Kurt Vonnegut, Jr November 11, 1922 April 11, 2007 was an American writer and humorist In a career spanning over 50 years, Vonnegut published fourteen novels, three short story collections, five plays, and five works of non fiction He is most famous for his darkly satirical, best selling novel Slaughterhouse Five 1969 Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, VoKurt Vonnegut, Jr November 11, 1922 April 11, 2007 was an American writer and humorist In a career spanning over 50 years, Vonnegut published fourteen novels, three short story collections, five plays, and five works of non fiction He is most famous for his darkly satirical, best selling novel Slaughterhouse Five 1969 Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, Vonnegut attended Cornell University, but dropped out in January 1943 and enlisted in the United States Army He was deployed to Europe to fight in World War II, and was captured by the Germans during the Battle of the Bulge He was interned in Dresden and survived the Allied bombing of city by taking refuge in a meat locker After the war, Vonnegut married Jane Marie Cox, with whom he had three children He later adopted his sister s three sons, after she died of cancer and her husband died in a train accident Vonnegut published his first novel, Player Piano, in 1952 The novel was reviewed positively, but was not commercially successful In the nearly twenty years that followed, Vonnegut published several novels that were only marginally successful, such as Cat s Cradle 1963 and God Bless You, Mr Rosewater 1964 Vonnegut s magnum opus, however, was his immediately successful sixth novel, Slaughterhouse Five The book s antiwar sentiment resonated with its readers amidst the ongoing Vietnam War, and its reviews were generally positive After its release, Slaughterhouse Five rocketed to the top of The New York Times Best Seller list, thrusting Vonnegut into fame He was invited to give speeches, lectures, and commencement addresses around the country and received many awards and honors Later in his career, Vonnegut published several autobiographical essay and short story collections, including Fates Worse Than Death 1991 , and A Man Without a Country 2005 After his death, he was hailed as a morbidly comical commentator on the society in which he lived, and as one of the most important contemporary writers Vonnegut s son Mark published a compilation of his father s unpublished compositions, titled Armageddon in Retrospect Numerous scholarly works were released, examining Vonnegut s writing and humor.
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Kurt Vonnegut, Junior was an American novelist, satirist, and most recently, graphic artist He was recognized as New York State Author for 2001 2003 He was born in Indianapolis, later the setting for many of his novels He attended Cornell University from 1941 to 1943, where he wrote a column for the student newspaper, the Cornell Daily Sun Vonnegut trained as a chemist and worked as a journalist before joining the U.S Army and serving in World War II After the war, he attended University of Chicago as a graduate student in anthropology and also worked as a police reporter at the City News Bureau of Chicago He left Chicago to work in Schenectady, New York in public relations for General Electric He attributed his unadorned writing style to his reporting work His experiences as an advance scout in the Battle of the Bulge, and in particular his witnessing of the bombing of Dresden, Germany whilst a prisoner of war, would inform much of his work This event would also form the core of his most famous work, Slaughterhouse Five, the book which would make him a millionaire This acerbic 200 page book is what most people mean when they describe a work as Vonnegutian in scope Vonnegut was a self proclaimed humanist and socialist influenced by the style of Indiana s own Eugene V Debs and a lifelong supporter of the American Civil Liberties Union.The novelist is known for works blending satire, black comedy and science fiction, such as Slaughterhouse Five 1969 , Cat s Cradle 1963 , and Breakfast of Champions 1973
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