Book Discussion on And So It Goes - Kurt Vonnegut: A Life

Charles Shields recounts the life of author and satirist, Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007). Mr. Shields reports on the prolific… read more

Charles Shields recounts the life of author and satirist, Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007). Mr. Shields reports on the prolific writer’s childhood in Indiana, his time spent as a prisoner of war in Dresden during World War II, his efforts to break into the publishing world, and his struggles with alcoholism and his mother’s suicide, and his own attempted suicide. Kurt Vonnegut was the author of sixteen books, which include Slaughterhouse Five and Cat’s Cradle. Mr. Shields talked about the relationship that he developed with Mr. Vonnegut while writing the biography. He also responded to questions from members of the audience at Turnrow Books in Greenwood, Mississippi. close

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Greenwood, Mississippi, United States
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Jan 28, 2012
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Apr 12, 2012

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  • Jan 28, 2012 | 10:04am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 29, 2012 | 3:03am EST | C-SPAN 2
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  • Apr 11, 2012 | 9:37pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 12, 2012 | 3:50am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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