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Kurt Vonnegut (1922–2007)

Autor(a) de Slaughterhouse-Five

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About the Author

The appeal of Kurt Vonnegut, especially to bright younger readers of the past few decades, may be attributed partly to the fact that he is one of the few writers who have successfully straddled the imaginary line between science-fiction/fantasy and "real literature." He was born in Indianapolis and mostrar mais attended Cornell University, but his college education was interrupted by World War II. Captured during the Battle of the Bulge and imprisoned in Dresden, he received a Purple Heart for what he calls a "ludicrously negligible wound." After the war he returned to Cornell and then earned his M.A. at the University of Chicago.He worked as a police reporter and in public relations before placing several short stories in the popular magazines and beginning his career as a novelist. His first novel, Player Piano (1952), is a highly credible account of a future mechanistic society in which people count for little and machines for much. The Sirens of Titan (1959), is the story of a playboy whisked off to Mars and outer space in order to learn some humbling lessons about Earth's modest function in the total scheme of things. Mother Night (1962) satirizes the Nazi mentality in its narrative about an American writer who broadcasts propaganda in Germany during the war as an Allied agent. Cat's Cradle (1963) makes use of some of Vonnegut's experiences in General Electric laboratories in its story about the discovery of a special kind of ice that destroys the world. God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater (1965) satirizes a benevolent foundation set up to foster the salvation of the world through love, an endeavor with, of course, disastrous results. Slaughterhouse-Five; or The Children's Crusade (1969) is the book that marked a turning point in Vonnegut's career. Based on his experiences in Dresden, it is the story of another Vonnegut surrogate named Billy Pilgrim who travels back and forth in time and becomes a kind of modern-day Everyman. The novel was something of a cult book during the Vietnam era for its antiwar sentiments. Breakfast of Champions (1973), the story of a Pontiac dealer who goes crazy after reading a science fiction novel by "Kilgore Trout," received generally unfavorable reviews but was a commercial success. Slapstick (1976), dedicated to the memory of Laurel and Hardy, is the somewhat wacky memoir of a 100-year-old ex-president who thinks he can solve society's problems by giving everyone a new middle name. In addition to his fiction, Vonnegut has published nonfiction on social problems and other topics, some of which is collected in Wampeters, Foma and Granfalloons (1974). He died from head injuries sustained in a fall on April 11, 2007. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Disambiguation Notice:

(eng) Kilgore Trout, the name of a character in several of Kurt Vonnegut's books, was later used as a pseudonym by Philip José Farmer. Vonnegut himself never wrote under or went by the name Kilgore Trout.

Obras por Kurt Vonnegut

Slaughterhouse-Five (1969) 43,176 exemplares
Cat's Cradle (1963) 21,905 exemplares
Breakfast of Champions (1974) 15,992 exemplares
The Sirens of Titan (1959) 10,202 exemplares
Galápagos (1985) 7,550 exemplares
Mother Night (1961) 7,119 exemplares
Welcome to the Monkey House (1968) 7,032 exemplares
Player Piano (1952) 6,649 exemplares
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater (1965) 6,172 exemplares
Timequake (1997) 5,333 exemplares
Hocus Pocus (1990) 5,240 exemplares
A Man Without a Country (2005) 4,788 exemplares
Slapstick, or, Lonesome No More! (1976) 4,567 exemplares
Bluebeard (1987) 4,467 exemplares
Jailbird (1979) 4,036 exemplares
Deadeye Dick (1982) 3,814 exemplares
Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons (1974) 2,088 exemplares
Armageddon in Retrospect (2008) 1,894 exemplares
God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian (1999) 1,736 exemplares
Fates Worse Than Death (1991) 1,018 exemplares
Happy Birthday, Wanda June (1970) 702 exemplares
While Mortals Sleep (2011) 664 exemplares
2BR02B (1962) 642 exemplares
Kurt Vonnegut: Letters (2012) 387 exemplares
Harrison Bergeron [short story] (1961) 252 exemplares
The Big Trip Up Yonder (1954) 176 exemplares
Complete Stories (2017) 176 exemplares
Sun Moon Star (1980) 165 exemplares
Canary in a Cat House (1950) 112 exemplares
The Petrified Ants (2009) 85 exemplares
Seven Contemporary Short Novels (1969) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares
Slaughterhouse-Five [1972 film] (1972) — Novel — 63 exemplares
Vonnegut in America (1977) 46 exemplares
Basic Training (2012) 42 exemplares
Slaughterhouse-Five (2010) 41 exemplares
The Barnhouse Effect (1950) 18 exemplares
The Big Trip Up Yonder / 2BR02B (2009) 15 exemplares
Welkom op de apenrots (1971) 15 exemplares
FUBAR (2009) 14 exemplares
The Kid Nobody Could Handle (1955) 14 exemplares
Der gläserne Traum (1999) 11 exemplares
Unready to Wear (1953) 11 exemplares
The Lie (1962) 10 exemplares
Sinbad (Singles Classic) (2016) 9 exemplares
The Vonnegut Quartet (1976) 9 exemplares
The Handicapper General (1993) 9 exemplares
Who Am I This Time? (1961) 9 exemplares
Miss Temptation (1956) 9 exemplares
The powder-blue dragon (2008) 8 exemplares
Nothing is Lost Save Honor (1984) 6 exemplares
Thanasphere 6 exemplares
Slapstick/Mother Night (1979) 6 exemplares
EPICAC [short story] (1950) 6 exemplares
Hello, Red (2009) 6 exemplares
Next Door [short story] (1955) 5 exemplares
Breakfast of Champions [1999 movie] (1999) — Autor — 5 exemplares
Adam [short story] (1954) 5 exemplares
The Euphio Question (1951) 5 exemplares
D.P. [short story] (1953) 5 exemplares
Where I Live (1964) 5 exemplares
King and Queen of the Universe (2009) 5 exemplares
More Stately Mansions (1951) 5 exemplares
All The King's Horses (1951) 5 exemplares
Slice of Life (2016) 5 exemplares
The Nice Little People (2009) 4 exemplares
The Honor of a Newsboy (2009) 4 exemplares
The Good Explainer (2009) 4 exemplares
Little Drops of Water (2009) 4 exemplares
Ed Luby's Key Club (2009) 4 exemplares
The Manned Missiles (1958) 4 exemplares
Deer in the Works [short story] (1955) 4 exemplares
New Dictionary [essay] (1966) 4 exemplares
A Song for Selma (2009) 3 exemplares
Hall of Mirrors 3 exemplares
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KURT VONNEGUT. (1982) 3 exemplares
Interview with Kurt Vonnegut (2003) 3 exemplares
The Souvenir 3 exemplares
Confido (2009) 3 exemplares
The Ides of March 2 exemplares
La sirenas de Titán (2023) 2 exemplares
Compadezcan al lector (2021) 2 exemplares
Hacıyatmaz (2012) 2 exemplares
Opowiadania wszystkie (2018) 2 exemplares
Cold Turkey 2 exemplares
Runaways 2 exemplares
Klavirski avtomat 1 exemplar
Cronosisma 1 exemplar
Tšempionide eine 1 exemplar
Mnemonics 1 exemplar
The Package 1 exemplar
The No-talent Kid 1 exemplar
Del 1 exemplar
Dolgaya progulka-navsegda (2001) 1 exemplar
Galpagos 1 exemplar
Cats Cradle 1 exemplar
slaughternhouse 1 exemplar
Utopia 14, 1º vol 1 exemplar
Utopia 14, 2º vol 1 exemplar
Bard books 1 exemplar
Custom-made Bride 1 exemplar
Wampetery foma i granfalony (2008) 1 exemplar
Lovers Anonymous 1 exemplar
The Drone King 1 exemplar
How to Write with Style (1982) 1 exemplar
Stories (2012) 1 exemplar
Find Me A Dream 1 exemplar
A Night For Love 1 exemplar
Vremetres 1 exemplar
Barbablù 1 exemplar
Oko sokolovo 1 exemplar
Bode Vermelho 1 exemplar
Ölümden Beter Yazgilar (2022) 1 exemplar
Daha Ne Olsun (2014) 1 exemplar
Enayinin Portföyü (2016) 1 exemplar
Unpaid Consultant 1 exemplar
This Son Of Mine 1 exemplar
Notes on Armagedon 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Demolished Man (1952) — Introdução, algumas edições4,595 exemplares
The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction (1983) — Contribuidor — 1,115 exemplares
Again, Dangerous Visions (1972) — Contribuidor — 971 exemplares
The Ides of March (1948) — Prefácio, algumas edições913 exemplares
The World Treasury of Science Fiction (1989) — Contribuidor — 873 exemplares
The Seventh Cross (1939) — Prefácio, algumas edições773 exemplares
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2006 (2006) — Compositor — 753 exemplares
The Future Dictionary of America (2004) — Contribuidor — 621 exemplares
The Wizards of Odd: Comic Tales of Fantasy (1996) — Contribuidor — 619 exemplares
The Flying Sorcerers: More Comic Tales of Fantasy (1997) — Contribuidor — 500 exemplares
Brave New Worlds: Dystopian Stories (2011) — Contribuidor — 498 exemplares
Free to Be... You and Me (1974) — Contribuidor — 470 exemplares
Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from the New York Times (2001) — Contribuidor — 440 exemplares
The Man with the Golden Arm: 50th Anniversary Critical Edition (1999) — Contribuidor — 425 exemplares
The Big Book of Science Fiction (2016) — Contribuidor — 400 exemplares
The Granta Book of the American Short Story (1992) — Contribuidor — 361 exemplares
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2010 (2010) — Contribuidor — 298 exemplares
The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Contribuidor — 287 exemplares
Grand Central Winter (1998) — Prefácio, algumas edições285 exemplares
The Treasury of American Short Stories (1981) — Contribuidor — 265 exemplares
The Road to Science Fiction #3: From Heinlein to Here (1979) — Contribuidor — 241 exemplares
The Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction (1980) — Contribuidor — 193 exemplares
World's Best Science Fiction: 1969 (1969) — Contribuidor — 178 exemplares
The Moral Life: An Introductory Reader in Ethics and Literature (1999) — Contribuidor — 169 exemplares
The Ultimate Frankenstein (1991) — Contribuidor — 165 exemplares
The Ruins of the Earth (1973) — Contribuidor — 162 exemplares
The Best American Mystery Stories 2010 (2010) — Contribuidor — 150 exemplares
Connoisseur's Science Fiction (1964) — Contribuidor — 140 exemplares
The Mark Twain Anthology: Great Writers on His Life and Work (2010) — Contribuidor — 138 exemplares
Space Odyssey (1983) — Contribuidor — 136 exemplares
Stories of the Sea (2010) — Contribuidor — 133 exemplares
The Playboy Book of Science Fiction (1998) — Contribuidor — 128 exemplares
Animal Farm and Related Readings (1900) — Contribuidor — 104 exemplares
The Frankenstein Omnibus (1994) — Contribuidor — 101 exemplares
An ABC of Science Fiction (1809) — Contribuidor — 100 exemplares
The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy (2000) — Contribuidor — 90 exemplares
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 11th Series (1962) — Contribuidor — 87 exemplares
Science Fiction: The Future (1971) — Contribuidor — 83 exemplares
CYBERSEX (1996) — Contribuidor — 77 exemplares
The Fourth Science Fiction Megapack (2012) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
Back to School [1986 film] (1986) — Actor — 67 exemplares
Assignment in Tomorrow: An Anthology (1954) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
The Unabridged Mark Twain (1976) — Introdução — 52 exemplares
Superfiction, or The American Story Transformed: An Anthology (1975) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
Science Fiction (1973) — Autor — 41 exemplares
Long Walk to Forever {play} (1960) — Original story — 31 exemplares
Human Machines: An Anthology of Stories about Cyborgs (1975) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction (2011) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
How to Use the Power of the Printed Word (1985) — Autor — 29 exemplares
The Fiend (1971) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Studies in Fiction (1965) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Love Stories (1975) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Mother Night [1996 film] (1996) — Author of original — 17 exemplares
Next Door {play} (1994) — Author of original — 17 exemplares
Out of This World (1990) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Masterpieces of Science Fiction (1978) — Autor — 15 exemplares
Østenfor sol : 38 fantastiske fortellinger fra hele verden (1969) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Winter 1994 (1993) — Author "So it goes." — 9 exemplares
Storia del piccolo Mouck (1997) — Tradutor, algumas edições9 exemplares
Cutting Edges: Young American Fiction for the 70's (1973) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
The Short Story & You (1987) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
The New Windmill Book of Stories from Different Genres (1998) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
10 Lost Vintage Sci-Fi Masterpieces for Hardcore Fans Only! (2009) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Mitä ukkonen todella sanoi (2001) 1 exemplar
S-Fマガジン 1984年08月号 (通巻316号) (1984) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Vonnegut, Kurt, Jr.
Outros nomes
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Local de falecimento
New York, New York, USA
Causa da morte
brain injuries incurred several weeks prior from a fall at his New York brownstone home
Locais de residência
New York, New York, USA
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA
University of Chicago
Cornell University
Carnegie Institute of Technology
University of Tennessee
Vonnegut, Mark (son)
Vonnegut, Edith (daughter)
Krementz, Jill (spouse)
American Humanist Association
U.S. Army (WWII|POW)
Iowa Writers' Workshop
Prémios e menções honrosas
State Author of New York/Edith Wharton Citation of Merit (2001-03)
American Academy of Arts and Letters Academy Award [1970]
Humanist of the Year [1992]
Asteroid Namesake [2539]
Purple Heart
Prisoner of War Medal (mostrar todos 7)
Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame (2015)

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Kurt Vonnegut Jr est né à Indianapolis en 1922. Prisonnier de guerre à Dresde pendant cinq mois, il y fut témoin du bombardement de 1945. De retour aux États-Unis, il se mit à écrire. Son roman le plus célèbre, Abattoir 5, resta pendant trois mois en tête des best-sellers américains.

Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007) was an American writer. In a career spanning over 50 years, Vonnegut published fourteen novels, three short story collections, five plays, and five works of nonfiction, with further collections being published after his death. He is most famous for his darkly satirical, bestselling novel Slaughterhouse-Five (1969).

Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, Vonnegut attended Cornell University but dropped out in January 1943 and enlisted in the United States Army. As part of his training, he studied mechanical engineering at Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) and the University of Tennessee. He was then deployed to Europe to fight in World War II and was captured by the Germans during the Battle of the Bulge. He was interned in Dresden and survived the Allied bombing of the city by taking refuge in a meat locker of the slaughterhouse where he was imprisoned. After the war, Vonnegut married Jane Marie Cox, with whom he had three children. He later adopted his sister's three sons, after she died of cancer and her husband was killed in a train accident.

Vonnegut published his first novel, Player Piano, in 1952. The novel was reviewed positively but was not commercially successful at the time. In the nearly 20 years that followed, Vonnegut published several novels that were well regarded, two of which (The Sirens of Titan [1959] and Cat's Cradle [1963]) were nominated for the Hugo Award for best novel. He published a short story collection titled Welcome to the Monkey House in 1968. Vonnegut's breakthrough was his commercially and critically successful sixth novel, Slaughterhouse-Five. The book's anti-war sentiment resonated with its readers amidst the ongoing Vietnam War and its reviews were generally positive. After its release, Slaughterhouse-Five went to the top of The New York Times Best Seller list, thrusting Vonnegut into fame. He was invited to give speeches, lectures and commencement addresses around the country and received many awards and honors.

Later in his career, Vonnegut published several autobiographical essays and short-story collections, including Fates Worse Than Death (1991), and A Man Without a Country (2005). After his death, he was hailed as a black-humor commentator on the society in which he lived and as one of the most important contemporary writers. Vonnegut's son Mark published a compilation of his father's unpublished compositions, titled Armageddon in Retrospect. In 2017, Seven Stories Press published Complete Stories, a collection of Vonnegut's short fiction including five previously unpublished stories. Complete Stories was collected and introduced by Vonnegut friends and scholars Jerome Klinkowitz and Dan Wakefield. Numerous scholarly works have examined Vonnegut's writing and humor.
Nota de desambiguação
Kilgore Trout, the name of a character in several of Kurt Vonnegut's books, was later used as a pseudonym by Philip José Farmer. Vonnegut himself never wrote under or went by the name Kilgore Trout.



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2023-10-15: I didn't get far and I'll come back to it but it wasn't the escape I needed from Awake.

2023-11-10: I think it's a recurring thing with Vonnegut that I dislike his books at the beginning and then love them further in. This book is genius. Elliot is the Buddha and Jesus and Lao Tzu all rolled up in a wrapper of compassion. He sees that the bullshit is bullshit where everyone else thinks it's gold. He cares about people just because they're people and because of that everyone thinks he's insane.

2023-11-19: I'm kind ambivalent about this one. The whole story was about how insane Elliot was because he treats people with kindness and respect. Even Elliot thinks he's insane. He certainly doesn't seem to see that he's right and it's the rest of the world that's broken. Elliot may be the only person that Elliot doesn't treat with compassion.
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Awfki | 51 outras críticas | Dec 2, 2023 |
This is a humorous look at the after life and near death experiences from someone who believed in neither. The people he encounters were real people, which added to my enjoyment reading it because I ended up Googling a lot of them and learning about their lives.
fuzzy_patters | 33 outras críticas | Nov 30, 2023 |
Just delightfully wierd and fun. Takes the mick out of “real” science fiction, but has all its own components nicely done.
LibraryJamesMac | Nov 30, 2023 |
Not sure I appreciate the time leaps, but nonetheless, a great read!
atrillox | 689 outras críticas | Nov 27, 2023 |


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