Who is Kurt Vonnegut?

  • (noun): United States writer whose novels and short stories are a mixture of realism and satire and science fiction (born in 1922).
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Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. ( /ˈvɒnɨɡət/; November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007) was a 20th-century American writer. His works such as Cat's Cradle (1963), Slaughterhouse-Five (1969), and Breakfast of Champions (1973) blend satire, gallows humor, and science fiction. As a citizen he was a lifelong supporter of the American Civil Liberties Union and a critical leftist intellectual. He was known for his humanist beliefs and was honorary president of the American Humanist Association.

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Vonnegut (surname)
... Vonnegut is the surname of Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007), American science fiction writer Clemens Vonnegut, Sr ... (1824-1906), German-American businessman Bernard Vonnegut, Sr ... lecturer and architect, son of Clemens Vonnegut, Sr ...
MIT In Popular Culture - Written Works - Kurt Vonnegut
... MIT is a recurring motif in the works of Kurt Vonnegut, much like the planet Tralfamadore or the Vietnam War ... In part, this recurrence may stem from Vonnegut family history both his grandfather Bernard and his father Kurt, Sr ... Since so many of Vonnegut's stories are ambivalent or outright pessimistic with regard to technology's impact on humankind, it is hardly surprising that his references to the Institute ...
Robert B. Weide - Career - Work With Kurt Vonnegut
... Kurt Vonnegut and I—it's not an exaggeration to say we were best friends ... him." ” —Weide in October 2008 Weide wrote and produced the 1996 film adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's Mother Night ... With Vonnegut's support, Weide chronicled him on film starting in 1988 and has obtained footage of him from 16mm home movies dating back to 1925 a documentary is in the works ...
Kurt Vonnegut - Tributes
... The protagonist, a version of Niven himself, encounters Vonnegut's tomb in the city of Dis another character theorizes it is punishment for Vonnegut's satire of ... The protagonist utters bitter criticism of Vonnegut's talent, but it is not clear whether it should be seen as actual criticism of Vonnegut or of the character's own ego ... The 2009 Hollywood adaptation of Vonnegut's story "Harrison Bergeron", a film entitled 2081 is dedicated "To Kurt Vonnegut, Jr." At the annual Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library McFadden Memorial ...
Examples of Postmodern Literature
... Barth Catch-22 (1961) by Joseph Heller The Lime Twig (1961) by John Hawkes Mother Night (1961) by Kurt Vonnegut Pale Fire (1962) by Vladimir Nabokov The Man in ... John Barth Slaughterhouse-Five (1969) by Kurt Vonnegut The French Lieutenant's Woman (1969) by John Fowles Ada or Ardor A Family Chronicle (1969) by Vladimir Nabokov ... Ballard Breakfast of Champions (1973) by Kurt Vonnegut The Magus (1973) by John Fowles J R (1975) by William Gaddis The Illuminatus! Trilogy (1975) by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson The Dead ...

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    The feeling about a soldier is, when all is said and done, he wasn’t really going to do very much with his life anyway. The example usually is: “he wasn’t going to compose Beethoven’s Fifth.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (b. 1922)