InKurt and Jane had a daughter named Edith.
As a child, he scarcely stopped cracking jokes — partly in order to get attention and partly to try to alleviate the pall of gloom that invariably hovered over the Vonnegut household.
It is this genuine caring, and not your games with language, which will be the most compelling and seductive element in your style. You might assume that these tirades would make Vonnegut a marked man, with scores of people itching to nail him to the wall for being an unpatriotic crackpot.
The cigarette holder pointed straight up. I wrote a lot of science fiction, but I also used to mix in other stuff as well. I mean, what can you say to that?
But while the publishing world was astounded by how well it did, Vonnegut took the whole business in his stride. When the Great Depression hit, few people could afford to build, causing clients at Kurt Sr. Just as his literary universe abounds in absurdity and catastrophe, so too has Vonnegut's real world.