by Kurt Vonnegut
Film and Theater Productions
This film version stars a bunch of people we've never heard of.
Seriously. Vonnegut wasn't too thrilled.
Wonder if Vonnegut went to the premiere?
When Vonnegut died two years after this 2005 interview, Jon Stewart paid tribute to him at the end of an episode by putting up a screen that read, "So it goes."
A tribute to Vonnegut that aired after his death in 2007.
The steady-cam makes us a little seasick. Also, why so serious?
This guy goes to the original slaughterhouse where Vonnegut was a prisoner of war.
Well, here he is.
Well, here he is again.
Aww, he looks cheery!
The Onion A.V. Club does good work: these excerpts from Vonnegut's novels really give us a broad sense of his work as a whole. Of course, this list includes one of the most famous three-word quotes of all time, taken from Slaughterhouse-Five: "So it goes."
This biography provides some details about Vonnegut's life and also focuses on his development as a visual artist. Two of his own illustrations make it into Slaughterhouse-Five: Billy Pilgrim's dream tombstone and Montana Wildhack's breasts with her locket hanging between them.
They liked it.
As you might expect, with all its sex, violence, and religious skepticism, Slaughterhouse-Five has often been banned, including in many school libraries.
Kurt Vonnegut tells us directly how to write with style. We know we're taking notes on this one. [PDF file]