Kurt vonnegut was born in 1922, on armistice day, in indianapolis, in his father was a well-to-do architect whose fortunes, job opportunities, and mental health fell off drastically with the great depression as a teenager, vonnegut attended shortridge high school, where he served as a writer and editor on the school paper. Dark comedic author kurt vonnegut got the inspiration for his famous book slaughterhouse five as a prisoner of war in world war ii his work ranges from sci. Kurt vonnegut jr was born on november 11, 1922 in indianapolis, indiana, usa he was a writer and actor, known for slaughterhouse-five (1972). A brief biography of kurt vonnegut by william rodney allen kurt vonnegut jr was born on november 11, 1922, in indianapolis, indiana, a city he would later use in his novels as a symbol of american values kurt sr was one of the most prominent architects in the city, and his wife, edith, was the daughter of a wealthy. Early life kurt vonnegut jr was born on november 11, 1922, in indianapolis, indiana, the son of a successful architect, kurt sr, and his wife, edith sophia vonnegut was raised along with his sister, alice, and brother bernard (whom he spoke of frequently in his works) fourth-generation germans, the children were never.
Kurt vonnegut biography - one of the most influential american writers and novelists of the 20th century, kurt vonnegut is best known for writing slaughterhouse-five (1969), cat's cradle (1963), and breakfast of champions ( 1973) his works are a blend of science, satire and black comedy vonnegut was also famous for. Kurt was actually rather flinty, rather irascible he had something of a temper, author charles shields tells weekends on all things considered host laura sullivan shields is the author of a new biography of vonnegut, called and so it goes: kurt vonnegut: a life but as i also point out in the book,. Photograph courtesy edith vonnegut kurt vonnegut, at age twenty-two, didn't know what to do with himself it was autumn, 1945 he was back from europe, having survived the firebombing of dresden as a prisoner of war, and he had convinced the love of his life, jane cox, to marry him beyond that, he.
The round table: fiction, biography and the use of power robert caro and kurt vonnegut robert a caro and kurt vonnegut one fine summer day, barbara stone and i arrived at the home of kurt vonnegut in sagaponack we had called kurt, earlier and asked to interview him, whereupon he said, “i'd rather interview. From the author of mockingbird―the first authoritative biography of kurt vonnegut jr, a writer who forever altered american literature in 2006, charles shields reached out to kurt vonnegut in a letter asking for his endorsement for a planned biography the first response was no (a most respectful demurring by me for the.
Kurt vonnegut, the author of slaughterhouse-five, does not come out well as a person in a new biography by charles j shields. Kurt vonnegut's books are counted among the greatest novels ever written in this lesson, you'll learn about the interesting life vonnegut lived.
Kurt vonnegut was born in indianapolis, indiana, on november 11, 1922 he studied biochemistry at cornell university (1940–2) before attending the carnegie institute of technology in 1943 he served in the us army from 1942- 1945 as an advance scout with the us 106th infantry division during the. Kurt vonnegut was an extremely popular american writer of humor and science- fiction novels and short stories vonnegut has particularly remained an.
More than any writer of his era, kurt vonnegut survives as an image: haggard, mustachioed, nicotine-stained, his hair a tangle—a cat's cradle, one might say— of curls as was often noted, he looked like mark twain, only cuter certainly, he was more boyish than twain. Vonnegut quickly warmed to shields late at night, he would call and say: “this is kurt vonnegut how's my biography coming” in december 2006, shields interviewed vonnegut in person and got a list of names one of them, knox burger, gave shields around 200 letters that vonnegut had thought were. For a generation kurt vonnegut has been read as a humane counterculture novelist but a new biography, reveals him as nasty, cruel, and scary.