Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut

Letters

eBook - 2012
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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BYNewsweek/The Daily BeastThe Huffington PostKansas City StarTime Out New YorkThis extraordinary collection of personal correspondence has all the hallmarks of Kurt Vonnegut's fiction. Written over a sixty-year period, these letters, the vast majority of them never before published, are funny, moving, and full of the same uncanny wisdom that has endeared his work to readers worldwide. Included in this comprehensive volume: the letter a twenty-two-year-old Vonnegut wrote home immediately upon being freed from a German POW camp, recounting the ghastly firebombing of Dresden that would be the subject of his masterpiece Slaughterhouse-Five; wry dispatches from Vonnegut's years as a struggling writer slowly finding an audience and then dealing with sudden international fame in middle age; righteously angry letters of protest to local school boards that tried to ban...
Publisher: 2012
ISBN: 9780345535399
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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ChristchurchLib Jan 15, 2013

"Novelist Kurt Vonnegut survived the bombing of Dresden in World War II while a POW and returned to the U.S. to launch a stellar literary career that lasted until his death in 2007. This collection of his letters, compiled by fellow novelist Dan Wakefield, provides a comprehensive and intimate account of Vonnegut's life. Wakefield includes a general introduction to the book and brief introductions to chronological groups of letters, adding contextual annotations where needed, in this "moving and revelatory portrait" (Publishers Weekly) of Vonnegut's personal and professional life." January 2013 Biography and Memoir Newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=591080

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