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Kurt Vonnegut
Kurt Vonnegut was born in Indianapolis in 1922. He studied at the universities of Chicago and Tennessee and later began to write short stories for magazines. His first novel, Player Piano, was published in 1951 and since then he has written many novels, among them: The Sirens of Titan (1959),... show more
Kurt Vonnegut was born in Indianapolis in 1922. He studied at the universities of Chicago and Tennessee and later began to write short stories for magazines. His first novel, Player Piano, was published in 1951 and since then he has written many novels, among them: The Sirens of Titan (1959), Mother Night (1961), Cat's Cradle (1963), God Bless You Mr Rosewater (1964), Welcome to the Monkey House; a collection of short stories (1968), Breakfast of Champions (1973), Slapstick, or Lonesome No More (1976), Jailbird (1979), Deadeye Dick (1982), Galapagos (1985), Bluebeard (1988) and Hocus Pocus (1990). During the Second World War he was held prisoner in Germany and was present at the bombing of Dresden, an experience which provided the setting for his most famous work to date, Slaughterhouse Five (1969). He has also published a volume of autobiography entitled Palm Sunday (1981) and a collection of essays and speeches, Fates Worse Than Death (1991).
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Birth date: 1922-11-11
Died: 2007-04-11
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Book Thoughts rated it 2 months ago
Vonnegut is certainly quirky, but I always enjoy his novels. This book sarcastically looks at life and death, weapons of mass destruction, religion, and relationships. The book moves quickly with 127 chapters - each only a few pages long. The story itself is somewhat interesting, but really just ...
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runner rated it 6 months ago
Without doubt one of the main issues that often causes concerns when talking about the 2WW is just how much information the everyday German populace received or knew about what the Nazi party were involved in on a day to day basis. Here of course we are referring to genocide and the manipulation and...
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What I am reading rated it 6 months ago
Well, this was disappointing. Player Piano was not a good book, although everything about it seemed so promising at first – I hate it, when that happens! I really adore Vonnegut, therefore it is hard for me to admit, that he really did come a long way since his first novel and that he was not born...
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philoSophie rated it 10 months ago
Μια επίκαιρη σάτιρα για το πόσο μονήρης γίνεται η κοινωνική μας ζωή και πως η προκύπτουσα μοναξιά ταλανίζει τις επόμενες γενιές που την αντιμετωπίζουν. Σπάνια κι απολαυστικά αστείο και συνάμα ακανόνιστα λυπηρό, πανηγυρίζει την ιδιωτικότητα ενώ προσπαθεί να την αποφύγει.
Quite the Wondering Selection
Quite the Wondering Selection rated it 1 year ago
Definitely a unique book. reminded me of catch 22. so it goes. the alien part was a little odd, but I liked the description of Dresden and then his life afterward.
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