Kurt Vonnegut Essays

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  • Kurt Vonnegut

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    Kurt Vonnegut Jr. The 1960’s was a remarkable decade summed up as a period of time when hundreds of average Americans gave new life to the nation’s democratic morals. It was an era of dramatic change, both socially and politically. As for novelists during this time, their novels tended to explore change of human consciousness, with some taking an internal journey to consider the very nature of understanding and creative form. American writer Kurt Vonnegut Jr. was well known for his understatedly

  • Criticism Of Kurt Vonnegut

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    In his 1965 essay Science Fiction , Vonnegut stated that he learned in 1952 from the reviewers of Player Piano, that he was a science fiction writer” he states: “I learned,” in 1952 from the reviewers of Player Piano, “that I was a science fiction writer [. . .]. I have been a sore headed occupant of the file drawer labeled science fiction ever since, and I would like out, particularly since so many serious critics regularly mistake the drawer for a urinal” (“Science Fiction” 1). He has been a sore

  • Slaughterhouse by Kurt Vonnegut

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    Kurt Vonnegut followed many principles in his writings. He claimed that “people do not realize that they are happy” (PBS NOW Transcript). Feeling that people had the wrong view on war, he felt that he needed to get the facts straight. Vonnegut believed that art can come from awful situations, and that the truth is not always easy to look at. Kurt Vonnegut wrote Slaughterhouse – Five to tell of his experience in the bombing of Dresden, as a prisoner in war and the atrocities that occurred. Vonnegut

  • Kurt Vonnegut Essay

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    Kurt Vonnegut Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. is a contemporary American author whose works have been described by Richard Giannone as "comic masks covering the tragic farce that is our contemporary life" (Draper, 3784). Vonnegut's life has had a number of significant influences on his works. Influences from his personal philosophy, his life and experiences, and his family are evident elements in his works. Among his "comic masks" are three novels: Cat's Cradle, The Sirens of Titan, and God Bless You, Mr

  • Kurt Vonnegut Analysis

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    Although he has been dead for 10 years now, Kurt Vonnegut and his award winning books still have relevance in the world today. The author of Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut, created a emotional and very interesting story of war and hope which will go on for years to come, and will carry the message of what war is truly like to many generations. Kurt himself was a veteran of the war, and his book features the main character, Billy Pilgrim, who becomes unstuck in time, and goes through the moments

  • The Mind of Kurt Vonnegut

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    The Mind of Kurt Vonnegut Kurt Vonnegut is one of the preeminent writers of the later half of the twentieth century. His works are all windows into his mind, a literary psychoanalysis. He examines himself as a cog in the corporate machine in "Deer in the Works"; as a writer through the eyes of Kilgore Trout in several works; and most importantly, as a prisoner of war in Slaughterhouse-Five. Vonnegut created short stories and novels that dealt with events in his life.

  • Biography of Kurt Vonnegut

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    Kurt Vonnegut Jr. was born to third-generation German American parents in the city of Indianapolis, year 1922, November 11th. While at Shortridge High School in Indianapolis, Vonnegut was heavily involved with the school’s daily newspaper, the first and only daily high school newspaper in our nation. During his time at Cornell University, Vonnegut became the school paper’s senior editor. World War II then began, and so Vonnegut joined our nation’s armed forces. Mother’s Day came in 1944, and during

  • Epicac by Kurt Vonnegut

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    EPICAC is a short story which is written by Kurt Vonnegut and published in his book ¨Welcome to the Monkey House¨ (1968). This book is a collection of short stories with different themes from war-time epics to futuristic thrillers. This story was first published before in 1950 for Collier's Weekly. Kurt Vonnegut (1992-2007) is considered one of the most influential American novelists of the twentieth century. Some of his most important

  • Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

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    Some people may think the novel Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut is a failure. In fact, Kurt Vonnegut himself calls it a failure. A lot of people disagree with that, many think that Slaughterhouse Five is one of Vonnegut's best novels. They say it is the most successful book they have ever read, just for reasons of the author himself. From him being bluntly honest, to his great wit. So if it is such a failure in his eyes, why did he write it, what was his purpose, and why was it even published

  • Slaughterhouse Five By Kurt Vonnegut

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    Mario Peña Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut “ ‘Is it an anti-war book?’ ‘Yes,’ I said. ‘I guess.’ ‘You know what I say to people when I hear they’re writing anti-war books?’ ‘No. What do you say, Harrison Starr?’ ‘I say, ‘Why don’t you write an anti-glacier book instead?’” (Vonnegut 4). 1. The author Kurt Vonnegut and a filmmaker, Harrison Starr, converse in this passage, which introduces the topic of Slaughterhouse-Five. In which Starr makes fun of Vonnegut’s idea for planning on making Slaughterhouse-Five