Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut


Born
in Indianapolis, Indiana, The United States
November 11, 1922

Died
April 11, 2007

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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 st
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More books by Kurt Vonnegut…
“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night

“Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand.”
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April 2017 Short Story Poll

A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen, 122 pages, 1879
 
  56 votes, 18.2%

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton, 128 pages, 1911
 
  54 votes, 17.5%

 
  39 votes, 12.7%

 
  33 votes, 10.7%

 
  25 votes, 8.1%

Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu, 108 pages, 1872
 
  22 votes, 7.1%

 
  21 votes, 6.8%

 
  16 votes, 5.2%

2BRO2B by Kurt Vonnegut,30 pages, 1962
 
  15 votes, 4.9%

 
  12 votes, 3.9%

The Shawl by Cynthia Ozick, 69 pages, 1989
 
  10 votes, 3.2%

The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen, 94 pages, 1894
 
  5 votes, 1.6%

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