Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. 1922 - 2007

Postby Marinepits » April 12th, 2007, 9:49 am


http://www.themoneytimes.com/articles/2 ... 03303.html

[quote]Kurt Vonnegut, end of an American literary giant
by Sadaf Afzal - April 12, 2007 - 0 comments

A renowned Indianapolis literary personality, Kurt Vonnegut, died Wednesday at age of 84. His wife, photographer Jill Krementz said he had suffered brain injuries after a fall at his Manhattan home two weeks ago.

Indianapolis mourned the death of a native son and a literary legend. The author’s writing was am amalgamation of satire and fantasy, the humor he depicted usually mocked the capacity of human beings to destroy. He had been called as a representative writer of the post world war era.

Kurt Vonnegut was born in 1922 in Indianapolis, he grew up in a prominent family, his father was an architect and his mother was the daughter of a billionaire, Brewer Albert Lieber. He graduated from the Shortridge High School and later attended Cornell University, he enlisted voluntarily for the war in 1943, and after the war he attended the Chicago University to pursue his MA degree in Anthropology.

In 1945, he married his childhood sweetheart. Jane Marie Coax. They had a son and two daughters. In 1958, his sister and her husband died, therefore, Kurt Vonnegut and his wife adopted their four children. He got divorced in 1979 and re-married Jill Krementz the same year.

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Postby Jeni » April 12th, 2007, 9:51 am

That's very sad.
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Postby cheekymunkee » April 12th, 2007, 11:08 am

How very sad. RIP :(
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » April 14th, 2007, 8:51 pm

RIP Mr. Vonnegut... :(
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Postby SisMorphine » April 21st, 2007, 9:40 am

He was on the Daily Show sometime in the last few months I believe, and had me laughing my butt off. RIP, you will be greatly missed by more people than you could know.
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