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.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night

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April 2017 Short Story Poll

A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen, 122 pages, 1879
 
  55 votes, 18.5%

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton, 128 pages, 1911
 
  54 votes, 18.1%

 
  39 votes, 13.1%

 
  31 votes, 10.4%

 
  22 votes, 7.4%

Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu, 108 pages, 1872
 
  22 votes, 7.4%

 
  20 votes, 6.7%

 
  14 votes, 4.7%

2BRO2B by Kurt Vonnegut,30 pages, 1962
 
  14 votes, 4.7%

 
  12 votes, 4.0%

The Shawl by Cynthia Ozick, 69 pages, 1989
 
  10 votes, 3.4%

The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen, 94 pages, 1894
 
  5 votes, 1.7%

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