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Kurt Vonnegut Biography


Kurt Vonnegut Biography There are a lot of influential American authors from the 20th century but Kurt Vonnegut ranks near the top. His novels, especially his masterpiece, Slaughterhouse Five, ushered in a new postmodern voice in the decades after War World II. But Kurt Vonnegut often viewed himself as a failure and he labored from long periods of his writing career out of print and in relative obscurity. Noted biographer Charles Shields decided the world needed to know Kurt Vonnegut better so he met the author just before his death. He has written a detailed account of Vonnegut's life and career and he joins us to help better understand an American treasure. Guest Charles Shields - Author, And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut: A Life Add and read comments