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Kurt Vonnegut - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about Kurt Vonnegut

Selected works by this author

Selected books about / related to this author

Recommended links
 
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Picture of Kurt Vonnegut, author of Slaughterhouse-Five (Slaughterhouse Five); twentieth century American Literature
Kurt Vonnegut   (1922 - 2007)
 
Category:  American Literature
 
Born: 1922
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
 
Died: 2007
 
Related authors:
Richard Brautigan, Saul Bellow
 
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Kurt Vonnegut - LIFE STORIES
 
 
2/13/1944     "So It Goes"
On the evening of this day in 1945, British and U.S. planes began the 48-hour bombing of Dresden, Germany. Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five is the most famous fictional record of what resulted -- a firestorm that destroyed 85% of the city and killed 135,000 people. Vonnegut "got about five dollars for each corpse," he said, and a life-long desire to prevent such things from ever happening again.
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Palm Sunday: An Autobiographical Collage
anthology, memoirs
 
Slaughterhouse Five or the Children's Crusade
fiction
 
 
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
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Guardian Unlimited
Offers a biographical profile (the author's influences are Eugene Debs, George Bernard Shaw, Upton Sinclair, and Homer's Odyssey), a personal account of how Vonnegut's son was stricken by mental illness, and critical reviews of Timequake and Bluebeard.

"Widespread public recognition came with the ground-breaking semi-autobiographical Slaughterhouse 5, which welded the author's horrific experiences during the allied bombing of Dresden to a surreal, tragicomic sci-fi fatalism, but he had already honed his cosmic satire in the earlier Sirens Of Titan and Cat's Cradle. Vonnegut moved away from sci-fi but his humanism never left him; his 'concern for society's more fallible specimens,' as he puts it, shapes all his work, and he successfully mixes dark fatalism with both humour and hope.
Interview with Don Swaim
"Kurt Vonnegut Jr., author of Breakfast of Champions, Mother Night, Player Piano, Slapstick, Slaughterhouse Five, The Sirens of Titan, and Cat's Cradle, talks with Don Swaim in 1981 about profanity, religion, agnosticism, freedom, censorship, living in New York, and the dangers of carelessness." (23 minutes)
Kurt-Vonnegut.com
This fan site offers a timeline of events in the author's life, a handful of quotes (Vonnegut-isms), and a gallery of photographs of the writer and his art.
The Vonnegut Web
Offers a selection of essays by the author, biographical sketch, answers to frequently asked questions, critical bibliography, and information about Slaughterhouse-Five, Cat's Cradle, Welcome to the Monkey House, Fates Worse than Death, and "Between Time and Timbuktu."
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