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Kurt Vonnegut Kurt Vonnegut has been called a genius a fraud a psychotic and even a guru throughout his achievement filled life by many different people from all different walks of life His works have been discussed read praised and criticized throughout the natural world While some people regard his books as masterpieces and cult classics others categorize them as trash Dozens of books he has written are considered ahead of their time Kurt Vonnegut is a revolutionary thinker and author who expresses avant-garde ideas and views about society and life which have made a lasting impression on the way people see the many different aspects of the world today Vonnegut was born in Indianapolis Indiana on Nov 11th 1922 His father Kurt Sr and his mother Edith Lieber Vonnegut raised him and his siblings Bernard Alice in a two story house in the suburbs of Indiana Klinkowitz XI Vonnegut attended Shortridge High School where he was an active member on the school paper Litz 134 He later went on to Cornell University and then graduated from the University of Chicago with a Masters Degree in Anthropology Litz 132 Throughout his school career Vonnegut held many positions from editor to columnist with his school and local papers In Vonneguts life there were many influential people including friends teachers and most of all his father When his father died he was heartbroken but he later said that this experience gave him more passion for his writing Vonnegut 53 When Vonneguts brother in-law and sister died both within 48 hours Vonnegut was devastated Vonnegut 51 This was a major loss for him and almost too much to bear But with the love and support he received from close friends and remaining family he was able to endure the trauma This also gave him more to write about because his works revolved around personal life experiences Vonnegut 48 By incorporating personal perspectives into his works Vonnegut felt
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