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Vonnegut mss., 1941-2007
Kurt Vonnegut was born in Indianapolis on November 11, 1922. He attended Shortridge High
School in Indianapolis, where he wrote for the
one of the few daily high school newspapers in the country. At
the urging of his father, Vonnegut attended Cornell University to study chemistry and
biology. While at Cornell, Vonnegut worked for the
even writing his own column. However, before he could complete his
degree, he enlisted in the Army. Vonnegut had seven children in all, three from his
first marriage to Jane Cox, his three nephews, and a daughter he adopted with his second
wife, Jill Krementz. Vonnegut lived in New York with Jill until his death on April 11,
His first published work was a piece of short fiction "Report on the Barnhouse Effect"
which appeared in
Collier's, Feb. 1950. Over the years his
short stories and articles have appeared in many magazines, but he is best known for his
novels, the first of which,
Player Piano, was published in
1952. Vonnegut has also written for both the stage and screen, and many of his works
have been adapted to film, television and theater.