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By Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

ISBN-10: 1434458792

ISBN-13: 9781434458797

The name is said "2 B R naught 2 B", referencing the recognized word "to be, or to not be" from William Shakespeare's Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. during this tale, the identify refers back to the mobilephone #1 dials to agenda an assisted suicide with the Federal Bureau of Termination.

Kurt Vonnegut Jr. used to be born on November eleven, 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana, one among 3 little ones. He graduated from Shortridge highschool in 1940, and majored in chemistry at Cornell college. Kurt enlisted within the U. S. military in the course of global warfare II, and was once transferred to the Carnegie Institute of expertise, then the collage of Tennessee for mechanical engineering. On Mother’s Day 1944, his mom dedicated suicide. despatched into strive against, as a result of a manpower scarcity, Vonnegut was once captured through the conflict of the Bulge and imprisoned in Dresden. He survived the firebombing of Dresden by means of the Allies, via staying in an underground meat locker, nicknamed “Slaughterhouse Five.” He used to be freed via Russian troops in 1945 and given a crimson middle. After the conflict, he attended the collage of Chicago within the graduate anthropology application and labored for the town information Bureau. relocating to Schenectady, long island, he took a role at normal electrical, the place his older brother labored, and served as a Volunteer Fire-Fighter. Vonnegut labored in brief for “Sports Illustrated,” then on the college of Iowa Writer’s Workshop. It used to be there that he wrote “Cat’s Cradle” and “Slaughterhouse-Five,” that are thought of by means of many to be the very best novels of the 20 th century. After that, he moved to Cape Cod, Massachusetts and opened one of many first Saab dealerships within the state. It closed inside a 12 months. Vonnegut married Jane Marie Cox in 1946, yet they separated in 1970 and divorced in 1979. they'd 3 childrens. He married Jill Krementz in 1979 they usually followed a daughter. while his sister died of melanoma, in addition they followed 3 of her 4 little ones. Kurt died on April eleven, 2007, on the age of eighty four, in long island urban, after falling down a flight of stairs at his domestic. --This textual content refers to an alternative Paperback edition.

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Besser wäre es gewesen, er hätte sich hingekniet, dann hätte er beide Hände frei gehabt, aber das wollte er auf keinen Fall, nicht mit den beiden Fahnenjunkern im Rücken. »Das kann man ja nicht mit ansehen«, höhnte Tietz. « Frank verlor den Halt, ließ den Pfosten los und fiel aufs Bett. Vor lauter Ärger und Nervosität mußte er lachen. « »Ich glaub, mein Schwein pfeift. « 48 Frank lachte immer weiter. Es ist kein fröhliches Lachen, es ist eher hysterisch, dachte er, und es ist nicht das Klügste, was man tun kann, aber es füttert sich selbst, dachte er, erst lacht man, weil alles so absurd ist, und dann muß man weiterlachen, weil die Lacherei auch absurd ist, so geht das nicht, dachte er, das ist nicht klug, sowas nehmen die persönlich.

Sie schreien und schreien und schreien, dachte er, sie können gar nicht anders, man darf es nicht persönlich nehmen, das ist das ganze Geheimnis, dachte er. Dann kam wieder jemand hereingestürmt, sah ihn da sitzen und fragte ihn brüllend, ob er tot sei oder warum er sonst herumsäße wie ein Sack Mehl. Er brauchte nicht zu antworten. Es war eine rhetorische Frage, und der Mann war gleich wieder draußen. Frank stand auf und ging zu seinem Spind. Das war sicher nicht persönlich gemeint, dachte er wieder, aber er wußte, daß das nicht viel zu bedeuten hatte, das sind alles nur Mutmaßungen, dachte er, es ist eine fremde Welt, und über die Motive und Absichten dieser Leute kann man nur spekulieren, dachte er und öffnete den Spind.

Ja«, sagte Frank. »Eigentlich: Jawohl, Herr Stabsarzt. Aber mir ist das ja egal. 3. « »Seltsam. Gucken Sie mal, ob seine G-Karte irgendwo ist«, sagte der Arzt zu seinem Gehilfen. Der ging aufreizend langsam und lässig zu einem Karteischrank und fummelte darin herum. »Gibt's nicht«, sagte er nach einer Weile. »Gibt's nicht, na sowas«, sagte der Arzt und lächelte Frank an. « Frank sagte nichts. »Sie gibt's gar nicht«, wiederholte der Arzt. « fragte Frank. »Was heißt das? Eigentlich heißt das: Was heißt das, Herr Stabsarzt.

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