• Kurt Vonnegut: Letters features nearly seven decades of letters between the beloved author and friends, family, and other famous writers. [1 of 3]

today’s Very Short List:
lit 30 Oct 2012

celebrating the life and work of Kurt Vonnegut, whose selected letters are available today.

  • The first letter in the book is this harrowing one he sent to his family after enduring capture in a German POW camp and the bombing of Dresden. [2 of 3]
  • As VSL co-founder Kurt Andersen notes, “the letters display the forever-young sensibility that made him an outlier before the ’60s and passé soon after.” [3 of 3]
  • Images (in order): cover of Kurt Vonnegut: Letters; portrait via Short Story Reviews; letter via Letters of Note; Vonnegut signature/portrait image via Imprint.

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