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A Week in Literary History

November 11th, 2002

In 1922, American novelist Kurt Vonnegut (Slaughterhouse Five, or The Children’s Brigade, 1969) is born in Indianapolis, Ind.

vonnegut2.jpgKurt Vonnegut, Jr., b. November 11, 1922, d. 2007

Vonnegut became a voice, perhaps the voice, of the generation after his in the Sixties with his openly political and satirical novels. In his book on the Allied bombing of Dresden in World War II, he emerged as a humanist and an advocate for peace in a very confused period. His humor and compassion should make his books last well beyond their topical contexts.

Suggested Reading Novels The Sirens of Titan, 1959. Mother Night, 1961. Cat’s Cradle, 1963. God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, 1965. Slaughterhouse-Five, 1969. Jailbird, 1979. Short stories Welcome to the Monkey House, 1968. Palm Sunday, 1981.

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