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Mother Night is a daring challenge to our moral sense. American Howard W. Campbell, Jr., a spy during World War II, is now on trial in Israel as a Nazi war criminal. But is he really guilty? In this brilliant book rife with true gallows humor, Vonnegut turns black and white into a chilling shade of gray with a verdict that will haunt us all.

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Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

(English Kurt Vonnegut; November 11, 1922 - April 11, 2007) - American writer, satirist; recently - an artist, was honored to be called "Writer of the State of New York" in 2001-2003. Biography Kurt Vonnegut was born in Indianapolis, the city of many of his novels. From 1941 to 1943 he studied at Cornell University in the state of New York (Cornell University), where he writes a column in the student newspaper "Cornell Daily Sun" and studies chemistry. After the bombing of the port of Pearl Harbor, he was drafted into the ranks of the armed forces of the United States of America and took part in the Second World War. World War II, Captivity and Dresden Bombing In 1944, Vonnegut was captured during the Ardennes counter-offensive operation of German troops, and on February 13-14, 1945, being in captivity, he witnessed the bombing of Dresden by allied aircraft. Kurt Vonnegut was among the seven American prisoners of war who survived that day in Dresden. His experiences will be reflected in many works, especially in the novel "Slaughterhouse Number Five, or the Children`s Crusade", which brought fame to the author. Vonnegut was liberated by the Red Army in May 1945. Post-war career After returning from the front, Kurt Vonnegut enters the post-graduate study at the University of Chicago with a degree in anthropology. Along with his graduate school, he works as a police reporter for the Chicago news bureau. In 1947, he presented for defense his master`s thesis on the topic "The Unstable Relationship between Good and Evil in Simple Tales", which was unanimously rejected by the entire staff of the department. (In 1971, the same department awarded Vonnegut a master`s degree in anthropology for his novel Cat`s Cradle (1963)). After failing to defend his dissertation in 1947, he moved from Chicago to Schenectady, New York, where he began working in the public relations department of General Electric Corporation. Kurt Vonnegut himself believed that he developed his own signature style thanks to his work as a reporter. Vonnegut`s views Kurt Vonnegut considered himself a humanist and socialist, a follower of the ideas of Eugene Debs. In 2003, he participated in the American Civil Liberties Union campaign to support fundamental civil liberties and strengthen the Union`s role in protecting those rights, which sharply criticized George W.

Bush`s domestic policies. The writer died on April 11, 2007 from the consequences of a recent head injury sustained in a fall. A year before his death, he published an appeal to British readers in the Edinburgh newspaper The Sunday Herald, in which he wrote: “No matter how corrupt, greedy and heartless our government, our big business, our media, our religious and charitable organizations become, music will never lose its charm. If someday I do die - God forbid, of course - I ask you to write on my grave such an epitaph: “For him, music was a necessary and sufficient proof of the existence of God.” Writer`s career The experiences of youth formed the basis of the first work of Kurt Vonnegut - a science fiction novel "Utopia 14", in which he paints gloomy pictures of the future: all the work for people is done by machines, and people are no longer needed. The short stories released for this and some novels ("Sirens of the Titan" and "Cat`s Cradle") belong to the genre of science fiction. However, the world-wide fame was brought to the writer by the largely realistic work "Massacre Number Five, or the Children`s Crusade", dedicated to the bombing of Dresden by British aviation together with US aviation in February 1945, during which the city was completely destroyed. In many of his works, Vonnegut expresses his thoughts in the voices of protagonists such as science fiction writer Kilgore Trout, whose prototype was the real-life science fiction writer Theodore Sturgeon. Vonnegut endowed his hero with a rich imagination and cynicism softened by humanism. Novels * Utopia 14 (Mechanical Piano) (Player Piano) (1952) * The Sirens of Titan (1959) * Mother Night (1961) * Cat`s Cradle (1963) * Give God Bless You, Mr.

Rosewater, or Pearls Before Swine (1965) * Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children`s Crusade ( 1969) * Breakfast for Champions, or Goodbye, Blue Monday (1973) * Slapstick, or Lonesome No More (1976) * Jailbird (1979) ) * Deadeye Dick (1982) * Galapagos (1985) * Bluebeard (1987) * Hocus Pocus (1990) * Timequake (1997) Storybooks * Welcome to the Monkey House (1968) * Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Tales (1999) Essays * Vampiters, Thomas and Granfallons: Opinions (1974) * Palm Sunday Nye: An Autobiographical Collage (1981) Excerpt * Fates Worse Than Death (1991) * God Bless You, Dr.

Kevorkian (1999) * A Man Without a Homeland (2005) Film Adaptations * In the 1950s, Vonnegut wrote plots for the Crypt of Horror comics. The comic was filmed in the TV series Tales from the Crypt. * 1971 - Happy Birthday, Wanda June, directed by Mark Robson * 1972 - Slaughterhouse Five, directed by George Roy Hill * 1982 - Slapstick (directed by Stephen Paul) * 1985 - Displaced Person (TV movie, directed by Alan Bridges) * 1995 - Harrison Bergeron, TV movie, directed by Bruce Pittman). * 1996 - Mother Night (directed by Keith Gordon) (in this film, Kurt Vonnegut himself starred as a passer-by on the street). * 1999 - Breakfast for Champions (Breakfast of Champions, directed by Elan Rudolph). * A film adaptation of the novel "Cat`s Cradle" is also being prepared. Official website: http://www.vonnegut.com/

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Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (English Kurt Vonnegut; November 11, 1922 - April 11, 2007) - American writer, satirist; recently - an artist, was honored to be called "Writer of the State of New York" in 2001-2003. Biography Kurt Vonnegut was born in Indianapolis, the city of many of his novels. From 1941 to 1943 he studied at Cornell University in the state of New York (Cornell University), where he writes a column in the student newspaper "Cornell Daily Sun" and studies chemistry. After the bombing of the port of Pearl Harbor, he was drafted into the ranks of the armed forces of the United States of America and took part in the Second World War. World War II, Captivity and Dresden Bombing In 1944, Vonnegut was captured during the Ardennes counter-offensive operation of German troops, and on February 13-14, 1945, being in captivity, he witnessed the bombing of Dresden by allied aircraft. Kurt Vonnegut was among the seven American prisoners of war who survived that day in Dresden. His experiences will be reflected in many works, especially in the novel "Slaughterhouse Number Five, or the Children`s Crusade", which brought fame to the author. Vonnegut was liberated by the Red Army in May 1945. Post-war career After returning from the front, Kurt Vonnegut enters the post-graduate study at the University of Chicago with a degree in anthropology. Along with his graduate school, he works as a police reporter for the Chicago news bureau. In 1947, he presented for defense his master`s thesis on the topic "The Unstable Relationship between Good and Evil in Simple Tales", which was unanimously rejected by the entire staff of the department. (In 1971, the same department awarded Vonnegut a master`s degree in anthropology for his novel Cat`s Cradle (1963)). After failing to defend his dissertation in 1947, he moved from Chicago to Schenectady, New York, where he began working in the public relations department of General Electric Corporation. Kurt Vonnegut himself believed that he developed his own signature style thanks to his work as a reporter. Vonnegut`s views Kurt Vonnegut considered himself a humanist and socialist, a follower of the ideas of Eugene Debs. In 2003, he participated in the American Civil Liberties Union campaign to support fundamental civil liberties and strengthen the Union`s role in protecting those rights, which sharply criticized George W. Bush`s domestic policies. The writer died on April 11, 2007 from the consequences of a recent head injury sustained in a fall. A year before his death, he published an appeal to British readers in the Edinburgh newspaper The Sunday Herald, in which he wrote: “No matter how corrupt, greedy and heartless our government, our big business, our media, our religious and charitable organizations become, music will never lose its charm. If someday I do die - God forbid, of course - I ask you to write on my grave such an epitaph: “For him, music was a necessary and sufficient proof of the existence of God.” Writer`s career The experiences of youth formed the basis of the first work of Kurt Vonnegut - a science fiction novel "Utopia 14", in which he paints gloomy pictures of the future: all the work for people is done by machines, and people are no longer needed. The short stories released for this and some novels ("Sirens of the Titan" and "Cat`s Cradle") belong to the genre of science fiction. However, the world-wide fame was brought to the writer by the largely realistic work "Massacre Number Five, or the Children`s Crusade", dedicated to the bombing of Dresden by British aviation together with US aviation in February 1945, during which the city was completely destroyed. In many of his works, Vonnegut expresses his thoughts in the voices of protagonists such as science fiction writer Kilgore Trout, whose prototype was the real-life science fiction writer Theodore Sturgeon. Vonnegut endowed his hero with a rich imagination and cynicism softened by humanism. Novels * Utopia 14 (Mechanical Piano) (Player Piano) (1952) * The Sirens of Titan (1959) * Mother Night (1961) * Cat`s Cradle (1963) * Give God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, or Pearls Before Swine (1965) * Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children`s Crusade ( 1969) * Breakfast for Champions, or Goodbye, Blue Monday (1973) * Slapstick, or Lonesome No More (1976) * Jailbird (1979) ) * Deadeye Dick (1982) * Galapagos (1985) * Bluebeard (1987) * Hocus Pocus (1990) * Timequake (1997) Storybooks * Welcome to the Monkey House (1968) * Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Tales (1999) Essays * Vampiters, Thomas and Granfallons: Opinions (1974) * Palm Sunday Nye: An Autobiographical Collage (1981) Excerpt * Fates Worse Than Death (1991) * God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian (1999) * A Man Without a Homeland (2005) Film Adaptations * In the 1950s, Vonnegut wrote plots for the Crypt of Horror comics. The comic was filmed in the TV series Tales from the Crypt. * 1971 - Happy Birthday, Wanda June, directed by Mark Robson * 1972 - Slaughterhouse Five, directed by George Roy Hill * 1982 - Slapstick (directed by Stephen Paul) * 1985 - Displaced Person (TV movie, directed by Alan Bridges) * 1995 - Harrison Bergeron, TV movie, directed by Bruce Pittman). * 1996 - Mother Night (directed by Keith Gordon) (in this film, Kurt Vonnegut himself starred as a passer-by on the street). * 1999 - Breakfast for Champions (Breakfast of Champions, directed by Elan Rudolph). * A film adaptation of the novel "Cat`s Cradle" is also being prepared. Official website: http://www.vonnegut.com/