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Letters Kurt Vonnegut

Letters

Kurt Vonnegut

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These letters are the autobiography that Kurt Vonnegut never wrote.This collection includes the letter the twenty-two-year old Vonnegut wrote home immediately upon being freed from the German POW camp- wry dispatches from Vonneguts years as aMoreThese letters are the autobiography that Kurt Vonnegut never wrote.This collection includes the letter the twenty-two-year old Vonnegut wrote home immediately upon being freed from the German POW camp- wry dispatches from Vonneguts years as a struggling writer- a letter to the CEO of Eagle Shirtmakers with a crackpot scheme to manufacture atomic bow ties- angry letters of protest to local school boards that tried to ban his work- letters to his children including advice like Dont let anybody tell you that smoking and boozing are bad for you. Here I am fifty-five years old, and I never felt better in my life- fantastically wise letters to writers such as Norman Mailer, Gunter Grass, and Bernard Malamud- and his characteristically modest response to being called a great literary figure: I am an American fad of a slightly higher order than the hula hoop.Like Vonneguts books, his letters make you think, they make you outraged and they make you laugh. Written over a sixty-year period, and never published before, these letters are alive with the unique point of view that made Vonnegut one of the most original writers in American fiction.