By Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

ISBN-10: 1434458792

ISBN-13: 9781434458797

The identify is said "2 B R naught 2 B", referencing the well-known word "to be, or to not be" from William Shakespeare's Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. during this tale, the identify refers back to the cellphone no 1 dials to time table an assisted suicide with the Federal Bureau of Termination.

Kurt Vonnegut Jr. used to be born on November eleven, 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana, one in all 3 teenagers. He graduated from Shortridge highschool in 1940, and majored in chemistry at Cornell college. Kurt enlisted within the U. S. military in the course of international conflict II, and used to be transferred to the Carnegie Institute of know-how, then the collage of Tennessee for mechanical engineering. On Mother’s Day 1944, his mom devoted suicide. despatched into strive against, as a result of a manpower scarcity, Vonnegut used to be captured in the course of the conflict of the Bulge and imprisoned in Dresden. He survived the firebombing of Dresden by way of the Allies, via staying in an underground meat locker, nicknamed “Slaughterhouse Five.” He used to be freed through Russian troops in 1945 and given a pink center. After the conflict, he attended the collage of Chicago within the graduate anthropology application and labored for the town information Bureau. relocating to Schenectady, long island, he took a task at normal electrical, the place his older brother labored, and served as a Volunteer Fire-Fighter. Vonnegut labored in short for “Sports Illustrated,” then on the collage of Iowa Writer’s Workshop. It used to be there that he wrote “Cat’s Cradle” and “Slaughterhouse-Five,” that are thought of by way of many to be the very best novels of the twentieth century. After that, he moved to Cape Cod, Massachusetts and opened one of many first Saab dealerships within the nation. It closed inside a 12 months. Vonnegut married Jane Marie Cox in 1946, yet they separated in 1970 and divorced in 1979. that they had 3 youngsters. He married Jill Krementz in 1979 and so they followed a daughter. whilst his sister died of melanoma, additionally they followed 3 of her 4 kids. Kurt died on April eleven, 2007, on the age of eighty four, in manhattan urban, after falling down a flight of stairs at his domestic. --This textual content refers to an alternative Paperback edition.

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5,000 to build a garden shed out of floppy disks! $20,000 to educate mink in your own home! $250 to glue photographs of bees into a book! $5,000 to wear spats and suspenders and ask the world to take you seriously! $2,500 to crumple tinfoil and then smooth it out again! $10,000 to open a portal to another dimension (void if dimension is inhabited by world-devouring monster-gods)! 25 golden dollars to find the Donner Party—STILL UNCLAIMED! Another $25 to the man who can eat them alive—STILL UNCLAIMED!

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