"Harrison Bergeron"

Title"Harrison Bergeron"
Year for Search1961
AuthorsVonnegut, Kurt Jr.(1922-2007)
Secondary TitleThe Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
Volume / Edition 21.2
Pagination5-10
Date PublishedOctober 1961
ISSN Number00024-984X
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Dystopian future tale in which equality is achieved by handicapping the superior.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in his Welcome to the Monkey House. A Collection of Short Works (New York: Seymour Lawrence/Delacorte Press, 1968), 7-13. Rpt. (New York: Dell, 1970), 7-13. UK ed. (London: Jonathan Cape, 1969), 7-13. Rpt. (London: Panther, 1972), 19-25; in Science Fiction: The Future. Ed. Dick Allen. 2nd ed. (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1983), 154-59; and in Brave New Worlds. Ed. John Joseph Adams (San Francisco, CA: Night Shade Books, 2011), 369-74; in Novels & Stories 1950-1962 Player Piano The Sirens of Titan Mother Night Stories. Ed. Sidney Offit (New York: The Library of America, 2012), 763-69, with a Note on the Text (819-23); and in his Complete Stories. Ed. Jerome Klinkowitz & Dan Wakefield (New York: Seven Stories Press, 2017), 857-62

Info Notes

The story was adapted as the first act of Christopher Sergel’s, Kurt Vonnegut’s Welcome to the Monkey House: A Full-Length Play. Chicago, IL: Dramatic Publishing Co., 1970, which is not related to 1968 Vonnegut, “Welcome to the Monkey House”. A 1995 cable TV film “Harrison Bergeron” directed by Bruce Pittman with a screenplay by Arthur Crimm and Joe Glassco was loosely based on the story. Also a short film 2081 written and directed by Chandler Tuttle was released in 2009

Holding Institutions

Merril, PSt, Public

Author Note

(1922-2007)

Full Text

1961 Vonnegut, Kurt, Jr. (1922-2007). “Harrison Bergeron.” The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 21.2 (October 1961): 5-10. Rpt. in his Welcome to the Monkey House. A Collection of Short Works (New York: Seymour Lawrence/Delacorte Press, 1968), 7-13. Rpt. (New York: Dell, 1970), 7-13. UK ed. (London: Jonathan Cape, 1969), 7-13. Rpt. (London: Panther, 1972), 19-25; in Science Fiction: The Future. Ed. Dick Allen. 2nd ed. (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1983), 154-59; in Brave New Worlds. Ed. John Joseph Adams (San Francisco, CA: Night Shade Books, 2011), 369-74; 2nd ed. ed. John Joseph Adams (San Francisco, CA: Night Shade Books, 2012), 369-74; in Novels & Stories 1950-1962 Player Piano The Sirens of Titan Mother Night Stories. Ed. Sidney Offit (New York: The Library of America, 2012), 763-69, with a Note on the Text (819-23); and in his Complete Stories. Ed. Jerome Klinkowitz & Dan Wakefield (New York: Seven Stories Press, 2017), 857-62. The story was adapted as the first act of Christopher Sergel’s, Kurt Vonnegut’s Welcome to the Monkey House: A Full-Length Play. Chicago, IL: Dramatic Publishing Co., 1970, which is not related to 1968 Vonnegut, “Welcome to the Monkey House”. A 1995 cable TV film “Harrison Bergeron” directed by Bruce Pittman with a screenplay by Arthur Crimm and Joe Glassco was loosely based on the story. Also a short film 2081 written and directed by Chandler Tuttle was released in 2009. Merril, PSt, Public

Dystopian future tale in which equality is achieved by handicapping the superior.