Kurt Vonnegut 's ' Slaughterhouse Five ' Essay

1094 Words Jan 8th, 2016 5 Pages
My author Kurt Vonnegut is an American novelist. Vonnegut gained popularity in the 1960s when publishing his best-known work, Slaughterhouse-Five. He made a big difference in American literature by writing his novels with the characters looking for a meaning while also giving it a meaningless, out of this world type of feel. He is known for his profound humor; always mocking present-day 's society (Marvin 1). Vonnegut usually focuses on warfare and the human quantity for both the foolishness and unpleasant. Vonnegut was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on November 11, 1922. He was the third child of Kurt, an architect, and his wife Edith (Allen Vonnegutlibrary.com). Both of them had lost their fortunes after World War I (Marvin 2). In 1940, Vonnegut attend the University of Chicago to study biochemistry. After Pearl Harbor, Vonnegut changed his mind with what he wanted to do, so in March 1943 he entered the Army. He became a prisoner of war in the Battle of the Bulge, held in Dresden. He also experienced the Allied firebombing on February 13, 1945. When he got back from the war, he got married Jane Marie Cox and had three children; Mark, Edith and Nanette (Kurt Vonnegut Vonnegutlibrary.org). Around the 1960’s is when Vonnegut was getting more popular because of his classic novels Cat’s Cradle, Slaughterhouse-Five and Breakfast of Champions (Marvin 9). Kurt then passed away on April 11th, 2007 at the age of 84. Kurt Vonnegut’s first novel was in 1952, Player Piano, it didn…

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