black and white photo of Kurt Vonnegut sitting over coffee and a book

Kurt Vonnegut

(1922 - 2007)

During the Battle of the Bulge in 1944, Kurt Vonnegut was captured by German troops—“We were in this gully about as deep as a World War I trench. There was snow all around. Somebody said we were probably in Luxembourg. We were out of food,” he later recalled—and survived the firebombing of Dresden while a prisoner of war. He published his first novel, Player Piano, in 1952 and his sixth, Slaughterhouse-Five, in 1969.

All Writing

If people think Nature is their friend, then they sure don’t need an enemy.

—Kurt Vonnegut, 1988

Voices In Time

2005 | New York City

At the Blackboard

Kurt Vonnegut diagrams the shapes of stories.More

Life is no way to treat an animal.

—Kurt Vonnegut, 2005

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