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Friday, April 13, 2007

Goodbye Vonnegut

One of America’s great authors, Kurt Vonnegut, has died.

Vonnegut was one of the most influential American authors of his generation. Some of his best-known works include Slaughterhouse Five, Cat’s Cradle, Breakfast of Champions, and Mother Night.

Vonnegut used unusual and fantastic stories to showcase the discontent, boredom, and frustration of average folk. Absurdity, humor, science fiction, and fantasy were all ingredients of his satirical novels.

He published his first novel, Player Piano, in 1952.

Kurt Vonnegut was 84 years old when he died on Wednesday.



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