And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut: A Life

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The first authoritative biography of Kurt Vonnegut Jr., a writer who changed the conversation of American literature.

And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut

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Written with Vonnegut's trademark rueful humor, the pieces range from a visceral nonfiction recollection of the destruction of Dresden during World War II-a piece that is as timely today as it was then-to a painfully funny story about three privates and their fantasies of the perfect first meal upon returning home from war; to a darker and more poignant story about the impossibility of shielding our children from the temptations of violence. This is a volume that says as much about the times in which we live as it does about the genius of the man who wrote it.

Also included here is Vonnegut's last speech, as well as an assortment of his drawings, and an introduction by the author's son, Mark Vonnegut.

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Author Charles J. Shields
Publisher Henry Holt
Page Count 528pp
Publication Size 6.25 x 9.25
Publication Notes hardcover
Publication Date November 2011
ISBN 978-0805086935

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