Picture of author.

Kurt Vonnegut (1922–2007)

Autor(a) de Matadouro 5

292+ Works 179,829 Membros 2,305 Reviews 1,390 Favorited

About the Author

The appeal of Kurt Vonnegut, especially to bright younger readers of the past few decades, may be attributed partly to the fact that he is one of the few writers who have successfully straddled the imaginary line between science-fiction/fantasy and "real literature." He was born in Indianapolis and mostrar mais attended Cornell University, but his college education was interrupted by World War II. Captured during the Battle of the Bulge and imprisoned in Dresden, he received a Purple Heart for what he calls a "ludicrously negligible wound." After the war he returned to Cornell and then earned his M.A. at the University of Chicago.He worked as a police reporter and in public relations before placing several short stories in the popular magazines and beginning his career as a novelist. His first novel, Player Piano (1952), is a highly credible account of a future mechanistic society in which people count for little and machines for much. The Sirens of Titan (1959), is the story of a playboy whisked off to Mars and outer space in order to learn some humbling lessons about Earth's modest function in the total scheme of things. Mother Night (1962) satirizes the Nazi mentality in its narrative about an American writer who broadcasts propaganda in Germany during the war as an Allied agent. Cat's Cradle (1963) makes use of some of Vonnegut's experiences in General Electric laboratories in its story about the discovery of a special kind of ice that destroys the world. God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater (1965) satirizes a benevolent foundation set up to foster the salvation of the world through love, an endeavor with, of course, disastrous results. Slaughterhouse-Five; or The Children's Crusade (1969) is the book that marked a turning point in Vonnegut's career. Based on his experiences in Dresden, it is the story of another Vonnegut surrogate named Billy Pilgrim who travels back and forth in time and becomes a kind of modern-day Everyman. The novel was something of a cult book during the Vietnam era for its antiwar sentiments. Breakfast of Champions (1973), the story of a Pontiac dealer who goes crazy after reading a science fiction novel by "Kilgore Trout," received generally unfavorable reviews but was a commercial success. Slapstick (1976), dedicated to the memory of Laurel and Hardy, is the somewhat wacky memoir of a 100-year-old ex-president who thinks he can solve society's problems by giving everyone a new middle name. In addition to his fiction, Vonnegut has published nonfiction on social problems and other topics, some of which is collected in Wampeters, Foma and Granfalloons (1974). He died from head injuries sustained in a fall on April 11, 2007. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Disambiguation Notice:

(eng) Kilgore Trout, the name of a character in several of Kurt Vonnegut's books, was later used as a pseudonym by Philip José Farmer. Vonnegut himself never wrote under or went by the name Kilgore Trout.

Obras de Kurt Vonnegut

Matadouro 5 (1969) 43,714 cópias
Cama de Gato (1963) 22,175 cópias
Breakfast of Champions (1974) 16,159 cópias
As Sereias de Titã (1959) 10,331 cópias
Galápagos (1985) 7,655 cópias
Mother Night (1961) 7,221 cópias
Welcome to the Monkey House (1968) 7,113 cópias
Player Piano (1952) 6,809 cópias
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater (1965) 6,263 cópias
Timequake (1997) 5,383 cópias
Hocus Pocus (1990) 5,298 cópias
A Man Without a Country (2005) 4,852 cópias
Slapstick, or, Lonesome No More! (1976) 4,622 cópias
Bluebeard (1987) 4,516 cópias
Jailbird (1979) 4,089 cópias
Deadeye Dick (1982) 3,861 cópias
Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons (1974) 2,110 cópias
Armageddon in Retrospect (2008) 1,940 cópias
God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian (1999) 1,758 cópias
Fates Worse Than Death (1991) 1,027 cópias
Happy Birthday, Wanda June (1970) 708 cópias
While Mortals Sleep (2011) 678 cópias
2BR02B (1962) 657 cópias
Kurt Vonnegut: Letters (2012) 397 cópias
Complete Stories (2017) 187 cópias
The Big Trip Up Yonder (1954) 180 cópias
Sun Moon Star (1980) 167 cópias
Canary in a Cat House (1950) 116 cópias
The Petrified Ants (2009) 85 cópias
Slaughterhouse-Five (2010) 69 cópias
Slaughterhouse-Five [1972 film] (1972) — Novel — 63 cópias
Vonnegut in America (1977) 46 cópias
Basic Training (2012) 42 cópias
Seven Contemporary Short Novels [Third Edition] (1997) — Contribuinte — 40 cópias
Seven Contemporary Short Novels [second edition] (1969) — Contribuinte — 35 cópias
The Barnhouse Effect (1950) 18 cópias
FUBAR (2009) 15 cópias
Welkom op de apenrots (1971) 15 cópias
The Kid Nobody Could Handle (1955) 14 cópias
Unready to Wear (1953) 12 cópias
Der gläserne Traum (1999) 11 cópias
The Lie (1962) 10 cópias
Miss Temptation (1956) 9 cópias
Sinbad (Singles Classic) (2016) 9 cópias
Who Am I This Time? (1961) 9 cópias
The Vonnegut Quartet (1976) 9 cópias
The Handicapper General (1993) 9 cópias
The powder-blue dragon (2008) 8 cópias
Hello, Red (2009) 7 cópias
Slapstick/Mother Night (1979) 6 cópias
Thanasphere 6 cópias
EPICAC [short story] (1950) 6 cópias
Little Drops of Water (2009) 6 cópias
Slice of Life (2016) 6 cópias
Nothing is Lost Save Honor (1984) 6 cópias
Ed Luby's Key Club (2009) 5 cópias
Next Door [short story] (1955) 5 cópias
The Good Explainer (2009) 5 cópias
Breakfast of Champions [1999 movie] (1999) — Autor — 5 cópias
The Nice Little People (2009) 5 cópias
The Honor of a Newsboy (2009) 5 cópias
Where I Live (1964) 5 cópias
All The King's Horses (1951) 5 cópias
The Euphio Question (1951) 5 cópias
D.P. [short story] (1953) 5 cópias
Adam [short story] (1954) 5 cópias
More Stately Mansions (1951) 5 cópias
New Dictionary [essay] (1966) 4 cópias
The Manned Missiles (1958) 4 cópias
The Souvenir 3 cópias
Confido (2009) 3 cópias
Hall of Mirrors 3 cópias
La sirenas de Titán (2023) 3 cópias
A Song for Selma (2009) 3 cópias
Opowiadania wszystkie (2018) 2 cópias
Hacıyatmaz (2012) 2 cópias
Compadezcan al lector (2021) 2 cópias
Wampetery foma i granfalony (2008) 2 cópias
Runaways 2 cópias
Klanica pet (2001) 2 cópias
Cold Turkey 2 cópias
All The King's Horses 1 exemplar(es)
Μητέρα Νύχτα 1 exemplar(es)
Utópia 14 1 exemplar(es)
The Package 1 exemplar(es)
Any Reasonable Offer 1 exemplar(es)
Mnemonics 1 exemplar(es)
You've Never Been to Barnstable? (1966) 1 exemplar(es)
Tšempionide eine 1 exemplar(es)
Desayuno de campeones 1 exemplar(es)
Cronosisma 1 exemplar(es)
Stories (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
Notes on Armagedon 1 exemplar(es)
0083- Selected stories 1 exemplar(es)
Del 1 exemplar(es)
Dolgaya progulka-navsegda (2001) 1 exemplar(es)
Kolybel' dlia koshki 1 exemplar(es)
Galpagos 1 exemplar(es)
Cats Cradle 1 exemplar(es)
slaughternhouse 1 exemplar(es)
Bard books 1 exemplar(es)
Utopia 14, 1º vol 1 exemplar(es)
Utopia 14, 2º vol 1 exemplar(es)
Hokus-pokus (2022) 1 exemplar(es)
The No-talent Kid 1 exemplar(es)
The Boy Who Hated Girls 1 exemplar(es)
This Son Of Mine 1 exemplar(es)
How to Write with Style (1982) 1 exemplar(es)
A Night For Love 1 exemplar(es)
Find Me A Dream 1 exemplar(es)
The Drone King 1 exemplar(es)
Requiem for Zeitgeist 1 exemplar(es)
Lovers Anonymous 1 exemplar(es)
Hal Irwin’s Magic Lamp 1 exemplar(es)
Unpaid Consultant 1 exemplar(es)
Kurt Vonnegut: Listy 1 exemplar(es)
T B R 0 2 B 1 exemplar(es)
Zavtrak dlia chempionov (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
Kolybel' dlia koshki (2014) 1 exemplar(es)
Di wu hao tu zai chang (1994) 1 exemplar(es)
Un avanzo di galera 1 exemplar(es)
Speaking of Slapstick (audio CD) (2007) 1 exemplar(es)
Fortitude [short story] 1 exemplar(es)
Poor Little Rich Town 1 exemplar(es)
The Chemistry Professor 1 exemplar(es)
Barbablù 1 exemplar(es)
Ölümden Beter Yazgilar (2022) 1 exemplar(es)
A Conversation with Kurt Vonnegut (2007) 1 exemplar(es)
Ambitious Sophomore 1 exemplar(es)
Custom-made Bride 1 exemplar(es)
Enayinin Portföyü (2016) 1 exemplar(es)
Daha Ne Olsun (2014) 1 exemplar(es)
Bode Vermelho 1 exemplar(es)
Vremetres 1 exemplar(es)
Oko sokolovo 1 exemplar(es)
රෑ මාතා 1 exemplar(es)
මස්මඩුව අංක 5 (2011) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Demolished Man (1952) — Introdução, algumas edições4,648 cópias
The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction (1983) — Contribuinte — 1,127 cópias
Again, Dangerous Visions (1972) — Contribuinte — 981 cópias
The Ides of March (1948) — Prefácio, algumas edições932 cópias
The World Treasury of Science Fiction (1989) — Contribuinte — 888 cópias
The Seventh Cross (1942) — Prefácio, algumas edições795 cópias
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2006 (2006) — Compositor — 757 cópias
The Wizards of Odd: Comic Tales of Fantasy (1996) — Contribuinte — 627 cópias
The Future Dictionary of America (2004) — Contribuinte — 627 cópias
Brave New Worlds: Dystopian Stories (2011) — Contribuinte — 504 cópias
The Flying Sorcerers: More Comic Tales of Fantasy (1997) — Contribuinte — 503 cópias
Free to Be... You and Me (1974) — Contribuinte — 479 cópias
Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from the New York Times (2001) — Contribuinte — 443 cópias
The Big Book of Science Fiction (2016) — Contribuinte — 409 cópias
The Granta Book of the American Short Story (1992) — Contribuinte — 368 cópias
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2010 (2010) — Contribuinte — 301 cópias
The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Contribuinte — 291 cópias
Grand Central Winter (1998) — Prefácio, algumas edições286 cópias
The Treasury of American Short Stories (1981) — Contribuinte — 267 cópias
The Road to Science Fiction #3: From Heinlein to Here (1979) — Contribuinte — 242 cópias
The Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction (1980) — Contribuinte — 196 cópias
World's Best Science Fiction: 1969 (1969) — Contribuinte — 178 cópias
The Ultimate Frankenstein (1991) — Contribuinte — 167 cópias
The Ruins of the Earth (1973) — Contribuinte — 162 cópias
The Best American Mystery Stories 2010 (2010) — Contribuinte — 153 cópias
Connoisseur's Science Fiction (1964) — Contribuinte — 143 cópias
The Mark Twain Anthology: Great Writers on His Life and Work (2010) — Contribuinte — 142 cópias
Space Odyssey (1983) — Contribuinte — 138 cópias
Stories of the Sea (2010) — Contribuinte — 138 cópias
The Playboy Book of Science Fiction (1998) — Contribuinte — 131 cópias
Animal Farm and Related Readings (1900) — Contribuinte — 106 cópias
An ABC of Science Fiction (1809) — Contribuinte — 102 cópias
The Frankenstein Omnibus (1994) — Contribuinte — 101 cópias
The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy (2000) — Contribuinte — 91 cópias
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 11th Series (1962) — Contribuinte — 88 cópias
Science Fiction: The Future (1971) — Contribuinte — 83 cópias
CYBERSEX (1996) — Contribuinte — 77 cópias
The Fourth Science Fiction Megapack (2012) — Contribuinte — 70 cópias
Back to School [1986 film] (1986) — Actor — 70 cópias
Assignment in Tomorrow: An Anthology (1954) — Contribuinte — 54 cópias
The Unabridged Mark Twain (1976) — Introdução — 53 cópias
Science Fiction (1973) — Autor — 40 cópias
Long Walk to Forever {play} (1960) — Original story — 31 cópias
How to Use the Power of the Printed Word (1985) — Autor — 30 cópias
Human Machines: An Anthology of Stories about Cyborgs (1975) — Contribuinte — 30 cópias
Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction (2011) — Contribuinte — 30 cópias
Great World War II Stories: 50th Anniversary Collection (1989) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias
The Fiend (1971) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
Studies in Fiction (1965) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
Love Stories (1975) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
Next Door {play} (1994) — Author of original — 17 cópias
Mother Night [1996 film] (1996) — Author of original — 17 cópias
Out of This World (1990) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
Masterpieces of Science Fiction (1978) — Autor — 15 cópias
Østenfor sol : 38 fantastiske fortellinger fra hele verden (1969) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Storia del piccolo Mouck (1997) — Tradutor, algumas edições9 cópias
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Winter 1994 (1993) — Author "So it goes." — 9 cópias
The New Windmill Book of Stories from Different Genres (1998) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
The Short Story & You (1987) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Cutting Edges: Young American Fiction for the 70's (1973) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Playboy Magazine | September 1968 | Erika Toth (1968) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
The Most Dangerous Game and Other Stories of Menace and Adventure (2013) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Mitä ukkonen todella sanoi (2001) 1 exemplar(es)
S-Fマガジン 1984年08月号 (通巻316号) (1984) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

Etiquetado

20th century (1,220) American (1,508) American fiction (417) American literature (2,466) anthology (1,459) classic (1,050) classics (1,224) Dresden (399) dystopia (532) ebook (774) essays (1,041) fantasy (747) favorites (378) fiction (17,879) goodreads (436) historical fiction (433) humor (2,805) Kindle (633) Kurt Vonnegut (798) literature (2,237) memoir (365) non-fiction (966) novel (2,711) own (766) owned (395) paperback (556) read (2,452) satire (3,018) science fiction (9,920) sf (1,446) sff (346) short stories (2,321) speculative fiction (349) time travel (805) to-read (7,864) unread (957) USA (537) Vonnegut (1,617) war (1,053) WWII (1,581)

Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Vonnegut, Kurt, Jr.
Data de nascimento
1922-11-11
Data de falecimento
2007-04-11
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Local de falecimento
New York, New York, USA
Causa da morte
brain injuries incurred several weeks prior from a fall at his New York brownstone home
Locais de residência
New York, New York, USA
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA
Educação
University of Chicago
Cornell University
Carnegie Institute of Technology
University of Tennessee
Ocupação
journalist
novelist
essayist
playwright
screenwriter
Relacionamentos
Vonnegut, Mark (son)
Vonnegut, Edith (daughter)
Krementz, Jill (spouse)
Organizações
American Humanist Association
U.S. Army (WWII|POW)
Iowa Writers' Workshop
Premiações
State Author of New York/Edith Wharton Citation of Merit (2001-03)
American Academy of Arts and Letters Academy Award [1970]
Humanist of the Year [1992]
Asteroid Namesake [2539]
Purple Heart
Prisoner of War Medal (mostrar todas 8)
Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame (2015)
Carl Sandburg Literary Award (2001)
Pequena biografia
Kurt Vonnegut Jr est né à Indianapolis en 1922. Prisonnier de guerre à Dresde pendant cinq mois, il y fut témoin du bombardement de 1945. De retour aux États-Unis, il se mit à écrire. Son roman le plus célèbre, Abattoir 5, resta pendant trois mois en tête des best-sellers américains.
Aviso de desambiguação
Kilgore Trout, the name of a character in several of Kurt Vonnegut's books, was later used as a pseudonym by Philip José Farmer. Vonnegut himself never wrote under or went by the name Kilgore Trout.

Membros

Discussions

Sci-Fi Story, People Live Forever em Name that Book (Agosto 2017)
November 2013: Kurt Vonnegut em Monthly Author Reads (Novembro 2014)
1001 Group Read-December, 2012: Slaughterhouse Five em 1001 Books to read before you die (Janeiro 2013)

Resenhas

O homem mais rico da América do século 22 embarca em aventuras interplanetárias. O estilo de Vonnegut é único. Mas Vonnegut não gostava de ser rotulado como um autor de ficção científica. Ele estava certo. O futuro ou os cenários interplanetários são meros adereços para uma imaginação criativa. Apesar de este livro não ser tão profundo como Matadouro Cinco, tem o humor satírico do autor e ideias originais sobre a vida e o ser humano no seu melhor. Em As Sereias de Titã há um estilo de escrita pseudo-brechtiana, digamos assim, para que, evitando uma forte identificação com os heróis do livro, o leitor possa racionalizar com um ¨efeito de distanciamento¨ as ideias ali expostas. De qualquer forma, o enredo e os personagens não são tão importantes quanto tais ideias.… (mais)
 
Marcado
jgcorrea | outras 123 resenhas | Oct 3, 2022 |

Listas

Reiny (1)
Read (1)
Europe (1)
1980s (3)
1970s (2)
scav (1)
Read (12)
1960s (2)
1950s (2)
Books (1)

Prêmios

You May Also Like

Associated Authors

Philip Roth Contributor
Saul Bellow Contributor
Carson McCullers Contributor
Stephen Geller Screenwriter
Paul Monash Producer
Jennings Lang Producer
Miroslav Ondrícek Director of Photography
Margaret Atwood Contributor
Toni Morrison Contributor
Jerzy Kosiński Contributor
Jill Krementz Photographer, Editor
John Steinbeck Contributor
Flannery O'Connor Contributor
Dan Wakefield Editor, Introduction
Nozomi Ōmori Translator, 監修
EnJoe Toh Afterword, Translator
Ivan Chermayeff Illustrator
John Wood Actor
Herman Koch Translator
Warner Flamen Translator
小川 哲 Afterword
宮脇 孝雄 Translator
浅倉 久志 Translator
Norio Itō Translator
Marjatta Kapari Translator
Cássia Zanon Translator
Olov Jonason Translator
Juhani Jaskari Translator
Lívia Koeppl Translator
James Franco Narrator
Jose Ferrer Narrator
Luigi Brioschi Translator
Lech Jęczmyk Translator
Else Hoog Translator
John Holder Illustrator
John Sutherland Introduction
Kurt Wagenseil Translator
Adrian Chesterman Illustrator
László Nemes Translator
Ryan North Author
Vladimir Filipov Translator
Jan Donkers Afterword
Gregor Hens Translator
Ethan Hawke Narrator
William Teason Cover artist
Harry Rowohlt Übersetzer, Translator
Delfina Vezzoli Translator
Tony Roberts Narrator
David Pelham Cover artist
Benjamin Kunkel Introduction
Vittorio Curtoni Translator
Julian House Cover artist
Paul Bacon Cover artist
Lech Jęczymyk Translator
Diane Dillon Cover artist
Leo Dillon Cover artist
Marc Adams Cover artist
Chris Moore Cover artist
Jay Snyder Narrator
Richard Powers Cover artist
James Marsh Cover artist
Lutz-W Wolff Translator
Victor Bevine Narrator
Matti Santalahti Translator
池澤 夏樹 Translator
Gene Greif Cover artist
Charles Binger Cover artist
Milton Charles Cover artist
C.W. Bacon Cover artist
Arthur Bishop Narrator
L. J. Ganser Narrator
Zoran Paunović Translator
Richard Podaný Translator
István Molnár Translator
George Ralph Narrator
Adam Grupper Narrator
Martin Sexton Cover artist
Mark Bramhall Narrator
Rip Torn Narrator
Mark Vonnegut Introduction
Bart Kraamer Translator
Neil Gaiman Foreword
円城塔 Translator
Scott Brick Narrator
Sandy Kossin Illustrator

Estatísticas

Obras
292
Also by
83
Membros
179,829
Popularidade
#27
Avaliação
4.0
Resenhas
2,305
ISBNs
1,566
Idiomas
38
Favorito
1,390

Tabelas & Gráficos