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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

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    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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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    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

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    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

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    Kurt Vonnegut Kurt Vonnegut jr. was an American author with a gloomy view of humanity, survived WWII on the front lines, was captured by Germans, and the first 3 books he wrote were about a universe with no purpose. Even with all these downfalls there is no doubt that Kurt Vonnegut was one of the greatest writers of his time. Personal life Kurt was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on November 11, 1922. His parents, Kurt Sr. and Edith Sophia were 3rd generation Germans. Kurt jr. never got to experience

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    Kurt Vonnegut and Roald Dahl are two very unique people. They are often described as quirky, weird, and downright zany. If they were stuck in a crowd, they would easily stand out. Although they are very different from others, they share many similarities with each other. Roald Dahl and Kurt Vonnegut are two divorced, agnostic authors who fought in and survived World War II. First of all, Vonnegut and Dahl both grew up in religious families. However, as most people do, they outgrew some of their

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