable-looking hamburgers, and nipping at a quart of beer. Kevin Oliver rated it really liked it Jul 10, Whatever he th up to, it had to be for a good cause. Welcome to the Monkey House from BookRags. Eka Lobzhanidze added it Mar 06, Vonnegut trained as a chemist and worked as a journalist before joining the U.

Herbert was deadly serious.

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But what he does with it is something quite different. Katie marked it as to-read Nov 19, I was only trying to get the whole picture for planning. De Jan rated it liked it Jul 27, prtfolio He worried about payments on his secondhand car, and ate tuna and cheese instead of meat, because meat was too expensive. More summaries and resources for teaching or studying Welcome to the Monkey House.


My by-eye estimate of the values had been off, and his portfolio, as of that day, was worth close to eight hundred and fifty thousand. Wake up at dawn and write for a few hours alone, then go sell Saabs or work for GE during the day.

He attended Cornell University from towhere he wrote a column for the student newspaper, the Cornell Daily Sun. I paused by the mantel to look at a small tinted photograph.

Tonight would be fine with me. I washed, shaved, dusted my shoes, put on my uniform, and made my grave arrival by cab. Startlingly, Herbert Foster disappeared. By all means hang onto them. Believe he favors his father.

While the characters seem a bit off-kilter, they typify a part of us all as we tend to judge a book by its cover. I would find out in which restaurant Herbert worked, and then drop in, like any other citizen, for something to eat.

This acerbic page book is what most people mean when they describe a work as “Vonnegutian” in scope.