Kurt Vonnegut Jr.


Born
in Indianapolis, Indiana, The United States
November 11, 1922

Died
April 11, 2007

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Kurt Vonnegut, Junior was an American novelist, satirist, and most recently, graphic artist. He was recognized as New York State Author for 2001-2003.

He was born in Indianapolis, later the setting for many of his novels. He attended Cornell University from 1941 to 1943, where he wrote a column for the student newspaper, the Cornell Daily Sun. Vonnegut trained as a chemist and worked as a journalist before joining the U.S. Army and serving in World War II.

After the war, he attended University of Chicago as a graduate student in anthropology and also worked as a police reporter at the City News Bureau of Chicago. He left Chicago to work in Schenectady, New York in public relations for General Electric. He attributed his unadorned writing st
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“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”
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January 2021 Short Story/Novella Poll

 
  51 votes, 22.0%

 
  35 votes, 15.1%

2BR02B by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., 15 pages, 1968
 
  32 votes, 13.8%

 
  30 votes, 12.9%

The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster, 66 pages, 1909
 
  27 votes, 11.6%

 
  19 votes, 8.2%

 
  16 votes, 6.9%

The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen, 82 pages, 1890
 
  14 votes, 6.0%

Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories (Title Story) by Sandra Cisneros ?? looks to be under 130, 1991
 
  8 votes, 3.4%

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