1. Kurt Vonnegut jr. was greatly influenced by world war 2 as he was in there and even was captured. All of his writing involves some violence and something that relates to world war 2. Because he shows as all his writing were part of world war 2. "The Effects of World War II on Kurt Vonnegut's Writing." 123HelpMe.com. 05 Sep 2012 <http://www.123HelpMe.com/view.asp?id=19245>. 2. Kurt Vonnegut jr. has very strange style of writing that catches readers’ interest to keep reading. Some parts that Vonnegut can’t describe he takes styles of other writers and combines them with his own style of writing. Themes, irony, similes, little>big, humor. “Vonnegut Style of Writing.” trcs.wikispaces.com. Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike Non-Commercial2.5 License. 5 September. trcs.wikispaces.com/Vonnegut+Style+of+Writing. 3. Vonnegut was influenced by his life and experience of harsh life. He has been through many rough situations. He always gets his novels and books to be written from his own life experience and adds some world war 2 actions because he had lived whole his life about bombing his home. McGowin, Kevin. “Kurt Vonnegut: A Retrospective.” www.eclectica.org. April 24. 5 September. www.eclectica.org/v8n2/mcgowin_vonnegut.html.
1. "Kurt Vonnegut." Biography.com. 2012. 05. Sept. 2012 <http://www.biography.com/people/kurt-vonnegut-9520329> This brief biography explained the influence that the Battle of the Bulge had on Kurt Vonnegut’s works. In addition, it explains the spark of Kurt’s writing career with the book, ‘Slaughterhouse Five’ which was influenced greatly from Kurt’s own experiences with the war, like being imprisoned.
2. Liukkonen, Petri. "Kurt Vonnegut." Kurt Vonnegut. N.p., 2008. Web. 05 Sept. 2012. <http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/vonnegut.htm> This resource provided side information on all of Kurt Vonnegut’s novels. For example, how critics thought that Kurt Vonnegut kept reusing his ideas. I was able to read about the reviews of his work and read about the things that he based his novels on.
3. "Slaughterhouse-Five By Kurt Vonnegut Kurt Vonnegut Biography." Slaughterhouse-Five: Kurt Vonnegut Biography. Web. 05 Sept. 2012. <http://www.cliffsnotes.com/study_guide/literature/slaughterhouse-five/kurt-vonnegut-biography.html>. The resource cited above explained the mood and tone of the novels of Kurt Vonnegut. People thought that the novels of Kurt Vonnegut have a dark point of view on the society we have. The site also went into depth on the repeating theme of Kurt Vonnegut’s stories. The main theme of Kurt Vonnegut’s works were the struggles or the end of civilization.
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1. Kurt Vonnegut was greatly influenced by World War 2. Even after the war, the memories about it hunt him down, so he wrote many stories about the war. He wrote the stories about it during the war, and even after the war. This clearly shows that Kurt was greatly influenced by it. "The Effects of World War II on Kurt Vonnegut's Writing." 123HelpMe.com. 05 Sep 2012 <http://www.123HelpMe.com/view.asp?id=19245>.
2. The reason Kurt was able to write such great stories is because he was influence a lot when he was growing. His mom died on Mother's day, two of his family members died on the same day, and so on. Reed, Peter. "The Artist." Kurt Vonnegut's Fantastic Faces. Florida: Journal of the Fantastic of Arts, 2011. Print. <http://www.vonnegut.com/artist.asp>.
3. Because of his children, his life was influenced with a different subject. Two of his children made a book about medicines, and Kurt was inspired by it. So, he started studying medicines, and wrote books about it. Personal Life. 2009. Print. <http://www.xtimeline.com/evt/view.aspx?id=76998>
"ABOUT KURT VONNEGUT." Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Sept. 2012. <http://www.vonnegutlibrary.org/about/>. This site was a longer, slightly more in depth biography regarding Vonnegut’s personal life as well as his writing. It pieces together his family situation with his style and focus at the time as well, giving new insight into Vonnegut’s life.
Buckley, Christopher. "How It Went." The New York Times. The New York Times, 25 Nov. 2011. Web. 05 Sept. 2012. <http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/27/books/review/and-so-it-goes-kurt-vonnegut-a-life-by-charles-j-shields-book-review.html?pagewanted=all>. This contained the most information regarding his life—covering the war, his social circle and his family. Several interesting events were also explored here (of the Moon landing, for one) that exemplified his character and stance on government, spending, and vitriol.
"Kurt Vonnegut." 2012. Biography.com 05 Sep 2012, <http://www.biography.com/people/kurt-vonnegut-9520329>. This site provided a small biography of Kurt Vonnegut Jr. But small snippets of information regarding his stories give nice insight into his experiences and how they affected his writing.
Kurt Vonnegut is famous for writing science fiction novels. He characterized the nature and human by using his experiences. (Reed) Some of his works mention the World War, since he existed when it happened.
Vonnegut's works have been adapted in different forms, such as movie films, television, and theater actings.
3. "Kurt Vonnegut Biography" Encyclopedia of World Biography. 05 Sep. 2012 <http://www.notablebiographies.com/Tu-We/Vonnegut-Kurt.html>
Vonnegut's novels usually focus on the value and/or improvement of human technology. He published many notable works from 1950s to 1960s. Some people assume that they were influenced by World War 2, which was an event that had great impact on the world.
“Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.” This article briefly talks about the general biography of Kurt Vonnegut and tells us how his experience during the World War II, which he was an imprisoned soldier in Dresden, Germany, had a big influence of his publish as a writer. <http://www.harpercollins.com/author/microsite/about.aspx?authorid=13377>.
“ABOUT KURT VONNEGUT.” The information here tells us the incentive of Kurt Vonnegut to start spending his time as a writer. Vonnegut’s need for money actually led him to continue publishing more stories and carry on his career. <https://www.vonnegutlibrary.org/about/>.
“Kurt Vonnegut, Novelist Who Caught the Imagination of His Age, Is Dead at 84.” This article also deeply talks about Vonnegut’s life as a writer. It mentions that Vonnegut was partly influenced by the writing style of Mark Twain, which Vonnegut used humors and included his pessimistic views of the world in his literature. <http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/12/books/12vonnegut.html?pagewanted=all>.
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1. "Kurt Vonnegut.biography." 2012. Biography.com. 5th of September, 2012 <http://www.biography.com/people/kurt-vonnegut-9520329> This includes novels he wrote during his lifetime. It also describes his writing styles that are hard to find in other authors.
2. ¡°Kurt Vonnegut." 2012. NNDB. 5th of September, 2012 <http://www.nndb.com/people/928/000022862/>. This includes detailed life of Vonnegut, his experience of being imprisoned in World War 2 and witnessing Dresden Firebombing, which helped him to publish antiwar novel. It also includes informations of Firebombing.
3. ¡°About Kurt Vonnegut." 2012. Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library. 5th of September, 2012 <https://www.vonnegutlibrary.org/about/>. This shows a brief history of Vonnegut and his misfortunes. Also it shortly shows a link between his misfortunes and his writing style.
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This site has some information about some events that influenced Kurt Vonnegut's writing. Kurt Vonnegut has used science fiction to characterize the world and nature of existence. He talks about what happened to his family and him in the world war and his works. Slaughterhouse-Five (1969) is the first appearance of artwork in one of Vonnegut's novels.
His 1969 book Slaughterhouse-Five, is his masterpiece, this masterpiece represents the terrifying cruelties of war and was inspired by his own experiences in WWII. In this website you will see some short stories of kurt relating to his life.
"Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library". Vonnegut library.org 5 sep. 2012, <https://www.vonnegutlibrary.org/about/>This site talks about what happened in the war with kurt, when world war 2 broke out kurt joined an army that was sent to europe where he was almost captured by the germans in the battle of bulge and the battle of bulge had a influence on kurt vonnegut.
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"ABOUT KURT VONNEGUT." Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Sept. 2012. <https://www.vonnegutlibrary.org/about/>. It explains about Kurt Vonnegut’s life in general. What was his family like, how was he in school, his experience as a prisoner, his family, his career, etc. It was convenient that it was easy to understand the information displayed on this site.
"KURT VONNEGUT." Kurt Vonnegut. New York State Writers Institute, n.d. Web. 05 Sept. 2012. <http://www.albany.edu/writers-inst/webpages4/archives/vonnegutkurt.html>. This explains about his career. It shows what events have occurred throughout his life as a writer such as his awards for his novels.
Reed, Peter. "The Artist." Kurt Vonnegut. Kurt Vonnegut & Origami Express LLC, n.d. Web. 05 Sept. 2012. <http://www.vonnegut.com/artist.asp>. This is a quite detailed article about Kurt Vonnegut's life as a writer. What type of literature he wrote, what were his ideals, his styles and so on.
1.Italie, Hillel. "Writers Praise Kurt Vonnegut". The Washington Post 12 April 2007. 5 September 2012 <http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/12/AR2007041201515.html> Different writer and authors credit Vonnegut as their inspiration or influence in their work. Some even say that he helped them get through a certain period in their lives.
2.Smith, Dinitia. "Kurt Vonnegut, Novelist Who Caught the Imagination of His Age, Is Dead at 84". nytimes 12 April 2007. 5 September 2012<http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/12/books/12vonnegut.html?pagewanted=all> Website talks about how Vonnegut used his work and what influence it had on the media and his death.
3.NNDB. "Kurt Vonnegut". nndb.com. 5 April 2012<http://www.nndb.com/people/928/000022862/> Mostly talks about Vonnegut’s personal life and how that helped him write his work.
"Biography of Kurt Vonnegut." gradesaver.com <http://www.gradesaver.com/author/kurt-vonnegut/> It shows that in his first story, he wrote that he wrote the story to make money. Money was more important to him at that time.
"Kurt Vonnegut." Biography.com. 2012. 05. Sept. 2012 <http://www.biography.com/people/kurt-vonnegut-9520329> This biography about Kurt Vonnegut tells how his novel Slaughterhouse-Five was influenced by the WWII. The story was based on his own experience from WWII.
Reed, Peter. "Kurt Vonnegut's Fantastic Faces." vonnegut.com. <http://www.vonnegut.com/artist.asp> It explains how his perspective of the world as a writer is influenced by his mother and sister's suicide and surviving from the prison in Dresden.
"Kurt Vonnegut 1922- 2007" kirjasto.sci.f..com 5 September 2012 . It is telling story about him. He influence by WW2 and He first novel is player piano and he start to write more novels also he wrote essay and play. www.kirjasto.sci.fi/vonnegut.htm