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									Kurt VonnegutKurt Vonnegut
Kurt Vonnegut was forever established in the literary pantheon and on the school syllabus with the publication of his brilliant antiwar novel Slaughterhouse-Five, but he endured as a purveyor of mind-warping, surreal fiction that just so happened to be funny.

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Kurt Vonnegut
Date of Birth:
November 11, 1922
Place of Birth:
Indianapolis, Indiana
Date of Death:
April 11, 2007
Place of Death:
New York, New York
Cornell University, 1940-42; Carnegie-Mellon University, 1943; University of Chicago, 1945-47; M.A., 1971

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Selected Novels

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								Slaughterhouse-Five: Or, the Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death, Author: 
								Kurt Vonnegut.

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Slaughterhouse-Five: Or, the Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death
by Kurt Vonnegut
Said the New York Times in 1969 of Vonnegut's now-classic masterwork: "It is very tough and very funny; it is sad and delightful; and it works. But is also very Vonnegut, which mean you'll either love it, or push it back in the science-fiction corner."
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								Breakfast of Champions, Author: 
								Kurt Vonnegut.
*  Cat's Cradle (1963)
*  Welcome to the Monkey House (1968)
*  Slaughterhouse-Five: Or, the Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death (1969)
*  Breakfast of Champions (1973)
*  Timequake (1997)

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A Son's Trauma

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								A Man Without a Country, Author: 
								Kurt Vonnegut, Daniel Simon (Editor).

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A Man Without a Country
by Kurt Vonnegut, Daniel Simon (Editor)
A Man Without a Country is Kurt Vonnegut’s hilariously funny and razor-sharp look at life, art, politics and the condition of the soul of America today. Based on short essays and speeches composed over the last five years and illustrated with artwork by the author, A Man Without a Country gives us Vonnegut both speaking out with indignation and writing tenderly to his fellow Americans.

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								The Eden Express, Author: 
								Mark Vonnegut.

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The Eden Express
by Mark Vonnegut
Mark Vonnegut's honest, highly praised 1975 memoir of his battle with the onset of schizophrenia is being reissued this fall, with a new foreword by father Kurt. The New York Times called it "required reading for those who want to understand insanity from the inside."