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Kurt Vonnegut

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Kurt Vonnegut

Novelist and essayist Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007), is the author of Slaughterhouse-Five, Cat's Cradle, and Breakfast of Champions.


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An excerpt from the new eBook Vonnegut by the Dozen: Twelve Pieces by Kurt Vonnegut.

Says editor Dan Wakefield, hIs writing “is done with such seemingly simple language and style that it sometimes seems shocking.”

Everyone is fussing about the departure of Walter Cronkite from the CBS Evening News--everyone that is except Cronkite.

The following speech was delivered this spring at Mark Twain's house in Hartford.