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  • Published: 4 October 1994
  • ISBN: 9780099387817
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 672
  • RRP: $24.99

Welcome To The Monkey House and Palm Sunday

An Autobiographical Collage


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A selection of the best sci-fi shorts from an American genius of the genre, collected alongside his most personal essays.

Kurt Vonnegut, described by Graham Greene as "One of the best living American writers", is equally well known as an essayist and commentator on American society as he is a novelist. This volume brings together the best of his shorter work - essays, stories, speeches, letters, articles and autobiography.

  • Pub date: 4 October 1994
  • ISBN: 9780099387817
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 672
  • RRP: $24.99

About the Author

Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut was born in Indianapolis in 1922 and studied biochemistry at Cornell University. An army intelligence scout during the Second World War, he was captured by the Germans and witnessed the destruction of Dresden by Allied bombers, an experience which inspired his classic novel Slaughterhouse-Five. After the war he worked as a police reporter, an advertising copywriter and a public relations man for General Electric. His first novel Player Piano (1952) achieved underground success. Cat's Cradle (1963) was hailed by Graham Greene as 'one of the best novels of the year by one of the ablest living authors'. His eighth book, Slaughterhouse-Five was published in 1969 and was a literary and commercial success, and was made into a film in 1972. Vonnegut is the author of thirteen other novels, three collections of stories and five non-fiction books. Kurt Vonnegut died in 2007.

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