By Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
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Kurt Vonnegut Jr. was once born on November eleven, 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana, one in all 3 young children. He graduated from Shortridge highschool in 1940, and majored in chemistry at Cornell collage. Kurt enlisted within the U. S. military in the course of global warfare II, and used to be transferred to the Carnegie Institute of expertise, then the college of Tennessee for mechanical engineering. On Mother’s Day 1944, his mom dedicated suicide. despatched into strive against, as a result of a manpower scarcity, Vonnegut used to be captured throughout the conflict of the Bulge and imprisoned in Dresden. He survived the firebombing of Dresden by means of the Allies, through staying in an underground meat locker, nicknamed “Slaughterhouse Five.” He used to be freed by way of Russian troops in 1945 and given a crimson middle. After the battle, he attended the college of Chicago within the graduate anthropology software and labored for town information Bureau. relocating to Schenectady, manhattan, he took a role at common electrical, the place his older brother labored, and served as a Volunteer Fire-Fighter. Vonnegut labored in short for “Sports Illustrated,” then on the college of Iowa Writer’s Workshop. It was once there that he wrote “Cat’s Cradle” and “Slaughterhouse-Five,” that are thought of via many to be the superior novels of the twentieth century. After that, he moved to Cape Cod, Massachusetts and opened one of many first Saab dealerships within the state. It closed inside of a 12 months. Vonnegut married Jane Marie Cox in 1946, yet they separated in 1970 and divorced in 1979. they'd 3 young children. He married Jill Krementz in 1979 and so they followed a daughter. whilst his sister died of melanoma, in addition they followed 3 of her 4 young children. Kurt died on April eleven, 2007, on the age of eighty four, in ny urban, after falling down a flight of stairs at his domestic. --This textual content refers to an alternative Paperback edition.
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