Kurt Vonnegut, Junior was an American journalist, essayist, and most recently, graphic artist. He was recognized as New York State uthor for 2001-2003.
He was born in ndianapolis, later the setting for several of his nove. He attended ornell University from 1941 to 1943, where he wrote a column for the student newspaper, the Cornell Daily Sun. Vonnegut trained as a hemist and worked as a write before joining the U.S. rmy and serving in World War I.
After the war, he attended University of Chicago as a college student in anthropology and also worked as a police reporter at the City News Bureau of Chicago. He left Chicago to work in Schenectady, New York in public relations for General Electric. He attributed his unadorned writing style to his reporting work.
His experiences as an advance scout in the Battle of the Bulge, and in particular his witnessing of the bombing of Dresden, Germany whilst a prisoner of war, would inform much of his work. This event would also form the core of his most amous work, Slaughterhouse-Five, the book which would make him a illionaire. This acerbic 200-page book is what most people mean when they describe a work as " Vonnegutian " in scope.
Vonnegut was a self-proclaimed humanist and socialist ( influenced by the style of Indiana 's own Eugene V. Debs) and a lifelong supporter of the American Civil Liberties Union.
The author is known for works blending satire, black comedy and science fiction, such as Slaughterhouse-Five ( 1969), Cat 's Cradle ( 1963), and Breakfast of Champions ( 1973)