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Kurt Vonnegut, American author and icon of intellectual wit and well-meaning misanthropy, is noted for his satirical novels that combine social commentary, dark humor, and science-fictional elements. His best-known work is Slaughterhouse-Five which is based in part on Vonnegut’s World War II experience of being a prisoner of war in Dresden, Germany. Vonnegut was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Armistice Day 1922 and died in 2007.
Billy Pilgrim padded downstairs on his blue and ivory feet. He went into the kitchen, where the moonlight called his attention to a half bottle of champagne on the kitchen table, all that was left from the reception in the tent. Somebody had stoppered it again. “Drink me,” it seemed to say.